How do you make a shape smaller in Illustrator?

How do I reduce the size of a shape in Illustrator?

To reduce in size, begin by navigating to the transform tool. Make sure the “Constrain Width and Height Proportions” button is active. Enter the desired height, here we will use 65.5 inches. Illustrator automatically scales the width down proportionate to the height.

How do I resize a shape without distortion in Illustrator?

Currently, if you want to resize an object (by clicking and dragging a corner) without distorting it, you need to hold down the shift key.

How do I resize in Illustrator without changing stroke?

To keep stroke width constant, or change (along with other properties) in proportion to objects and text when resizing, go to Edit>Preferences>General – then check or uncheck “Scale Strokes and Effects”.

How do I resize a rectangle in Illustrator?

Have the object selected and then choose Window→Transform to open the Transform panel. Note that on this panel you can enter values to place an object in the X and Y fields as well as enter values in the width (W) and height (H) text fields to determine the exact size of an object.

How do you scale down an object?

To scale an object to a smaller size, you simply divide each dimension by the required scale factor. For example, if you would like to apply a scale factor of 1:6 and the length of the item is 60 cm, you simply divide 60 / 6 = 10 cm to get the new dimension.

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How do you change the stroke size in Illustrator?

Access the Illustrator Stroke panel by clicking the Stroke hyperlink in the Control panel. In the Stroke panel, you can choose to change the Width height by clicking and selecting a preset width from the Width drop-down menu, or you can type in a value.

How do you make the brush stroke smaller in Illustrator?

Now we can use a brush size shortcut in Illustrator. To change the brush size in Illustrator, just press and hold [ (bracket key) to decrease the size, or ] to increase the size of the brush.