How do I resize a rectangle in Illustrator?
Do one of the following:
- To scale from the center, choose Object > Transform > Scale or double-click the Scale tool .
- To scale relative to a different reference point, select the Scale tool and Alt‑click (Windows) or Option‑click (Mac OS) where you want the reference point to be in the document window.
Why can’t I resize things in Illustrator?
Turn on the Bounding Box under the View Menu and select the object with the regular selection tool (black arrow). You should then be able to scale and rotate the object using this selection tool. That’s not the bounding box.
How do you change the size of a shape in Illustrator?
Press and hold the Polygon tool and select the Ellipse tool in the toolbar. Drag to create an oval. You can change the dimensions of a Live Ellipse dynamically by dragging the bounding box handles. Shift-drag a bounding box handle to resize the shape proportionally.
How do I change the width and height in Illustrator?
Click on “Edit Artboards” to bring up all of the artboards in your project. Move your cursor over the artboard you wish to resize, and then press Enter to bring up the Artboard Options menu. Here, you’ll be able to enter a custom Width and Height, or choose from a range of preset dimensions.
What does Ctrl H do in Illustrator?
|Release guide||Ctrl + Shift-double-click guide||Command + Shift-double-click guide|
|Show document template||Ctrl + H||Command + H|
|Show/Hide artboards||Ctrl + Shift + H||Command + Shift + H|
|Show/Hide artboard rulers||Ctrl + R||Command + Option + R|
How do I resize an image without distorting it 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 you show the Transform box in Illustrator?
To show the bounding box, choose View > Show Bounding Box. To reorient the bounding box after you rotate it, choose Object > Transform > Reset Bounding Box.
Where is the scale tool in Adobe Illustrator?
To scale from the center, choose Object > Transform > Scale or double-click the Scale tool .
How do you change the size of multiple shapes in Illustrator?
Using Transform Each
- Select all of the objects you want to scale.
- Select Object > Transform > Transform Each, or use the shortcut command + option + shift + D.
- In the dialog box that pops up, you can choose to scale the objects, move the objects horizontally or vertically, or rotate them at a specific angle.
How do I fit text into a frame in Illustrator?
Illustrator doesn’t (as of 5.1) have a handy “fit frame to content” feature like InDesign. Just select the text frame and drag the handles inward until the frame is snug to the text. This is now a built-in feature as of 2014 in Adobe Illustrator CC. You’ll find it under Type > Area Type Options > Auto Size.