Resize Artwork in Illustrator

Taking some of the lessons you have already learned previously, you are only a step away from resizing artwork in Illustrator. Since you have a good vector file, now to resize is as easy as entering a dimension.

illustrator Once you have your file open, hit Alt + 0 on PC or ⌘ + 0 on Mac to bring the artwork to front and center. Hit Ctrl + A on PC or ⌘ + A to select all the art in your file. Look in the top bar or Transform window and you'll see the width and height of your selection.

To resize to a new dimensions, with the Constraint Width and Height Proportions Constraint Proportions link clicked, enter a new height or width dimension and hit enter which will then scale your image proportionally.

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Constraint Width and Height Proportions Constraint Proportions link clicked, enter a new height or width dimension

If you unclick or break the link of the Constraint Width and Height Proportions Constraint Proportions button, you can enter your dimensions independently.

Resize Artwork for ASI Order

Now that you can resize artwork, you now need to resize the artboard to fit the art as well. For ASI orders since they have Max Imprint Dimensions it is best to just key these in manually. In this case the max imprint is 3.25" x 1" with the Proportions Unlocked Constraint Proportions key in your dimensions that will then crop your artboard.

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Proportions Unlocked Constraint Proportions key in your dimensions

You can then easily save as a .pdf to email to a vendor.

Resizing in Photoshop

In this lesson you were only one step away from resizing your image after cropping your artboard which you learned in the Finding Dimensions lesson.

photoshop Once your image is cropped, navigate to Image < Image Size... and the size of your image will be displayed. With the Proportions Constraint Constraint Proportions clicked you can type in a new dimension in either Width or Height and hit OK.

Image Size
Image < Image Size... and the size of your image will be displayed. Key in new Dimensions

This is a great time to double check that your image is of proper resolution and a usable file as covered in the Vector Vs Raster Lesson.

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