Your question: How do I make something smaller 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 you resize an object in Illustrator?

Scale Tool

  1. Click the “Selection” tool, or arrow, from the Tools panel and click to select the object you want to resize.
  2. Choose the “Scale” tool from Tools panel.
  3. Click anywhere on the stage and drag up to increase the height; drag across to increase the width.

How do I resize an image without distorting 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 scale proportionally in Illustrator?

Do any of the following to control the scaling behavior:

  1. To maintain the object’s proportions, hold down Shift as you drag.
  2. To scale relative to the object’s center point, hold down Alt (Windows) or Option (Mac OS) as you drag.

What does Ctrl H do in Illustrator?

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Shortcuts Windows macOS
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
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How do I resize a text box without stretching it in Illustrator?

resize freely, constrain the proportions of the text box with click + shift + drag, or. resize the text box while keeping it locked to its current center point with click + option + drag.

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