FAQ: How do I resize a box in Illustrator?

How do I change the size of a rectangle in Illustrator?

Do one of the following:

  1. To scale from the center, choose Object > Transform > Scale, or double-click the Scale tool .
  2. 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?

Activate the bounding box in the View menu and select the object with the normal 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 resize a shape in Illustrator?

Hold down the Polygon Tool and select the Ellipse Tool from the toolbar. Drag to create an oval. You can change the dimensions of a dynamic Ellipse dynamically by dragging the bounding box handles. Hold down Shift and drag a bounding box handle to resize the shape proportionally.

How do I change the width and height in Illustrator?

Click "Edit Artboards" to display all artboards in your project. Move the cursor over the artboard you want 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?

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shortcuts windows Mac OS
launch 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 have to hold down the Shift key.

How do you display the Transform box in Illustrator?

To display the bounding box, choose View > Show Bounding Box. To change the orientation of 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 resize multiple shapes in Illustrator?

Using Transform Each

  1. Select all the objects you want to scale.
  2. Select Object > Transform > Transform Each, or use the shortcut command + option + shift + D.
  3. In the dialog that appears, you can choose to scale the objects, move them horizontally or vertically, or rotate them by a specific angle.

How do I fit text in a frame in Illustrator?

Illustrator does not (as of version 5.1) have a handy "fit frame to content" feature like InDesign. Just select the text frame and drag the handles in until the frame fits 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.

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