Jump to content

 
Photo

Scaling in Illustrator CS4

- - - - -

  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1
KateA

KateA

    Newbie

  • Validated Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • United Kingdom

Hi All

I need to scale a large number of polygons. I'd like to be able to select them all then apply a scale BUT maintain the centre point of each of the polygons. Any ideas how to do this?

Thanks,
Kate

#2
kay

kay

    Key Contributor

  • Validated Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 65 posts
  • Canada

Hi All

I need to scale a large number of polygons. I'd like to be able to select them all then apply a scale BUT maintain the centre point of each of the polygons. Any ideas how to do this?

Thanks,
Kate


Hello, Kate.
After selecting all the objects you would like to scale, try "Object > Transform > Transform Each". This will scale each of the objects at the centre of the each of the selected objects. I hope this works.

Cheers,
K

#3
frax

frax

    Hall of Fame

  • Associate Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,299 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Stockholm, Sweden
  • Interests:music, hiking, friends, nature, photography, traveling. and maps!
  • Sweden

Note that you also need to ungroup them, and maybe release, if it is a compound path.
Hugo Ahlenius
Nordpil - custom maps and GIS
http://nordpil.com/
Twitter

#4
KateA

KateA

    Newbie

  • Validated Member
  • Pip
  • 7 posts
  • United Kingdom

Note that you also need to ungroup them, and maybe release, if it is a compound path.


Thanks both, I had not ungrouped. Now working for me.

Kate

#5
kjmcgrath

kjmcgrath

    Newbie

  • Validated Member
  • Pip
  • 6 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Madison, Wisconsin
  • United States

I know that in CS3 there is a (bug?) that will not allow individual scaling when using Transform Each for all objects in a layer. It can be fixed by selecting all but one of the objects Transforming Each to desired size then selecting the untransformed object and using Object>Transform Again. Possibly this has been fixed in CS4 and well known in CS3 but It was news to me so I thought I'd share.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

-->