Chapter 32. Resizing Tricks 5:51

  • Won’t be resizing keycaps or symbols on them
    • Probably just font sizes
    • Might skips to chapter on text
  • Preferences → General → Scale Strokes & Effects
    • When you make something bigger the strokes and effects will get bigger
  • We tend to be creatures of comfort when it comes to workflow configuration
    • Every once in a while go into a pulldown and explore something new
      • Go to Help and type it in
      • It is possible that you need to know that
    • Get to know these program!
  • Select an entire groups
    • Command-Click it to select it all showing the bounding box
    • Keep holding Command
    • Resize it however you want
    • Hold Command-Shift to keep it in proportion
    • Hold Command-Option-Shift to resize it in proportion staying centered
      • Remove the Shift key and it will still remain centered
    • Holding Shift on rotation gives you 45° and 90° shifts
  • If you either have the bounding box of or want more precision you can do the same thing with the Scale Tool
    • Select the object (or group)
    • Select Scale Tool S
    • Click the point where you want to lock the object and a crosshairs will appear there
      • Hold Alt and click to show the Scale modifier panel with detailed options
    • Select the object/group with no modifier and now you will resize it relative to that point
      • Unsure how to rotate it
    • X, Y, and W in the top-middle section also bring up the Transform panel
  • The transform panel is where you would do precise transformations like
    • Change the width and hide by specific percentages
    • Rotate it by specific degrees