# 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