How to Resize an Image in Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful program that can create high quality graphics. However, one common complaint is that it can be difficult to resize an image once it’s been created. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to resize an image in Adobe Illustrator so that you can create graphics that are exactly the size you need.

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It’s easy to resize an image in Adobe Illustrator. You can either use the “Scale” tool or the “Transform” panel. To use the “Scale” tool, select the image, click on the “Scale” tool in the toolbar, and enter the new dimensions in the dialog box that appears. To use the “Transform” panel, select the image, open the “Transform” panel ( Window > Transform), and enter the new dimensions in the appropriate fields.

Why Resize an Image?

There are a few reasons you might need to resize an image in Adobe Illustrator. Maybe you’re creating a document that requires a specific image size, or you want to adjust the proportions of an image. Whatever the reason, it’s easy to resize an image in Adobe Illustrator.

When you resize an image, you can choose to maintain the original aspect ratio or change it. Maintaining the original aspect ratio ensures that the width-to-height proportions of the image stay the same, even as the overall size changes. This is helpful if you need to ensure that an image will fit into a specific space.

If you want to change the width-to-height proportions of an image, uncheck constrain proportions before adjusting the width or height values. For example, if you wanted to make an image twice as wide as it is tall, you would uncheck constrain proportions and set the width value to 200%.

Here’s how to resize an image in Adobe Illustrator:

1. Open your image in Adobe Illustrator.
2. Select the “Selection Tool” from the toolbar on the left side of the screen.
3. Click on your image to select it. If your “Selection Tool” is active and you still can’t click on your image, it may be because your “Lock Position” setting is enabled. To disable this setting, click on “View” in the top menu bar and uncheck “Lock Position.”
4. In the top menu bar, click on “Object” and then select “Transform.” A new window will appear with several options for resizing your object.
5. In the “Transform” window, enter your desired values for width and height. You can also check or uncheck “Constrain Proportions” to maintain or change the original aspect ratio of your object respectively.
6. Once you’ve entered your desired values, click “OK” to apply them and close the “Transform” window.’

How to Resize an Image in Adobe Illustrator

In Adobe Illustrator, you can easily resize your image without losing quality by following a few simple steps.

First, select the image you want to resize. Then go to “Edit” > “Free Transform” or press the shortcut key Cmd+T (Mac) or Ctrl+T (PC).

Next, adjust the width and height of the image to your desired size. To constrain the proportions of the image so it doesn’t get skewed, hold down the Shift key while you’re resizing.

Finally, click on the checkmark or press Enter (Mac) or Return (PC) to apply the changes. And that’s it! Your image has now been resized in Adobe Illustrator.

Tips for Resizing Images

There are a few things to keep in mind when you’re resizing an image in Adobe Illustrator. First, you’ll want to make sure that you’re using the correct tool for the job. The Transform tool is the best choice for most situations, but there are also a few other options that might come in handy.

Second, it’s important to know how the various transformation options will affect your image. For instance, scaling an image up or down will change its size, but it will also affect its resolution. If you’re not careful, you could end up with an image that looks blurry orpixelated.

Finally, keep in mind that some images simply can’t be resized without losing quality. This is particularly true of photographs and other complex images. In these cases, it’s often best to start with a larger image and scale it down rather than trying to enlarge a small image.


Thanks for following along! Now that you know how to resize an image using Adobe Illustrator, you can use this technique to create all sorts of custom graphics for your next project. Give it a try and see what you can come up with.

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