Adobe Illustrator Tutorial – How to Resize Artwork

How to Resize Artwork in Adobe Illustrator

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Tutorial transcript:

Hi and welcome to this tutorial on how to resize artwork in Illustrator.

You might need to resize artwork for a number of reasons: for example, you want to reuse artwork for a range of different stationery products, or you’ve realised your artwork is the wrong size.

Once you know your dimensions, you can resize your document in Illustrator by going to File, Document Setup. In this window, change the units to millimetres then click Edit Artboards and change the dimensions of the artboard at the top.

After resizing, you may find that some elements of your document are out of place. If you have images in the document, making them larger or up-resing them will degrade the quality, so you’ll need to drop the original image back in.

We recommend preparing images in Photoshop and importing them into illustrator, as illustrator doesn’t handle non-vector images very well.

If you drag your edited image file back into Illustrator and place it where you want it, any future updates to the file should automatically show up in Illustrator. Vector shapes will scale without any loss of quality, so you can just resize them to fit your new document size.

Once all the elements of your document are in place, you can export your artwork as a PDF. Make sure you view your PDF at 100% and cast your eyes over the whole document to check.

Make sure to thoroughly check your file before sending it to print.

Thanks for watching. We hope you found this tutorial useful. Don’t forget that we have a host of readymade artwork templates on our website:

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