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How do I resize a shape without distortion?

Explorer ,
Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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The height of the shape is 0.7cm and I would like to increase the height to 0.8cm without distortion like the image on the left. I tried to change the height in Transform (see dash line on the right) but it's not what I want 😞 Thanks in advanced! 

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021
1) A trapezoid (trapezium) of height 0.7cm 2) Select, copy, and paste in front. 3) Set the Reference Point Locator (left side of Transform panel, or in the Properties panel, or Control panel) to bottom left (or right: one end of the long side), set the height value to 0.8cm, and be sure height and width are linked (chain icon), and press Return. 4) Near the bottom of the View menu activate Snap to Point 5) Direct Select (white pointer) the two Anchor Points on the right and slide to the left...

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Nov 07, 2021 Nov 07, 2021

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1) A trapezoid (trapezium) of height 0.7cm

tromboniator_0-1636282834507.png

2) Select, copy, and paste in front.

3) Set the Reference Point Locator (left side of Transform panel, or in the Properties panel, or Control panel) to bottom left (or right: one end of the long side), set the height value to 0.8cm, and be sure height and width are linked (chain icon), and press Return.

tromboniator_1-1636283751019.png

4) Near the bottom of the View menu activate Snap to Point

tromboniator_2-1636283885859.png

5) Direct Select (white pointer) the two Anchor Points on the right

tromboniator_3-1636284037821.png

and slide to the left until the bottom point snaps to the bottom right point of the original path.

tromboniator_4-1636284133994.png

Delete the original path if you wish.

 

Peter

 

 

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Thanks Peter!

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You're welcome! I'm glad you found it useful.

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