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How to rescale group based on a section

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Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

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Hi all, AI 27.4.1 on MacOS 10.15.7 here.

 

I would like to resize the group of word Blue Silo (see below) so that the width of "L" or "U" become exactly 6px. Is there a way to rescale object or group based on a section? Sorry I am not sure if I explain clearly but basically I want to match the width of the stems to the line weight of the logomark.

 

Screen Shot 2023-04-12 at 18.12.02.png

much appreciated,

Wut S.

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Community Expert , Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

You could try the Offset path functionality. It will make the stem thicker.

Or do you want to use the thickness of the stem and scale proportionally? In that case you could measure it and then scale with percentage. After doing the math.

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Mentor , Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

Who's going to know except you?

But if you need to change (without redrawing with actual easily editable strokes) the only way is scaling:

6x100 (for percent)/5.9983 = 100.0283%

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Community Expert , Apr 12, 2023 Apr 12, 2023

Wut,

 

I believe the simplest way is as follows:

 

1) Select the whole Group Blue Silo,

2) Object>Transform>Scale, then insert the following in the Uniform scale box: 600/5.9983% and press Enter,

3) Reposition the Group if needed.

 

This will increase everything by the quotient 6/5.9983 which will bring the with of L/U up to exactly 6px.

 

The use of 600, or 100 x 6, is because the scaling works in percent.

 

Illy (job description Adobe Illustrator) can make such calculations for you, fully/even

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You could try the Offset path functionality. It will make the stem thicker.

Or do you want to use the thickness of the stem and scale proportionally? In that case you could measure it and then scale with percentage. After doing the math.

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Thank you Monika! I ended up using the percentage per all of your suggestions.

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Who's going to know except you?

But if you need to change (without redrawing with actual easily editable strokes) the only way is scaling:

6x100 (for percent)/5.9983 = 100.0283%

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Thank you!

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Wut,

 

I believe the simplest way is as follows:

 

1) Select the whole Group Blue Silo,

2) Object>Transform>Scale, then insert the following in the Uniform scale box: 600/5.9983% and press Enter,

3) Reposition the Group if needed.

 

This will increase everything by the quotient 6/5.9983 which will bring the with of L/U up to exactly 6px.

 

The use of 600, or 100 x 6, is because the scaling works in percent.

 

Illy (job description Adobe Illustrator) can make such calculations for you, fully/even more accurately than you can do it by inserting calculated values, and she is always eager to help.

 

 

Edit: I just posted after seeing the screenshot, then read the answers by Monika and Met.

 

And with this small number, (6px) no one will be able to detect a difference.

 

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Thank you for your thorough response!

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For my part you are welcome, Wut.

 

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