Selection Tool + Shift to Scale Not working

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Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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Trying to scale a vector image in Illustrator using the usual "Selection Tool + Shift" to I can to how I need it to be and its not working. I know this was taken away in Photoshop, but did they do it in Illustrator too? I was using version 21.1.0.

Please help! This is driving me crazy!


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Margaret

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Adobe Community Professional , Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
Hi try to reset your preference and then close the application and open again and use your command all be will be good...Thanks.

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Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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No, they did not take it away. Is the Bounding Box showing? (Shift+Cmd+B)

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May 08, 2021 May 08, 2021

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Thank you so much, I lost my bounding box!

 

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Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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Be sure you first use ONLY Selection Tool to adjust size and then press Shift key - be sure you release mouse buton first then Shift key

If you click selected object with Shift Key presses - you deselect it

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 15, 2018 Dec 15, 2018

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Hi try to reset your preference and then close the application and open again and use your command all be will be good...Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Dec 16, 2018 Dec 16, 2018

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What happens exactly?

It doesn't work at all?

Or it does somehow work and then snaps back?

Are smart guides turned on? Can you try and turn them off? Does it work then?

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New Here ,
Nov 22, 2020 Nov 22, 2020

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This was happening to me...transforming with the scale tool worked until I tried to constrain proportions by holding the shift key -- then it just snapped back to the original size. Your suggestion to turn off smart guides worked like magic and I never would have figured that out on my own. Many thanks! (This must be a bug, right? Makes no sense at all...)

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Community Beginner ,
Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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This worked for me as well. Thank you. It's unfortunate that you can't use guides AND scale proportionally holding shift…something I've done since the beginning of time. (user since Illustrator 88)

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Jul 06, 2021 Jul 06, 2021

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I have no problem scaling proportionally using Shift, Guides and Smart Guides in version 25.3.1

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 15, 2019 Mar 15, 2019

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THis worked for me

Screen Shot 2019-03-15 at 12.12.52 PM.png

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