Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside
I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects inside of it.
The reason I want to do this, as I'm creating an identity for a small start-up company in it. I want to be able to print a PDF(which I can do), with all the images. What I don't want, is the printing of various sized logos(etc), when you print them they are the same size. So I need to be able to re-size the artboard with the objects inside on the fly for creating jpg, png, etc. I hate re-sizing the artboard, then going and re-sizing the objects to fit the artboard. Can I just re-size both at the same time?
This can be done in a hacky way.
- Create a layer that is a rectangle encompassing the entire artboard you want to scale. Make sure the rectangle snaps to the edges of the current artboard.
- Make sure all layers within the artboard including the rectangle are selected.
- Scale and transform the layers up to the desired size.
- Then just simply redraw the artboard to the edges of the rectangle. The artboard tool should snap to the edges of the rectangle.