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Scaling strokes in Illustrator


Question

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Scale drawings in Illustrator, maintain proportions of line weights and effects

When you minimize large vectors that contain outlines & text to a small vector the stroke & size does adapt to the new size.

Is there a way to overcome this, or fix the final result? Also when I make the vector smaller and try to manually fix stroke I am giving 1 pt, is it optimal to go under 1 pt.?

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2017/04/13
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4/13/2017 12:46:00 PM

Accepted Answer

Little confused....

Title mentions Photoshop, but you tagged it with Illustrator. I edited the title since your screen shots are clearly Illustrator.

In Illustrator, check the Preferences. Preferences > General > Scale Strokes & Effect. If that option is not checked, then strokes and effect retain their original size when you scale objects.

Oh, to answer the stroke size question.... yes you can go below 1pt. I would never go below 0.25pt however. Anything below 0.25pt runs the risk of being dropped when printed.

2012/03/05
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3/5/2012 8:21:00 PM