How do I make a shape a specific size in Illustrator?

Have the object selected and then choose Window→Transform to open the Transform panel. Note that on this panel you can enter values to place an object in the X and Y fields as well as enter values in the width (W) and height (H) text fields to determine the exact size of an object.

How do I make a rectangle a certain size in illustrator?

Click and drag on the artboard, and then release the mouse. Press and hold Shift while you drag to create a square. To create a square, rectangle, or rounded rectangle with a specific width and height, click on the artboard where you want the top left corner, enter width and height values, and then click OK.

How do I scale a shape in Illustrator?

To scale from the center, choose Object > Transform > Scale or double-click the Scale tool . To scale relative to a different reference point, select the Scale tool and Alt‑click (Windows) or Option‑click (Mac OS) where you want the reference point to be in the document window.

How do you change the width of a shape in Illustrator?

To use the Illustrator width tool, select the button in the toolbar or hold Shift+W. To adjust the width of a stroke, click and hold any point along the stroke path. This will create a width point.

How do I turn a path into a shape in Illustrator?

To convert a path into a live shape, select it, and then click Object > Shape > Convert to Shape.

What does Ctrl H do in Illustrator?

View artwork

Shortcuts Windows macOS
Release guide Ctrl + Shift-double-click guide Command + Shift-double-click guide
Show document template Ctrl + H Command + H
Show/Hide artboards Ctrl + Shift + H Command + Shift + H
Show/Hide artboard rulers Ctrl + R Command + Option + R

How do you increase the size of a shape?

Select the picture, shape, WordArt, or other object to resize. Under Picture Tools or Drawing Tools, on the Format tab, in the Size group, enter the measurements that you want into the Height and Width boxes. On the Size tab, under Size and rotate, clear Lock aspect ratio.

How do I use the measure tool in Illustrator?

Measure distance between objects

  1. Select the Measure tool . (Select and hold the Eyedropper tool to see it in the Tools panel.)
  2. Do one of the following: Click the two points to measure the distance between them. Click the first point and drag to the second point. Shift‑drag to constrain the tool to multiples of 45°.


How do I resize an image without distorting in Illustrator?

Currently, if you want to resize an object (by clicking and dragging a corner) without distorting it, you need to hold down the shift key.

How do you change the width and height of an object in Illustrator?

Scale Tool

  1. Click the “Selection” tool, or arrow, from the Tools panel and click to select the object you want to resize.
  2. Choose the “Scale” tool from Tools panel.
  3. Click anywhere on the stage and drag up to increase the height; drag across to increase the width.

How do I change the width and height in Illustrator?

Click on “Edit Artboards” to bring up all of the artboards in your project. Move your cursor over the artboard you wish to resize, and then press Enter to bring up the Artboard Options menu. Here, you’ll be able to enter a custom Width and Height, or choose from a range of preset dimensions.

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