I had a problem scaling a logo that I created which had a stroke applied to part of the lettering. When I tried to make the logo larger, the stroke got thinner. If you have the same problem, you’re in the right place!
Ok, so this is a website dedicated to Photoshop, but after searching the internet for more than 2 hours on how to scale strokes in Adobe Illustrator, I’ve found the key solution. I thought I’d share the solution to help you to find the answer a bit quicker than me when you need to scale any strokes 🙂
In Adobe Illustrator, you can scale an object by simply clicking and dragging on the corner of the object. If you want to scale proportionally, you can hold the Shift key as you drag. However, sometimes the object gets scaled but the stroke doesn’t.
What’s the trick? There’s just one option you need to check and your problem will be solved.
By default, Illustrator does not scale strokes and effects at the same proportion as the object, it will keep the settings originally applied. There is a very simple solution to this issue, all you have to do is:
On a Mac, go to the top menu Illustrator > Preferences > General, and check Scale & Stroke Effects.
Note: The screenshot is taken from Adobe Illustrator CC Mac version. Windows users go to Edit > Preferences > General and check Scale & Stroke Effects.
Another place you can check this option is from the Properties > Transform panel. Click on the hidden menu and check Scale Strokes & Effects.
The stroke should now scale at the same rate as the object. The only problem with this solution is that when you change this in the preferences it’s only changing the preferences on your computer, it DOESN’T make the change document-wide. So if you open the same file on another device, you’ll have to check the option again.About June