Take the 2-minute tour ×
Graphic Design Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for professional graphic designers and non-designers trying to do their own graphic design. It's 100% free, no registration required.

When resizing a vector group in Illustrator CS5.5 with a custom made symbol in the group I get distortion of the proportion of the shape.

Before and after distortion

I've tried

  • Tried resizing with selection tool holding down shift or option
  • Turning off align to pixel grid in the transform panel
  • Turning off align to pixel grid in the symbol option
  • Checking Enabled Guides for 9-slice scaling is turned on
  • Checking Scale Stroke & Effects is turned off in preferences

Can you help me resize this without the distortion?

share|improve this question
    
Do you get distortion if you turn off the 9-slice scaling? Do you have the object selected when verifying the Align to Pixel Grid setting? –  Scott Apr 18 '13 at 21:41
add comment

2 Answers

Have you tried grouping first? Maybe clear everything in the appearance panel?

If the curve is corrupt somehow, maybe running a path>simplify (with the settings turned down where it doesn't change the shape) will redraw the shape? Long shot, but it may un-corrupt it...

share|improve this answer
add comment
up vote 0 down vote accepted

Thanks so much for your help. The problem was that 9-slice scaling and align to pixel grid had to be turned off for the symbol that wasn't resizing correctly. We'd turned it off for the objects but not the symbol - hence the distortion.

share|improve this answer
add comment

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.