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I use Photoshop and now starting on Illustrator but I can't work out how to change the size of the overall image. I have opened a pre-existing one but unlike Photoshop I can't see where to find the existing size then to be able to enter the new required size. Example is the current file is 64cm wide and I want to go to 100cm and keep the proportions constrained

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    Hi. Welcome to GDSE. Are you trying to make the artboard bigger, or just the graphics in it? Or both? – Billy Kerr Jun 21 at 10:41
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There are many possible ways

but as you already uses photoshop I'm gonna tell you little similar.

=> If you want to change size of artboard(canvas in photoshop) you can do it either via artboard tool ( shortcut is Shift+O ) or either by going to Document setup - Edit artboard - Desired size

=> now if you want to scale image the best practice is to do same as photoshop while turning smart guides on. ( select layer and dragging transformation circle while pressing Shift to keep proportions constrained ) and if you want to scale it by absolute width like in percent then go to Object - Transform - Scale and if you want to scale to exact value then just use the tool bar and edit the value ( below is the image )

==> image contains practice of scaling artboard via bar and scaling via both dragging and bar . sorry couldn't add other methods because of size limit of gif.

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Hope it helps :)

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    Thank you Design Phoenix, exactly what I was looking for - Saved me :) – MiketheEmu Jun 21 at 10:49
  • glad it helped you! don't forget to mark answer as accepted if it resolved your problem :) – Mr.Online Jun 21 at 11:05

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