When I scale up my design it seems to bend weirdly. I've only just started using Illustrator as I started a course in graphic design a week or so ago. Here's what it is doing.[1]

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To be fair, The shape I used to create the curved tick over the I in the word is not the best, But I'm not sure why that's happening. (Yes I'm using shift when scailing).

  • Are you using the Free Transform tool to scale? What happens when you right click and use Transform > Scale ?
    – oscarpas
    Commented Sep 28, 2015 at 13:31
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    is that a brush? the shape needs to be outlined, can you show it in outline mode? Commented Oct 2, 2015 at 14:37
  • It looks like one point isn't selected. Are you selecting using the direct selection tool? (The black pointer, not the white pointer)
    – Cai
    Commented Oct 31, 2015 at 17:12

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I can't see any reason for this to happen as long as you have selected the object with the Selection tool (v). Whether you shift-drag or use Transform > Scale should not matter.

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