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Downscaling Vector Art in Illustrator CS5

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Sheepdisease, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Sheepdisease

    Sheepdisease Junior Member

    Hello there. I have a problem at the moment. I have designed a pattern which I want to turn into a brush. However, I initially created the pattern too big so I have been trying to reduce the size of the shapes in the pattern to make the brush smaller.

    When I try this, the elements in the pattern do not downscale properly and bits end up sticking out where they shouldn't and shadows do not stay in line.

    I don't have snap to grid or point activated and do have scale stroke and effects ticked.

    Can anyone please give me some advice?
  2. balders

    balders Member

    Make a copy on your art board.

    Expand all the elements in the object then group and down scale.

    Is that what you mean?
  3. scotty

    scotty Well-Known Member

    Like balders says.

    Sometimes in AI things don't scale properly.
    For me it's Gaussian Blur as it keeps the same values even though I have scale effects checked.

    If you're still having problems post a before and after pic and it may give us a better idea.

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