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Introducing: Scale Strokes

May 7, 2012 2:54 AM

Tags: #script #ui #scale_strokes
  Latest reply: Mathias17, Jan 17, 2014 10:01 AM
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    May 13, 2012 6:40 PM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Carlos,

     

    I think I learned this from the Adobe Illustrator CS3 FlashPanel Sample, and I have using this method for quite a long time.


     
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    May 14, 2012 2:43 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Hi all,

     

    That's interesting, the doc is using a bridgeTalk but you should be able to call the function directly. Or this is either related to Illustrator or CS3- versions. I did use a few ScriptUI/SWF projects with ExternalInterface but never needed to use a bridgeTalk. Anyway I am very fond of theses technologies

     

    Best,

     

    Loic

     

    hht://www.loicaigon.com

    hht://www.loicaigon.com/blog

     
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    May 14, 2012 5:18 AM   in reply to Loic_aigon

    Hi Loic,

     

    With Indesign that's true, but sadly not Illustrator, even with CS6.

     
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    May 14, 2012 5:21 AM   in reply to moluapple

    Hi Mark,

     

    Ok I ignored it thx for the info !

     

    Loic

     
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    May 15, 2012 8:05 AM   in reply to moluapple

    Can I recommend a slight revision to this?

     

    Enable Up and Down arrow keys when caret is in the Scale text field, which would increase or decrease the Scale value by 1. Also, Shift+Up and Shift+Down as well (which would bump the percent by 10% of course).

     
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    May 15, 2012 9:15 AM   in reply to Mathias17

    Yes, if its possible to implement Mathias suggestion, this will be great. Meanwhile the closest alternative is to press and hold with the mouse the left or right buttons of the scroll bar. However I noticed that doing so with the panel will change the value but not give a real time feedback of the change and will update the screen redraw after releasing the mouse while ith the original non-modal window it does update in real time feedback but it flickers.

     

    Nevertheless, great job guys, you rock!   I find this script as a better alternative to a assign a precise stroke weight even when using a single path. The predefined increments available in the Illustrator's Stroke panel are not very practical for me. I often need fine tuning of strokes in the range of 0.25 to 3 points and I end up spending a lot of time typing trial and error values in that range to get precisely the desired weight. Your script makes this much easier and interactively.

     
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    May 15, 2012 10:15 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    That will be great Carlos, very much appreciated.

     
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    May 15, 2012 10:17 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Very cool, Carlos. You're softening some of the CS6 dismay with this one.

     
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    Jan 17, 2014 7:34 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Carlos,

    I have saved as you indicated, but still don't see it on my illustrator. Where exactly would I find it? I checked on the stroke panel, and also on the object/transform/scale and don't see it.

    Have I done something wrong?

    This is the location where I saved it....

     

    ScriptPic.JPG

    Thanks

     
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    Jan 17, 2014 7:56 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Thank you so much for replying so fast!

    Yes, I restarted illustrator, and since it didn’t work I restarted my computer. But again… where should I see this feature now? On the stroke panel, or the transform, or somewhere else?

     
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    Jan 17, 2014 8:11 AM   in reply to Danitica

    File > Scripts

     
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    Jan 17, 2014 8:14 AM   in reply to Mathias17

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I found it, it works, I’m happy!!!!

    Thank you Carlos for creating it, and Thank you Mathias for opening my eyes!

     
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    Jan 17, 2014 8:28 AM   in reply to Danitica

    @ Danitria      Haha, no problem! Happy stroke time.

     

     

     

    @CarlosCanto      Well, I don't know what it is, but these forums started loading INCREDIBLY slow for me, some months ago, so I stopped using them out of frustration. I'm only here now because I'm on the phone with a bank rep, on hold, and have nothing else to do, hehe.

    Anything I do in these forums, every click, takes minutes. If that wasn't the case I'd continue to haunt these forums like I used to.

     
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    Jan 17, 2014 10:01 AM   in reply to CarlosCanto

    Yep. Same results. It's better at work. Other sites are affected in the same way. Something with my Cox cable connection is to blame.

     
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