Hello I am new user to illustrator and seem to be over my head. I was given a task to take an existing box art which is for a package of a product that is currently sold.
The box when created from the art is a small size but the task now is to make it bigger. How it is that I can go about and resize this art to conform to what they want? Like I mentioned at the start this is all new to me.
The new dimenions are going to be 6" Height, 3 7/8" Wide and 1 1/2" Deep.
Please advise if there is more infromation needed from me to futher help.
You just need to create a copy of the package design and reformat it to fit to the new size.
Place the new dieline on a layer above everything, lock it, and go to work.
Nobody can say what's involved in "resizing" the art until you show it here. If you're still lost, post a screenshot of the design as is, with the new dieline laid on top of it and you may get some advice.
K, well there it is. I see the second image only differs in that it has Guides turned on.
You didn't however include the new dieline. Do you not have this information? Without it, both you and I don't know what needs done. Do you at least have a finished new box the paskage needs to be retro-fitted to? A prototype, mockup, something like that to go on?
What happened? Your guys' designer croak on ya? haha thats not funny
Plop in your new die, and rearrange everything to fit into the new die. Monika mentions that simply scaling things isn't good practice, but that's only if artwork is raster. Vector should be fine.
It's a decision you'd make on a case by case basis.
If the packaging simply needs to be proportionally enlarged, which I doubt is actually true in this case (surely there's some layout tweaks required), then there's probably no harm in simply scaling everything up. Obviously the OP isn't well versed in revising Illustrator artwork, so a simple scaling could do very well for him/her.
It's when you scale down that problems really arise - text becomes illegible, graphics become unrecognizable, etc.
Hello again. I want to personally thank all of you that have helped me and given advice. Things have changed again unfortunately. Now everything is going to stay as is. Nothing is going to change at all.
I guess a big hub-bub for no reason. Still I did learn some tips so I am greatful..
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