When I scale my artwork I have scale strokes and effects checked but the effects dont appear to be scaling. They look as though they arent even there at all after the scale. Am i missing something?
Does it (not) happen when you scale both up and down? If only the latter, it is conceivable that it is an ill conceived (non) effect of having Align to Pixel Grid on (there are two (un)ticking options in the Transform panel, both of which should be used).
Im not sure what you mean by "ill conceived effect of having to align to the pixel grid"
Im also not sure what you mean by "two ticking option"
I have ticked scale stroke and effect, is there something else to tick?
The setting Align to Pixel Grid (which is the default for certain document types that are meant for screen, web, and similar uses) moves things round so that the (appearance of) objects/effects/whatever are contained within areas with boundaries that have integer point/pixel values on the Artboard. The setting may be turned on and off in the Transform panel through two options, for selected/existing objects and for future objects.
The Scale Strokes and Effects option is a misleading term because the option only respects some effects. Photoshop effects like Gaussian Blur are disrespected.
One workaround would be to scale with the Transform effect, another would be to use symbols and scale them instead of common path objects.
The most outstanding way is using a somewhat hidden command that is located in the Navigator palette menu: Unconditionally Scale Everything
I had a look for the unconditionally scale everything option but I cant find it. I have the navigator pallette menu open but I dont see that option anywhere? You mentioned its somewhat hidden. In my case its so hidden that one cannot find it. Are you sure its the navigator pallette. My navigator seems to be for magnifying purposes and nothing much else.
Youve also said that illustrator does not scale the blur however when its scaling the progress indicator shows that ot is scaling the blur?? How do I do this without having to go back over all objects and redo all the effects??
In addition to what CHM said, the resolution of the (newly formed) image will be inversely proportional to the scaling factor, so scaling up will lead to (heavier/more visible) pixelation. You can try this:
1) Select the artwork with Drop Shadow and Alt/OptionDrag it a bit,
2) Object>Expand Appearance (for the copy),
3) Select both and scale up by 10 times,
4) Multiply all Drop Shadow values of the original by 10,
5) Zoom in at a spot where you can see both drop shadows,
And the file size will grow (this may be a negligible effect).
Its nice to have a sense of humour but its not so helpful when you dont use emoticons to let people know you are joking. Kurt you had me and perhaps others seriously scratching our heads for over 24 hours. I dont need to be led up the garden path even if it is April fools thanks.
Well, Arrakis, in post 11 I suggested two possible ways:
- Transform effect
Apparently you didn't try them. At least you didn't mention that you had tried them in order to check if they could have solved your issue. So be it …
By the way, you might want to try the Feather effect instead of Gaussian Blur. Feather is an effect that is respected by the Scale Strokes and Effects option.
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