Web Design » Illustrator » How do I resize an image without distorting in Illustrator?

How do I resize an image without distorting in Illustrator?

Last updated on February 23, 2023 @ 12:54 pm

Resizing an image in Illustrator is a relatively easy task, but it can be tricky to avoid distortion if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are a few tips to help you resize an image without distortion:

1. Use the Free Transform tool (Ctrl/Cmd + T) to resize the image uniformly. To do this, select the “Free Transform Tool” from the left toolbar.

NOTE: If you can’t find the Free Transform Tool in your toolbar, simply search for it using the search icon at the upper-right corner.

2. Then, right-click on the “Free Transform Tool” and in the menu that will appear, go to Transform > Scale.

NOTE: Make sure that the proportions of the image remain the same when you resize it. If the image is too large or small, it will distort when you try to resize it.

PRO TIP: If you are not careful, you can easily distort an image when you are trying to resize it in Illustrator. Make sure that you constrain the proportions of the image (by holding down the Shift key as you drag a corner handle) if resizing manually so that it doesn’t get distorted.

3. In the Scale window, adjust the proportions of the image as needed. You can use the “Uniform” section to adjust the dimensions proportionately.

NOTE: The Uniform option allows you to avoid distortion when resizing your images.

4. You can also use the “Non-Uniform” section to adjust the horizontal and vertical dimensions of your image separately.

NOTE: When using the Non-uniform option, it is recommended to make the dimension values as close as possible to avoid distortion.

5. Once done, click on the “Ok” button.

6. Your image is now resized without any distortion!

Drew Clemente

Drew Clemente

Devops & Sysadmin engineer. I basically build infrastructure online.