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Way to scale rounded corners proportionally?

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Is there a way to scale corners proportionally without having to convert to curves? And why'll I'm at it, how about line thickness? Can that be scaled proportionally without expanding the stroke?

 

Sorry if this has been answered before, it seems such an obvious thing to ask for but I can't seem to find it anywhere.

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If you scale an object numerically by going to the Transform panel and typing a percentage into the Width or Height control after locking the aspect ratio, you can rescale the corners proportionally by going back to the Corner Tool and typing the same percentage into the Radius control on the Context toolbar.


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If you scale an object numerically by going to the Transform panel and typing a percentage into the Width or Height control after locking the aspect ratio, you can rescale the corners proportionally by going back to the Corner Tool and typing the same percentage into the Radius control on the Context toolbar.

Not bad. But unfortunately, it doesn't work if your artwork contains corners with different radii. Typing 50% in the input field will set all corners to the same radius which is not what it should be doing IMO.

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Not bad. But unfortunately, it doesn't work if your artwork contains corners with different radii. Typing 50% in the input field will set all corners to the same radius which is not what it should be doing IMO.

 

That's a good point. We could do with a more flexible option.


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Interesting, 'cuz if you make a simple rectangle or rounded corner rectangle the corner controls are in % or dimensions.

And when you resize the object they scale proportionally (or not). 

 

Why the dedicated corner tool can't do % and has to be baked is interesting.

(maybe the 90º start angle is integral to %??)

 

Or... was the question something different. Like, you have a 500px square with four different corner radii and you want to keep the square at 500px but change all the corners at once by 50%.

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Ugh! Battling with this in my work today. It is painful.

 

Please can we have proportional corners with the Corner Tool?


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Bump. Constantly resetting values for corner radii after scaling the object. Current workflow is:

- duplicate object
- bake corners on duplicate
- scale original and duplicate
- match corner radii on the original to the duplicate
- delete duplicate.

Painful.

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