Help me help my brain learn how to scale up and down with precision in Adobe Illustrator.
October 1, 2012 7:11 AM Subscribe
If I scaled the artwork up by typing 173.95% into the scale dialog box in Adobe Illustrator, what percentage do I scale it down by in order to get it back to its original size. Is there a simple equation that will do this operation?
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee to Technology (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am astonished and deeply embarrassed by my inability to figure this out. I have been using a combination of math skills that I haven't used for 20 years and trial and error--which seems like it should work. I can get it close scaling by hand, but I need it to be exact.
Also, I am going to be performing this operation probably 50+ times, which is why I need to figure out the equation--if there is one.
This is a shameless request, I know--but can anyone help?