Maintain or scale stroke width while resizing in Illustrator


To keep stroke width constant, or change (along with other properties) in proportion to objects and text when resizing, go to Edit>Preferences>General – then check or uncheck “Scale Strokes and Effects”.

CHECKED – maintain the same overall appearance however the object or text is resized; the stroke will remain in proportion to the size of the object or text.

UNCHECKED – stroke width will remain constant when objects and text are resized.

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Apply gradient fill to editable text in Illustrator

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