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I have been learning Ai from Adobe and was thinking i should of started my favicon with the dimension of 16 X 16 etc. Using the Golden ration theme as a guide. I started out with 500px X 500px on my canvas and then resized. Now thinking there is an option to start out at the exact px i would like to achieve. Would this be a good practice and if no or yes, What are those inspired thoughts.

Jon Bogdonsky
Jon Bogdonsky
3,218 Points

Can't speak for others, however I start on a bigger squared art board like 600x600, then scale down to 16x16. Disclaimer: Just because vector graphics can be scaled to such small sizes, doesn't mean they will look good. No matter what size you start with, keep your end size in mind, and keep it simple! (for me Twitter is a perfect example of form and function).

Hi Jon, vector graphics is a good tool for sure..but lets not us be limited by just that tool.. i agree. thank you :)

2 Answers

Jason Montoya
Jason Montoya
6,550 Points

As long as the width and height dimensions are equal (i.e. 300px x 300px), you can always adjust these sizes when saving for new projects to correspond with the current needs. I personally think it is better to build bigger, because even though vector files won't lose quality when re-sizing, I like it when I can view my project easily at 100% on my AI canvas. Plus, since you can adjust the image size in the 'Save for Web' window before saving, why not just build bigger first?

Hope this helps. Cheers

Hi Jason, thinking the same in the long run..the more i learn the Ai the better i become aware of what it can do...amazing..