Gaussian Blur does not scale. Frustrating
Gaussian Blur does not scale when I scale an object with the effect applied.
'Scale Strokes & Effects' is turned On.
Really frustrated because it's such a simple thing to recalculate it. Fix asap!
I am happy to share that we have fixed this bug in our latest release – 25.2.3 which is available worldwide now.
Going forward, our goal is to fix as many top User-Voice bugs as possible and as frequently as possible. Given the nature of the fixes, some of the bugs will take a longer time to fix, but we are on it.
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Thank you for all the feedback. Keep it coming!
Hi, This is still not working and I've updated to the latest version. Not sure why it keeps happening, it used to work fine on older versions. Thanks
I see, I just think it's a really bad UX having to deal with two different dialogs to add a simple blur, the ideal would be add the extra settings to the Gaussian Blur dialog, so you can adjust everything on the fly.
"I believe that the resizing is fixed but now high blur values cause the blur to look boxed in the edges, look the attached video."
For High blur values, you'll need to adjust Effects > Document Raster Effects Settings
I believe that the resizing is fixed but now high blur values cause the blur to look boxed in the edges, look the attached video.
Did this get fixed. I'm still having this problem after 2 years!
The only way I've found to beat this very difficult limitation in AI is to (1) always scale objects that have Gaussian Blur in them NUMERICALLY (with the scale dialog), and after scaling, (2) additionally multiply the Gaussian Blur value times the former object enlargement.
(1) You have an object that contains an element with Gaussian Blur applied.
(2) Use the SCALE DIALOG to enlarge/reduce the entire object, remembering the exact scale amount.
(3) Select ONLY the portion of the object containing the Gaussian Blur effect.
(4) MULTIPLY only the Gaussian Blur VALUE by the exact amount of the original object enlargement/reduction.
-- In this way, we get the job done, and "do Adobe's coding work" FOR them, one object at a time.
This bug needs to be fixed, it caused some serious problems in our workflow.
Pls fix this. my work has struck in the middle cause of this bug. i cant do the scale manually for the entire separate gaussian blurred objects cause i have so so many of them.
Why this BUG is not fixed yet? Its super annoying.
This bug really need to be fixed, it's there for years. Every time you scale a artwork that has multiple parts using the gaussian blur, you have to manually edit one by one.
Mark Miskill commented
How can this still be an issue after so long. This sucks!
[Deleted User] commented
This needs fixing!
Amit Patel commented
as per my research on this issue, i have got TWO solution that,
1) USE UR ARTWORK TO PLACE ON NEW PAGE.
2). Use Feather effect instead of Blur Effect. (RECOMMANDED)
it can be helpful but i am not as sure as an EXPERT. so we can try middle way to get rid of this issue.
Harshiat Verma commented
its not working properly.
This is annoying. This needs a fix.
Yes, I agree: expand effect appearance is not worth much, since this is a vector app. Not being a coder, yet fond of logic structures, I suspect there is some kind basic structural alteration needed in order to allow the scaling of effects work as stated (and needed) in regular size dialogs. From my POV, this would definitely be worth the effort!
Yes, it is not a very good workaround, once you expand the appearance, it makes the result fixed into an image.
Ton, with further experimentation, I find this method (Effect>Distort&Transform>Transform) ONLY changes the EFFECT, but NOT the object itself. For most of my current projects, this would be virtually worthless, and still a big time-waster. So yes, it is definitely a bug that needs to be repaired, with all scale dialogs.
Michael. I totally agree, it is a bug that needs to be fixed.
Ton, thank you for being so SPECIFIC. This DOES indeed work! (Unfortunately, there is no copy option, but that's not the end of the world.) I might have never found this buried, arcane and buried way to make Gaussian Blur scale properly, so thanks again!
However, this still needs to be brought into working properly with normal everyday scaling. The choice to scale effects is right there in the regular scale dialog, and in the Object>Transform>Scale Dialog as well ... but Gaussian Blur FAILS to SCALE in two out of three dialogs, each of which states that effects will scale (but they do not). This is why it still needs to be FIXED, IMO.