All Files Using the Scale Tool You scan use the Scale tool to squash, stretch, and resize your elements. How to use the Scale tool In the Tools toolbar, disable the Animate mode. Do one of the following: From the top menu, select Animation > Tools > Scale. In the Advanced Animation toolbar, click the Scale tool. Press Alt + 4. In the Camera view, Ctrl + click (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + click (macOS) to select your element. Pull or push either on the side, top or corner control point. Hold down Shift to lock the selection’s ratio when using the corner control points. You can select multiple layers at the same time. Press Ctrl + Shift + click (Windows/Linux) or ⌘ + Shift + click (macOS) on each element to select them.