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I have given 14 pt font size in photoshop cs6 but its looking bigger than that.whats going on?enter image description here

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What's the resolution of the file (PPI)? Low resolution will cause font sizes to appear to be larger. – Scott Jul 4 '14 at 4:15
resolution is 300. – Razib Hossain Shuvo Jul 4 '14 at 8:04
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You're using points as a unit which, in short, is a typographic measure relative to the image resolution, at least in bitmap documents. The image resolution defines how many pixels are being represented by your 14pt:

  • in 72 ppi: 14pt = 14px
  • in 300 ppi: 14pt = ~58px

If you want to have consistent font sizes in Photoshop no matter at what image resolution you're working in, switch to pixel units for Type in Preferences > Units & Rulers

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