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For general eyeballing it.....if you select both object, the bounding box encompasses both. Use the handled on the bounding box to place guides. There's your center point. For precision, select the objects and note the W and H measurements in the Info Panel. 122.394 x 50.579 in this case Select the top, leftmost object. Then choose Object > ...


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I work for a group called Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (alcoa.ca) — we were looking into design issues affecting websites and found this site to be very helpful: http://www.nia.nih.gov. Regarding print, the stronger the contrast the better. For type size, we use 12/14pt for body text, nothing lower (footers/headers, footnotes are 10/12pt). I ...


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"Points" in typography e.g. in Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc are "PostScript points" and, helpfully, they're a unit Google converts on searches like points to mm or mm to points. Has to be points or postscript points, not pts or anything involving software names. One point is 0.352777778 millimetres. One millimetre is 2.83464567 PostScript ...


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Simply enter the number of pixels in the measurement fields, with the Artboard Tool selected... You can insert any number and any measurement system and Illustrator will honor it. 1000px, 1000pt, 1000p0, 100", 1000cm, 1000mm, etc. You can also do the same thing in the new document window... enter whatever value you want... You can also simply draw a ...


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Books for electronic devices are typically sold with reflowable text. I suggest you look into how to build an ePub. I suggest this because your are not allowed to sell or offer PDF format on iBooks Since you have mentioned possible building for android I would advise reflowable and not fixed. Fixed layout ebooks are developed based on the devices ...


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Place the guide at your starting point, adjacent to the edge of the object you'd like to move it away from. Make sure lock guides is off. Click the guide, hit Enter on your keyboard. In the move dialog type the distance you'd like the guide to move either vertically or horizontally. Bing! You're done.


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Draw a line , or any object, at the edge of the object. Then use Object > Transform > Move to move the line the distance you want. Then use View > Guides > Make Guides to make the line a guide. With Illustrator any path can be made into a guide. So basically just create objects and then turn them into guides. In fact, if you have an existing ...


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I would do similar to what Joonas said in comment. Guide to bottom edge of one object (obj 1), guide to top and bottom of the next object (obj 2). Draw a rectangular marquee from bottom edge of obj 1 to the top edge of obj 2 then drag the marquee so the top of the marquee is at the bottom edge of obj 2. Drag a guide down. Repeat. Might need to switch ...


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You can do this with Photoshop using the Ruler Tool and a Custom Measurement Scale. Using your provided image as an example, do the following: Activate the Ruler Tool (you may have to click and hold the eyedropper tool) Check the Use Measurement Scale tickbox on the top toolbar Measure the width of the provided scale (541 pixels) Go to Analysis → Set ...


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1 pt is equal to 0.08333 picas 0.01389 inches 0.3528 mm (millimeters) one nice feature in basically all of adobe's software is that it can do those conversions for you. You can simply type in any of the unit of measure and it will even do basic math for you too like +2mm


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Since STL is a format typically used for 3D CAD models, it makes sense to use a CAD program to try to open it. And you don't necessarily need a specialized tool to calculate arc length if you're able to calculate the formula for the curve, which you ought to be able to in theory since it's how 3D models and other vector formats are typically stored. That ...


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"Use Preview Bounds" is probably enabled. I can recreate what's happened to you consistently by having this setting on. If I turn "Use Preview Bounds" OFF ( ⌘K or ⌃K and UNCHECK "Use Preview Bounds"), then miscalculations such as this don't occur. Also in my testing: It doesn't matter if "Align New Objects to Pixel Grid" is turned ON at document ...


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While not 3D, if you get files into a form Adobe Illustrator can read, you could use Astute Graphics Dynamic Measure function part of their Vector Scribe package. Dynamic measure offers the ability to measure the distance along any path, regardless of whether the path is straight or not.


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Your method already seems like the best way to do it (using coordinates and calculator that is). However, if you need to do it for too many items you could write a gimp-script that saves you time. Here's a tutorial on how to write those : http://gimp.open-source-solution.org/manual/gimp-using-script-fu-tutorial-first-script.html


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Ink is a free plugin that will provide spec documentation for your Photoshop document. It provides layer measurements, text formatting, and layer style information with the option of turning any or all of these on and off. To install, download and run the Ink plugin from the link above. Once installed, reopen Photoshop and open the extension by going to ...


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There's this Photoshop script that is free, called Pixelmeasure. It's not as complete as SpecKing, you will need to first make a selection and then run the script to get the measurements. If you have ever done site mockups in Photoshop and needed to mark these with pixel measurements you know what an incredibly tedious task this can be. I ...


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A couple of simpler ways to get guides exactly between things. If you want a point instead (e.g. to read off co-ordinates), you can do the same using a single point from the pen tool instead of guides. First... Unlock guides (View > Guides > [untick] Lock Guides) Make sure rulers are visible (View > Rulers > Show rulers) Then... ...for ...


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I don't have any Windows suggestions, but Xscope is an excellent screen measurement tool for Mac.


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Make sure all your text is in a particular paragraph style. In this paragraph style, make the alignment left, and add a left indent of 0.2 inches (or whatever you need). Select multiple text boxes. Select Object → Fitting → Fit Frame to Content. On the Mac it's Option + Apple + C. Your text box will instantly zip down to the size of the ...


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Zoom in until you see the Pixel Grid. Choose Window > Measurement Log to open the Measurement Panel Make certain View > Snap is checked and View > Snap To > Layer is checked Grab the Ruler Tool (click and hold the Eyedropper Tool) Click on the outer pixel f one layer and drag to the other layer. The preview line should snap to the pixels. Click Record ...


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I use a shell script to handle it. I quickly type the alias to my script followed by the two colors in question (without the hash mark) and it spits out the result. E_INVALID_ARGUMENTS=2; usage() { echo -e "Usage: ${COLOR_BRIGHT_WHITE}$(basename $0)${COLOR_END} color color" exit $1 } if [ -f "${HOME}/bin/colors" ]; then . "${HOME}/bin/colors"; fi ...


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The info pane in photoshop can do this easily. However nothing I have seen puts this information on the image automatically. you could just add it yourself with the text tool of photoshop.



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