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Why do some fonts have em dash not equal to 1 em and an en dash not equal to 1 en

As their names imply, an em dash should be 1 em wide and an en dash should be 1 en wide (1/2 em). But a lot of typefaces have the em dash not exactly 1 em wide and the en dash not exactly 1/2 wide. ...
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Artboard dimensions for very large print when using effects? [duplicate]

I'm new to printing illustrations from Illustrator. I have a project that needs to be printed to a large canvas (about 10ft x 8ft). I've got a lot of blur and grain effects, and I'd like these to ...
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How can I change the units of drawing from pixels to cm?

When drawing a rectangle or square, if drawn randomly it shows the units in a small box displayed in cm. If drawn by specifying the dimensions from the top ribbon, the unit is pixels instead of cm.
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Dimension Size to align the same size?

I hope someone in here can help or guide me to understand how this works. I work a lot of black and white aerial photos and they were contracted from a scanned company. They scanned a lot of these old ...
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How to scale a group to exact centimeter dimensions

I have a group of objects and I want to scale them to exact width and height by entering centimeter numbers, not dragging using scale tool. How can I to that?
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PLEASE HELP making a file with the most insane dimensions I have ever seen

I am trying to PhotoShop decals for a vending machine going into my works new office building but cant make any sense of this blueprint let alone measure its dimensions accurately into photoshop. If ...
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Illustrator: Export for Screens dimensions off by 1 pixel and exporting with poor image quality

I'm trying to export a number of artboards containing web ads of various sizes. (728x90, 300x600, 300x250. etc.) I'm finding it difficult to export in the selected dimensions WHILE maintaining good ...
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Enlarging a Tiff File

I have no experience with Tiff files so I am hopeful you will forgive me. I am interested in trying to enlarge a print to canvas. The current Tiff file is 8205 x 5426px (27.4" X 18.3" @ 300 ...
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Calculate pixels to cm with dpi

Can someone please tell me the formula used on this online cm to pixel calculator? https://photoresizer.net/pixel-calculator I have images that I can easily get the dpi, bit-depth, pixel height and ...
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Specify new length for a line in LibreCad

I created a line in LibreCad. The line is 1" long. I would like to make this line 1.5" long. How can I enter new length for this line? Constraint - I know of the lengthen tool, but I do not ...
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Despite Image Size is equal to the one of an image the image still appears smaller

I have a weird issue I can not wrap my head around. Using Gimp for my game card design I used the Image Size setup of 825x1125 pixels. However when I import the card printing template that has the ...
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Inkscape - How to change the document scale without change objects scale

I did make a draw in a document, but when I duplicate the file and scale the dimensions of the draw to resize it to other resolution I fall in a "0,46296" scale. Now, I want to change the document (...
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Resize diagonal lines

I have a picture made of lots of diagonal line (45°) with a width of 1-2 pixels. Now I have to resize this image and make it four times bigger than the original. The problem is that now every pixel ...
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SVG Path's dimensions

Is there a way get the dimensions i.e. width and height of a (possibly complex) Path element? More specifically i want to draw a rect around some Path elements, for which i need to know their ...
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What do I need to take into account creating custom size comics?

I'm planning on working on a 5x7 webcomic, but I want to make sure I have an option for print afterwards. There are 3 things I'm concerned about: 5x7 is the size I want both the web image and the ...
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Acrobat Pro: PDF dimensions not exact

I'm wondering for a while now: When I export a document in InDesign and view the dimensions of the pdf in Acrobat Pro, the dimensions are a little off (like ~0.002 cm). Should be 29.7 x 21 cm. When ...
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Exporting files for print in the wrong size

I design and print, and work with small subjects "Printing on Lego" so as small as 8mm. I export in eps and pdf files for print. I need dimensions to be perfect so when setting a size in my work ...
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How do I save a .eps at higher than max dimensions in Adobe Illustrator 2019?

I'm working on large wall graphics requiring dimensions that exceed the maximum possible for Illustrator. Is there any way around this while saving the file out as a .eps or .pdf?
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How to determine the size of a picture for a website?

I recently started building WordPress websites and I am a little puzzled when it comes to dimensions of photos/banners etc. I am currently working on a template which has a huge photo at the top of ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

This does not make sense to me. I have an Illustrator file and the shape is about 245 x 210 px on the artboard: I then export this image as a transparent png, using the artboard: But after it's ...
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Illustrator shapes differ in size based on color

I'm new to Illustrator\PS and I'm self taught so I google a lot, and learned everything that way. I've noticed an issue that I couldn't find any mention of online. When I make a shape (ex. triangle) ...
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Designing a backdrop for a projector [duplicate]

The width of the backdrop is 20 ft. It will be projected onto a wall. What size should the photoshop dimensions and the resolution be? This is not going to be a print file, it is going to be displayed ...
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Dimensions for designing a website

I have three related questions: When it comes to deciding on the dimensions for responsive web design, who calls the shots at a digital agency? Is it the visual designer, developer, product owner or ...
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Data Visualization: Classifying chart types

I am trying to classify different chart types by the shape of their data, and I am looking for a helpful resource. For example, on a line chart, I am looking for a description like: A Line chart ...
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Resolution issues while exporting for DRIBBBLE

I am new to Dribbble and it's really cool place for designers but i'm facing problem in resolution and dimensions for Dribbble shots. I've a habit of exporting vector work at 300ppi jpg/png. As per ...
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Designing backdrops at reduced file size [duplicate]

I'm designing some backdrops for a play using Illustrator, the printed dimensions are 18m x 11m. What size should I make the document so that it looks clear but isn't a huge file size?
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Iconography Sizing - Creating a Grid

I’m trying to create a grid to make my icons more consistent. At first, I decided to play with 24x24 px as my default size (with 1px line weight). To maintain visual weight, my circles were 22x22 px, ...
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What's the opposite of cropping an image?

We all know what it means to crop an image, but what's it called when you want to increase the size of the canvas around the image? Say for instance, you have a 3:2, 4:3, or 16:9 logo that has to ...
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Why does an A4 canvas look larger on the screen at a higher resolution?

In Photoshop (and some other drawing programs), when setting the canvas size in mm or inches for printing intent, the canvas appears larger on the screen at a higher resolution. A4 @ 300 ppi appears ...
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Sizing “symbols” inside icons

Let’s say I want to make guidelines for using a plus symbol inside of icons in an icon set. For example, I have a “New” icon which is a rectangle with a plus inside of it. I also have a “Copy” icon ...
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Spacing and padding iconography

Wanted to practice making an icon set. I created a 24x24 px grid as a starting point. Let’s say, based off this grid, I have a rectangle icon that is 16x24 px and a square icon that is 20x20 px, but ...
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How to Import 3d graphic to Adobe Dimension

How to Import 3d graphic to Adobe Dimension. I'm trying to import a 3D graphic from Illustrator to Adobe Domenssion. How to format it and what formats it allows to import.
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Matching logo sizes [duplicate]

When you're designing a document and you have to place a bunch of logo endorsements in the document, how do you make all the logos seem the same size? Is there a more mathematical or scientific way ...
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InDesign: change dimensions of mulitple objects

Is there a way to alter the size of multiple objects at once? For example those rounded rectangles in the screenshot have a height of 10 mm, but I want to reduce all of them to 8 mm. From what I know ...
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Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo?

I am currently in the process of creating a logo for myself, within Photoshop. I know many may say that using Illustrator or Vector may be better but I am using the logo as an opportunity to learn ...
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Photoshop Indesign / Photoshop Placement issue

I have a bit of an issue that I was wondering someone might have the answer to. I'm working with some images, that are 24mm x 17mm (they're really small 35mm slides) at 3600dpi. I need these to be ...
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Having trouble with Retina image size in Email

I just got a new imac. When I opened up an old email design in Photoshop it was small. I saw that I was zoomed at 100% so this was confusing at first before I remembered RETINA... I redesigned an ...
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Iphone mockup larger than actual phone

I am told that the iPhone 6 is 375 pixels in width. When I place an artboard in Axure (or Adobe XD) of 375 pixels, it is larger than the actual phone. Why? Should I design 375 on screen or shrink it ...
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Photoshop Rounding Transform Dimensions

What I really like about Illustrator is the ability to mathematically resize objects. In Photoshop you can input the desired dimensions of an object which is good enough more often than not. I was ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

How can I give my designer detailed information about the measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper. I create the piece of paper with such an punch: I can't measuring it with a normal ruler, ...
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Exporting various icons at the same size from Illustrator

I've created some icons, but they export at various sizes. We'd like to have them all be the same size, for use in our app. How can I export these all as the same size? Right now, they're exporting as ...
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Creating a banner with InDesign at scale or actual size

I am about to create a banner with InDesign and was wondering which size I should chose to do it. The printed banner would be 33 inches by 79 inches, but I was wondering if I should scale it down when ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

I've been really facing this problem and I have found a similar link, that does not really address the problem. First of all, I'd like to mention that I use blender and GIMP for most graphics that I ...
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Changing the DPI of Inkscape’s PNG export

I use Inkscape and want to export a PNG image (of my SVG file) with dimensions 1080 px by 1920 px. However the DPI is always set to 90 and if changed, the dimensions change with it. Is it possible to ...
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Dimension problems of AI & PS

Excuse me, maybe someone asked before? When I'm drawing a box in AI likes 200x200mm, but the dimension shown 200.xxx .Always a DECIMALS, When I'm open a new file in PS likes 255x255mm, but the image ...
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What dimensions should my Illustrator artboard be when designing for a wallpaper for the walls of my office? [duplicate]

I am planning to design some patterned wall paper for the walls of my office and I was wondering if there are recommended dimensions for the artboard when designing it via illustrator.
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Photoshop file dimensions for touch screen

I was recently tasked with creating a full screen web page for a 48" Commercial LED touch screen that is full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 5000:1. Should I make the Photoshop file dimensions 1920 x ...
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Resize object and parent objects based on child dimensions

I have the following Illustrator drawing of an iPad. The red box is set to be 176x235 pixels and I want to resize it up to 768x1024 pixels and have the the iPad container resize with it. How can I ...
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How to design a large poster on a small screen?

I'm currently working on a DIN A0 poster (841x1189 mm) and I'm having trouble picturing how the poster will look like once it's printed. I have two monitors (~23" & ~21") and because they are ...
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How to set the export dimensions in Illustrator?

I have used illustrator for quite a while now and every time I export my vectors as png's, they export into the most ridiculous resolutions you would ever see. For example, I just exported a png about ...
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