Questions tagged [resize]

Questions about the action of resizing, a transformation that either enlarges or shrinks an object. Ask anything about resizing graphics in a graphic design software.

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I need to print images off of google at a 36" by 36" size, but if I increase the size (using Adobe Illustrator), it gets pixelated [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Techniques to dramatically scale an image Is there any way that I can increase the size of these google images without ruining the quality? I'm starting with high-resolution ...
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Normalizing size of multiple paths while maintaining their aspect ratio in Illustrator

I have quite a few irregular paths (approx. 200), each with a different bounding box. I want scale all of these to a similar size while maintaining their aspect ratio. Before: After: Is it possible?...
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Scale drawings in Illustrator, maintain proportions of line weights and effects

My problem is that when I scale down my drawing, the line weights stay the same, blotting out the artwork. If I scale up, the line weights become too thin. I've noticed that parametric effects don't ...
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How do I figure out the right size font / text for a given read distance?

To avoid printing single letters at varying sizes and measuring how far away I can see it from a distance is there a formula for determining what size font for a particular read distance? Is it better ...
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Images imported to Adobe Illustrator get resized in smaller dimensions than original

Why is it everytime I import an image into Illustrator CC 2018 the image becomes smaller than the original dimensions? For example, I drag and drop an image of 900x701 but once imported in ...
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Is it possible to resize images without losing resolution by breaking the image into it's component colours and scaling them instead of the raw image

Lately, I've been trying to increase the quality of some of my images. I discovered rather quickly however that you can't fundamentally improve the quality of an image and that this was a common issue ...
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Improving image quality [closed]

I have an image (It is 474 x 162 px) and was asked to send it in the following formats. However, I have no design software and use Canva. I put in custom dimensions for 1200x628, 1200x1200, etc. and ...
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Adjustable nested symbols in Sketch

Is it possible to create nested symbols that are adjustable when we choose "none" status? I'm looking for a way to make the symbol disappear and other symbols would move to adjust the space between ...
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How to get all images in all layers to trim to center and resize canvas in Photoshop?

Let me try to explain this: I have a canvas that is 400 X 400 I have 3 layers Layer I image is 100 X 100 Layer II image is 200 X 200 Layer III image is 300 X 300 I want ALL images in all layers to ...
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Script to resize InDesign page to fit content

I'm wanting to use ExtendScript javascript to loop through each page of an Adobe InDesign document and change the size of the page to match the visible bounds of all the objects on that page. I'll ...
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Illustrator: Auto-sized Text box with shaded background?

I frequently create labels that follow the same format: white text on a 75% opaque black background, with 10px of margin around the text. Currently, I have to manually build these labels, which takes ...
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How can I resize an image without anti-aliasing?

I design emoticons, and often I need to resize things. However, this usually needs to be done without anti-aliasing. I can't find anywhere to do this. It's kind of backward, as it's actually harder ...
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Why are the image 'Transform' size values different in Photoshop?

I have a background layer and am inserting a 512x512 image. I want to set the inserted image to 512 x 512. I use ctrl + t and make it 512x512 and apply the free transform. If I push ctrl + t again ...
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How can I Rotate and scale at the same time (both together) in Illustrator?

In Corel Draw when you double-click on objects and press shift key, you can do rotate and scale both together. and if you repeat this action you can make some parametric design. how can I do this ...
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Image that looks completely different when resized

Is it possible to design an image that looks completely (or at least very) different when resized to a given (fixed) size? This would be similar to the technique in Image that looks different on ...
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SketchUP: How to to resize only one dimension of the model and leave others as is

I am somewhat new to sketchup - I have used it for just simple woodworking. I have a problem with this model. My research says this should be very easy. I want to resize the short side from 1' 11 9/...
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Resize a JPEG to a specific file size in Photoshop?

Is there a way in PS to resize .jpeg files to a specific file size, like 150mb, by setting the exact file size? When I save a .jpeg, I don't see any way to know what file size PS is savaing or change ...
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Least Destructive Way to Reduce an Image in Photoshop

I do a lot of macro photography and shoot RAW files. I'll edit the RAW files how i see fit, then duplicate them to a template I use that's @72dpi and 996x600 (this is how my website handles the images)...
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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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Restore quality of image after reducing and restoring it's size

I have lost the original of my photo, which was about 500x500 pixels, JPG. The only one survived copy is 200x200 pixels. So, I want to enlarge it back to original size, and obviously, the main problem ...
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How to resize canvas and background layer in GIMP?

I want to reduce the canvas size (and the background layer) from 500×500px to 16×16px. How to resize the canvas in GIMP?
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Sketch 'Resize to Fit' is disabled but my content still gets resized

I have a symbol with text + an arrow and resize to fit is disabled however when I resize it the arrow still gets messed up, am I missing something / doing something wrong?? Symbols Page The Symbol ...
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Simplest way to resize a folder filled with pixel art

I'm trying to compile a nice website/portfolio for internships etc, and I have a folder filled with pixel art I've done (100's of images, not feasible to do them one at a time except if absolutely ...
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Illustrator export to Photoshop is changing object scale

I have several layers in Illustrator, all of them on an A1 canvas. When I export my layers, one by one, to photoshop format (.psd), and I add them as layers on my photoshop A1 canvas, they just ...
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

I want to take some stock art (can be of any dimension) and make it look pixelated, kind of like old Mario Brothers video games circa the 80's. Part of the image manipulation would require scaling ...
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(Illustrator) Adjusting "text box" size when using text on path tool

I'm finding it difficult to resize a path that has text. I don't want to have smaller font size but bigger "container" so that current or bigger font would fit into. Following has text "My text just....
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Scaling issue saving DXF from Inkscape

I have an SVG file that I'm converting to DXF to feed to a laser cutter via the LaserCut 5.3 software. I have my SVG file all complete, scaled to the full size (1:1). As per the LaserCut page ...
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Batch processing images to be proportional

I have a series of small images, all on white backgrounds. Some of them are square proportioned, others are rectangular proportioned; either vertically or horizontally. I'm looking to make all all of ...
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How to resize Android app icons without loss in quality

I have designed a beautiful icon for my app but when I resize it for different screen sizes (mdpi – hdpi...) the icon quality drops to very low. How should I resize it with no quality drop? I'm ...
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What's the term for opposite of cropping?

If I extend the canvas of an image with a transparent layer to fill a larger area, then what is that process called in professional graphic design terms? For instance, see this image courtesy of ...
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Fluid shape resize in Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign

Is it possible to resize a group of shapes and keep the distance locked between them? I've tried this in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Muse, Sketch but with no success. Maybe there is a plugin for ...
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Inkscape: How to resize an image without causing image to shift/change

I'm attempting to make an image on Inkscape bigger and even though I'v grouped the different parts, when I resize it all of the parts shift. I'm new to Inkscape and might be missing something! Heres ...
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Inkscape : Exporting SVG to different icon sizes

What if we start working an icon with 32x32 template and need more icon sizes from the base art. Like, I made a camera icon using 32x32 template and is in need of 48x48, 64x64 etc variants in SVG ...
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Trim the excess of an object in Inkscape

I have a figure formed by two objects like this: I want to remove the excess of the red object in Inkscape, to get something like this:
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Ai: Resize object to artboard dimensions within an action?

I'm trying to create a custom action for initializing a new document so that it has a rectangular path marking the artwork bounds, trim marks around that, and a few other helpful guides and such on ...
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Creating large banners to be viewed from a distance, at a size Illustrator can't handle

I need to design large banner, 40ft X 10ft, but Illustrator can't handle that size, so I create it at 1/3 size in Illustrator. Once done, I export a web image (JPEG), and set it to 100% quality. Then ...
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Is there a way to scale layers relative to their individual boundaries in Photoshop? [duplicate]

I am wondering if there is a way, in Photoshop CC, to select multiple layers and then resize them relative to their current location. For example, if I have 2 equal sized squares next to each other, ...
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Make a selection wider

I have an object that is a rectangle which has a 20px wide border. I want to resize the rectangle, but to maintain its border width. If I select it and use Transform I will have a smaller border width ...
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Is there an automatic way to resize images to a specific dimension. (blur background and not crop image)

Lets say that I choose a bunch of differents images with diferentes dimensions and sizes (for example) And then I want all files with 1600 X 900px, and magically it transform all images in something ...
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Increase stroke size of an arrow, while keeping the arrowhead unchanged

I think the question explains it all. I'm increasing the stroke size of an arrow, but the arrow head becomes really large. How can I prevent the arrowhead from increasing with increasing stroke. Btw, ...
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Wrong Size when I export. Exports way off

Why is it that when I export an image in illustrator that is supposed to be 1500x500 it exports as 6520x2394 or some weird size and the image has no visible whitespace I DONT WANT TO US THE SAVE FOR ...
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Logo appears too small on website

I used Photoshop but have started to recreate same logo in Illustrator because that's what I'm use to but for some reason I ended up using PS and against my better judgement it's now finished in PS. ...
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Illustrator Text Bounding Box Resize

I have an illustrator file, and I need to resize the bounding box of all the components, without changing the size of the text. Is there an easy way to do this, or do I have to go and rewrite all of ...
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Should I upload 1 file or 3?

I just discovered digital prints on etsy about a month ago and I've been scrambling for the last 3 weeks to learn everything i can about PPI/DPI, Resizing images, GIMP, pixel wxh, file formats, ...
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InDesign: How to stretch anchored object with text frame?

In InDesign, I have a text frame with yellow line at its left border as an anchored object. The text frame is set to resize vertically to fit its contents, and as it grows, I would like for the yellow ...
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Pen stroke width keeps changing

I'm having trouble with the pen tool as it won't stay at the stroke width that I set it to. It seems at some points of the image it accepts my settings and others it automatically resets to 1 pt and ...
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Add padding to multiple images

I scanned a couple pages and edited them a little so the look neat. But as I wanted to reprint them I noticed that I cropped the border from these images so that the printer won't print the whole ...
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Illustrator: Resizing multiple objects proportionally by specific values

Is there a way (script) to resize multiple objects proportionally in Illustrator by a specific width or height? Illustrator only does it by percentage.
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When placing an Illustrator file in a Photoshop document, how do I get my artwork to be pixel-pefect?

Setup: I have 4 Ai files which are going to be individually exported as PNGs. Some parts of the images have curves, while others are straight lines. Before exporting, I click "make pixel perfect&...
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GIMP Scaling image down but maintain readability

Ive got an image that is quite large. It's a black and white 4878x1497 image. I've finished modifying it but need to scale it down proportionally from 1497 to 72. What's the best way to go about ...

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