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Questions tagged [scale]

Scale is the size of an element as it relates to its containing document page, or the ratio at which some items are viewed or printed.

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Adjusting pixel density to compensate for a smaller image

I'm trying to increase the pixel density of an image so that when I shrink it, the image will keep the same resolution, except the pixels themselves are smaller. Its current dimensions are 1024x512 ...
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Gaussian blur gets pixelated when I copy, paste, and shrink image

I am creating a set of comic strips. I create each panel in its own Illustrator file. Then, when it's time to assemble the panels into one strip, I copy, paste, and shrink the images so that multiple ...
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Transform/scale multiple images onto the same position in GIMP

Just started to learn GIMP today. Here's my question. I have an image of a 3d-object in a certain perspective multiple images (all the same size) certain data GIMP I'd like to transform/scale the ...
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100% in Acrobat is bigger than actual print when held side by side [duplicate]

Is there a way to adjust Acrobat's scaling such that 1 inch/1 cm will correlate with "real-world" 1 inch/1 cm? I have a document on screen 11 inches wide. When I hold an 11 inch wide paper next to ...
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Scale proportionally in Adobe apps without shift key?

I'm using adobe illustrator (and indesign and photoshop) on a surface book windows laptop, which allows you to use the full version of Illustrator on the detached screen, which acts as a tablet ...
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How Do I Easily Resize Vector Layers Against Grids?

I am designing vector logos in Photoshop and need them to look sharp in 5 different print sizes. What I'm currently doing, is designing the logos in the largest print size first and then: Putting ...
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Inkscape: Replace objects with original size

Is there a way to replace objects of the canvas by another respecting the proportions? For example, in my drawing I have many rectangles of different sizes and I want to replace them with another ...
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How to fix/change Inkscape scale factor while exporting into SVG?

I printed a PDF drawing with Chromium. This is my reference physical output. I imported the PDF into Inkscape (0.92.3), cloned the drawing and then printed within Inkscape. The output has the ...
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How do I remove upscaling errors in paint.NET

I'm working on a simple cover art and I initially designed it like this: This image is 400 x 400 pixels. However, now I have upscaled it and added some cool stuff to the image to make it look like ...
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Gimp - scale object with ignoring transparent layer border

I create simple example and try scale yellow rectangle: The yellow rectangle is obtained by duplicating the green. Moved and filled with pattern.. When I press the Shift+S (Scale), I expect that ...
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Illustrator: How to stretch or resize multiple objects relative to each other

#1. Original Illustration The grey circles are ~ 15 × 15 pt. #2. Scaled Together The grey circles are resized to ~ 25 × 25 pt. They're all selected or grouped together, and values collectively ...
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Photo print of 8 x 3,65 meter for a wall [duplicate]

I have to make a photo artwork of 8 meters by 3,56 meters. I am looking for pictures on shutter stock to work with, but I can only find images of about 50/80 cm high / 300 dpi. (I will work them into ...
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Maintain padding between shape on scale in illustrator

I would like to scale multiple shapes, but locking the padding between them. Is this possible within Illustrator? For example:
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Illustrator: How to scale precisely to a specific (off-screen) reference point?

In Illustrator is there a way to precisely scale to a pivot point or "reference point" that is off the screen? I mean when you want to zoom in somewhere far away from where you set that point and then ...
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Stretch Edges of Image in Photoshop

I have what I thought was a simple idea to implement in Photoshop, but I can't figure out how to do it. What I'd like to do is take an image, and extend it left and right to fill a larger space by ...
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Gimp scale tool always defaults to 'Dont preserve aspect ratio'

Whenever i pick the scale tool and click on a selected region, the scale tool defaults to "dont preserve aspect ratio". If I jerk the mouse slightly when I first click on the selection with the scale ...
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How do I work with architectural scales in Inkscape? [closed]

I want to make a floor plan in Inkscape, but cannot see how to set up the units. The measurements are in inches. However, if I set the display units to inches, then the page is only 8.5 x 11 inches ...
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inkscape: how to keep raster quality/detail when scaling down?

i'm new to vector graphics and inkscape, working on a project to help my kids think about geography. i downloaded a generic blank world map with country outlines in .svg from wikipedia. i want to ...
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Sketch vector lines don't scale

My logo is composed only of vector lines. Its dimensions are 1051 x 194. When I Layer > Transform > Scale the logo to a smaller size (eg 170 x 32), some of the lines disappear; in particular the ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

I am too confused in understanding different terms used with sizing of an image. What is the difference between: Cropping an image Resizing an image Scaling an image Changing Aspect-ratio of an image ...
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How to resize all the layers?

I'm working with a graphic designer who doesn't know how to design for the web, I can't blame her, she's not a web designer. She keeps sending me pictures and PSDs that seem too big, I do my ...
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Should a typographical scale refer to line-height or to the font-size?

First of all, I want to apologize to any serious typographers for using the names of css-attributes instead of proper names. With "font-size" I mean here the defined font-size as one would in css (...
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Indesign resize multiple anchor object at once in

I have a document with 350 anchored objects. I want to increase the scale of each by 20%. How do I do this?
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Affinity Designer: Prevent object to scale when resizing group

Please take a look at the example attached below. When resizing assets for UX-design, I wish to scale certain objects within a group, while prevent other objects within that group from scaling with it....
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Scale car wrap template to actual size

I have an Adobe AI template of a 2017 Ford F250 that is designed at 1:20 scale that I would like to scale up to its actual size. Is there a way I could scale the entire template so that it’s size ...
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How should icons inside an app look like?

I'm going to develop a new app for neighbors community and local business so in the app, the users will find some categories of services they can choose and inside every category the related services. ...
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Path does not scale proportionally and causes overflow

I'm using Illustrator CC and I am new to it, so I would like to hear your professional advice on how to solve a problem with scaling a path in Illustrator. I've used the Pen Tool to create a path in ...
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Adobe Illustrator PNG export

I have to export my illustration as the best resolution. Adobe Illustrator allows me to export as a PNG with only 4x scale, is there any option to unlock this for higher scales? Or can you recommend ...
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Photoshop loves to open my images at 0.132% scale. How can a user adjust the default open scale?

I'd say 80% of the time, Photoshop opens my reasonably sized JPGs at 0.132%. I would love for them to appear at 100% or 75% or some normal size. So that I don't have to adjust it every time. Notice a ...
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How to reset Vertical/Horizontal Scale of Smart Object to 100 percent by script

I want to write a script to reset Vertical/Horizontal Scale of a Smart Object. I tried using ArtLayer and many properties of it, but it's not success. Example: W:100% - H:75% app.activeDocument....
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I have to create a poster for a trade show booth. Is the photo I have to use too small in size?

I have a very tight deadline to create a trade show booth poster in Adobe Illustrator. The size is 40" x 53.5". It is CMYK, 300 dpi. One of the stock photos that I must use in it, which has been ...
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Illustrator: scaling changes when I relink an image

I'm assembling panels of multiple images in Illustrator CS5. The images are similar, but of slightly different sizes, therefore I put each image in a clipping mask, so the final sizes of clipped ...
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How can I resize my image without rasterizing the text layers?

I am trying to make a pixelart comic. The way I'm doing it is by drawing the pixel art on low resolution so I can place individual pixels and when I want to add the text I upscale the image 10 times ...
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question about scaling images when sending to printer

I order prints of my pictures from an online place that has a number of scaling options. I upload JPGs. They have a number of paper sizes, 17x22, 18x27 etc. I do not understand the "no scaling" option....
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Rescale in Illustrator and maintain proportions in After Effects?

I ran into a problem. I've a character in Illustrator that is animated in After Effects. I've setup and animated the character already and now my client decided that everything needs to be bigger. It ...
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Changing the amount of pixels in an Image in GIMP (or Photoshop) for scaling purposes

I'd like to paint an image from a video game with acrylics on a large piece of mdf board. The image is save on my laptop, is from an early video game system (Sega) and is pixelated. I am trying to ...
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Software for ideology scale chart

What software can be used to create an ideology scale like this? I tried to use Excel, but it seems impossible, the only way was timeline with dates (0 - 10), but even that didn't place names ...
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There is no bounding box around line in Illustrator CC 2017

I've recently started to use Illustrator CC 2017 (so far I used CS5). I noticed that line object doesn't have a classic "4 node" bounding box as earlier, just "two nodes". It allows rotation, but not ...
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What graphic dimensions would allow it to be printed at the same size regardless of selected scale options?

For standard letter-size paper in a basic printer, the user can select to Print Actual Size (No Scale) or Fit to Page options. I estimate that a graphic 8" by 10.1875" gets close to not appearing ...
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InDesign: reset assets to their original dimensions

I want to resize placed vector graphics to their original dimensions they had upon importing. In Photoshop I was used to the transformation tool showing percentage relative to the original size, so ...
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Scaling product photography efficiently

I have inherited more than 100.PNG files of products that I need to stitch together for a project. As they are from different photo shoots with various focal lengths they aren't scaled properly. I ...
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Gimp clipping mask doesn't work any longer

Up until recently I was able to scale images in Gimp without any problem, but I have may touched something and now everything that goes beyond the original size boundary gets cropped. I have made sure ...
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Designing a roll up banner in Illustrator, how do I determine font size?

Banner will be 32x79in. I am using adobe Illustrator (for the first time) to design this. I heard to cut down the document size, but still be accurate scale, put a . in between. So 3.2x7.9. Now, I am ...
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Is it possible to automate generating a @2x asset by nearest-neighbour scaling when editing a graphical asset @1x?

Say I have a PNG image file called image.png that I edit pixel by pixel that is 16 pixels wide by 16 pixels tall (16x16). For my usage purposes, I need it to eventually be 3 times in size (i.e. 48 x ...
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Why is lowercase “L” usually higher than capital “I”?

I've often wondered this, but I haven't really sought an answer to it until now. Obviously, fonts do need to distinguish small "L" and capital "I" in some way and it does make sense to use letter ...
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How to convert a drawing in 1cm=1ft to 1 inch=20ft

I want to convert a drawing done in 1cm=1ft scale to 1 inch=20ft in Adobe Illustrator. Is there a way to do that?
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Automation: how to scale and place a images in the given area?

I have two thousand PNG images. I need to scale up the images to place it inside the whitebox; also the edges of the images should touch the red color in any two sides (shown arrow below) how to ...
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How to sketch a drawing over a photo

I am an archaeologist and am trying to make my field drawings straight from my photographs on my computer. I have a photo of an objet in situ with a metered scale for reference. I would like to ...
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Resizing a Symbol's Width

Is there a way to resize a symbol's width without resizing the height of the symbol also? I just want to change the width of my symbol. See below:
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Circular logarithmic scale made with AI, how? [closed]

Hello everybody! I have to do a circular slide rule. Is there any nice way to make the logarithmic (circular) scale with Illustrator? All ideas are welcome! Thanks in advance! Here's a picture ...