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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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Photo print of 8 x 3,65 meter for a wall

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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Balance line illustrations at different sizes on website

My client has a sketched, thick line style of icon/graphics on their site, but when they are scaled down or scaled up, they end up looking odd on the site because of the change in the line thickness. ...
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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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What is the 1.41325 aspect ratio?

I have a layout template that seems to expect an image with a 1.41325 aspect ratio. An image with dimensions 1067x755 has a flush fit (when scaled down), other images have borders along the sides or ...
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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 ...
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What scale to use for an extra large window graphic?

The print shop I work at just purchased a over size printer, HP Latex 360 that uses Onyx Thrive. We have a client looking for a large scale window graphic to cover the front of their car dealership. ...
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How to calculate map distances from scale

I have this PDF image of a map with a scale of 1:300. How do I obtain the real length of the object precisely, since it can be zoomed in and out? Let's just say that I want to calculate the length of ...
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Batch convert portrait photo to landscape with blurred, extended background - Windows utility needed (NOT Photoshop)

For a slideshow I want to extend 82 portrait images to landscape so that the image is duplicated as a blurred background, like this: will be turned into This is a one-shot-thing that I probably won'...
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What is meant by 'designing an icon at 100% scale'?

From the Android's Material Design guide, System icons are displayed at 24dp. When creating icons, it’s important to design at 100% scale for pixel-accuracy. What is meant by designing at 100% ...
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Working to create large prints dpi and size? [duplicate]

I need to create a 11400mm X 3300mm size print in photoshop. What settings can I use that won't completely slow down my computer? For example I tried to create a doc 11400mm X 3300mm @ 300dpi but it ...
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How to scale objects around a point, mantaining an anchor point fixed on illustrator?

I am trying to follow this tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGAdzGj4vR0 There are multiple copies of a losange, rotated around the base anchor of the center one. The guy on the video just ...
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How to scale the alpha layer without scaling the image ? gimp

I am trying to write text which larger than the image itself, as you can see in the bellow picture: but gimp doesn't show the complete text, because the alpha layer is smaller than the text size. How ...
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Make font size bigger than max limit of 1296 pt in Adobe Illustrator (2015)?

For some reason and for many years there's a limit for font size in Illustrator. It is 1296 points max, so you can't go bigger without converting type to outlines first. Converting to outlines means ...
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How to I scale my text to past 1269pt in CS6 illustrator?

I've tried the scale function and it doesn't seem to work. I don't know what else to do. Please help.