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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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Scale object to column width in indesign script

we have a repetitive task, distributing a logo to the top left of the margin and scaling this to the first column (X columns defined). Is there a script or perhaps point me in the direction of ...
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Scaling up using ISO page sizes

I have an A3 document with a map that is at a 1:1000 scale (its the only one I have). How would I scale it down to 1:500 to print on an A1?, because that is the outcome I want an 1:500 scale of the ...
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How to make a part of a shape to have a specific width, while preserving the overall ratio?

As shown in the image, I have a blue phone icon, and I wish to have the width of the handset (red line) to match the width of the white rectangle (yellow line). How can I do this, while preserving the ...
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How can I eliminate distortion of stroked object when numerically scaling in AI?

I have been using AI for 25 years, and this problem only recently presented itself: when numerically scaling an object that has a stroke, the object ends up distorted. I’ve found that the object’s ...
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Scaling down Stroked lines

I have several lines and arcs with different Strokes and want to scale down all objects similarly. When I select and Shift+Drag, all objects scaled down but lines Strokes. How can I change scale of ...
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Apply a script to all selected layers in Photoshop

I have a script modified from here: specific resize layer action Which will resize a selected layer to fit within 300px (I tweaked it to check if width or height are bigger, and scale accordingly) Is ...
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Inkscape : scale and rotate image according to 2 points / set fixed point when scaling

Short version : I have to points (nodes), A and B, on one layer. I have a scanned drawing (picture) with the same 2 points (A' and B'). How can I scale and rotate the picture such that A and A' (and B ...
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How do I print this PDF with the A1 dimensions?

https://jordanm.co.uk/downloads/LifeCalendar.pdf I have to print the above PDF for an assignment. When I download the PDF and look at the properties, 420 × 594 mm (portrait) is stated. I want an A1 (...
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Should Arabic fonts be upscaled to account for diacratics

Arabic fonts tend to appear smaller than Latin fonts because of the vertical space taken up by diacratics. This is especially noticeable when typesetting the Quran, which has much more of these than ...
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Stretch font vertically/horizontally whilst conforming to curve in Photoshop CS6

So I'm trying to make my text shorter (less height), but transforming it won't do since it would warp the curvature of the text as well. Example:
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Inkscape: Document Settings Scale and Default Document Settings

Inkscape's default scale of "0.039370" is throwing off measurements when I use the Add-Ruler feature. Is there a way to make the default setting always set to "1.0" when I open any ...
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Is there a way to do a contraction offset on a shape in Photoshop without rasterizing it?

So... say I start out with a simple Shape. (I mean this like a literal, vector Shape, with the capital S. With the grip points. It's important that I wind up with one in the end, too) Now, I want to ...
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Building a to-scale illustration to print

I have some wooden cut out panels. I need to build an exact scale plan of them in illustrator or photoshop, so that I can create some artwork to be printed on vinyl. I don’t have a scanner, and the ...
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Does image quality reduce everytime I scale an image up and down using transform tool in Photoshop cc?

I don't use photoshop often but am not clear on image resizing. I am wanting to make a photo collage of images similar to the below. I will need to play around with scale a bit using the transform ...
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Photoshop: How to match scale of the same object in two images with different dimensions?

How to match scale of the exact same object that appears in 2 images with different dimensions? Let me explain my use case: There once was a hi-res photo of a Cat (original) Someone cropped it (image ...
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Scale an object to real dimensions using a reference line

I have a reference line retrieved from a raster image in the background that I know in real life measures 10 mm (l_ref). I want to scale the whole picture so that everything has real dimensions. I use ...
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Illustrator Scale Thickness Weight of Path Object for Icon Design

i have a Compound Path in Illustrator, that needs to be scaled in line thickness/weight without changing outer Bounds. This Path was initially created by outlining a simple stroke. The Path consists ...
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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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Repeated scale/zoom by small % creates cross/seam at center. How to mitigate?

I'm trying to process an image iteratively. I have an order of operations, specifically a series of effects. This process loops until I'm satisfied with the result. To showcase how the process ends up ...
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Duplicate shape and scale from centre illustration CS6

I am using illustrator CS6 and was wondering if there is a way to duplicate a shape while scaling a shape down to the centre? For example I am making a donut so I want to create a smaller circle in ...
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Resize wallpaper to desired size without changing the aspect-ratio

I want an image of size 4551x8001 px to turn into 16:9 format, i thought scaling would work, but it just stretches the image. How can achieve this? Changing the size leads to the gray boxes ...
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How can a selection be upscaled in GIMP (without upscaling a layer or canvas)?

When using GIMP's scale option on a selected image, the entire layer is scaled. Canvas scaling also scales the layer (along with all layers). There are also Transform tools that can scale, ...
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Scaling Image Down in GIMP Destroys Quality

I have a 6000 x 6000 pixel scan of artwork that I need to scale down to about 1180 x 1180 pixels to be printed. However, no matter how I scale down this piece of art, the quality is substantially ...
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Fully stretching pattern

I defined a simple pattern that consists just of vertical lines that repeat with a specific distance. Now I want these lines to always stretch from the top to the bottom of the element that uses it as ...
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Placing image to a set scale illustrator CS6

I'm following a tutorial using a later version of illustrator but I've noticed that they have a feature similar to InDesign where you can click and drag out the image to the scale you want when ...
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Is it possible to scale whole design based on a key object in illustrator?

Is there a easy way to scale this "truck" based on the size of the wheeles (just for illustration purposes? Let's just say I know that the size of the front wheele should be exactly 30cm in ...
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On Display Resolutions, Scale and Layout in Windows 10

On my last project I was designing a website in Figma and I realized there is a problem I was not so aware of. In Windows 10, at the Display Settings, there is an option for Display Resolution, this ...
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In Photoshop - how to Export As webP format in different scales

Until today, when I wanted to export image in few scales I would: File -> Export -> Export As -> then add the sizes I want and select the format (png, jpg, etc..) and click Export All Now I ...
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How to increase the maximum scale of the Photoshop filter (glass filter)

I applied Glass Filter (from PS "Filter Gallery") to a layer. But because I am working on a 4000x4000px document, I need a bigger scale than 200% which is the maximum I can set. How to ...
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I can't print an AutoCAD document with the original size

When I try to print an AutoCAD design on A4 paper, it doesn't get like the original size, for example my design 13×23 when I print it is like this: I hope someone experienced will answer my question.
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How to freeze part of an object when scaling in Sketchup?

I have an object that represents a board with a 1/2" tenon on the ends. If I scale the board by changing the length, the 1/2" tenon changes length. Is there a way to change the length of the ...
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Inkscape - Concentric closed paths?

In inkscape I can draw a circle. If I want a bigger circle centred around it like an outline I can just hold down the shift and ctrl keys and I'll get concentric circles. This works because obviously ...
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Illustrator, Copy & Scale to create repeating pattern

I'm trying to create a repeating pattern of objects that scale and rotate to create something similar to the peacock design within the circle in this Alphonse Mucha Illustration, Is there any way to ...
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How can I resize Pixelart so that every pixel mentains its correct width and height

As example, this example here. Every pixel is taking a 5x5 grid. The selected image in there is 75x75 pixels tall. Now what I did is that I took the 100% and changed it to 80%, 60% and so on, which ...
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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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Why would you not scale down pages for digital proofing?

I read a good book on DTP. The author stated, that one should not scale down the pages for digital proofing. (To cut costs). Instead he advises, that one should pick the most significant fragments of ...
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Design size vs. actual size on Ilustrator

I don't know anything about Illustrator and I need help. If I want to design something big, may be a 24x36 inches, do I have to set the document size to that size? Can I make the board smaller but ...
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Display AutoCAD drawing with True scale

I am trying to view a Wiring diagram with True scale in a 65-inch display. With the help of view11 add-on file for AutoCAD, I am able to set the drawing to 1:1 scale relative to the display size. But ...
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Illustrator linked image scale is off?

I just placed a large image (6016x4016px) into my illustrator doc. Artboard is 3000x3000px, and both the illustrator doc and my placed image are 150ppi. However, when I check out the image's info in ...
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scale by specific dimensions - illustrator transform effect

Is there a way to use transform effect to scale to a specific measurement instead of percentage? I have ran into this thread but it talks about the "transform each" tool and not the transform effect ...
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Inkscape: Is there a way to unstretch / undistort text?

I'm working on an svg where all the text got condensed by someone scaling a bunch of items nonproportionally. All the text is still text and editable. Is there a way to select the text items and have ...
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View size is not correct while working on Illustrator?

I'm on CC 23.1. Here's the "preview" when I'm working on Illustrator, Zoom 100%: But once I export on SVG (and I open on other software, or browser Chrome), here's the result: It's clearly scaled!!!...
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How to tell Photoshop to treat layer as a Vector graphic? [duplicate]

I have a 48*48 png file that I'm trying to scale up. Even though I converted it to a Smart Object, when I scale it up, Photoshop mixes the color of adjacent pixels to make more pixels for the ...
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How strict do you use type scales?

Whenever I'm designing a website I usually choose my font sizes on intuition. However I would like to start using typographic scales in my designs to create more consistency throughout all pages. But ...
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Scale object from a direction in Sketch

When I currently scale objects they always scale from the top left. Is there a way to set a different scaling starting point, like for example in Illustrator?
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Specifying size of printed image by certain element in picture?

I have the scan of a technical drawing. When I print out the image, it does not have the original dimensions. I therefore want to scale and print the image in such a way that a certain line in the ...
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Set scale of object by giving distance between two points in 3D?

Is there any 3D modeling program (Blender, Meshmixer, etc.) that has this function: Select two points Give the program a dimension Program will scale entire model proportionally, so that the distance ...
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Is it a better way to design at small dimensions (say 12x16 inches instead of 36x48 inches) for print?

One of my lengthy question was marked duplicated because there were too many confusions. I believe it was clearly not a duplicate. My doubt is totally different and it is not answered there. So I'm ...
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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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