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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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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Adobe InDesign 2021- Make images scale proportionately automatically WITHOUT holding Shift

Anyone know how to change the preferences in InDesign so that you do not have to hold down shift when scaling a photo or shapes to make it so that it scales it proportionately? You no longer have 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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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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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?