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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Inkscape: scale with keep aspect ratio as default?

I know that I can keep aspect ratio when scaling images by pressing the Ctrl key. But I really don't like this default. Is there a way to modify inkscape, to make scale and keeping aspect ratio the ...
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Illustrator: Resize Artboard With Objects Inside

I've been looking everywhere, and cannot find my answer so I wanted to ask here. I know how to re-size my artboard in Illustrator and all that, but I cannot get my artboard to re-size with objects ...
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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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Scale and proportion with typography

I was recently watching a Lynda.Com video about color and scale in relation to typography. At the end of the course, the instructor challenged the viewer to create a travel poster in 20 minutes using ...
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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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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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Exponential/logarithmic scaling in Illustrator?

Given a flat object in Illustrator, how can I scale it along the X or Y axis so that it stretches in an exponential fashion? That means that the center barely is stretched, but the outer extents ...
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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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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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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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Which software can produce drafting scale line diagrams

Which software can be used to draw lines at exact measurements? I am looking for a tool which could be used for example to draw a top down view of the turning circle for a car. The drawing would ...
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How can I best represent scaling when painting?

I want to add a scale to a drawing without putting an object for scale in it. I have no problem showing the scale of an object by putting something like a human or a banana next to it, but how can I ...
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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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Standard logo dimensions and format?

Are there any standards I should know about when designing a logo? I'm making a website for someone, I've gotta pretty kick-ass logo design going but I'm constantly redoing it when I have to resize it ...
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In Illustrator, how do I set my file at 10% scale?

I have a large print job. The design is sized at 36" by 72" with 1" bleed. The printer is asking that I set the file at 10% scale. How do I do that???
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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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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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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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100% document scale in InDesign

How can I setup actual 100% document scale in InDesign? I'm working on a document for web and I need to everything as is. It looks like that InDesign calculates scale based on 72 PPI yet my monitor ...
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Stroke doesn't scale proportionately when entering new size via keyboard

I'm using Illustrator CC and I have a logo which has a stroke around part of it. I want to resize the logo while scaling the stroke proportionately. Yes, I know that question has been asked and ...
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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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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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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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How to re-size images taken with Print Screen while keeping the original aspect ratio?

Say for instance I have pressed Print Screen and cut the following image: Now I wish to scale this down to about 338 width and 338 px height. However when I do this in Paint (I know, noob program) I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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GIMP Scaling Groups of layer masks

Using GIMP it's possible to link a number of layers together and scale them together. However I have about 5 layers each with a layer mask that fit together - I would like to scale these together with ...
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Specified resizing in Illustrator

I'm just wondering: This is the size of the group. I want to resize the rectangle and the Q in the same time, but I want to give a specified size for the rectangle that the q can follow. For ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scale text in Illustrator

I have a layer of text in illustrator. All text has a fill and an outline stroke. However, all text/words are different font size. i want to scale all text by 33% for example. I have tried, select a ...
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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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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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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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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: