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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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 ...
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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.
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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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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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document size in Photoshop vs Illustrator

So I am designing an A2 format poster for print... I am much more used to working in Photoshop, so I design almost everything there and just import the .psd to Illustrator afterwards and add text. ...
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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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Rescale EPS According to Text Size

I searched a long time already for an elegant way but couldn't find an option. I am using InDesign CS5 and wanted to know how to scale an EPS (or any other vector-) graphic that I inserted to my ...
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Resize embedded images in Illustrator

Hello I have received an illustrator file from a graphic designer which is nearly a gigabyte large. It has a lot of high resolution tiff files embedded which are overkill for the needed quality, and ...
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Create pdf from Illustrator and retain scale when printing

I have created a pattern in Illustrator CS6 and need to save as a pdf and retain the correct scale. I'm losing 1/16" of a inch all around. How can I resolve this?
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Increase Stroke Weight By Percentage

I know how to increase the stroke weight in Illustrator, but I have custom stroke weight points on an object and I'd like to make the whole object's stroke thicker without losing the customized weight ...
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9-Slice-Scaling in Photoshop

Is it possible to create a 9-Slice-Object within Photoshop? I haven't found that feature yet, and can't find any help through google. Doesn't Photoshop support it?
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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 do I scale up an image in Illustrator to a normal size?

I have an image in Illustrator that I've made, but I made it at 2500% zoom. How do I scale the image back up so that it is normal size when it's at 100% zoom? Or at the very least, how do I export it ...
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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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Photoshop: Transform or Scale layer via keyboard shortcut?

I am looking for a way to scale/transform a Photoshop layer using the keyboard only. Similar to the way this is handled in InDesign would be ideal, with a dedicated keyboard shortcut I can assign (...
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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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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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How do you scale a vector image to equal a measurement in inches?

I need to send a vector file to a textile laser cutter. The image size is 521 pixels, and I'm hoping to create a motif that equals 18.75 inches.
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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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How to scale a web page for different resolutions?

I have a web-page for devices(smartphones/tablets). I have used media queries to make it responsive and have used rem units for all measurements. I have set default html/body font-size:62.5% and then ...
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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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Low vs high pixel dimenion downsampling

If i have two images and one image is 7360 × 4912 and the other 3888 × 2592 and i downscale them both to 3000 px width - does either of the image get downsample differently or would one of them need ...
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Distorted shapes/lines when rescaling - tried previous answers

I am curious as to why when I scale things the general shape changes. The flag in the middle is what I originally started with, and either side is the distorted result of rescaling it. I have read ...
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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: 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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Scale Multiple Paths According to Single Part Dimensions

How can one scale both a rectangle and a circle--both being selected--so that the circle is scaled appropriately according to what I want to specify the rectangle's width to be?
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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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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 ...