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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

How to measure things with a ruler: use a ruler Your object is made from squares and circles. Measure the width and height of the object, measure the inner square Measure the distance from the ...
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Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo?

Photoshop is a bad place to start. It's not a matter of "people thinking" it's better to use Illustrator, it's really the only way to ensure you create a proper file for a logo. If you fail to use ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

You are exporting at 300 ppi which is more for printing, for screens, I believe that the number is generally 72 ppi. I personally would just use Save for Web (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S) and then manually ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

There is no such thing as a 300PPI image PPI is not an inherent property of an image. There is no such thing as a 300PPI image, or a 72PPI image. PPI is just a useful measurement for determining the ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

get a piece of millimeter paper, put your shape onto it and scan the pile. Orient the symmetry axles of your shape along the grid as accurately as possible. Add also major diameters as numbers.
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Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign - placed image different dimensions and resolution

There is no document ppi setting for illustrator. There is just a target setting for continious rasterisation. Neither illustrator nor indesign have a seting for the resolution of the document as it ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

Attach some tape to the piece of paper and stick it to a sturdy desk so it is oriented upright. Next to it place the following items: Left of piece of paper: Pea Dime (standing) Golf Ball Right ...
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Giving measurements of an irregular shaped piece of paper

Either scan or photograph the cutout shape next to a ruler. Any designer worth the title will be able to redraw the shape from that and then send you back a file that you can print out at 100% scale ...
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Exporting various icons at the same size from Illustrator

One way you can go about exporting these icons at the same size is to create multiple, equal dimension artboards and move each icon to its own space. From here you can export each artboard as an ...
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Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign - placed image different dimensions and resolution

Just adding to Joojaa's answer because it might not be so easy to understand: The ppi setting in Illustrator is used as a default when you rasterize effects or stuff you created IN Illustrator that ...
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How to read trim dimensions (115 3/8”w x 38”h)?

Well you might not want to use Photoshop but regardless that means 115 inches + 3/8's of an inch is the width, and 38 inches is the height. As far as if that's the Trim or whatnot, you'd have to ask ...
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How to make logo more 3D while flat?

I think by tweaking the screen values to simulate natural light falling on an extruded bevel and adding "shadow" will add a bit of depth. I've enlarged the "C" to make the shadow illusion work better. ...
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Change dimensions of shape by pixels in Photoshop CS6

Easy one. Enter Free Transform mode (Edit > Free Transform or CMD+T) and, at the top of your window, you will see these boxes: Where you see "100%" in the width and height, simply enter the pixel ...
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How to make logo more 3D while flat?

Based on your comment that you are trying to accentuate the illusion that it's a 3D cube, I think what you need to do is light it as you would a cube...meaning each side of the cube would be getting a ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

The fundamental issue You want to know what width and height your image has to be, measured in pixels. The PPI value (or DPI, if used interchangeably) can help you determine this. It literally stands ...
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Changing the DPI of Inkscape’s PNG export

1) If you want a file 1920x1080 px, the ppi is TOTALLY irrelevant, because you want it for an electronic medium. 2) In the case of the export focus on the pixel size. Yes, on the moment of the export,...
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Designing a backdrop for a projector

Simple. See the specs for your projector. If it is a FullHD (1920x1080px), make your file FullHD. If it is only HD (1,280x720px) make your image HD. It does not matter if the image projected is 1 ...
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How to set the export dimensions in Illustrator?

While exporting: Click "use artboards" before you click the save button Otherwise it will export the total range of space you have (in total). Notice the preview thumbnail in the below examples. I'd ...
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DPI Vs. PPI Vs. Image dimension, what should be taken to consideration?

It is just a conversion factor and only comes to play if you print your image. Think of it as a post-it note attached to the image saying: "Could you please print this image as x units wide". When no ...
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Changing the DPI of Inkscape’s PNG export

Inkscape 1.0 supports this now here... File → Export PNG image → Advanced → pHYs dpi setting
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How Do I Resize An Image Without Ruining Text?

Probably the imgur resizing algorithm includes a sharpen function. Try aplying some sharpening yourself. Menu > Filter > Sharpen There are several filters you can use, so try them with the default ...
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Sizing “symbols” inside icons

Best if you were to try to visualize these I think. Here I did a quick mock up. Obviously these might not be the same as your icons, but the issues will be similar. Anyway, this is how I might handle ...
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Why does an A4 canvas look larger on the screen at a higher resolution?

It's because . . . A4 at 72ppi is 595px x 842px A4 at 300ppi is 2480px x 3508px The number of pixels in the width/height is determined by number of inches multiplied by the PPI. A4 is 8.27" x 11....
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What's the opposite of cropping an image?

Theoretically you can't "uncrop" an image. That would entail pulling image data out of thin air. As far as I'm aware, there is no direct opposite term for "crop" - as in a term to mean "keep existing ...
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What's the opposite of cropping an image?

I'd call that padding, in that you pad your logo with some empty space. Much like you pad fragile contents of the box with protective soft (but otherwise useless) material to avoid getting it damaged. ...
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Choosing an appropriate font weight and line height

This may depend on what you're trying to create. If you're looking to have text next to an icon–You may consider using list items with the icons as custom bullets. This would center the image ...
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Exporting hi-res png with small dimensions at exact size

To give the best possible quality file, and the exact size you have to send a vector based file. Svg or a pdf file (converted to curves or nodes) are two good options. Asking a specific size in mm ...
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What should the dimensions be for a "coming soon" page?

First of all, creating a "coming soon" page might not be a good idea at all. We have a discussion about whether or not they are helpful which I hope you read and consider the arguments. If you still ...

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