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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

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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Why do some fonts have em dash not equal to 1 em and an en dash not equal to 1 en

Font designers are free to do whatever they want for whatever reason they want. They do not have to follow rules and conventions if they do not want to. Why they would do so is a question you must ask ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Illustrator: Export for Screens dimensions off by 1 pixel and exporting with poor image quality

Your graphics are exporting with an extra pixel because your artboard position has a decimal in it. To check this, go to Window -> Properties. Select the artboard tool (Shift+O). To fix this, just ...
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Changing the DPI of Inkscape’s PNG export

No, you can't. In Inkscape, DPI box on the Export window refers to actual pixels. and you can't decouple it from pixel size. The fact that the option is on the export window has always confused me (...
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Photoshop file dimensions for touch screen

Short answer: Yes your document should be 1920 x 1080 (I can't think of a longer answer for this cause I don't know what else is needed) What I wanted to dig into is that 5000:1 cause I have a hunch ...
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Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo?

A couple of quick ideas: use Illustrator and thank us later. this also takes 'dimensions' out of the equation since vector logos can have any dimension a business card works with any possible logo ...
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Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo?

I would not design a logo with either a specific proportion or dimension in mind. There are countless possibilities for where a logo can end up that I would say it is pointless to assume that your ...
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Why does an A4 canvas look larger on the screen at a higher resolution?

On 300 ppi a 72 pixel brush will take 1/4 of an inch. While in 72 ppi it will take one inch. So Photoshop show that difference accordingly. The length and width of your artwork is fixed. It's ...
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InDesign: change dimensions of mulitple objects

Well, there is an option... Choose one of the rectangles and set the width and height on the Control palette. Then, select other rectangles and choose Object => Transform Again => Transform Sequence ...
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Should I focus on dimensions or proportions, when creating a logo?

Craig, I see you're struggling with the various answers because you feel like you're not being heard. Here's the issue: You're going at this backwards. With the above in mind, I am under the ...
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Designing backdrops at reduced file size

Illustrator is a vector editor, which means there is not limit to how much it can be scaled. Therefore, you can, in theory, design it at 1/1000000th of the ratio and then just export it at desired ...
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Illustrator shapes differ in size based on color

If the objects are reported as the same size in the Transform or Info panels then any variation is due to ..... Anti-aliasing White object on top of Black In order to put a white object on top of ...
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PLEASE HELP making a file with the most insane dimensions I have ever seen

Stop using the wrong tool. Use Illustrator first. Ask for a PDF file of that blueprint. If it is drawn correctly that file IS your template. Just remove the lines you do not actually need. Define a ...
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