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 inner square to cut (r).
the r is the radius of a circle that create the bows
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 Illustrator, it is inevitable that at some point you will have to recreate any logo as a vector file.. i.e. Illustrator, Inkscape or some other vector based ...
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 input the size I want in the dialog.
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 would be meaningless. Doing so would make no sense.
The source of your your confusion is using pixels as a measure of distance. Both indesign and illustrator ...
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 to verify the shape. I've had to do similar things in the past and I've been able to get well within a millimetre of the actual shape.
A couple of tips:
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 individual file.
Select the Artboard Tool (Shift + O) and set the size of the artboard with the toolbar at the top of the workspace to ensure they are all the same ...
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 print size of an image.
Which means PPI is completely irrelevant unless accompanied by physical dimensions. If someone says "Can we have that image in ...
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:
Right of the piece of paper:
Cantaloupe melon (or watermelon)
Take a high resolution photograph and email it to the designer ...
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 will need to be rasterized. But Illustrator doesn't really care about the ppi, it cares about "real" units like the metric and imperial units (e.g. centimeters, ...
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 printer.
If you are using Photoshop you just use a calculator to divide the fraction in this case 3/8 = 0.375 and then add the 115 to find you need to set your ...
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.
Or you could ramp it up a bit
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 value that you wish it to be:
Hit Enter until your changes are applied.
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 different amount of light. Here I lightened the top and darkened the right side (emulating being lit from the upper left).
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, the ppi and the dimensions are intertwined but after that, you can change that in gimp or another aplication like IrfanView.
3) You could try to change the ...
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 for Pixels Per Inch.
The following equation describes the relationship of the image size in pixel, in inches and the pixel-per-inch value that connects both ...
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 ft or 20, or the distance to the wall. It does not change the fact that your projector can only project at its native resolution.
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 post more screenshots but i'm lower than 10 reputation right now.
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 post-it note, ahem metadata, is present image applications revert to 72 PPI. That does not mean the image is not good enough just that nobody bothered to tag ...
The dimensions are variable.
User Joojaa is correct when they say that "You can no way know what size or shape the recipients screen is going to be."
You cannot set any explicit value in your CSS, because if you want to consistently support all browsers, you have no way of knowing what size it's going to be.
I'm going to give you one method, using ...
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 options and see if they work for you, but you can try with "Smart Sharpen"
Here are some video tutorials from the adobe help center to understand a little mor ...
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 the issue you describe.
The "New" icon. Note that the width of strokes of both the rectangle and plus symbol are identical.
The plus symbol is exactly the ...
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 11.69"
So basically, an A4 at 72ppi has a smaller canvas size in pixel dimensions than one at 300ppi. So if your brush is a specific size, it's going to look ...
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 pixels, but add additional pixels around the outside of the image."
You can change the aspect ratio of an image from 3:2 to 4:3 or to 16:9 resulting in a ...
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.
In CSS the padding property specifies how much empty space there has to be between the container's borders and its contents. Sounds pretty close to the result ...
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 automatically with the text no matter the font size. In this example you can edit the line height by adjusting the margin-bottom of each 'li' element. There are many ...
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 means that you need a printed file, so in that case the option to a rasterized file can be from 200 or 300 ppi for a rgb, cmyk or grayscale images to 1200 or 2400 ...