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Try using patterns. For your example of a square: Draw your initial square and marquee-select a smaller square that includes the top and left sides only. Then select Edit > Define Pattern... and save your pattern with a name. Next, marquee-select the area that you wish to fill. Then select Edit > Fill... , choose Use: Pattern and select your square ...


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Other then dragging guides down from a ruler, you can go to the "New Guide" function in Photoshop. I'm using CS 6, just so you know. This is where you can find the function. Click it, and a box will appear. From there, just put in where you need the guide and what direction you want it in, click "Ok" and you should be good to go!


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With Indesign open but no document open go to Preferences > Units & Increments and set the drop down menus to Millimeters. Indesign will then use MM as the default. This won't change existing documents, but it will change any new document.


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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


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Simply enter the number of pixels in the measurement fields, with the Artboard Tool selected... (You need first select the Artboard Tool to see the measurement fields in the Control Bar.) You can insert any number and any measurement system and Illustrator will honor it. 1000px, 1000pt, 1000p0, 100", 1000cm, 1000mm, etc. You can also do the same thing in ...


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Millimeters, inches, centimeters, picas.. all do not translate universally to pixel sizes. Pixels are not a physical object, there's no measured size for a pixel. Physical measurements only relate to printed materials, never anything on screen. You need to ask your client if a pixel size is acceptable. Perhaps show him/her what 71mm would be at 72ppi (...


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The difference isn't anything specifically to do with a lower case "L" and capital "i", but all captials and ascenders. The short answer is they align to different metrics. There is a "Cap height" that all capital letters align to and an "ascender line" that ascenders align to. You can see some basic font metrics, including the difference in cap and ...


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This took about an hour to write, one step at a time: Handle either one single item, or a selection of items. Loop through the single path (for a simple object) or through all component paths (for a compound object) and gather all anchor points into a single array. Test every point against every other. I've thought about it and I don't think there is clever ...


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Because you are working with mm units, and the PPI uses imperial units. Because if you have exact mm you need to have halved pixels, which you can not, so the number is rounded to its nearest pixel count. Let me do some math for you. 2.5 / 2.54 = 0.984 inch. 0.984 inch x 300 ppi = 295.275 px.


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For general eyeballing it.....if you select both object, the bounding box encompasses both. Use the handled on the bounding box to place guides. There's your center point. For precision, select the objects and note the W and H measurements in the Info Panel. 122.394 x 50.579 in this case Select the top, leftmost object. Then choose Object > Transform ...


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If you are attempting to create a grid just for your benefit while designing, there's an extension named GuideGuide that will do this efficiently. If you need the grid to be part of the design, I'd recommend creating a line using the marquee tool and then duplicating it as many times as you need, then using the Layer >> Distribute options to get them ...


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"Points" in typography e.g. in Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop etc are "PostScript points" and, helpfully, they're a unit Google converts on searches like points to mm or mm to points. Has to be points or postscript points, not pts or anything involving software names. One point is 0.352777778 millimetres. One millimetre is 2.83464567 PostScript points....


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I work for a group called Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (alcoa.ca) — we were looking into design issues affecting websites and found this site to be very helpful: http://www.nia.nih.gov. Regarding print, the stronger the contrast the better. For type size, we use 12/14pt for body text, nothing lower (footers/headers, footnotes are 10/12pt). I ...


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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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would this work for you? open Document Info Panel, select Objects. Right at the top you'll see the length of the selection.


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Control-Click or Right-click the Rulers at the edge of the window (View > Rulers > Show Rulers) and pick whatever measurement system you want.


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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: Two ...


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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 of the piece of paper: Tangerine Apple Tennis ball Basketball Cantaloupe melon (or watermelon) Take a high resolution photograph and email it to the designer ...


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Gap Tool Select the Gap Tool. Mouse over the gap you want to measure. Read the distance in the Control panel.


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Books for electronic devices are typically sold with reflowable text. I suggest you look into how to build an ePub. I suggest this because your are not allowed to sell or offer PDF format on iBooks Since you have mentioned possible building for android I would advise reflowable and not fixed. Fixed layout ebooks are developed based on the devices ...


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Under the "view" tab New Guide layout this will open a new window Preset - you can save, load & create a guide layout to use over and over again check or uncheck columns or rows depending on your needs I suggest having "preview" checked Number = The number of guides you desire Width = The distance between the generated guides Gutter = the space between ...


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Place the guide at your starting point, adjacent to the edge of the object you'd like to move it away from. Make sure lock guides is off. Click the guide, hit Enter on your keyboard. In the move dialog type the distance you'd like the guide to move either vertically or horizontally. Bing! You're done.


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File > Document Setup > Units Changing the value here will change the units used by your artboard(s).


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Draw a line , or any object, at the edge of the object. Then use Object > Transform > Move to move the line the distance you want. Then use View > Guides > Make Guides to make the line a guide. With Illustrator any path can be made into a guide. So basically just create objects and then turn them into guides. In fact, if you have an existing ...


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I would do similar to what Joonas said in comment. Guide to bottom edge of one object (obj 1), guide to top and bottom of the next object (obj 2). Draw a rectangular marquee from bottom edge of obj 1 to the top edge of obj 2 then drag the marquee so the top of the marquee is at the bottom edge of obj 2. Drag a guide down. Repeat. Might need to switch ...


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Ink is a free plugin that will provide spec documentation for your Photoshop document. It provides layer measurements, text formatting, and layer style information with the option of turning any or all of these on and off. To install, download and run the Ink plugin from the link above. Once installed, reopen Photoshop and open the extension by going to ...


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There's this Photoshop script that is free, called Pixelmeasure. It's not as complete as SpecKing, you will need to first make a selection and then run the script to get the measurements. If you have ever done site mockups in Photoshop and needed to mark these with pixel measurements you know what an incredibly tedious task this can be. I went ...


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1 pt is equal to 0.08333 picas 0.01389 inches 0.3528 mm (millimeters) one nice feature in basically all of adobe's software is that it can do those conversions for you. You can simply type in any of the unit of measure and it will even do basic math for you too like +2mm


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What your client means is that the logo you create has to be scalable. So you are not supposed to use raster graphics, as they would lose quality when you resize them. Because you are using Illustrator, if you created your logo with vectorial tools (drawing your shapes, for example), that should be enough. As long as your client has access to the original ...


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Simply put the computer has no idea how big your screen is. 100% zoom does not really mean anything meaningful*. You can tell the computer how big your monitor actually is but this is a bit unreliable and has some side effects in other software. So simply the computer is showing how big the relative ruler is. There is also no guarantee that the printer is ...


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