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David Carden
Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 5, 2010 at 6:26:02 pm

I'm working on an image that's 2000x2000 but when I try to add text it appears way too small than it should. Even at size 1296pt the font appears to be barely normal size.
I'm working on Photoshop CS4 on a Mac.


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Theo van Laar
Re: Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 6, 2010 at 8:03:08 pm

You say that your picture is 2000 x 2000. But What? Are this pixels?
If I make a new document with the size of 2000 x 2000 pixels and add a text in Comic Sanse with the size of 1296pt, it doesn't fit on the document...




Theo


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David Carden
Re: Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 6, 2010 at 8:46:51 pm

Yes, it was 2000x2000 pixels, and the text was still only that big at 1296.


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Theo van Laar
Re: Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 6, 2010 at 10:12:33 pm

And did you select the text before you changed the size of the font?

Theo


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David Carden
Re: Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 6, 2010 at 10:51:25 pm

when i first use the text tool, it's already on 12pt, but when i type I barely even see the text. It's maybe one or two pixels tall on my monitor. Weird!


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Theo van Laar
Re: Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 7, 2010 at 9:50:21 am

First select the text tool. Next select the text. Then change the font size to 150pt and see what happens...

Theo


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Paul Roper
Re: Text Too Small even at 1296pt
on Dec 21, 2010 at 7:23:41 am

A fairly belated response, but...

It's probably your resolution:

When printed out, 1296 pt type should be about 18 inches high (depending on the typeface/weight, etc.), but if your resolution (image size) is something crazy like 10 dpi, then the type would appear tiny, because if you printed out a 2000pixel-high image at 10dpi, it would be 200 inches tall, so 1296pt type would, rightly, be tiny in comparison to the whole image.

Check your image size, make sure 'resample image' is OFF, then change the resolution to something more cromulent to match your final output - maybe 300dpi for print, or something in the region of 100dpi for video (not that the resolution - dpi - matters one iota in video - it just makes it easier to get predictable results when setting type in points!) One of my 'pet hates' is people saying "it's for video, so make it 72dpi". It depends how big yer telly is!


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