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Hey Chong
photoshop document/image size wrong
on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:01:49 am

I am making an invitation in PS, (honestly because I know it so much better than ID), which will eventually be printed. I set the canvas and image size to be 5x7, but it is so much larger than that. Resolution is 150px/inch and the width is 750 px and height is 1050px. The inches on my rulers are ridiculously large and not accurate. Is this some sort of simple problem or a PS bug? I'm using CS5.

Thank you!

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Richard Harrington
Re: photoshop document/image size wrong
on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:15:43 am

Right click on ruler and make sure it is set to inches. Check canvas size command and make sure doc is set to right PPI

Richard M. Harrington, PMP

Author: From Still to Motion, Video Made on a Mac, Photoshop for Video, Understanding Adobe Photoshop, Final Cut Studio On the Spot and Motion Graphics with Adobe Creative Suite 5 Studio Techniques

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Christina Rodriguez
Re: photoshop document/image size wrong
on Dec 21, 2010 at 4:38:11 pm

Your file size is not huge.

If you were sending this to a printing press, it would need to be 300dpi (dpi = dots per inch or ppi=pixels per inch)... and CYMK
(which is why Indesign or Illustrator are traditionally used for layout)

If your document is 5 x 7... multiply 5 x 300 = 1500 and 7 x 300 = 2100...

Hence your pixel size would 1500 x 2100.

For desktop printing, 150dpi should be okay, but 200 dpi wouldn't be a bad idea. BUT for text heavy items, 300 dpi would improve legibility.


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