new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

displaying print size on your screen in photoshop

want to get a preview of what your image will look like, full size?  you've got to fix your photoshop!
  1. start a new document by going to file > new
  2. set width = 10cm (or, say, 6 inches... you pick) and height, whatever.
  3. go to view > print size.
  4. get out a ruler, and measure the width of your document on your screen. for example, let's say you measured 7.5cm (or 4.5 inches).
  5. divide your document's width by the measured width... for example, 10/7.5 = 1.33 (or 6/4.5 = 1.33).
  6. go to edit > preferences > units & rulers and you should see an area named new document preset resolutions. under that, the second field is named screen resolution which most probably has a value of 72. multiply this value by the result above, for example, 72 * 1.33 = 95.76.  round that off to an integer.  in this case, we get 96.
  7. delete the 72 and type in 96.
... and you're done!

from now on, your print size should be correct -- yay!

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