Wednesday, April 6, 2011

COOL FEATURE #10: how to tell the REAL size of a font/picture

Not sure if a font is going to be too small (or too big) when you publish?  Not sure if you've made a picture so small that you can't tell who is in it any more?  Or wondering if that picture is plenty big and you might as well shrink it down so you can fit another picture on the page?

When you're working in Studio, it's very convenient to be able to zoom in on any object.  It's easier on the eyes. But sometimes you might not be able to tell clearly when something is too big or too small.

Here's a trick:  Above your project, in the middle, there are zoom buttons.  The magnifying glass with red makes you zoom out.  The magnifying glass with green makes you zoom in.  Between the two is a slider bar which you can slide up or down to zoom in or out.  If you drag that arrow on the slider bar, it will tell you if you're looking at your project at 85% or 150%.  Drag it until it says 100% (or something close), and then you will be able to get a better idea of exactly how big something is going to be when it's printed!

Cool Feature, huh?