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Struggling to understand canvas sizes...

Discussion in 'Graphic Design Forum:' started by Feyspire, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. Feyspire

    Feyspire New Member


    I'm a bit confused about canvas sizes and dimensions in general to be honest.

    Why is it that if I select a new A4 document in Photoshop for example (say I want to sketch a new picture), If I use the magnify tool to zoom into to 100% it is so much bigger than A4?

    I assumed that when you zoom in at 100% that this would be the actual size of the document as if looking at in if real life.

    In fact it looks more like real life size at 33.3%

    Hope this makes sense?

  2. @GCarlD

    @GCarlD Well-Known Member

    If you mean it looks more like real life size at 33.3% and not at 100% by you holding up a piece of A4 paper to your screen, then it all depends on your screen size and resolution. Eg. If you are working on a 19-inch screen it will to different to working on a 49-inch screen.

    As with an 800x600 resolution (old school) vs a 1920x1080 resolution
  3. Clipping path house

    Clipping path house New Member

    Your zoom percentage is depend on your monitor size thats all...

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