Making Video or Web Graphics? Measure in Pixels

  • Making Video or Web Graphics? Measure in Pixels
  • Making Video or Web Graphics? Measure in Pixels

Out of the box, Photoshop is set up for a print workflow. This is easy to fix for a video or web workflow with a simple preference change. You can set rulers and other tools to measure using pixels by default (which will make designing for the video screen easier).

  1. Launch Photoshop.
  2. Press Cmd+K (Mac OS) or Ctrl+K (Windows) to open the Photoshop preferences.
  3. Click the Units & Rulers preference group.
  4. Click the Rulers pop-up menu and set it to pixels. Changing to a pixel measurement allows greater accuracy and is more factual for a video workflow. You can now make better judgments when designing for the screen.
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I'm a visual storyteller exploring the fusion of photography and video. I'm also a husband and father.

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