I've been using Photoshop for a long time, but this problem has popped very rarely along the way and some how remedied itself - I'd like to know this time what's causing it, and how to solve it.
I'm in a Photoshop document, and I'm working with two different text areas. Both area registering as 14px in size in the Type menu, and yet, they're radically different in size. One is tiny, whilst the other is at least twice, maybe thrice the size. Why is this happening?
I've checked there's no overlapping text areas and things like that, everything should be fairly normal, it just isn't.
I'm using Adobe Photoshop CS6 v13.1.2 x64 for Mac, running on a Macbook Pro Retina 1.83ghz and 8GB ram
Thanks in advance
I have this same issue, and I'll post process photos for clarification:
Here you can see the font size for this text at 26.14px which is accurate:
When I highlight the text, it changes the value to 5.86px, even though it clearly isn't that small.
This is a serious error since I can't accurately deliver size values to my developer. Please help!
We are having the same font size issue.
It seems to be a CS6 problem, if a PSD was created in an older PS version, thats when you get the two different font sizes.
Selecting the text layer from the Layer pallet should show the true value.
This issue has been going on for over 9 months, still waiting for Adobe to correct this problem :-(
I'm having the same problem. Both texts look the same, but Photoshop says different font sizes. If I change the font sizes that they have the same size in the photoshop dialogue they look different... I think it came from transformation of one of these text-fields. But it's still wrong - same looking text, complete different sizes...
Hi, all! If you are using the Perpetual (non-subscription) version of Photoshop, make sure that you run the updater: http://blogs.adobe.com/photoshopdotcom/2013/06/photoshop-cs6-13-0-5mac -13-0-1-2win-perpetual-license-updates-now-available.html
It's now clear that Adobe is aware of the problem.
No one outside of Adobe can predict what they'll do, but it seems unlikely they'll fix this bug in Photoshop CS6. I'm confident it will be fixed in Photoshop CC 14.x, though.
I had this issue with CS6.
I believe it happens when you Resize the Text using the Resize (CTRL+T). At least that is how I figured out my CS6 was acting up withy Fonts.
I noticed in CC though this issue hasn't occured, yet.
It plagued me in CS6 since day one and pretty much no one seemed to know a fix.
Adobe called this a 'feature', a rubbish one if you ask me.
All has gone back to normal in Photoshop CC.
Shouldn't imagine Adobe will put the man hours in to revert CS6s text editing, not now CC is out.
I would recommend either:
A. Running CS5
B. Upgrading to CC
I've got Photoshop CC, and I've been having this issue. I am NOT resizing using transform - I'm not even changing the font size at all. Rather, I'm dragging one block of type from file A to file B. Both files have the exact same dimension and resolution, but on file A the font size reads 12pt and on file B, it reads 9pt. Even if I create a NEW text block on file B, and set that type to 12pt size, it' BIGGER than the 12pt text from file A. It's pretty obvious that Adobe HAS NOT addressed this bug, even in the current (and freshly updated) Photoshop CC.
I can, in fact confirm, that it has NOT been fixed in PS CC. It is possible there was a patch that fixed the newest version, but my files all created under PS CC, are reoprting incorrect type sizes.
180 files, THOUSANDS of type layers I have to go into and manually update because I changed the file size and resolution and the type DID NOT up-scale to report the correct size. This is a BUG NOT A FEATURE. Never for any reason should this be a feature. Unless you are trying to torture graphic designers.
When I transform type in these files post size/res conversion... I can see it dynamically updating the type size in real-time, and when I change the size of the file or the resolution it is up-scalling accordingly, but somewhere along the line this was broken and the type is not reporting the right size. Just like others here I can type out something at 40 point and it will look exactly like something that did not convert correctly that is reporting 20 point.
Is there a blanket fix for this or am I screwed?
I can also confirm this has still NOT BEEN FIXED in Photoshop CC. It's obviously an error that only some people see, for whatever reason, however there are no solutions for it right now. It's a huge pain and has probably added close to an hour to my day, every day, having to size things using a combination of font-size and line-height.
In response to Noel, I understand the workaround but it's not efficient. Design is about flow, and Adobe, you're seriously messin' with my flow now!
FIX THE ISSUE PLEASE!
Yeah and I doubt it will from what I read a long time back.
There is a trick to it, but now and then if you resize the font with the resize tool that is what causes a lot of issues, then again it can randomly happen as well. I thought for sure I would see it fixed in CC.
Honestly, I was on 'Live Chat' support yesterday for an hour, and then waited on hold for an hour and a half until I just hung up because I assumed noone was going to pick up. What's going on Adobe? Transition to your new 'monthly payment system' and now all of a sudden you don't care about your customers...
Seems to me this bug's been fixed - or at least some parts of it have.
Can you describe exactly how to reproduce it? I just tried using a Transform in Photoshop CC 14.2 and had no problems with disparate sizes.