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Emily Bieman
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How can I read font in Photoshop and Bridge CS5 (illustrator is big enough)

Apr 12, 2013 10:30 PM

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Photoshop font size in Windows 8 - HOPELESS ADOBE.jpg

 

I have upgraded my PC to windows 8, and now Font size is  about size 2 - I can not read the font, this is a huge problem. HUGE. I have managed to get Microsft help via phone, they suggest reducing the screen resolution, but this makes everything BLURREY, so that is not an option when working with Graphics.

I really need a solution to this??

 
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    Apr 13, 2013 2:10 AM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    In Preferences > Interface > UI Text Options > UI Font Size > Large <== (from the dropdown menu):

     

    Ps_CS5_prefs_interf_dialbox.png

     

    Try reading the Help files to become better acquainted with the application.

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 4:59 AM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    There's little difference between these settings. Your solution until a future Photoshop has a more flexible interface with regard to screen pixel density is to use a monitor (or multiple monitors) with larger pixels than your present one.

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 11:48 AM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    That is not a normal Photoshop preferences dialog.

    Something on your system is changing the way UI elements are drawn, and is probably affecting the font size as well.

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 2:10 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Fix it by turning off or removing whatever you added to your system to change the way applications draw their UI.

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 4:43 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Whoever built the computer may have well installed something else on it.

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 4:44 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    That's just speculation on my part, by the way.  I'm not a Windows 8 user.

     
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    Apr 13, 2013 11:13 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Hi, Emily!

    So, you used Photoshop on the very same machine?but just Windows has been changed?

     

    What is the screen size?

    Could you post the contents of help> system info...?

     
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    Apr 16, 2013 5:12 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Again:  you are showing a system problem, not an application problem.

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 5:50 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    I deleted my reply because I mistakenly thought you were using OS X.

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 5:51 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Emily Bieman wrote:

     

    Correction to that last response, after doing screen shots with all font sizes chosen, I note there is a SLIGHT difference in the font in the dialog box, but not the interface ontop of the screen, : ie FILE, EDIT, IMAGE, LAYER ect, accross the top of the screen.

    When I say slight, it was so slight I could not notice it until I zoomed in on my screen shot.

     

    If you have 20/20 vision, yet still are looking at these tiny fonts, it is doing your eyes harm, you are straining your eyes each time you work in photoshop, thus damaging your eyes.

     

    I can't beleive I am the only person that seems to be concerned about this

     

    Like I said in reply #3, get a monitor with larger pixels.

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:14 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Point being that 1920 x 1200 on a 27" monitor makes for a really big pixel to display resolution. 1920 x 1200 on a 14" monitor and one would need a powerful magnifying glass just to see menu items darn near.

     

    What size of monitor?

     

    Mike

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 6:22 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    Emily, you're stating the quantity of pixels is 1920 x 1200. That says nothing about the size of the pixels. If your screen's pixels are too small for comfort then you need a monitor with larger pixels regardless of how many pixels there are.

     
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    Apr 19, 2013 7:55 PM   in reply to Emily Bieman

    You showed a dialog that isn't drawing correctly, regardless of font size.

     

    Something on your system is messing up the way applications draw their UI.

    You need to figure out what you changed or what you installed, and fix it.

     
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