Are they the same typeface?
You may have transformed some of the Type Layers at some point and this may have affected the size that’s being displayed as opposed to the »actual« size.
Well is there any way to make the type layers display the actual size again? Or is it irreversible and it all needs to be done from scratch?
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!
Help how? We fellow users can't fix Photoshop bugs.
A workaround would be to stop using Transform to set the size of your text. Then it will always be accurate.
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 :-(
Is there a way to get Photoshop to correct itself and forget about the Transform change that the type was subjected to.
(Essential clear out the type "memory"?)
This is a big pain in the butt.
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...
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I am having same problem, July 30th, PS6-13.1.2.
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 confirm that the bug has been fixed in Photoshop CC (CS6 still has it). In your case just don't forget to check the DPI in the "Image Size" dialog, that might be the reason.
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!
Is this literally not fixed for Photoshop CC yet? C'mooon.
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.
You doubt it will? What'd you read?
This is literally a horrible bug that team Photoshop needs to address.
BEGIN THE CRUSADE
I have a document that showed the error in CS6, but it showes correct font sizes in CC. This I can live with for now. Still, very annoying.
We were encountering same issue with photoshop CS6 files but when opened in CC it appeared to show correct font size. Odd.
Yeah. This has been plaguing me as well. Working in tiny type incremets isn't exactly efficient for wrokflow. Seems like this fix is on the "ignore" list for the time being. Bummer.
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.
Changed Rulers and Type in Preferences>Units&Rulers to display pixels instead of points and that worked for me.
I had this problem as well while designing mobile.
Then I found the reason and its a simple solution.
Go to Image > Image Size > Resolution
The Resolution for standard web element is : 72 pixels/inch
I had it on 400 px hence the font sizing problems!
Glad its FIXED!
Also to keep the Width and Height same as what you had while changing back to 72 px/inch or else the canvas changes.
I'm having this same problem using CC 2014. There's no scaling, I have two blocks of text side by side both at 10px and one is considerably bigger than the other. Any solutions and suggestions welcome.
This bug just recently started showing up for me in Photoshop CS5. I can't really upgrade because the software is provided by my company.
I design documents with resolution 72 pixels/inch for mobile.
Whenever this bug appears, I check Image > Image Size and, lo and behold, for some reason it changed from 72 pixels/inch to 300 pixels/inch. The font sizing bonanza ensues.
My workaround, which is annoying but doesn't take too long, is to create a new Document with the exact same width and height, and I make sure resolution is set to 72 pixels/inch. I then copy and paste everything from my corrupt document into this new document, and things are back to normal.
To do this quickly:
In the corrupt document, you can select all of the layers, switch to the move tool, hold shift and option(alt) and drag those layers to the new document and everything will be copied into the exact same place in the new document.
If anyone has suggestions for a faster and better way to deal with this bug in CS5, I'm all ears.
Having the same problem! Fix plz!
it seems is that in CS6 when you change your font size using free transform - it "remembers" the original pt size when you select the text itself in a certain way:
I am writing the text in 50 pt size
I duplicated the document and scaled the text using free transform in 150%
now when I click inside the text more than once and select some of the letters or even just move the indicator more than once
it shows me it is still 50pt which is of course not true.
so as it appears photoshop can occasionally give you the text size before you made a transformation
a way to get around that is to click only once and drag through at the same time with the first initial click
now you can see the true font size is 75 pt and not 50 pt.
to contribute to the confusion it appears the font size in the toolbar stays the same "wrong" size so beware of that
and if you want to be really sure you can select just the layer in the layer panel (not the text)
and you will get your "true" font size.
I made the same test in photoshop CC 14.2.1 and it does not act this way but instead it gives you the "true" font size even if you scale it in free transform
and select clicking more than once.
hope this will clarify the matter.
Yes! The problem is the DPI!
One document had 72 DPI, and the other had 22DPI.
This is why the font sizes were so different, even though their appearances the same.
Thank you very much for the help!
One of my grad students was having the same problem as you, and I think we figured it out, at least in Photoshop CS5 for her situation.
For some reason, some of her fonts had became superscripted, irritatingly all of them for some of her images (maybe an inadvertent set of key strokes provided by her toddler). Since 30 point superscript is quite a bit smaller than 30 point regular, this gave two different apparent font sizes. The awful thing is that "superscript" does not show up as a font feature on the tool bar at the top of the Photoshop window. The only way to see it is to go to "Window" then open up the "Character" window. If this is what is causing your issue, then you will see one of the letters depressed near the bottom of the character window.
I experienced the issue as well when I would go back to a document a day later or so my point size may be set to 12pt but I would see 7.47pt and then all my documents would be off. A solution I just found was to change the units of measure from point sizes to pixels and then back to point sizes and it seems to have worked. Please note I have never transformed my text in any of these files.
I was able to fix this simply by updating to CC. I will definitely peruse this thread again if I run across this problem again.
Here how to solve the problem!!
Problem is about Resolution, if you get smaller of bigger size in type tool, be sure that you have the wrong resolution (NOT 72 dpi)
You can see the difference in images bellow.
HOW TO SOLVE : drag layers in new file with the same size and make sure the resolution is 72 dpi! and it's DONE!
(changing the resolution in the same file will just make ALL layers smaller or bigger and don't solve the problem.)
I hope that helps
Using adobe cc updated
First time this happend
You have pixels per inch in one, and pixels per cm in the other...
(72 pixels per cm is 183 pixels per inch)