Both the transform tool and the move tool have X and Y coordinates as well as height and width pixel values for a selected element. (You have to tap the arrow on the left of the dialog to "slide" the option into view.)
Hi Warunicorn. Thanks, but quite what I'm looking for. I just looked at a photoshop video and what I'm looking for is a ruler that lines along the top and down left side of the open screen . The option to enable the ruler for view is in the View menu and can be set to pixels, cm, or inches. Would the Photoshop Touch ot Express have a View option in the menu bar where a ruler can be enabled?
No, sorry, but I would hang tight; Adobe keeps updating PS Touch, so I wouldn't be surprised to find it in there at some point.
In the meantime, you could use a pixel-to-inches calculator. (I should note: If I recall, unless something's changed, PS Touch treats images at 72 DPI. Keep that in mind when working with images.)
Thanks for the help.
Let me try to explain a little better what I need (just for the sake of explaning), which Touch does not have because they responded to my question. I don't need a converter, what I need is a program which can open a photograph that someone has sent to me, inorder to paint or draw on canvas or paper. I find a pleasing layout of the image, and crop it to the same dimensions or ratio of a canvas, say, 24 " X 36 ". This is where I would need a ruler or scale running along the top and left side of the screen bordering the image. If you have photoshop on your computer you can open a picture and under the View option select ruler if not already done so and you will see a ruler on the two mentioned borders of the picture. I then determine how much bigger the canvas is then the image, say 3 times bigger. I place my cursor on a spot on the image and it gives the distance over and down ...coordinates of that spot.... say 4.5 over and 2.4 down..... I then multiply those values one at a time by the number 3. I go to the canvas and find the new coordinates 13.5 and 7.2 and make a dot. Do that severals times for different spots and then join the dots to help get the shape very accurate...save time trying to get the shapes correct before actual completing the painting.
I use such a program in my home studio but I bought the tablet with the hope of finding an app that could do the same thing so I could travel and still use the above process.
My eyes glazed over at, "ratio of a canvas." <jk>
There isn't an app I could think of offhand that could add rulers for that purpose. I imagine one could get around this by resizing the original image and using that on another layer (like tracing paper)?
Ratio of a canvas..... imagine that I want to paint a picture that is 24" X 36", quite large, from a photo that is say 2" X 3", quite small. They are the same ratios, 24 /36 = 0.666...., 2 / 3 = 0.666...
Suppose the picture I want to use is not of the same ratio as the canvas ( 24 x 36) that I want to use, say 4 " X 9 ", which would have a ratio of 4 / 9 = 0.444...
I need to get my photo that I'm going to use to the same ratio as the canvas that I want to use. ex: 24 x 36. The picture is actually 4 x 9 , 4/ 9 = 0.444..., not the same ratio as my canvas, so I crop the picture using photoshop in a pleasing layout to a ratio that is the same as canvas of 0.666...( I use ratio and proportion calculations to determine this)
Now I can determine how much larger the canvas is than the picture to get the number I use to multiple the coordinates from the picture to get a larger image on the canvas.
Tracing paper would be no good because I am trying to take a small image from a computer screen and place it on large drawing surface.
Too bad that apps don't have the ruler because almost all photo, paint programs for pc's do have this feature.