Photoshop elements type tool problem


I have created a number small picture files (90x22) in photoshop elements with text in them at size pt 8.  At this size a 7 letter word, for example, would more or less fill the space.  Howwever all of a sudden when I do exactly the same thing pt 8 font size is now at least half the size.  To achieve the same thing I now have to use font size 18.  This has happened over the space of an hour and I have made no other changes... so what has happened???

Many thanks

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Is this the same graphic? If not, is the resolution different between the two images? That will affect font sizes.

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David BruggeCommented:

I agree with thinkwell, the only way that I can reproduce your results is to change the image resolution.
For instance: if I start with a canvas that is 90 pixels wide and 22 pixels high at a resolution of 225 dpi, then typing seven letters (abcdefg) in Arial type at 8pt just fills the space.

If I open a new canvas that is 90 pixels wide and 22 pixels high but this time at 100 dpi and again type abcdefg at 8pts it takes up less than half the space. I have to increase the point size to 18 points to fill the whole canvas at this resolution.

I believe that thinkwell is suggesting that somehow, the resolution of your images got changed.

Off the top of my head, the only way that I can think of to change the resolution with out your realizing it is if you used the crop tool and it was set at a different resolution than what you are working at.

I've had this happen to me before for no apparent reason... a simple fix is to press alt+ctrl+I (or go Image->Image Size) and change your resolution to whatever you want... 72dpi is standard for web graphics.
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Wooky JackCommented:

did these suggestions help you or can you enlighten how things have gone?
Wooky JackCommented:
is the problem still an issue?

David BruggeCommented:
give points to thinkwelldesign - first and best answer
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