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    Question File dimensions & zoom levels.

    Recognizing the answer to this might differ depending on the media you're drawing for, but...

    I was wondering what zoom levels people use to paint on? Do you create a huge file (300dpi, 5000x5000 pixels) or just a small one, 1:1 with your screen resolution? Do you zoom out to 50%, or 25%?

    Let's assume this is just for a random idea that you'd like to get out of your brain and onto the screen.

    Just a general idea would be great, as I realize different programs render zoom levels differently (as in: Photoshop has some issues with layer placement on certain zoom levels, and aliasing discrepancies as well)

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    Look, forget all the other questions, I'd just like to know whether you guys zoom in at all when drawing, or try to stay at the same level 100% of the time.

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    Wrong forum to post this in probably - I'd request it be moved.

    You do whatever works basically - if you're just thumbnailing resolution is no big deal. But anything you want to print should be at 300dpi and whatever dimension you want. Pretty much all your work should be at 300dpi just in case.

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    Cheers for answering. And yep, I do get a bit confused every now and then about where to post things.

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    In PS I pretty much always work in 300dpi, no matter what I'm doing. Mostly I'll make a 3x4 scale canvas with the longest side being around 6000 pixels. My zoom level, for the most part, is out enough to view the whole piece. With a canvas that size, and on my screen, that's around 6-8%.

    That's pretty much my standard.

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    Cheers Trace. That's pretty much the type of answer I was looking for

    Much appreciated, and I'm going to give that a go too.

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