12 Nov '13, 7pm

The elegant solution to designing in relative dimensions on Photoshop.

The elegant solution to designing in relative dimensions on Photoshop.

One of the pain points of retina MacBook Pros is that Photoshop, natively, offers no elegant way to design in relative dimensions, thus 100% 1:1 pixel ratio files look tiny on a retina monitor. My first stab at alleviating the squinting and blurriness was a naive attempt to simply x2 the pixel dimensions of my document (1200px scaled to 2400px). Bottom line: Don't do it! While it gets the job done, the real loss here is Photoshop, natively, doesn't do that great of a job scaling type/patterns/etc up and down. Thus, what was 24px on a retina becomes 12.01px on a non-retina screen, which will drive any designer completely crazy. So what's the solution? Well, thanks to the folks at UI Parade , I did stumble upon an indirect solution. Their plugin, DevRocket , offers magical (+) and (-) buttons that leave nothing to Photoshop's interpretation. This was originally released to f...

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