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Why are the ruler marks so hard to see?

Participant ,
Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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My eye sight is good, by why are the ruler marks so hard to discern in Photoshop now? Dragging out my guides once was effortless and easy - now I can barely see the location markers in the ruler (that light color on the dark gray - seems like the markers are small or very thin.) Anyone else have a problem with this and is there any way to adjust this?

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Participant , Apr 19, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

I was trying to stick with a middle to darker theme with easier to read ruler marks, but it seems its just not possible. Thanks!

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Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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Please read this (in particular the section titled "Supply pertinent information for quicker answers"):

https://forums.adobe.com/docs/DOC-7044

Could you please post a screenshot taken at View > 100% and with the pertinent Panels (Layers, Channels, Options Bar, …) visible?

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Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 8.38.43 AM.pngJust seems like the ruler markers are harder to see than they've been in previous versions of PS.

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Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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Why are you using a dark Color Theme? Are you working for video or film editing?

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Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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I notice at least no significant difference to Photoshop CC 2017 in that regard.

Which version are you comparing to?

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Apr 17, 2018 Apr 17, 2018

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I'm a designer and musician. I'm wondering why the ruler strokes are so much harder to see now. Weird.

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Apr 18, 2018 Apr 18, 2018

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Well, when working for print the dark Colour Themes are unfit, but many users seem to stick with them presumably because the default is a dark theme now.

Like I said I don’t notice a relevant difference to CC 2017 in that regard but I am not sure which older version you are used to.

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Apr 18, 2018 Apr 18, 2018

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+1 for using the lightest colour theme. It means your eyes are not misled into adjusting the image too dark and has the added benefit of making the ruler very clear. I also set the background to 50% grey.

Dave

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I was trying to stick with a middle to darker theme with easier to read ruler marks, but it seems its just not possible. Thanks!

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Feb 21, 2020 Feb 21, 2020

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I had the same issue, I also really like to work with a dark background.  But changing it to a very light grey does make a difference!  I found that if you make the theme a light grey then scroll down to choose your custom colour it changes the colour of the art board.  So I can still work with a dark back ground and have the surrounding area light so everything is easy to see.  This is so cool.  Thanks Dave! 

 

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Oct 30, 2022 Oct 30, 2022

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I find even with changing the color theme to white or a light grey and making the background darker, the markers are still next to impossible to read, and I also like my layer panels dark.  How difficult would it be to have the optoins to change the marker's color?  Any plug-ins for this???  I'm coming from CS6 and having to adjust to different key commands etc.. so it's just one more frustration on top of others. I know, new tricks for an old dog, but I'm trying!!

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