Can Photoshop calculate square feet of an element?

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Can Photoshop figure out the square footage of an element in a layer or a selection. It's the only element in the document. It's just not the whole canvas (there's transparency) and it's not a square or rectangular shape?
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Photoshop can tell you how many pixels are in the selection -- but how that relates to length and area depends on how you set the scale of the document.
From the number of pixels, you can determine the area.
With measurements in Photoshop, you can do that automatically once you have set the scale correctly.
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Thanks Chris , I think I I understand the concept of what you are saying, because photoshop knows the total numbers of pixels and ther are X number of pixels per inch the area can be determined. I'm not sure how to translate that's info from the measurement log into sq feet, but I think I've solved the problem by just measuring it on screen and using some math I shouldn't be allowed to use. You see , I'm making a sign from the logo and I'm going to have to do it at different sizes for other signage and was hoping to have photoshop do the heavy lifting, but I'm not advanced enough in my Photoshop skills yet to be able to figure out how to set the scale and scale points and then use that info from the measurement log. If I'm even on the right page.