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How to reduce the size of the brace and to customize its color to red ? I'm just trying to reduce the render of the tikzpicture.

\documentclass[]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{fit,calc,positioning,decorations.pathreplacing,matrix}

\begin{document}   

\begin{tikzpicture}[decoration={brace},scale=2] 
\node [rotate=90] (A) {A}; 
\node [fit=(A)] (fit) {};              
\draw [decorate,line width=1pt] 
  ([yshift=-5pt]fit.south west) -- ([yshift=5pt]fit.north west);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}

Thanks in advance!

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Like this?

\documentclass[]{scrartcl}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usetikzlibrary{fit,calc,positioning,decorations.pathreplacing,matrix}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}
\node [rotate=90,inner sep=0pt,text=red] (A) {A};
\draw [red,line cap=round,decoration={brace,amplitude=0.25ex},decorate,line width=1pt]
  (A.north west) -- (A.north east);
\end{tikzpicture}

\end{document}

enter image description here

I have reduced the inner sep to 0pt, removed the fit and added the scale option directly to the node as it seems appropriate. I have also set the line cap=round (thanks to Heiko for noting) as it looks better.

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Thanks, I've updated my post about the color choosen. How to make it red? (color of all of the render) –  dgs May 18 at 1:30
    
line cap=round? –  Heiko Oberdiek May 18 at 1:31
    
But that way the font is very big. I'm just trying to reduce all of the render. –  dgs May 18 at 1:31
    
And to set the color of all of the render to red. –  dgs May 18 at 1:32
    
@HeikoOberdiek Yes and thank you. It looks better with that option. –  Harish Kumar May 18 at 1:38

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