Questions about the single dots in digital imaging. A pixel, or pel, is a point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in a display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen. The address of a pixel corresponds to its physical ...

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How can I export an image from Illustrator image at multiple sizes?

I am new to Adobe Illustrator and I have a logo image which I need to use in 5 or 6 different sizes. The logo image was created in Adobe Illustrator, but when I try to save the image to PNG or JPEG ...
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How can I 'blow up' small pixel art?

So, I have this small pixel art as example. Is there a way to make it bigger without it getting blurry or fuzzy in photoshop?
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What exactly is a “Pixel”?

"Pixel" always confuses me whenever I do web banner work. I use CorelDraw x5 for my work. I usually prefer to use inches rather than pixels as inches are much intuitive for me. But when I do an "...
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What considerations are there in designing pixel fonts?

I'm designing monospace pixel fonts for a game, and so far I've only been able to work with extremely small sizes (largest I've managed is 5x9) because those ones are the easiest to try and err with. ...
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How to create a one pixel pencil brush in Gimp?

I have googled this and found a number of answers and videos which all say that this can be done by setting the brush size slider in the brushes panel or brush editor panel. I'm either clicking on ...
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How to disable Align to Pixel Grid in Illustrator [duplicate]

When I create a new document, this option is available, but how to disable it, when the document is already created? I can select shapes and disable it via the transform panel but not for newly ...
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Is there a resource that documents all mobile device screen resolutions in one location?

I could not find a complete guide of this nor did I know who to contact about possibly making a wiki here for it (if it exists or not allowed please remove). I cannot nor want to remember everything ...
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Where are my pixels?

I have a big image 5100px x 7000px. I have made the background transparent, and I am satisfied with the result: the parts of the image which I wanted to keep are there, and the white background is ...
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Drawing grid in Inkscape in millimeter

If I try to draw a grid in Inkscape, there are two different options: Extra -> Render -> Grid Extra -> Render -> Kartesian Grid But both of them use pixel-metric(?). Is it possible to use other ...
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Hard edges on bucket fill tool in Gimp

I am trying to fill a selected region using the bucket tool in Gimp. I want everything to have hard edges, no gradual shading unless I do it myself. However, when I fill the region I end up getting ...
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Does anyone know a good pixel font 7px tall?

I'm looking for a pixel font which I'll use later on to convert/use on an lcd type of display and the maximum height is 7px. I've started by checking out dafont's bitmap fonts, but it takes quite a ...
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How to Create Pixel Based Text Logo?

I want to write 'SBS' in Pixel Art Style SBS is a Software House, so that's why I want to make something that is related to computers or technology etc. like this or like this I want to see ...
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Vectorizing pixels in bitmap images for infinite resizing. Possible?

Just putting this out there for discussion, and because I can't currently think of why it wouldn't work... Imagine you converted every pixel of a bitmap image into a vector square. Could you then ...
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How does pixel hinting work?

In this question, a user asks how he can create a vector image that scales down smoothly. Pixel hinting is the solution: Anti aliasing treats every edge like a nail, smashing and smoothing ...
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Mysterious line next to shape after saving for web in Illustrator

So I have got the .ai file from our designer and I have to save it to a specific size to then be used on a website. I have aligned all shapes to pixel raster (not sure if this is required) and I have ...
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Pixels shifting after applying Transform in Photoshop

Before Transform: During Transform: After Transform: As the images above show, when trying to use the Transform tool to rotate a layer the pixels in the end-result are in different positions ...
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Why is Photoshop's pixel grid smaller than my actual pixels?

I'm trying to set up Photoshop cc 2014 for pixel art graphics, but I have this weird issue where my pixels don't align to the grid. I can't work out if it's my pencil which is creating pixels too big, ...
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How can I create a random pixelated pattern?

I was wondering how I'd go about just taking a couple of specific colors, then having something make a random pixelated picture with those colors. I was wanting to take the colors from my current ...
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Identifying HTML colour codes placed in one pixel

How many colours at once can one pixel contain? Is there a tool that can represent this pixel in a form of HTML colour codes? (And if there are many colours in this pixel, can this tool show the order ...
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Why are white digital fonts composed of more colors than white? [duplicate]

I know that colors are comprised of many other colors that can't be directly seen. But white? I thought white was just white. How come a combination of blue, yellow and red are not only are invisible ...
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Macbook Pro Retina Photoshop Pixelated Results?

I'm a web designer, and my old (non retina) Macbook, Photoshop used to produce clear images and text both in Photoshop and out of Photoshop when the final images had been saved as a png or jpg. ...
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Photoshop Selections Off A Few Pixels

I have had this issue for quite a while, and have found no info to help me. Also, the issue doesn't always show up. What is happening is when I select something with the marquee tool, the selection ...
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How do I put an image into Illustartor document at its actual size?

I'm creating a new document, choosing Web profile, setting width and height equal to image size. But the image appears half as big as it really is. That is, I need to place image 4 times to fill the ...
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Pixel lines using Shape builder tool Illustrator

I'm doing a logo design and these messy lines appears after using shape builder tool in Illustrator. See the image. It's the faded lines on the intersections between the P and the A. I have tried ...
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Why don't Photoshop shapes align to the pixel grid?

I have Photoshop CS3 on a Windows 7 32bit machine with onboard / integrated Q45/Q43 chipset graphics. I have a problem where it seems any Photoshop element; shapes, text and the like do not align ...
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Photoshop: Pixel pattern blurry on export to PDF

I am designing an A1 poster (at 300 dpi) and am noticing blurriness on a pixel pattern when I export my PSD to PDF. My methodology for generating the PDF is as follows: Flatten the image Save as -> ...
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How do you align an image to pixels in Illustrator

I have align to pixels turned on for new objects, but an image I placed earlier is not aligned to pixels, though it's exactly 1440 x 900. How do I set Illustrator so that when I move this image object,...
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What is the difference between 32 Bit Float and 32 Bit fixed pixel types?

I am using a real time graphics program that offers the following "pixel formats". I understand many of them but one thing I do not understand is the difference between float and fixed. Why would ...
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Resize paragraph size (pixels) - Photoshop CS6

I have a text paragraph. Is there a way of resizing it without having to pull the box or stretch it? (ex. Let's say it's 50px high, how can I define the size of it using pixels to 100px?) EDIT: How ...
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Isometric line tool for photoshop

Is it possible in photoshop to adjust the line tool while holding SHIFT so it could create a 26 or 30 degrees line angle ?
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Stretch an image (in a specific ratio) in such a way that number of pixels of the image remains unchanged?

I have an image to be displayed on an LCD screen, but my LCD screen is made of rectangular pixels and this makes my image deformed. i.e. A circle will appear as an ellipse. In order to correct this, ...
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InDesign Measurements

I'm working with an InDesign document and turning it into HTML/CSS. It is using mm for sizes, but I need the measurements in pixels. Height measures as 66px in InDesign using the measuring tool. I ...
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Get coordinates of a point in Photoshop

I think i have a simple question, but i cannot find the answer anywhere! I need to obtain the coordinates (X,Y) of some determinated pixels of a image in Photoshop CS6, how is the way to do this? ...
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Should I use anti-aliasing built-in function in photoshop for pixel art?

Currently I'm practising some pixelart drawing for games. But when I do anti-aliasing for lines, I don't know whether I should draw them by hand or just tick anti-aliasing box in photoshop. Could you ...
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“Pixels” Missing as an Option for Image Size (Re-sizing) in Photoshop CS5

I recently updated to Photoshop CS5 and I noticed that "Pixels" is not an option to re-size to. I only see percent, inches, cm, mm, points and picas. I have also made sure that I have set all of my ...
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Illustrator CC: Pixel perfect align Symbols and linked Documents

I am just trying to align created Symbols or linked docs in Illustrator to pixel. For some reason the "align to pixel"-option does apply to everything besides linked docs and symbols. Is there any ...
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pixels to data - relationship

What exactly is the correlation between the amount of pixels in an image and the correlating space it will take up on one's hard drive? I know that the more pixels / more storage but is there an ...
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how to make text have different shades of pixels

i scanned a document. the scanned text has different shades of pixels in the letters, like the picture 'ty'. is there an easy way to recreate that? the outer edging also appears darker while the ...
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Why are pixels not the same from Photoshop to Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm so confused! I'm sure I'm missing something very simple. But when I create a new file in Photoshop that 320x240px at 300ppi then save that out as a JPEG and try to place onto an Illustrator ...
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Smooth color edges

Part of a game design - I had to make a map that is built with layers of color that the engine processes at a later stage. Each color represents a different ground type. Basically, I made that map ...
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Change dimensions of shape by pixels in Photoshop CS6

I have created a rectangle with Photoshop CS6. Now I want to alter its width and height by pixels, is that possible? I know I can create the rectangle by clicking and choosing its width and height, ...
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How to paint the pixel I'm currently hovering on, not the one underneath it or to the right, with the 1px pencil in Photoshop?

I'm trying to use Photoshop for some quick pixel art. I have my 1 px grid set up, and am using the 1 px pencil to color in pixels. However, if the crosshair is even slightly below center of the ...
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How to make a pixelized image

I have an image and i want to convert it to a pixel image where the pixels are definite in it! I want to it be like this:
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Why are my pixels not aligning to grid in Illustrator?

I have a small Problem that occurs from time to time. Sometimes, when I copy things or when I put an object from the symbol library on my page, the whole file gets messed up. The screenshot shows it....
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How can I adjoin images with ImageMagick for pixel art?

Joining 55x55 imageA and imageB 55x55 should result int a joined image 55x110 but imagemagick acts oddly. Trial 1: adding some dummy pixels, bad $ montage -adjoin sky_0_1.png sky_0_3.png sky_0_4....
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dithering using 1x2 blocks

Is there any software, which can do "block error diffusion" dithering as described here and here? Often I end up with completely separated pixels of the same colour, when doing Floyd Steinberg ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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Print Barcodes in CR80 Cards

I have a barcode with a dimensions width: 162px and height: 50 px. When I print it in a A4 paper size,its dimension is 40 mm X 14 mmbut when printed in CR80 Cards(smaller paper size) it's size is 25mm ...
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Actually snapping to pixel grid

Does anyone know if there's a way to have Illustrator CC (2014) constrain control points to the pixel grid? I understand that "Align to pixel grid" makes it so that a shape will try to match the pixel ...
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Should design dimensions be in inches (or any other physical dimension unit) instead of pixels?

The requirement is to scale a design from a 100ppi, 4inch display up to a 400ppi, 4 inch display. The design should scale such that a 40px X 40px button dimension has the same physical size across any ...