Questions about intentional or unintentional appearance of the "lego" effect: clear visibility that the image consists of little squares.

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How to enlarge an image with as little pixelation as possible?

What technique(s) can I use to enlarge small digital (raster) image in order to best avoid pixelation? I can print the image and scan at high resolution, but I also want to preserve as close to exact ...
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1answer
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Why do GIF images automatically lock the base layer in Adobe Photoshop?

When I open a .gif image in Photoshop - non animated - it always locks automatically and you cannot unlock it. Aside from that when try try to add text it will make a red block and convert the text to ...
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What are the best mac applications for developing pixel art?

I would like to create pixel art graphics for an iPhone game on my mac, and I'm wondering what are some good programs I should look into.
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My web logo looks pixelated after resizing

I am trying to resize my logo for the web but so far I have not been seeing the result that I want to. It was in a vector format first (AI) and then it was converted to PSD. I then used the image ...
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How to produce 35mm lomo film noise/grain effect?

Click on image for full size There's a lot going on in this image. It's some 35mm lomo goodness. I am looking to produce some of the rich grain in my own digital images but am having trouble. Does ...
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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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Scattered Pixel Effect in Photoshop?

I'm trying to learn how to create a scattered pixel effect in Photoshop. I know how to create pixelated graphics. But i'd like to know how to create an effect where the pixels are scattered. Similar ...
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turn 2D logo into 3D voxel logo

I have a 2D logo that I would like to make into a 3D "voxelized" logo. This website shows exactly what I mean... http://www.drububu.com/miscellaneous/voxelizer/index.html ...
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Photo effects in Gimp: How to improve color, depth of field, etc

G' day dear Graphic-design-experts, I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am ...
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1answer
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Resizing screenshots

How can I make a screenshot of a graph smaller with Illustrator or Photoshop without losing quality? I am using a Macbook Pro with retina display. I also have a monitor without retina display. I ...
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Nearest neighbour interpolation not working in ImageMagick

I want to display an image and have the pixels big and clearly visible. As it's common to display scaled image with some form of smooth filtering, the best option is to scale up the image resolution ...
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Illustrator Inner Glow Looks Pixelated

Is there anyway to make it softer? Everything else in the shot is crisp, but you can see the pixels of the inner glow pretty easily.
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“placed” Photoshop images in Illustrator - blurry when saved as .pdf?

I've edited some images in Photoshop to be used in a .pdf I'm creating in Illustrator. In PS, the images looked great and were saved with the following settings: .jpg/CMYK/Image Options: 10/Maximum. I ...
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Is there an interpolation algorithm specialized on curves?

I'm trying to increase the resolution of images containing lots of rasterized circle and ellipse parts, is there any algorithm that kind of detects these and uses a mathematical model to rescale them? ...
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How to enlarge image without distorting it?

I would like to double the size of this image without causing any pixelization. Can you please let me know how can it be done? Thanks!
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What is the resolution I need to make a picture to make curves look smooth and not pixelated?

I am using Paint to draw some swords for a character I have. I am not very experienced and this is my first time trying to draw swords. My question is how large (Preferably in pixels) do I need to ...
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Illustrating an encrypted image

How would you illustrate that an image is encrypted? I want to show the original image and then the "encrypted" one. I want people to see that it's based on the original photo but I don't want it to ...
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Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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My Illustrator CC graphics appear pixelated and paths are jagged. [duplicate]

I'm using Illustrator CC and my paths appear pixelated. I have no idea what may have caused the pixelation since it just started happening out of the blue. The image I've attached shows the saved jpg ...
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Fill selection regions with the average color inside them

I'm trying to design stained glass. Photoshop has the "Stained Glass" filter, but I need a bit more flexibility than it allows. I've used it to create the came structure: Now I want to take my ...
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How can I pixelate an image via the command line on Linux

Is there a command-line utility for Linux that can pixelate an image by a specified percentage eg "-pixelate 30%"
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How can I enlarge an image with little to no pixelation?

I have an image that I need to enlarge to 84" wide and 72" tall. How can I do this with as little to no pixelation? Is it possible to do this in Corel Photo-Paint X6?
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Possible to use fill tool in grid cells?

I would like to reconstruct a simple bitmap to vector, so I have put a grid and a layer on top of it. Is it possible to e.g. use the fill tool, to just fill out one of the grid squares at a time? Or ...
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Icon 16x16 best way

Anyone know a good tutorial for learning to do 16x16 icon? The PROBLEM is when I'm doing in photoshop or illustrator and export the image in that size have like a transition effect. Example : ...
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How to create a very big photo (like for a billboard) [duplicate]

So I'm designing a CD cover for my friends band. And I will have to use a photo of them for that cover. How am I supposed to create it so that it won't pixelize if they want to use that for a big ...
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1answer
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How can I mimic this pixelated screen and slightly blurred effect in photoshop?

The top image looks great with header text in the center but with my two tries the text gets jumbled into the background so I tried lightening it so the text would pop more. This is being use for a ...
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1answer
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How to avoid export pixelation with vector graphics?

Whenever I export a vector to an image, and the image is not a multiple of the original vector canvas size, it is pixelated and over-anti-aliased in certain areas of the image. An example: I started ...
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How to scale aliased elements in Photoshop.

I'm working with Photoshop for a few years now, but I've always had this problem that I didn't really understand or found a proper sollution for, I just found some work arounds... When you create a ...
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1answer
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Pixels in inserted images inDesign

I scanned some sketches and changes some colours in photoshop,then I saved the image as a psd file on my desktop.The problem now is that I want to use them in inDesign and when I insert them they have ...
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Problem with vectoring images from Photoshop to Illustrator

I am having problems vectoring art work for floor tiles. I vector the image in Photoshop then I save it as a Photoshop file and move it over to Illustrator. For these vector images the need to be able ...
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How to revert all graphic sizes after library update in Flash?

I made a SWF with some png's, but I didn't realize that shrinking the png's would make the graphics look shotty. I want to have straight non-pixelated lines, so I updated the png's with a smaller ...
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PIxelated lines in illustrator… images are for print, should I worry? [duplicate]

I am working on a big project and have done a few drawings but I am noticing some weird stuff with my strokes and I just wanted to check if it is normal and just something that I am seeing on my ...
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question about my pixels resolution for my poster [duplicate]

I have a question about pixels. I made a background for a poster for a party. Put i think when i make the picture larger you will see a lot of pixels. Can someone help me to fix this? If you can help ...
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How do i change the size of a drawing on illustrator without affecting the line thickness

Hi im new sorry if this is a stupid question. I have a logo made up using the pen tool and blob brush tool and have all the thicknesses right however when i try re-sizing the whole logo the line ...
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Pixelated outline circle

I have no photoshop experience i am a developer i am trying to create a outline of a circle but it always looks pixelatted. I have attached my attempt. Can someone please help or point my to a ...