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Basically it blocks 50% of what is left behind, as opposed to being a pure 50% opacity in a additive way. Therefore working in an inverse exponential way towards 99.999...% opacity. So laid on top of each other: 1st stroke: 50% 2nd stroke: 75% (50% + 50% of 50%) 3rd stroke: 87.5% (75% + 50% of 25%) 4th stroke: 93.75% (87.5 + 50% of 12.5%) 5th stroke: ...


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Yes, simply use "Nearest neighbour" as the resample algorithm in the "image size" dialog (image -> image size) Edit: @CAI gives a nice tip - "It's also worth mentioning, if you don't want any distortion at all, multiply the scale by whole multipliers (so 2x, 3x, 4x or 200%, 300%, 400% etc.)"


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Color number is just half the game. The other is to compress the picture after color reduction. This lossless compression, searches for repeated patterns in scanline order. Long story, in short: When you add the logo you are increasing the image variability, entropy. Compression gets worse the more entropy there is in the image, as the computer can nolonger ...


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Each stroke is moving 50% from the current color towards the brush color. The formula would be 100% * (1 - (brush opacity ^ number of strokes)). So going from white to black, you will have: 50% gray 75% gray 87,5% gray 93,75% gray 96,875% gray 98,4375% gray ...etc, slowly moving towards black. I.e, you'll never actually truly reach full opacity, but at ...


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The PPI doesn't really matter if you use pixels as units; 1000x1000 pixels at 300 or 72ppi will still be 1000x1000 pixels. But when you change the units to inches, then you'll notice one is smaller than the other; there will be be more pixels per inch as the name says. As you mentioned, PPI is more for printing, but it can also now be used as a reference for ...


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Although joojaa is mostly correct, actually GIFs do not use Run Length Encoding. They use the LZW algorithm. Basically, this algorithm can take advantage of EXACT repetitions of horizontal strips of pixels. This works very well for solid colours and regular dithering patterns (e.g. checkerboard patterns). However LZW can only "remember" 4096 different ...


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Here is an overview on how I would do it with Inkscape, which should be easily translatable to Illustrator (if not, Inkscape is free). I won’t go into the details, as it is not your desired program. Create something like this: The rectangles on the left are squares with a border length corresponding to the border length of your cube. Group the top ...


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Icons are made to not include text within it for many reasons. First, Icons could be smaller and any text in it could be hard to read Second, Icons are made to relate and connect a certain function with well know visual representation to man mind, without thinking or even reading. Third, what would you do when somebody in other country wants to localize ...


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Start with a very loose idea: Marquee tool to quickly go over the High: Add your high color: If I press Cmd/Ctrl+Plataeu thumbnail on Layer Panel it will select it for me. Then do Select → Modify → Expand. I used 15 pixels. Notice the bottom of the Plateau and the Selection now have an offset to it: Create a layer beneath, color it, ...


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There is no way to print RGB colors in CYMK simply because you can't 'print' RGB, as it's a projected light color space, not a reflective light (ie, ink) color space. Many colors overlap in RGB and CMYK spaces, but not all, as you've found out. You can use spot colors to print more colors that CMYK can provide--which can get you closer to what you might ...


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Advanced hair extraction tutorial First off, plugins and simpler methods are available. This is if you want to get higher quality results. It is largely the same as ACEkin's answer except going into details and with visuals. I'll be using this photo from Photo by Ariana Prestes on Unsplash.com: Note: I'm going to be doing the body in a separate layer so ...


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It's been a while, but before it was possible to create gradients using exclusively CSS it was a handy tool to isolate a 1 px cross-section of a vertical or horizontal gradient to use as a background image. So if you had the following image as a mockup you could use the single-column marquee tool to grab a 1 x 64 px slice and save it as a lightweight GIF ...


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I've designed billboard art (same basic size as your project) for several different vendors, and they mostly ask for 10th (1:10) scale artwork at 300ppi with some kind of pocket allowance. 100% scale is not generally necessary. All vendors are different and may have different requirements, though, so check their respective web sites for upload requirements.


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Well, the upper part of the body (to be more specific, the torso) is not proportional to the rest of the body. That's what's beet bothering me a little about the image. Also, the arms appear to be a little small. image source The proportions used in figure drawing are: An average person, is generally 7-and-a-half heads tall (including the head). An ...


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Options: Convert your art to CMYK and print it as-is. Convert your art to CMYK, and manually adjust the values to increase their vibrancy. (RGB to CMYK conversion can make things look muddy, especially those bright blues). If you're in photoshop, you can try a few different Adjustment Layers to get the colors closer to where you want it. Color Balance and ...


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It largely depends on what your goal is. The "new and improved" method is okay for high end gif animations. If you're doing say an old school animated gif banner (sadly these do still exist) then I would just use Legacy. The new method would be to use Photoshop's Render Video functionality and then Adobe Media Encoder to convert it to an animated .gif which ...


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Ok I am up to the challenge... First we need to re-frame the image. Now, What kind of floor you need? 1) For a Ultra Glossy Floor, just copy your door, Skew it, mask it and add a gradient opacity. The same for the frame of the door. 2) For a Satin one apply gaussian blur to this same object and use some mesh fill to add the spilled light. Play with ...


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I would use the warp tool for this. 1) Find flag 2) Rotate flag and scale down 3) Bring up the transform options (edit - transform or ctrl + T) and select warp. 4) I first lowered the opacity of the flag layer to see easily transform the edges. Bring the edges of the flag to cover up the American flag :( 5) I then traced the arm thing with the pen ...


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I suspect this has to do with the limits of transparency layers. You say that it took 8 x 50% transparency to get 0% transparency. If you have 50% transparency, then 50% of the background colour should be visible through the top layer. If you apply 50% transparency again, then 50% of that NEW background layer should be visible = 50% x 50% = 25% original ...


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It depends on what results you want. If you want it to look "blocky" (i.e. each pixel in the original becomes a square in the result) then MrMerrick's answer is correct. If you don't want it to look either blurry or blocky then you need a dedicated pixel art scaling algorithm. I'm not sure if such algorithsm are available for photoshop, I did find a plugin ...


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Another possibility, here; try drawing your images using vector shapes. There is a little time investment, but the potential afterwards could pay dividends. Start by setting your grid size (say grid line every 10 pixels, with only 1 subdivision). Turn on grid snap. Using the pen tool draw your shape. For any parts of the shape that are separated (i.e. on a ...


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These are definitely made by hand. These are so called "scientific illustrations" absolutely beautiful. Check your local library or internet for "botanical illustrations" I think it's not possible to fake this with photographs and filters. Or at least not with that amount of quality.


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1. Draw a gradient. 2. Convert it to a smart object. 3. Apply Filter → Pixelate → Crystallise. 4. Add a Gradient Map adjustment layer on top 5. You can now adjust the Crystallise values, if you’d like. Sure, it’s not using HTML or CSS, but the technique does use a gradient map. Gradient maps are the best. Please note that this ...


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What you need is a layer mask. They already work like you described - black being transparent, white being opaque and everything in between of gradual levels of opacity. If your image is already a grayscale (as you said), all you need to do is to copy it and apply as a layer mask to any other layer. One of the easiest way of doing it is to simply click ...


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As of the June 15, 2015 update you can add multiple strokes to things in Photoshop CC. Simply open the layer style dialog on whatever you want to stroke and then click the plus icon on the right side. This will add an additional stroke to the shape. Every stroke has its own set of controls so you can adjust any of the options individually. Note: You can ...


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This has been asked several times and I will still say the same thing each time. The best place to develop websites is in the browser which is the environment it will live in. Photoshop and Illustrator have their merits but should, at best, be only used for mockup or wireframing to get a general idea. If this is for a client that will also use the same ...


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Over the years I have developed a technique to simulate printing with glazing colors (screen printing, offset printing etc.) while working completely non-destructive, remaining full editability through the whole process and being able to easily export greyscale/bitmap masters for each color. Before we start we need to clarify what we want to do: We ...


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You have 4 options, and as for 90% of things done in Photoshop, it's all a matter of skills and using the tools you have. No automatic "floor cleaner" in Photoshop unfortunately. At least one option doesn't require any Photoshop skill at all! 1. Use a broom before taking pictures of shinny surfaces Personally, I really like the Oskar from Vileda. It's ...


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It might not be as time-consuming using Photoshop as you think. You can somewhat automate this using the built-in Photomerge tool. For demonstration purposes, I've created a conversation that totally didn't happen using fakephonetext.com. You should first crop out the bits of UI that are repeated in each image, so going along with the example all of the ...


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Try this, it will get you where you want to go quicker and with no editing artifacts: Add a new blank layer on top of the image Click on the foreground color icon and enter the color you want in the Hex color box Fill the new layer with this color (or any other color yo want), this will cover your image entirely Change the blend mode to "Color" And you ...



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