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Per Philip's request, I'll turn this into an answer: The only real solution is to pick the pencil tool and get to redrawing/touching-up by hand. Alas, there's no magic filter for this. JPG/MPG is lossy compression. By definition you've lost image data that you're not going to get back. Others have suggested some automated ways that could help, for sure, ...


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Joe Gillespie did some great micro screen font work under the MiniFonts moniker. These are still available via MyFonts. Silkscreen is a related design by Jason Kottke.


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Inkscape This powerful vector graphics application is free, cross-platform, and Open Source. It comes with an inbuilt function to trace vector graphics from bitmaps. These are the steps involved: File - Import...: choose to "embed" the bitmap. Select the embedded bitmap. Choose Path -Trace Bitmap.... This will open the following dialog: Make the ...


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You can set up a a Grid in the Preferences to have a grid line every .5pt (same as px in AI). Then turn on Snap to Grid in the View Menu. This will allow you to snap to .5px increments. However, it is not going to matter. While you can place an object at a 1/2 pixel (or 1/2pt in Illustrator), upon output everything is adjusted (anti-aliased) to full pixels. ...


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No you should not use anti-aliasing for pixel art You can draw by hand or on the computer but in the end you need to use the pencil tool for the majority of the work you do on the computer, that's the whole idea behind "pixel art." I have no idea what you mean by the rest of your question, are you trying to do anti-aliasing by hand? That doesn't really ...


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You haven't been very clear about your exact goal. I think you want to do two things: clean up the compression artifacts, then downscale the image while maintaining crispness. For the compression artifacts, there are lots of JPEG recovery utilities that produce pretty good results, though not perfect, and I don't know how well they work with pixel art. If ...


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If you have Photoshop extended (with 3D) you can do the following steps. I am not trying to make an exact replica here, just showing roughly the steps you can take to create something like this within Photoshop. Open a new project, here I'm using 800x600 pixels From the 3D menu, select: Then rotate your cube in the position you want (or camera which can ...


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I'm not proficient in the program, but it can be done in Inkscape. I'm sure someone will swoop in and explain it in inkscape. One thing I noticed when I zoomed in on the image is that there is an impreciseness with those squares in your image. Whoever made this image used alternating row width of 7 pixels and 8 pixels which makes it slightly more involved of ...


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I would build a segment by hand and then apply it as a pattern. You could also build the segment in Illustrator and create a pattern brush with it.


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I was able to achieve something similar, try the following: Click the screenshots for full resolution Create a new document with relatively small dimensions. Select the Pen tool, change the size to 1px Edit the Brush settings (Window → Brush) for Spacing I set Spacing at 750% Edit the Brush settings for Scattering I set Scatter at 1000% and ...


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Vectors might change the rules a bit in some specific cases, but generally speaking, there is no 0.5px increment. (Unless we're talking CSS px on retina devices, but that's a whole different topic) A pixel is the smallest unit on a monitor. In the above image, each set of one red, one green, and one blue light is a single pixel. The device tells the ...


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I don't have a direct answer, since I think you are asking the wrong question. You are correct that "baked-in" lighting effects look good only from specific angles and are a problem when you have no control over the light source and the viewport (aka camera angle). The main way to cheaply specify "local shading" on a 3d object is through the use of bump ...


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To change the grid to a specific size go to: Edit > Preferences > Guides, Grid & Slices There you have the option to change the default values of Gridline Every x number of pixels/centimeters etc.. To use the gird: Go to: View > Show Grid. Note: Make sure the option "Snap to grid" is checked: View > Snap > Snap to Grid On topic, ...


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It is possible, what you need here is to have a vanishing point. Instead of having a 'horizon' vanishing point though, on this poster it's a (more or less) random point on the canvas. The image below may help you visualize the idea of vanishing point use. To make life easier, Photoshop has a tool that helps you with vanishing points (I believe it's also ...


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I'm not sure if this answers your question, but have you tried scaling it in photoshop using Image Size with Nearest Neighbour (preserve hard edges) selected in the Resampling dropdown? That gives you a lossless size increase...



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