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Just think of pixel like Atom, Atom is a smallest particle of matter. Where as Pixel is a smallest particle of Digital Image. Atom has Neutron, Proton & Electron where as Pixel has Red, Green & Blue values :) Number of pixels per Inches or CM etc... is called the Resolution Higher Resolution means More pixels per unit of length like. If you are ...


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Pixel fonts aren't terribly different from tiny print fonts when you get right down to it*. The one big exception is that you know what the medium will do with pixel fonts -- a very big advantage. There really isn't an ideal pixel grid, per se. Obviously a larger grid gives you more room to work. The smallest types I've seen work successfully are 7px ...


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If a client of mine asked for a 1920x1080px image, the first thing I need to know the intended use. Is it for the web, print, or both? In the print world, a pixel (or picture element - [pict-el]) has no meaning or definition. Pixels can not be measured in any way. They have no predefined size or unit in order to calculate their size. Therefore are not a ...


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As people have commented, coding would yield the best solution. You can get a good approximation using Image > Adjustments > Gradient Map... Fill a canvas with 400% noise: Filter using Pixelate > Mosaic... Increase the saturation: And re-tone the image with Gradient Map: Result:


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Using File → Save for Web and entering the dimensions will do what you're after. Also, Illustrator uses vector scaling, so the results are better than if you tried the same thing in Photoshop — entering dimensions that don't match the document in Photoshop means the image will be bitmap scaled. Please note that you have to click Apply after changing the ...


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File > Save for Web and then enter the pixel dimensions by clicking the Image Size tab on the right of the Save for Web window. Or am I not understanding you correctly?


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There is a very fast and efficient method to remove single pixel noise from a transparent background shown in this example picture: Use the fuzzy select tool to select the fully transparent background with following settings: Select Antialiasing Select Feather Edges Adjust feather radius to include the size of all noize pixels. Tick Select transparent ...


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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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Short answer: One pixel can contain one color (and one value for opacity, but that's not relevant here). The different letters/number you see in your color code are the values that constitute it. HTML colors are defined using a hexadecimal notation (HEX), those are the letters/numbers you see, and they are the combination of Red, Green, and Blue color ...


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In the top right corner fly out menu of the transform panel, you can select or deselect "Align New Objects To Pixel Grid" globally for all future objects/paths (see below image) For each already created path/object use the checkbox in the transform panel itself The paths within the symbol might be set to "Align To Pixel Grid". Disabling it for the specific ...


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There is a computer science paper (really, fun memo) titled, "A pixel is not a little square" by Alvoy Ray Smith. A pixel is a point sample. It exists only at a point. For a color picture, a pixel might actually contain three samples, one for each primary color contributing to the picture at the sampling point. We can still think of this as a point ...


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Lots of great pixel fonts at FontsForFlash.com


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If you are planning to use photoshop for making your logo, here is how, I think, you can go for it: 1) create a new blank document, with your desired dimension. 2) Use any bold(thick) font and type "SBS". 3) Add stroke to the text, by double clicking the text layer, via Layer Styles. 4) Create a rectangular box (U), and duplicate it as many times as you ...


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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're probably best to do this when setting up a new document in the document set up dialogue box. i think you can also turn it off in the preferences which would be a good idea because in my experience it does nothing but cause trouble!


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The term "pixel" is short for "picture element". An image has consists of pixels, which are just colored dots in a rectangle, with no size. To show the image, we use a screen that can show colored dots, and need to decide which dots we want to show where. Looking at the details, the image consists of separate dots, each with a separate color. Like when ...


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One more confusion to complete the discussion: In website design and layout, one "CSS pixel" is always equal to 1/96th of a "CSS inch", regardless of screen resolution. This was done because so many early websites used pixel-based measurements for layout assumed a standard screen resolution. In order that the actual size of text and other content ...


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I've found the iOS specifications in one single page, it's hard to find all resolutions in one single place, because the list is growing up everyday, and some of them becomes obsoletes soon, but fortunately that information is not hard to accomplish, as soon as you need to now one, is just a Google search far from you, and you could create your own list with ...


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As of GIMP 2.8, the way to paint with a 1 pixel brush using the pencil tool is setting the brush size to "1" in the Pencil tool options, when painting, regardless of Brush's shape or native size. In previous GIMP versions, the "pixel" Brush which was an image one pixel in size was available in the UI. It is currently hidden, and available only for scripts ...


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Sorry, no. Not possible. Shift will only constrain to 45° angle increments.


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I've seen this before as well. I was able to fix it by disabling “Use Graphics Processor” under Preferences / Performance (I'm using CS6, so the names may be slightly different). There's a little more discussion here: Photoshop: Inaccurate selections with Radeon graphics cards on Mac OS Of course, disabling GPU will slow things down... It's worth noting ...


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"Pixel Hinting" is a bit of a contrived term by the author of that article. Nothing wrong with it, but the term is typically reserved for type design. Traditionally, font hinting was the process of manually creating raster images of each vector glyph for each particular screen size deemed necessary. So, for example, at 9px on screen, the default vectors may ...


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Try montage -geometry +0+0 sky_0_1.png sky_0_3.png sky_0_4.png. You'll find more at ImageMagick's montage examples page


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"Isometric" pixel art, as per Eboy uses lines with a 2:1 horizontal:vertical ratio. As far as I am aware, these are constructed from copy-pasting pixels rather than using Photoshop's line tool - here's a tutorial. This is a 26.66° angle (arctan (1/2)).


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Sadly, Extension > Render > Grids > Grid... does only take pixels as the measurement. So I am pretty sure conversion is the way to do it. I find the easiest, most accurate way to do conversion calculations for inkscape is to do it in inkscape. Use the rectangle tool to draw a rectangle on canvas, then in the tools control bar for the rectangle tool, change ...


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Ok turns out that the 'Hardness' setting of 1 was the problem... I thought that hardness would affect antialiasing of the edge of the brush, and that a one pixel brush would need to have a hard edge or it would be invisible. It seems that the edge is not within the brush width, but around it, so that a one pixel brush with an edge is three pixels wide ...


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For a vector solution, Scott's is definitely the way to go (an advantage would be, for example, that once you have your whole drawing done you could group objects and replace color for all of them). There are, however, programs that are especially designed for pixel art, and I'd recommend you consider using one of them. You have simple online solutions ...


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Vector images don't have pixels. Therefore you can't color 1 pixel of a vector shape. You would need the vector shapes to be 1px in size. And since a pixel has no size, you can only estimate that. I can't speak for Corel software, but in Illustrator you can split a rectangle into evenly sectioned pieces. You could then color each piece differently (via the ...


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You appear to be using Photoshop CS3. Photoshop CS3 has no awareness of the pixel grid. The pixel grid was introduced in later versions. If you need pixel perfect images you can disable anti-aliasing and / or use the pencil tool to manually edit pixels. There's no way to get things to snap to the pixel grid in CS3.


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Inches are physical dimensions while pixels are screen dimensions. At the same resolution, a pixel is physically bigger on a larger screen, as the density or PPI (pixels per inch) is controlled by the screens physical size vs resolution. So when converting pixels to inches, it all comes down to what you want your pixels per inch (PPI) to be. If you want ...



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