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Displaying a pixel image is technically easy. All you need is to tell the graphics card to show the pixel field, possibly filtering it to suitable size before doing so. A very minimal amount of code needed - a walk in the park. A vector image is not an image at all... it's an instruction for how to draw an image. And these instructions are possibly complex ...


Reviving a thread from the dead here just in case anyone else stumbles across it - when you make a new document in PS, you can set the size in pixels and the resolution - for print increase that from 72 to 300. Or in an existing document, increase the image size ('Image'-> 'Image Size')


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 ...


If you are looking to simply increase the size relative to other elements and wish to maintain the "pixel art look" then the nearest neighbour method already suggested is the way to achieve that. If that isn't what you are looking for, there are some advanced scaling algorithms specifically designed for pixel art when you don't want to try maintian ...


Hum, yes you can use the option MrMerrick gave you, but you don't really need it... The idea of a pixel art is that you want to see the pixels. So simply print it on the size you want at a ridiculously low ppi. Take the program you use for print, Indesign, Ilustrator or Corel, paste the image there and stretch it to the desired size. No resampling needed.


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 ...


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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