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Sep
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awarded  Editor
Sep
14
revised Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
Clarified that I am looking to act on an image with already existing colours.
Sep
14
comment Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
@Scott: The other question specifically looks for brush techniques, and this one is asking about filter techniques. In this question, I already have an existing set of colours, but I need to modify them, not draw them from scratch. In the other question, I'm starting from scratch. They are separate issues, requiring separate answers.
Sep
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asked How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters?
Sep
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asked Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
Aug
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comment Which graphic design application should I learn after Photoshop and Illustrator?
I agree whole heartedly with this answer's essential premise that for what you are trying to do, getting deeper into Photoshop and Illustrator will be better than learning other graphics tools. However, while I don't disagree that books are helpful, I would suggest that it's far more worth your while to just keep making stuff. Keep playing, trying things out, and post them somewhere to get feedback. Hope that helps.
Aug
17
comment Resize a big image into a small one without constraining proportions or stretching it
I downloaded and looked at your original image. Because of the placement of the cows, it is physically impossible to crop this image to a 960px X 200px, and not cut the cows, and keep the sky in, and without stretching or squashing. The only way you can acheive all those criteria is to use Photoshop's many other tools to reposition the cows, edit how low the sky goes, repeat the image on one edge to extend the area, or something like that.
Aug
16
comment Technical term for stray pixels
I think you're confusing what aliasing is with what aliasing looks like when seen in unintended ways. In other words, of course aliasing looks bad if you are close enough to see the jagged edges. But then, so does anti-aliasing if you zoom in and see the gray dots. That anti-aliasing looks better at low resolution and on screens and aliasing looks better at higher resolution in print just goes to show that each has its place.
Aug
15
comment Technical term for stray pixels
@horatio: No, I am talking about aliasing. While it is often visually unappealing, especially on video, it is not by default, a problem. Especially when you are designing for certain print needs, anti-aliasing is not desired, as it causes murkiness in the print process. Thus, whether or not you want to have "aliasing" depends on your goals. Since aliasing is not always a problem, but "stray" pixels are (because they're "stray") you can't simply equate the two terms.
Aug
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awarded  Commentator
Aug
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comment Technical term for stray pixels
Thanks for the added example. In the picture of the dog, what is happening is that the stray pixels are the result of JPG compression (possibly combined with the white not being as pure as you thought before saving to JPG format). The compression algorithm is trying to reconcile the negative white space around the dog with all the colour within the dog, because JPG compression is looking for the best average colours across wide spaces. As in my answer, I would definitely call these "artefacts", but, again, please note that "artefacts" can also have other causes, such as bad aliasing.
Aug
14
comment Technical term for stray pixels
@horatio: Distance has nothing to do with it. The point is that "aliasing" is not an error. It's a feature that is sometimes useful and sometimes not depending on the desired outcome. The OP is asking about a problem, when pixels have undesired visibility. They may be the result of badly done aliasing, but aliasing is not, in itself, the problem or the description.
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awarded  Yearling
Jul
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comment Why do people keep telling me my site looks awful?
@OrenA: I did not mean for my posting to be a discouragement, and I'm sorry if it came off that way. Please don't take it to mean that "feel" is something you will necessarily struggle with because it is unquantifiable. I meant more only to emphasize that because learning design is largely a process practical experimentation, you should be prepared to not have it click with one or two explanations in a support forum. If it's something you enjoy and want to do, then I am simply cautioning that a little patience is needed, and don't get frustrated too soon.
Jul
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comment Technical term for stray pixels
Is there a reason why the term "stray pixel" is itself insufficient for your needs? If you could explain why, that might give more context so as to be able to answer your question accurately.
Jul
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answered Technical term for stray pixels
Jul
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comment Technical term for stray pixels
I'm not sure this would be a correct use of the term aliasing. Aliasing is not always undesirable, and does not always result in "stray" pixels.
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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answered Why do people keep telling me my site looks awful?
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awarded  Critic