6

I have this platform of pixel art:

enter image description here

I want to modify its size to make it bigger, and I want to conserve the pixel-art aesthetic, like this:

enter image description here

But when I press Start to set the size, the piece turns fuzzy:

enter image description here

The idea is when I set the size, it gets the size of the 2nd image, not the 3rd picture.

Thanks!

0

1 Answer 1

13

While transforming, you should set your 'interpolation' to 'nearest neighbor'.

  1. Select the layer your foreground is on;
  2. Press Cmd / Ctrl+T or choose Edit > Free Transform... to enter Free Transform mode;
  3. In the option bar at the top of the screen, find the 'Interpolation' option and click the field after that to select the 'Nearest Neighbor' option;
  4. Also in the options bar, set W and H sizes to 200% (or any integer * 100% value);
  5. Press Enter / Return.

The default Interpolation setting is 'Bicubic Automatic', which will try and interpolate the enlarged image to prevent a blocky and pixelated look. That's great when you're working with photographic images, but for pixel art it's exactly that blocky look you are going for.

2
  • 3
    +1 or you can change the default image interpolation setting in Preferences > General, if you are going to be doing a lot of work like this - which would save having to change the interpolation method every time you do a transform.
    – Billy Kerr
    Sep 19 at 12:34
  • Worked. Thank both of you for responses! Sep 19 at 14:41

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.