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I couldn't find an answer to my question, probably because this is so basic.

How could I make a simple 2 colored flat icon 2 times larger in Photoshop (CC) without making it blurry?

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marked as duplicate by Scott adobe-photoshop Sep 11 '15 at 19:06

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  • I don't believe this is a duplicate, as this is not a .jpeg image, but a simple flat icon, that could easily be vectorized with Illustrator, but I'm looking for a Photoshop solution. – Claudio Sep 11 '15 at 19:08
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    There is no Photoshop solution. it doesn't not matter if it's a jpg photo, a png icon, a gif illustration... its all raster content and there's no way to increase the dimensions of a raster image without losing quality. The only solution would be to recreate the content as vectors. – Scott Sep 11 '15 at 19:19
  • Scott is correct...though you can make it less blurry by increasing the curves and/or contrast in Photoshop. However, you will still have a large loss of definition since you're at the mercy of Photoshop trying to make pixels appear that simply didn't exist before. – DA01 Sep 11 '15 at 20:47
  • @DA01 It sure sounds weird that an advanced software like Photoshop cannot see that there is only white pixels and reproduce them when resizing... – Claudio Sep 11 '15 at 20:52
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    You can pretty much always assume that upsizing a raster image is not an option. Sometimes you can get away with it, but usually that is only acceptable if there are no other options. You could try all the tricks to upsize this example image and it would never be very crisp ( at that size anyways ). However, you could re-create it in Illustrator or some other vector based application in a few minutes and then use that at any size. That is just how it is. – Joonas Sep 11 '15 at 21:04