I am using the line tool in Photoshop but my lines keep coming out blurry like this:

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Why is this the case?


I'm not sure whether this should actually be just a comment, but the reason you're getting blurred, slightly jagged edges, is because you're using the line tool on a fairly low resolution image and are zoomed in.

Zoomed line image

Try changing your zoom to 100% and see if the jaggedness remains. If you need more detail, then consider changing the resolution of your image (either change the X/Y pixel count or change the number pixels per unit).

  • How can you tell the zoom level from the image the OP posted? I was going to suggest this as well, but who's to say how zoomed in they really are? – Manly Jun 22 '16 at 15:21
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    I tried several approaches to replicate what they were doing and this was the most logical. The fact that the image is very pixelated crosse with the fact that there's obviously some anti-aliasing going on with the drawn lines would point to this. – Paul Jun 23 '16 at 7:37

I find if you use these settings (icon toolbar) you get 'clean' lines.

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To solve this issue. increase the ppi. pixels per inch.make it to 300 ppi.

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    Welcome! Please explain better what you mean ... – Mensch Jan 11 '19 at 23:29
  • Hi Tippu, thanks for contributing. While this might be a solution, we usually prefer some explanation on why something works, so the questioner and future passers-by can understand how a certain setting influences their work. Could you edit your answer and elaborate on why you think increasing PPI would make the jagged lines go away? – PieBie Jan 14 '19 at 9:18

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