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Questions tagged [anti-aliasing]

Questions about the technique of smoothing transitions between color fields within an image to combat the jagged or rough edges that appear due to aliasing. Anti-aliasing is used in digital photography, computer graphics, and many other applications.

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Antialiasing on a transparent background, png exports as a fade to white instead of alpha

As noted in the zoomed snippets below, I'm able to get the antialiasing looking good in gimp (just by using the AA setting in the ellipse select tool). However, when I export it (as png, of course) ...
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How do I turn off anti-aliasing while drawing shapes in Photoshop CC?

This question is asked here: How do I turn off anti-aliasing while drawing shapes in Photoshop? And it has an answer from almost a decade ago. Photoshop has changed a lot then. How do you do this in ...
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How to recreate subpixel anti-aliasing like Windows Command Prompt

I want to be able to create a anti-aliasing effect as shown in windows command prompt with any text or vector I'd like without having to screenshot it within the program. How could I go about doing ...
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Why are black lines faded in the output?

Here is the screenshot of my artboard in Illustrator: And here is its export: As you can see, the dash lines is faded even when I don't use gradient. Do you know why is that?
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Striped gradient after saving vector in Adobe illustrator

After saving an .ai to .jpg I've got striped lines on gradient background. Anti aliases is enabled. How can I get smooth transition in this case?
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How to remove artifacts at the edge of a GIF?

Open this image in Mozilla or Chrome browser, So you show the display some white pixels in the outer side of gif. I didn't apply any effect, just used two flat colors and round or text in that. How ...
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Export PNG image in Sketch, looks poor quality [duplicate]

I'm using Sketch 51 on a macOS High Sierra. The Instagram icon looks great in Sketch but when I export as PNG it loses a lot of quality. To the right we can see the icon in Sketch with zoom in good ...
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How can I turn partially selected areas into fully selected areas in Gimp?

In Gimp, I have one large selection that resulted from attaching multiple smaller selections to each other. Unfortunately, some of these selections were mistakenly created with feathering applied, ...
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Embedded .PNG in an .AI file seems to be aliased, but when opened in photoshop with anti-aliased unchecked, it looks anti-aliased!

My client sent me an .ai file with vector elements in it and a PNG embedded. When I zoom into the .png element, it looks like it was created with anti-aliased turned off. But when I open the file in ...
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Font rendering blurry in browser

So hopefully this is the right form for this question. I'm not much of a designer however on a site I'm working on, I noticed that on my "404" page, the text appears blurry on chrome, and a lot more ...
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Inkscape: Zoom into pixels

Inkscape v0.92 When I zoom I would like to see the individual pixels instead of the zoom anti-aliasing. This occurs not only for paths but also for bitmaps. I realize there is now a 'Display: Use ...
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Converting anti-aliased to alised image in gimp

I took a screen-shot of an image and want to edit it, but I am having a problem with edges, that it is ant-aliased. How can I remove anti-aliasing from that image?? I am using GIMP editor. Thanks in ...
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Anti alias using pen tool in photoshop doesn't help to make edges smooth

Whenever I use Pen Tool, I can't make my edges smooth enough. I, of course, set the feather radius to 0 and checking the check-box next to the Anti-aliased, but obviously this isn't working as I want ...
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Antialiasing smart object in photoshop [duplicate]

I've had this problem for a while. When I import a vector object to Photoshop, it doesn't have the smooth curve that's needed. I believe this is a feature that can be controlled, but I can't find ...
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Non-contiguous stroke (pixels touching diagonally) in Photoshop

I need to make a few custom subtitle bitmaps for a DVD. The trouble is that DVDs support only 3 colours, which gives me one colour for letters, one for anti-aliasing and one for outline. What I've ...
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Illustrator: exporting to PNG makes edges darker

When I export vectors from Illustrator to transparent PNG and bring that image to Photoshop, the edges become darker especially when vector color is light, like white or light gray. How can I resolve ...
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What is wrong with Illustrator's anti-aliasing?

Illustrator's anti-aliasing is really rough comparing to Photoshop or After Effects. It's strange, because my tries to search this problem always bring me to answers like "It is normal, that's how ...
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Why are my designs coming out pixelated with random color smudges around text/graphics?

I'm using illustrator CC 2017. I wanted to make an email signature. I made the dimensions 330x148px. (I would have used 600x220px but when I added it to my saved signatures it wouldn't let me resize ...
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how to make text not pixelate when zooming in sketch

I'm an illustrator guy who has just moved to sketch.. I noticed that when i type on sketch and zoom in, the text gets pixelated (which is weird considering that it's supposed to be a vector graphic). ...
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Photoshop feathers selections even though I turned it off

This is what happens when I try to fill the selection with black. It's super janky! What I want is to turn off all feathering to have a perfect crisp edge, but I can't figure out how to do that. ...
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anti-aliasing ruining vector illustration with white artifacts

I've created these illustrations using brush and colored it with bucket, added shadows with cutter. Problem is white artifacts showing between colors and line work. I've read about anti-aliasing, but ...
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Why am I getting dotted grey edges on my batch exported images?

I have created a script which batch exports an ai file into an SVG file and multiple sizes of JPG and PNG files. The script creates three directories in the parent directory of the directory the ai ...
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Why is my Line Tool In Photoshop making blurry lines?

I am using the line tool in Photoshop but my lines keep coming out blurry like this: Why is this the case?
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Photoshop CS6 - How to stop Round Shape merging colors with background [duplicate]

This seems like a simple issue and I found dozens of answers around this site and the web, but none of those has fixed my issue. I'm trying to add a shape with rounded corners. I want the colors to ...
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Creating a Selection in Photoshop with no Feathering or Anti-aliasing

EDIT: TL;DR I can't get rid of anti-aliasing and/or feathering, even though they are disabled. Some visuals, so you can actually see it happen... First this is me trying to erase, clicking madly; ...
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Photoshop Single Color for Shapes [duplicate]

Everytime I use the Ellipse tool in photoshop it creates a border with a black fading to grey outline. I want to make an ellipse with a solid black outline with zero gray colors instead.
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Where to find anti-alias in Photoshop settings?

I am new to Stack Exchange, I am also pretty new to Photoshop. I am still learning a lot. One problem I am having is, I can't find the setting to affect anti-aliasing. I have issues understanding ...
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How to make 100% hard circles without blurred edges (photoshop) [duplicate]

I'm making a circle with a radius of 400 pixels, the edge of it looks like this: But the look I'm trying to achieve is a circle with hard edges, meaning no transparency, the edge of it would then ...
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InDesign antialiasing options

Is there any options for antialiasing? I don't like how InDesign draw fonts. It's especially bad when you use zoom (in example, to fit spread in window). Pages (equivalent for MS Word on MacOS) do it ...
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Ugly edges around shapes in Illustrator

When I work with bold colors in Illustrator I get these ugly edges between shapes. Both previewed in Illustrator and when exported (I have played around with different formats and settings). I think ...
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gimp change colors in 2-color image

In Gimp I have a simple graphic image with two colors (a foreground and background color) with anti-aliasing between them. I would like to change either one or both of the colors in the image to ...
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Smart object anti aliasing Photoshop CC 2015 [duplicate]

I get the new version of photoshop CC 2015. Now when I past a vector from illustrator directly on photoshop they create me a smart object but they are no anti-aliasing at all. May someone help me? ...
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Exporting without anti-aliasing on outside?

I have some Isometric vector blocks in Illustrator that need to line up perfectly. Anti alias looks great but then I get visible edges when overlapping the blocks. Without anti alias they line up ...
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In GIMP, how to completely disable anti-aliasing/interpolation while scaling a selection?

I'm trying to design something in GIMP that must have no anti-aliasing/interpolation at all. When I scale up, I want sharp edges with no blur. I can disable anti-aliasing/interpolation while scaling ...
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Why is the anti-aliasing so bad in this text with GIMP?

I am trying to use Gimp to create a logo. I have the fonts that I need already. No matter what font I use in GIMP I see really obvious anti-aliasing on the text. I suspect this is caused by GIMP and ...
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Change to Art-Optimized Supersampling in Illustrator

I was wondering if it's possible to change my viewing in Illustrator to art-optimized supersampling, instead of the type-optimized anti-aliasing that is default. I'm not talking about the exporting ...
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How do I maintain visual crispness in a small (50x50) logo?

I'm not sure whether it's due to antialiasing or something else, but the logo and Twitter icon on my site look blurry, especially on mobile: http://scarletstringstudios.com/ The logo source was a ...
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Why does browser add bluish and brownish colors to a solid font color?

I'm wondering why my browser (Firefox) add blue tints on the right and brown tints on the left of a solid grey (#333333) font color as shown in the image below. Could somebody explain to me why this ...
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Smooth color edges

Part of a game design - I had to make a map that is built with layers of color that the engine processes at a later stage. Each color represents a different ground type. Basically, I made that map ...
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Antialiasing or blurring on Photoshop creates a pale edge between different blocks of colour

I'm working on some illustrations which are cartoon-style, so thick black lines with blocks of colour filling them in. I've been colouring the images in a non-anti-aliased document to ensure ...
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Is anti-aliasing done manually?

First off, forgive me if this is a stupid question. The graphic design community isn't my ordinary community, so all the concepts are very foreign to me. I was looking for ways to anti-alias a sprite ...
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How do I preserve hard edges not working in Photoshop?

I want to rotate/warp/resize images but keep all pixels the same color, I don't want soft edges (no antialiasing). I started off with a red square, and rotated it, and it looks like this in the side: ...
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Fill Tool Question

I recently bought an iMac and started using Photoshop. I already have a macbook pro and the photoshop works perfectly, but now I am experiencing one tiny, but annoying, issue. For example, when I ...
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Illustrator Aligned to Pixel Grid But Logo Still Fuzzy

I'm trying to create a crisp logo in Illustrator CC, and no matter what I do (have set up web document settings with align to pixel grid), when I go to save my logo as a PNG-24 web document and ...
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Exporting with slices in AI doesn't respect Rasterize Effect settings?

I have a series of thousands of vector objects imported from a DXF file, and sized to an artboard of a specific pixel size (10,160 x 10,160). I need to cut the images up into a grid of 1,024 x 768 ...
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Why would I get aliasing on a vector like this? [duplicate]

I've read several similar questions but they keep leading back to eventually becoming raster images, in which case the aliasing makes sense. However I haven't quite figured out why an image made ...
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How to render text pixel-perfectly with subpixel antialising with Illustrator?

I'm exporting a document to raster image with Illustrator and get this result: But I want to get this quality: It lookes more pixel-perfect and thin then the Illustrator's render. How do I setup ...
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Turn off antialiasing for artwork and ignore type?

I'm trying to force Illustrator to be my goto web design "raster" editor. Working in pixel preview is certainly the way to go but I've run into a problem. In web design there is no AA for boxes and ...
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Create vector icons and export them later as PNG without antialiasing

I have created a vector file (svg) and now I wanted to export it as 66px x 66px, 44px x 44px and 22px x 22px PNG file. It should be used as a UIBarButtonItem in the navigation bar. Therefore I use ...
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How do I export an SVG from Illustrator such that it renders well in small sizes?

I come from a Photoshop background and this is my first time dabbling with AI. I would like to show my product logo in a small size on a webpage (about 15px height). I currently have a PNG (created ...