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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aliasing a scanned text (removing blurry or non black pixels)

I have a scanned text like this: And I want something like this: Do you have any idea how can I achieve that? Thanks in advance!
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making sharp pixel perfect curves in illustrator

I'm trying to export a vector graphic to a png with full transparent alpha channel but i noticed that all around the edge of the curves the pixels are blended semi tranparent. I need full opaque cut ...
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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 smooth out a pixelated image before printing?

I have a bunch of images such as this one that are completely pixelated, and I my friend wants to make large prints to hang in her house. How can I smooth these out so they will not appear pixelated? ...
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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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Using “vector-like” raster images in PDF documents

I'm in the process of producing QR-codes for use on product packaging. The codes are generated in batch and the resulting files are typically 25x25 px PNG files. Of course, such a small image would ...
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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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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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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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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 do I turn off anti-aliasing while drawing shapes in Photoshop?

Whenever I create a square shape at 100% zoom, I get perfectly sharp edges. However, once I zoom in at any amount, drawing a perfect square (without anti-aliasing) is very difficult. Is there a way I ...
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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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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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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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My web logo looks pixelated after resizing

I am trying to resize my logo for the web but so far I have not been seeing the result that I want to. It was in a vector format first (AI) and then it was converted to PSD. I then used the image ...
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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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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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How to smooth out lines of rotated smart object in photoshop?

I am building some kind of mockup for business card and while i was trying to create the looks like cards are on top of each others i used smart object to easily change look of business card on all ...
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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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How can I resize an image without anti-aliasing?

I design emoticons, and often I need to resize things. However, this usually needs to be done without anti-aliasing. I can't find anywhere to do this. It's kind of backward, as it's actually harder ...
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how to rasterize an SVG without anti-aliasing

I've made a map in inkscape and now need to change it to a bitmap or .png. The map will be interpreted by a computer program which will look for exact colors so the edges need to be crisp. when I ...
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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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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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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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Why are the text and boundaries / edges of graphics blurry in this image, and how can I fix it?

My friend made a logo for me. But between us we cannot figure out some problems. The text is blurry. Where the different coloured squares meet is blurry (might not be correct term, possibly "clashing"...
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Font (anti)aliasing in Photoshop

I'm using Photoshop for designing websites and whenever I compare a photoshop design with the live browser preview the fonts appear to be rendered differently. Basically any anti-aliasing method I ...
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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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Illustrator vector aliasing

How can I make my vector graphics anti-aliased in illustrator? My paths always turn out jagged. Is there an option like in Adobe Fireworks to smoothen[remove the jaged edges] my paths?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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anti-aliasing issues

This seems to happen most of the time, but more visible when you are importing as smart objects in Photoshop and resizing down. In the attached image you can see where the aliasing is getting really ...
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Transparent PNG loses anti-aliasing in Photoshop

When I open the following image in Photoshop (CS5): This is how it appears, and how it saves: For some reason, the aliasing is ignored and the edges become completely jagged. Can anyone explain why ...
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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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How to Remove Jagged Edge (Aliasing) on a Straight Diagonal Line

This is 120px X 283px dimension, PNG image. When using it in website the same image dimension is set through css but in the browser view it is showing like a saw like this Is it possible to draw ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...