Questions tagged [pixel]

Questions about pixels. A pixel, is a point in a raster image, or the smallest addressable element in a display device; so it is the smallest controllable element of a picture represented on the screen. The address of a pixel corresponds to its physical coordinates.

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How to enlarge an image without anti-aliasing (using free software)?

I have a 30×30 image, and I resize it to 60×60. All the original pixels now blur into each other due to anti-aliasing. Is there a way to resize the image but keeping the pixelated look, e.g., 1 black ...
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Copy/Paste a selection from Photoshop to Illustrator “round” pixels

I'm copy from Photoshop CS6 this selection: Which is exactly 16x50 pixels, correctly snapped with grid. Once I paste in Illustrator CC 2019, it round both pixel sizes and grid position: Why 15,...
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What is the suggested dpi for mobile apps?

I am new to mobile apps/games and I'm a bit confused about some stuff What is the suggested dpi for mobile games? Which density to use? What other information can you help me with for improving the ...
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What stroke width Instagram is using for its icons and how to get same results?

I'm designing on Illustrator icons for a new app, when I use 1px stroke and preview on mobile they look very thin and when I use 2px stroke they look a bit bold while Instagram icons look and feel ...
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Create grid in Photoshop CS6 for pixel art?

I'm a Photoshop amateur and I'm trying to make some pixel art. It'd be way easier if I had a grid as a separate layer or tool, that I can fill square after square and then remove the grid without ...
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inkscape - how to remove contour when exporting to png?

the inkscape I configured it in this way now I select the figure that I want to export I use the filter to pixelate and to export use this option But there is a transparent outline ("in the image ...
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Any way to create an image from pixel settings?

Meaning if I were to provide coordinates and a colour for each individual pixel e.g.(7,12, #767963), specify a pixel size for the entire canvas, can I make a picture from it? Which program has this ...
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Does anyone know how this kind of pixelated type is created?

Does anyone know how this type is created? Not sure what it would be called, pixelated? Been noticing it in a lot of posters
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Size of the pixel in world units

I am working on 3d max 2019 and I am facing a problem which is knowing the size of the pixel in world units of the images acquired from a free camera or physical camera in 3d max 2019. These ...
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How to export Illustrator files as PDFs so that Illustrator's pixel measurements match the pixels in the exported file?

The gray navbar shown in the Illustrator file below is 70 pixels high, in Illustrator: However when exported as a PDF, viewed at 100% size, it becomes 108 pixels high: How can I export it as a PDF (...
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Junior Designer - Struggling with iOS icon sizes

I have been assigned the task of exporting iOS icons for an app that my office is developing. I have never done this and I am struggling with the workflow and getting pixel perfect icons. I am ...
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How to achieve this pixel-y vibes effect

What's the best way to achieve an effect like this design?
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What will be the best pixel size? [duplicate]

I often have trouble estimating best image pixel size to large centimeter size, without causing much loss of quality. Today is no different. A client wants a chosen image from shutterstock on his ...
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How to delete pixels from image?

I'd like to erase some single pixels of this image (the black ones): But once I use the erase tool, I end up with somethings like this.. ..which is not a pixel and its not "square", but a circle (...
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Dimension in cm and format

I have to create a powerpoint poster. The following guidelines are given: Now I am very confused. In powerpoint I see the options to set the size of the slide: But what about format and pixels? ...
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Erase parts of a raster layer in Illustrator

I have a composition in Illustrator where I want to erase some parts of a Raster (non-vector) layer. Basically there are drops of coloured ink floating towards the PoV, and the background image has ...
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Why do shapes and spacing get distorted when scaled down in Illustrator?

What I need: I'm creating android app icon. So it's obviously pixel based and I want to pay attention to make it "pixel perfect" and then I need to export it in different dimensions (say 36x36, 64x64)...
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How to edit a pixel without modifying surrounding pixels

When working on a bitmap image in Photoshop, I often need to make changes to individual pixels, such as using the Paintbrush to change the colour. This would typically involve zooming into the ...
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How to unlock the alpha channel lock in gimp?

In the layers dialog, there are two things you can lock and unlock: pixels (looks like a paintbrush icon), and the alpha channel (looks like a checkerboard next to the pixels icon). Supposedly, you ...
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Why pixel images enlarged with 2-4 pixel size when i downloaded on internet?

I'm making a game and when i downloaded image for example from anywhere it is enlarge with 1-4 size difference.And i pretty sure that images drawn with 1 pixel size.But why images enlarge?
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Why do edges get blur for font outlines and shapes?

(Illustrator 2015, artboard size: 960px x 887px, Units: Pixels) Original .ai file is here: For a few months, I was designing some logos and shapes using Illustrator. Now that I've some concepts ...
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What happens when zooming out?

I'm reading some articles about pixels and I encountered this question. First. When my photo is 20x20, and I'm seeing it at 100%, every pixel of photo is shown with every pixel of monitor. When ...
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Does odd or even pixels affect the quality of saved artworks in Illustrator?

Suppose I have created a vertical stroke of width 7 px. Now I need it's width a little more than 7 px, to match the width of a font's letter's width. (I could do it by changing the offset of font ...
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How to size images independent of device?

I’m a writer and I just bought a Microsoft Surface. I often have to size images with exact dimensions to fit themes. For example, I write for a site where the images have to be exactly 1345 pixels ...
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Changing resolution with and without resampling

I realize that there are a lot of questions like mine and I read them all, but something is fighting in my head trying to find the connection between the written answers and my actual photoshop's ...
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Need help identifying effect used on a picture

I'm not a graphics designer, but I need some help with identifying the "effect" used on a picture. The picture I'm revering to is this one. If anyone could help me naming the effect and tell me if ...
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Can I have layers with different pixel resolution in Photoshop?

I use Photoshop for pixel art. When I have a reference photo, I'd like to be able to use that image as the background and start drawing my pixel art on a layer on top of it. The thing is, the best ...
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Changing the amount of pixels in an Image in GIMP (or Photoshop) for scaling purposes

I'd like to paint an image from a video game with acrylics on a large piece of mdf board. The image is save on my laptop, is from an early video game system (Sega) and is pixelated. I am trying to ...
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GIMP - Dithered brush tools

Is there a way to paint dithered in GIMP? Indexed mode will make existing gradients dithered, but using the brush tool or airbrush tool after dithering will just make a solid color, instead of just ...
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illustrator: white pixels in rounded path border

i am using adobe illustrator cc 2017 and getting strange white pixels at my rounded path borders: when i export the file for web or open the saved pdf in any browsers these pixels are not shown. how ...
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In Gimp how to take the brightest value of each color channel for every pixel?

In Gimp I want to generate a gray scale image of a RGB image defined by this per-pixel formula: value_xy = max(R_xy, G_xy, B_xy). I didn't find a builtin feature so I wonder if there's some generic ...
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How strictly should the 300dpi rule be followed?

I am designing a magazine where we have spreads for photography. We have around 275 ppi for those. I'm not sure how a 275ppi would look on print. Does it matter a lot for a picture as big as a double ...
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Area around text & objects looks pixelated after saving

I am using Photoshop CS6 to create a banner of size "500X420" and used resolution 300 PPI. But when i save the image. It looks pixelated around text and object on the image. Please see attached image ...
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Convert PX to DP

First of all, I'm a mobile developer and I'm risking the development of a layout for my app, right from the start I found the following problem, Photoshop uses PX as a unit of measure for the forms ...
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Pixel Grid issues and aligning anchors in Adobe Illustrator

I cannot get my anchors to align properly, whether it's a new document or an existing one. Exact same issue as this, only now with CC, there doesn't seem to be a way to "uncheck align to pixel grid" ...
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What sizes and units should be used for creating iPhone wallpapers?

I was following the sizes listed here, and I've been creating the artboards with the sizes in points, but should I be creating them with the size for rendered pixels instead? Furthermore, I believe ...
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Info about pixel size and DPI for file

I'm working with an artist who is sending me png files. According to the printer, these files are to be 825 px x 1125 px at 300dpi. Seems straightforward enough to me. However, the artist keeps ...
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Are pixels in Photoshop logical or physical?

When I open an image then I can see it's size details from Image > Image Size..., it shows me: The image has 600px = 8.33in width with resolution 72dpi. Now when I open this image in a browser it ...
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Calculating dots per pixel when printing an image

There is a nice article I found explaining dots, pixels, ppi, dpi etc. Here it is. Very good overall, but I got confused at one point where it says: For example, if you are printing a 150ppi image ...
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When Pathfinder Divide tool, Dividing path its not perfect may be its its not pixel perfect, How to solve these problem? [duplicate]

and when i am dividing a path using pathfinder tool its getting divided but its seems there is a dotted line between two path How to solve these thing. and yes i didnt use strock here.
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How to prevent fractional text dimensions in Photoshop to be “pixel perfect”?

Is there any way to make Adobe Photoshop text dimensions (e.g. height and width) be non-fractional? For example, if I use Type tool and just write my text on layout, it will have fractional ...
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Rounded rectangle with non-square pixel aspect ratio

I am making UI graphics for a screen with non-square pixels. To be exact, the horizontal distance between pixel centers is larger than the vertical distance. If I draw a circle in Photoshop and ...
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Artwork size - downsampling

While having done a lot of research and having a relative grasp on resolution and pixels, I am still very confused on the approach to take for downsampling my document. Basically I have a client who ...
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Line quality issues in GIMP

I'm currently testing out GIMP and Krita; so far I find GIMP more feature-rich but I also have some quality concerns when it comes to the lines that GIMP draws. And I'm not sure if I'm doing something ...
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How to make a distance-based gradient around a shape in Photoshop CC?

I have an irregularly-shaped pixel image on a transparent background. I would like it to "cast a shadow" all around it by creating semi-transparent pixels around the edge of the image. Specifically, I ...
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How to start with graphic design [duplicate]

I am new to this forum. I want to get started with graphic design. I have a linux OS , what software and books do i require to get started? Also i would like to start with pixel art . Hope you can ...
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Is a DOT comprised of many PIXELS?

I', trying to understand difference between DPI and PPI. I learned that a DOT is the smallest physical entity a device can show or printer can print and a DOT may consists of R,G,B elements. A ...
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GIMP: How can I make a basic 4px brush?

How can I make the pencil/brush width exactly 4px, with a hard edge? (i.e. no fading, feathering, gradients, etc.) I know it's an incredibly simple problem but all of GIMP's presets/defaults are ...
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What is pixel aspect ratio?

When starting a new file in Photoshop, one is given the choice of selecting many things, among them is "Pixel Aspect Ratio". What is this? What does it do? Do I get smoother lines if I choose ...
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Pixel art illustration app identification

While browsing through (genius) Uno Moralez's Instagram account, I came across this screenshot from his computer with a set of illustration tools: I am curious to know what app this is, if anyone ...