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 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 ...
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Images appear bigger on other monitors, possibly caused by low dot pitch?

Images and all dimensions in px or pt that I export for web assets appear to be bigger on another monitor than they appear to be on my monitor. For example, an image of 800 pixels height looks like ...
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Andoid style guide - px to dp, how do i convert?

The android app design am working, is on a screen size of 1080X120 with 72(pixles/inch) as the resolution. All the icons, images, texts are in pixels. Now the developer wants all of them in dp and not ...
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Vectorizing pixels in bitmap images for infinite resizing. Possible?

Just putting this out there for discussion, and because I can't currently think of why it wouldn't work... Imagine you converted every pixel of a bitmap image into a vector square. Could you then ...
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Illustrator CC: Align to pixel grid is on but to no effect

Tech specs: Illustrator CC 19.2.1, Windows 7, HP ZBook 15 w/NVidia graphics. External monitors, mouse etc. Problem: I want to use the feature "Align new objects to pixel grid". I create a new ...
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What is the difference between 32 Bit Float and 32 Bit fixed pixel types?

I am using a real time graphics program that offers the following "pixel formats". I understand many of them but one thing I do not understand is the difference between float and fixed. Why would ...
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How do I put an image into Illustartor document at its actual size?

I'm creating a new document, choosing Web profile, setting width and height equal to image size. But the image appears half as big as it really is. That is, I need to place image 4 times to fill the ...
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Objects in Illustrator Not Aligning to Pixel Grid Correctly [duplicate]

I'm having problems aligning my objects to the pixel grid in Illustrator. As you can see in the picture, my object is correctly aligned with the pixel grid. However there are still parts outside of ...
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Stretch an image (in a specific ratio) in such a way that number of pixels of the image remains unchanged?

I have an image to be displayed on an LCD screen, but my LCD screen is made of rectangular pixels and this makes my image deformed. i.e. A circle will appear as an ellipse. In order to correct this, ...
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how to make text have different shades of pixels

i scanned a document. the scanned text has different shades of pixels in the letters, like the picture 'ty'. is there an easy way to recreate that? the outer edging also appears darker while the ...
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Why hasn't there been a vector file extension yet?

Why do we have all the pictures in pixels... Jpg,png .... Why not a vector file something like (.vtr , .vector) that can be opened by a simple photo viewer (and not adobe illustrator and corel draw)?
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How can I 'blow up' small pixel art?

I have this small pixel art as example. Is there a way to make it bigger without it getting blurry or fuzzy in Photoshop?
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Is there a median tool for colours? (Median between 2 colours)

I'm working on a pixel sprite and I have 2 coloured pixels with 1 empty pixel gap between them. Is there any way (tool) to fill in the missing pixel with the mixture of the 2 that are filled?
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Why are pixels not the same from Photoshop to Illustrator? [duplicate]

I'm so confused! I'm sure I'm missing something very simple. But when I create a new file in Photoshop that 320x240px at 300ppi then save that out as a JPEG and try to place onto an Illustrator ...
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How to create 736px rounded triangle with 18px border radius in Illustrator?

I am creating an app icon and, for the envelope's top part, and I want pixel perfect accuracy. When I try to create a rounded triangle using the polygon tool with a width 736px and then use live ...
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Why are white digital fonts composed of more colors than white? [duplicate]

I know that colors are comprised of many other colors that can't be directly seen. But white? I thought white was just white. How come a combination of blue, yellow and red are not only are invisible ...
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Why are my shapes pixelated in Sketch?

I am only using sketch to design few things and I am new to this. I was told Sketch is perfect for vector files and it was, until I designed this icon and realized it was pixelated. I am not sure at ...
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dithering using 1x2 blocks

Is there any software, which can do "block error diffusion" dithering as described here and here? Often I end up with completely separated pixels of the same colour, when doing Floyd Steinberg ...
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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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Is it possible to set stroke weight to be exactly 1 pixel in Illustrator?

The grid unit is 1 pixel. Below is two overlapped rectangles: Underlying one has blue fill color an black outline color. Also it has Align Stroke to Inside setting: As you see, it also has stroke ...
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Reducing InDesign Export in Pixels [duplicate]

I created a very long booklet in Indesign which I created in 4000 x 3000 pixels. I am trying to reduce it by half in pixels so that the size of the file comes down dramatically as I am trying to get ...
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1px pencil draws 3px in Photoshop

I am trying to draw with 1px pencil but it draws 3px square. I checked my grid settings and Im sure that every grid is 1 px. How can I fix that? as you see this is 3x3px canvas and pencil is 1px but ...
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Background consisting of various pixels

I tried to make a background like the following: When zoomed in, you can see it consists of different shades of pixels. But I don't know how to make such kind of patterns. I think it's like a ...
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Change pixels of a specific color to another color, across all layers?

I am drawing an image that's going to be parsed by a program. It expects very specific pixel colors, in this case black 0x000000FF (full alpha) to work properly. ... I made a whoops! Randomly, some ...
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InDesign Measurements

I'm working with an InDesign document and turning it into HTML/CSS. It is using mm for sizes, but I need the measurements in pixels. Height measures as 66px in InDesign using the measuring tool. I ...
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What to do if photoshop drawes pixels way off? [duplicate]

I love pixel art, and recently I got Photoshop cs6, but when I try to draw pixels then it draws them way off. Is there a way to fix this?
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Get coordinates of a point in Photoshop

I think i have a simple question, but i cannot find the answer anywhere! I need to obtain the coordinates (X,Y) of some determinated pixels of a image in Photoshop CS6, how is the way to do this? ...
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How to remove black pixel bleed? (Illustrator CC or Sketch)

I'm working with a color logo created in Illustrator. When it's exported as a PNG at a large size, it looks fine. If I export it at a smaller size, it creates a faint black line between the colors. I'...
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Print Barcodes in CR80 Cards

I have a barcode with a dimensions width: 162px and height: 50 px. When I print it in a A4 paper size,its dimension is 40 mm X 14 mmbut when printed in CR80 Cards(smaller paper size) it's size is 25mm ...
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Pixel Art in Gimp

I want to create some Pixel Art images with the help of gimp. when I wanted a pixel field of 8x8 I used to simply create an image with the width and height of 8 and used the pencil with the pixel ...
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How to convert an array of HTML colours into into a picture? [closed]

I have an array of colors, for example: A=[['#ff00ff', '#00ff00', '#ffff00', '#00ff00', '#0000ff', '#00ffff', '#00ffff'], ['#0000ff', '#0000ff', '#00ffff', '#00ff00', '#ffff00', '#...
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Illustrator CC: Pixel perfect align Symbols and linked Documents

I am just trying to align created Symbols or linked docs in Illustrator to pixel. For some reason the "align to pixel"-option does apply to everything besides linked docs and symbols. Is there any ...