Questions tagged [pixelation]

Questions about intentional or unintentional appearance of the "lego" effect: clear visibility that the image consists of little squares.

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InDesign export particularly low quality image in an AI file

I am creating a daily journal. I encountered problem when exporting interative pdf. The blue and orange dots are pngs. When I place the ai files into indesign and export as interactive PDF, the dots ...
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Reverse pixelated pics

With pixelated characters all the rage and other annoying nfts. I'm wanting to find out if I can take an image and reverse the pixelation. We found some GitHub repos with some depixelating algorithm ...
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Insert PDF into Word results in pixelation/blurriness on Windows, but not MacOS?

When I try to place pdf files (created by Adobe Illustrator or elsewhere) into a Microsoft Word document, then on my Macbook Pro Laptop, I can simply drag and drop the file into a word document. This ...
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PDFs suddenly loose quality after cropping in Adobe Illustrator and get pixelated

I routinely placed and cropped PDFs within Illustrator, without any issue. From today, when I crop a placed PDF, it gets kind of pixelated after cropping (example below). This never happened before. ...
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PNG is fuzzy when exporting in Ai Illistrator

I've got a question regarding exporting PNG files from Ai Illustrator as I'm having troubles getting sharp looking results. I'm preparing files for Society6 print-on-demand website and aiming to ...
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I create pixel perfect design but shows with extra pixels in photoshop

I'm working on a logo in Adobe Illustrator and I have Snap to Pixel and Snap to Grid enabled. I've also right clicked and selected Make Pixel Perfect. It looks great in Illustrator but when I export ...
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Adobe InDesign: everything looks pixelated

I've just bought a new monitor as the old one was dying. It's an AOC Q3279VWFD8 and I've a NVIDIA Quadro 600 Graphics card. InDesign displayed perfectly on the old monitor, but since plugging in the ...
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Pixelated effect doesn't translate well on export on Gimp

I've installed Gimp to do a very simple pixelated effect on images. Now, it IS satisfying in the Gimp interface, but whenever I export it to PNG, I get an ugly faux-pixel result. Any idea where this ...
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Rotating selected area causes pixellation - Photoshop CC 2020

I draw a lot on photoshop but often use the selection tool to select parts of my drawing and rotate/resize parts as I go along. Until a few days ago I used to use Photoshop CC 2014 and had no problems ...
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Is there a way to create this particular "Pixel Smoothing" Effect in Paint.NET or any other program/site?

So, a while back I was looking for ways to improve the textures of a particular game, and I came across a Pixel Smoothing algorithm for the game Terraria. I particularly had an interest in using this ...
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Exporting from Illustrator is pixelated

I am trying to export sprites from illustrator so I can later import them to unity. I have a ring asset that I am trying to export. The steps I followed: - Draw a circle (250 by 250 px and 3px black ...
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How to create pixelated graphics like these examples?

I've been noticing a lot of really nice, blocky, pixelated images used in design projects in recent years and just wondering if anyone has any suggestions on how to create similar effects? So far the ...
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Image is pixelating when scaled down only on older monitors

I'm having a weird issue that when some images are scaled down they start pixelating only on older monitors. (I'm guessing newer ones are Retina). I would expect this behavior when scaling up but down ...
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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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Pixelated/Blurry Banner image

I'm having an issue with a banner image I'm trying to create for my website. When I upload the image to my website, the icons I added to the banner in Photoshop look blurry. Any advice on how I can ...
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Illustrator CC prints jagged lines [closed]

On new MacBook Pro running Mojave 10.14.4, Illustrator CC prints images pixelated and somewhat incomplete, but looks fine and smooth on screen. Checked older files from CS5 that print normal from ...
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How to achieve this dot-matrix-printed/pixelated effect?

The above image is a Windows 95 default background. I wanted to know how they achieved this effect and was wondering if it is possible in Photoshop or if I need a dot-matrix printer or maybe a graphic-...
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InDesign Pixelates Placed AI File, Even at High Quality Display Settings

My placed AI files get pixelated upon placing in InDesign. High Quality Display Settings change nothing about it. The content of my AI is completely vector-based. The jaggedness gets exported into ...
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Inkscape - Gradients and saving as vector graphics

I have a vector eps plot on which I add gradient shade in Inkscape. However, when I save as eps again, the gradient part of the plot is pixelated. Does anyone has solution for this, that is to save a ...
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What's the technical term for unintentional image pixelation due to insufficient resolution?

I'm writing to someone to say something along the lines of: "May I see that image in a higher resolution; there is some important text and/or finer details that are unintentionally pixelated/obscured ...
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How to pixelate photos [duplicate]

How can I digitize or pixelate clay figures like Mason Lindroth does? https://masonlindroth.tumblr.com Can it be done with photoshop? Im looking to do it only in black and white. Thank you for your ...
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Clip Studio Paint ideal settings for printing

I'm trying to illustrate my childrens book in Clip Studio Paint and the art (mostly done with pen so far) looks highly pixelated. I started out with my settings at 72 DPI, then drew for a while. I ...
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how to "pixelate" a shape in sketch

I am new to Sketch. I have a shape, and I would like to give it a "pixelated" look, a bit like the letter Y below (in contrast to the B letter, which is not pixelated). How can I do this (apart from ...
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Photoshop CC deletion and erasing is pixelated

I'm having a problem I haven't encountered before. On my previous laptop I was using PSCC, and it was perfectly fine. But now, whenever I have a selection and delete, or try to erase using the brush, ...
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Simplest way to resize a folder filled with pixel art

I'm trying to compile a nice website/portfolio for internships etc, and I have a folder filled with pixel art I've done (100's of images, not feasible to do them one at a time except if absolutely ...
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Making the most of 72 dpi images [closed]

I am working with a client who has sent me images taken with cell phones, most of them at 72 dpi, and wants them enlarged for a full-scale 24" x 60" print to canvas. The printer is telling me even ...
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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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Problem with jagged/pixellated prints

I'm at my wit's end so I thought I'd throw my question out there! I recently bought a new laser printer, a monochrome Samsung xpress M2835DW. Set it up all proper and everything. I wanted to use it ...
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Transfer vector shape from illustrator to photoshop FAIL [closed]

when i try and copy a shape from illustrator and paste to photoshop it become all pixelated I know I might be doing something wrong but somebody help me with this situation
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A font that's readable with a 5px height

For use in Photoshop, I'm looking for a font that's exactly 5 px high but still readable. I tried some system fonts myself like Arial, Tahoma, Segoe UI but it all results in a pixely mess. Ideally ...
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Large images, small resolution

I am working on a graduation announcement for a client, and the images they want me to use are huge. They are around 55in by 88in with a resolution of 72. I asked if they had any other format of the ...
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Exported small .png image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 is Pixelated

I exported a .png image from Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 to use as a logo on my website. It is quite large (1241px x 1346px) and it is slowing the site down dramatically. It needs to be around 100px x ...
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How to gradually increase the pixel size of an image?

I would like to gradually increase the pixel size of an image, going from the high resolution image (base image) to the left to a significantly lower resolution to the right as shown in the example ...
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How to semi/automatically clean pixels noise from a photo taken from an image on a screen?

I have this photo: I want to remove all the "noise" that's introduced when taking a picture of a screen. For instance below is a zoom-in of part of the bigger image, from which I manually "cleaned" ...
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Italicized text becomes pixelated

I'm having an issue whereby text that is in italics (font verb light italic) becomes pixelated. I thought this was an issue with the way illustrator displayed it but seems to follow on into the ...
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Why is my brush pixelated at size 400 in Photoshop?

Please help me, every time my brush is at size 400+ it will look different than the preview. This brush at size 405 looks like a middle finger when its being previewed. It looks like this in the ...
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Photoshop text layer has jagged edges

I have created a text layer in Photoshop. The corners of the text have jagged edges, how can I display my text without the jagged edges?
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Help needed of having issue with jagged edges

I am currently using Photoshop to change a white product to black. Even though I have selected the parameters and used feather tool for selection I am facing issue with having jagged edges as seen in ...
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I'm designing and printing an image with some text at 450cm x 250cm for a exhibition backdrop. What resolution is needed? [duplicate]

Will a shutterstock image work for this or do I need a better quality image? This is shutterstock info: Large | 10297 px x 3433 px | 87.2cm x 29.1cm @ 300 dpi Is my calculation correct: DPI will ...
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Why is my vector PNG pixelated when I zoom? [duplicate]

I have saved my vector image as a PNG from Adobe Illustrator, but when I open the saved PNG file & zoom in on it, the image becomes pixelated.. Why is it doing this?
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Smart object is pixelated (Adobe CS6)

Can you please help me with this problem, it is driving me crazy. When I create file in Illustrator and then export it in Photoshop it ends pixelated. How to make it crisp and sharp? Tried importing ...
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Animated GIF with white text and tranparent background look pixelated

I created a simple animated GIF using some white words in a transparent background. But the words look too pixelated. The file is generated using Photoshop's Save for web. There is some configuration ...
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Printing images to 200dpi printer

I am trying to print these images to a 200dpi Datamax label printer: When they print, they are really pixellated. How can I resolve this? The image size is 2.5cmx2.5cm and I am printing the image at ...
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Why are my images coming out pixelated?

I use Gimp to make PNG cover banners for social media sites. I have a hard time getting a clear finish, my end product appears slightly cloudy. I do my best to make small logos or letters in HD so ...
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Why is my preview pixelated when not at 100% zoom?

I have this weird thing in Photoshop (CS5): When I'm zoomed in at 100% my lines are really smooth, but as soon I'm under 100% or over 100% they look weird, like this: This is how they look at 100%:
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How do I save a file in AI so that I can enlarge it in Photoshop without pixelation?

I'm very inexperienced with Illustrator as I have always primarily used Photoshop. I have a eps file which I bought and have made changes to (ie deleting the bits I don't want). At this point I ...
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How to scale down an image in psd or ai properly?

I have googled and I have tried all sorts of method but I just cant do it properly myself. I am not graphic design trained. so my knowledge of photoshop and illustrator is very minimal. I have a ...
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Cannot save .AI as .EPS: vector becomes rasterized and pixelated

I have been trying to save an .ai vector as an .eps, but no matter what settings I try, the result is a heavily pixelated raster image. How can I get a clean vector EPS instead? What causes ...
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How to fix pixelation of vector logo?

i have been reading the forum in regards to vector art in illustrator appearing pixelated. I have followed many of the different suggestion regarding anti-aliasing, saving it in 72dpi, 300dpi and all ...
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Why rasterizing objects in Illustrator causes them to be pixelated [duplicate]

I am having a sudden problem with my vectors after being rasterized within Illustrator. The rasterized image becomes pixelated. If anyone might have an idea as to what might have happened all of a ...
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