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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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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How to enlarge an image with as little pixelation as possible?

What technique(s) can I use to enlarge small digital (raster) image in order to best avoid pixelation? I can print the image and scan at high resolution, but I also want to preserve as close to exact ...
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Why do GIF images automatically lock the base layer in Adobe Photoshop?

When I open a .gif image in Photoshop - non animated - it always locks automatically and you cannot unlock it. Aside from that when try try to add text it will make a red block and convert the text to ...
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What are the best mac applications for developing pixel art?

I would like to create pixel art graphics for an iPhone game on my mac, and I'm wondering what are some good programs I should look into.
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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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Nearest neighbour interpolation not working in ImageMagick

I want to display an image and have the pixels big and clearly visible. As it's common to display scaled image with some form of smooth filtering, the best option is to scale up the image resolution ...
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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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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 produce 35mm lomo film noise/grain effect?

Click on image for full size There's a lot going on in this image. It's some 35mm lomo goodness. I am looking to produce some of the rich grain in my own digital images but am having trouble. Does ...
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How can I create a random pixelated pattern?

I was wondering how I'd go about just taking a couple of specific colors, then having something make a random pixelated picture with those colors. I was wanting to take the colors from my current ...
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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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“placed” Photoshop images in Illustrator - blurry when saved as .pdf?

I've edited some images in Photoshop to be used in a .pdf I'm creating in Illustrator. In PS, the images looked great and were saved with the following settings: .jpg/CMYK/Image Options: 10/Maximum. I ...
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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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Scattered Pixel Effect in Photoshop?

I'm trying to learn how to create a scattered pixel effect in Photoshop. I know how to create pixelated graphics. But i'd like to know how to create an effect where the pixels are scattered. Similar ...
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turn 2D logo into 3D voxel logo

I have a 2D logo that I would like to make into a 3D "voxelized" logo. This website shows exactly what I mean... http://www.drububu.com/miscellaneous/voxelizer/index.html http://www.drububu.com/...
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How to get a non pixelated illustration upload to social media (mostly FB)? [duplicate]

Intro: I'm not a GD, but bear with me. I've been doing digital illustrations for a while and never had an issue with posting them anywhere, until this year. I keep getting all my illustrations sort ...
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Photo effects in Gimp: How to improve color, depth of field, etc

G' day dear Graphic-design-experts, I am new to Stackexchange's Graphic Design and I have no clue if this is the right place to ask, so bear with me and steer me in the correct direction if i am ...
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Resizing screenshots

How can I make a screenshot of a graph smaller with Illustrator or Photoshop without losing quality? I am using a Macbook Pro with retina display. I also have a monitor without retina display. I ...
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Illustrator Inner Glow Looks Pixelated

Is there anyway to make it softer? Everything else in the shot is crisp, but you can see the pixels of the inner glow pretty easily.
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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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Considerable stutter/lag/pixelation in PDF file while zooming in

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/96798895/Untitled-2.pdf I made this pdf in indesign, I don't know if it's an issue or not but when I zoom in to the file, say to any text or the logo, it stutters ...
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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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Is there an interpolation algorithm specialized on curves?

I'm trying to increase the resolution of images containing lots of rasterized circle and ellipse parts, is there any algorithm that kind of detects these and uses a mathematical model to rescale them? ...
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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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How to enlarge image without distorting it?

I would like to double the size of this image without causing any pixelization. Can you please let me know how can it be done? Thanks!
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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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How to save small png files (icons) with minimal pixelation?

I've been tasked with creating a bunch of icons for a software product that my company develops. The problem is, I keep getting feedback that the icons are too "pixelated" for them to use... The ...
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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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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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How to avoid export pixelation with vector graphics?

Whenever I export a vector to an image, and the image is not a multiple of the original vector canvas size, it is pixelated and over-anti-aliased in certain areas of the image. An example: I started ...
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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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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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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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What is the resolution I need to make a picture to make curves look smooth and not pixelated?

I am using Paint to draw some swords for a character I have. I am not very experienced and this is my first time trying to draw swords. My question is how large (Preferably in pixels) do I need to ...
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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 “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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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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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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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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Why is my logo pixelated [duplicate]

I am very new to Illustrator. I've created a text only logo and exported it as a png. When I try to insert it as my email signature it becomes pixelated. How can I export it so it will not lose ...
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Pixelated Text when Exporting JPEG from Illustrator

I have created some text art in Illustrator that I would like to print out as a poster. Whenever I save the file as a PDF (300 DPI) and print it myself the text appears crisp with no pixelation. ...
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Pixelated images and smart objects in Adobe CC suite

I have been using Adobe softwares for a couple of years now and I never had this issue before. Every time I save for web (png), or even pasting smart objects from illustrator to photoshop I get a ...
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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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Illustrating an encrypted image

How would you illustrate that an image is encrypted? I want to show the original image and then the "encrypted" one. I want people to see that it's based on the original photo but I don't want it to ...
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How do I smooth out pixelated lines? [duplicate]

I am designing this logo for my website. It looks great in Illustrator CC but looks pixilated on the site. I want to smooth out the "A" and "W" diagonal vector lines. I have tried exporting as a PNG ...
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My Illustrator CC graphics appear pixelated and paths are jagged. [duplicate]

I'm using Illustrator CC and my paths appear pixelated. I have no idea what may have caused the pixelation since it just started happening out of the blue. The image I've attached shows the saved jpg ...
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Fill selection regions with the average color inside them

I'm trying to design stained glass. Photoshop has the "Stained Glass" filter, but I need a bit more flexibility than it allows. I've used it to create the came structure: Now I want to take my ...
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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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Can I make a straight line in Photoshop and rotate it without it getting pixelated?

I want to draw a straight line in photoshop without it getting pixelated when I rotate it at any particular angle. Is there a way of doing that?There are numerous solutions in google but none works. ...
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How can I pixelate an image via the command line on Linux

Is there a command-line utility for Linux that can pixelate an image by a specified percentage eg "-pixelate 30%"