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Questions tagged [raster]

Questions about 'raster' graphics images, or bitmaps, a dot matrix data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or points of color, viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium. Raster images are stored in image files with varying formats.

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When will quality be lost when increasing design size % or size wise? [closed]

I want to at least double design size from 6in to 6in to about 12in by 12in. I am using a raster program and ttf fonts which the max size is 2000 pt = 6in by 6in. Can it be done in the raster program ...
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How to reduce my Illustrator file size and should I raster my bristle brushes?

I have an Illustrator file that is pretty big 2.5gb to be exact. There are a lot of complex bristle brushes to make a chalkboard effect for the background and there are also text and illustrations ...
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Blurred, embedded raster image after importing PDF in Inkscape

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. It contains a raster image, which for some reason is completely blurred and I cannot figure out why. Any ...
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Cannot change aspect ratio of embedded raster image after PDF import

I imported a figure from PDF (generated from Latex) into Inkscape as SVG for final editing. After import the raster-image does not fit the axis anymore. This would not be an issue, but for some ...
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If I rasterize a vector, then make it a vector again, will quality be lost?

In other words, is quality lost when transferring assets from Photoshop to Illustrator, and back and forth?
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Inkscape: clip imported raster just inside colored line

here's a map of a country with a red border: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/13/Congo_Kinshasa_Topography.png i've imported the .png and now want to clip it to just show what's ...
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inkscape: how to keep raster quality/detail when scaling down?

i'm new to vector graphics and inkscape, working on a project to help my kids think about geography. i downloaded a generic blank world map with country outlines in .svg from wikipedia. i want to ...
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Strokes with same width change when exporting to .psd

I draw some shapes and paths with the pen tool in Adobe Illustrator. I put a stroke on all of them with the same width. For some reason I must export my work as .psd but when I export it and change it ...
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“Select Subject” functionality without Photoshop

I am very impressed by the productivity benefits of Photoshop 2018's "Select Subject" functionality. I probably spend a few hours a month doing this the hard way using the standard select. But I ...
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How these kind of illustrations are made? [closed]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/62784931/Desire-to-lose-weight https://www.behance.net/gallery/54576131/Editorial-illustrations-Jan-October-2017 https://www.behance.net/gallery/32957589/Sketch https://...
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What can one do with a collection of unused, quality digital art/graphics? [closed]

TL;DR I’m looking for ideas as to what to do with a large collection of over 1,000 similarly sized and shaped raster graphics. I've been very interested in image processing and graphic design for ...
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Adobe Illustrator cc Clipping Mask w/ Large Raster Image

I looked for a similar post to this but had no luck, so hopefully no one yells at me haha. Basically, I rasterized and did a live trace of an image that I wanted to use a clipping mask with, but the ...
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How can I resize my image without rasterizing the text layers?

I am trying to make a pixelart comic. The way I'm doing it is by drawing the pixel art on low resolution so I can place individual pixels and when I want to add the text I upscale the image 10 times ...
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How to resize a small image in Photoshop to a large image with smooth gradients and without noise?

I'm looking for software, namely a Photoshop plugin, or any other software that would integrate with Photoshop on macOS to quickly and easily upscale small low-res images to much larger images with ...
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Rasterizing Photos in AI for Print - File Size [duplicate]

So I am dealing with a large print ad and need to know whether I should rasterize the background photograph or leave it as it is. The reason I ask is that the size and performance of the file are ...
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Is raster or vector better to create photographic infographics?

Between vector and raster editors, which should I learn to use to create infographics based on photos? The photos all bear a black background, allowing me to lay information in the space without the ...
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Why do I have the feeling that there is a gradient when there isn't?

I was trying to edit the following picture in GIMP when I noticed something strange. This is the original picture: And this is what it looks like when opened in GIMP (the only important thing here ...
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How can I edit a scanned business card?

My client gave me a business card to create an advertisement. I scanned it, now I want to add clipart and edit text. How do I activate the document and make changes? I am using GIMP and Inkscape.
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can Illustrator-files with raster images keep jpg compression?

Is there a way to keep the jpg compression in .ai-files with embeded raster graphics? Ok so I had an .ai-file of 2800kB. I pasted a 2MB jpg in the document and the file is now 16MB. So I guess the ...
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Autodesk Graphic: saving vector file to 200x300 pixels

I have a vector image that I'm trying to export for an area of a web page that's 200x300 pixels. When I export it, the quality of the image is significantly reduced. Is there a way to fix this?
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Creating Vector Graphics from Low-Res Logos

Basically, I want to be able to convert low-quality (or any quality, for that matter) raster images, like this one; into basic, clean-cut, vector shapes.
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Does adding a texture to a vector image make it a raster image?

I have managed to create a good looking vector model in Illustrator and I want to improve it by adding some textures. Will this make my model a raster image and no longer a vector?
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Illustrator: how to select or delete all raster objects

I'm about to submit some illustrations and they should not contain any raster effect or image and the illustration objects are too complex. I don't know where I used the effects or raster objects. Is ...
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Changing colors of raster images in Illustrator

I would like to change the colors of a Photoshop PSD in Adobe Illustrator. Can a raster image's color be altered in Illustrator?
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saving illustrator file in photoshop after edit as? [closed]

new to using illustrator.. (and in combination with photoshop) have photographic images i've added a single line of text to in AI.. reimported image to PS to retouch.. now can i save the file again ...
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Why is my Photoshop text default to raster? I can't make it default vector/editable

When i type in photoshop, it makes a quickmask, and lets me type, adjust.. but then when i commit -- it becomes a selectable type layer that i have to fill. Don't know how i lost the default of plain ...
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How to reduce size of embedded images in Illustrator file?

I have an artwork file in Illustrator which has a lot of images embedded into it, I want to reduce the file size before sending to the printer. I have rasterized the images to 300dpi but that doesn't ...
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Import and change colours of a “dissolved” Photoshop image in Illustrator

I have an object with dissolved edges in Photoshop that I want to put into Illustrator as a shape or path. Can I make an embedded dissolved object change colour like a normal shape in Illustrator? ...
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Why does my embedded EPS look pixelated on my Photoshop PDF?

I have a PSD file with an embedded .eps logo. When I export to Photoshop PDF and zoom in, all the text and shapes look very smooth, but the Smart Object .eps ends up not retaining its vector status. ...
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Scaling art for a banner [duplicate]

I was asked to do a large banner with the size of 46in x 81in and the only other information I was given with this project is that it would be printed at 300dpi. What size and resolution document ...
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Why is moving from a raster editor to vector editor so hard?

Why do so many people struggle with the shift from a pixel editor to a vector editor? Or do they, is there some research done on the subject? Especially, it seems, in that direction. Seem like the ...
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What does the term raster and vector apply to?

Are the term raster and vector only applicable to 2d graphics? The rendered image format might be one way to distinguish them but what about a program like blender? If they can be classified as ...
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How to do a stroke raster effect [closed]

I would like to do this effect. https://scriptographer.org/scripts/raster-scripts/stroke-raster/ Unfortunately the pug is no longer available or updated for today's versions of Adobe Illustrator. ...
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Possible to link raster Photoshop image to Illustrator to trace real time?

I'm wondering if there is any way to draw an image in Photoshop and place it into Illustrator in a way that allows for modification of the original raster (in PS) to update the Illustrator live trace ...
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print service who uses only photoshop to raster, is it normal?

I'm not an expert let me just say, so with the risk of sounding a little stupid I have a question. I had to send .pdf and .ai files (around 100-300mb each) to a print service to have them printed on ...
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Vector fonts – do they need hinting?

I’ve been studying Truetype fonts and hinting. Knowing the difference between raster and vector graphics I’m wondering: Why is hinting still necessary? Aren’t there rendering engines for vector fonts?...
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Eliminate shadow on rasterized text in Photoshop?

First of all, I could not find anything matching my problem, probably because of the lack of better keywords. I created a word with the Text Tool and rasterized it for cropping and editing. But now ...
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Images for web: vector or raster?

I have created a vector image in Adobe Illustrator. It is basically a simple schema. I would like this schema posted in a web page, but what type of image should I select, raster or vector? According ...
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What is the best way to convert a series of boxes (right angles) from raster to vector?

Live trace distorts the straight lines that are crucial to my design.Its a complicated design to difficult to redraw. Please help me
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Remove noise / artifacts from single colour raster logo (Gimp)

I hope this is not a duplicate question - I have looked at other answers and I'm convinced this is different enough for its own question. I have a single-colour logo in raster format that I need to ...
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Industry standard file format deliverables for logos? [duplicate]

During an academic discussion regarding file formats I received from a most excellent designer, I thought I was correct in writing (based on my experience with hired work): ...the industry standard ...
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How to combine a png and a path in inkscape

I made an image on Gimp to use as a background for my icon made in inkscape. The general shape of the icon is a rectangle path with round corner. I imported the png in inkscape, and I want to ...
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How can I reuse an embedded raster image multiple times in Inkscape?

I have an svg image made in Inkscape with about five raster images embedded in it. Each of these images is used many times (up to 72). Each of these images is small (<1MB), but judging from the ...
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What does rasterization do to an image?

What is the general purpose for making or converting graphics / images to a raster format? What happens to an image when it is rasterized?
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Pixlr - Transparent image with Text layer on top . Layer must be rasterized?

This is a noob question for sure, but I can't seem to find the answer. Using Pixlr Online in chrome I create a new transparent image and want to lay some text on top but keep getting the error that ...
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Why are raster images still used when vector images have so many advantages?

I have read some posts and see many advantages of using vector images when compared to raster images: They can be zoomed or scaled at any ratio. File-size efficiency. Because vector image only ...
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Why are gradients and opacity rasterized when saving SVG's in illustrator?

I'm a web designer and frequently use illustrator to create graphics for use on the web. The most ideal format for me is SVG because it is light, performant and looks HQ at any size. Something ...
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How to export png from Illustrator without anti-aliasing?

On first image yow can see an icon, a line is selected in Adobe Illustrator. On second image you can see the image after Save for Web .. was pressed. I do not need anti-aliasing, extra strip between ...
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Perspective transform on a raster image in Illustrator

All I want is the Illustrator equivalent of what right-click -> Perspective does in Photoshop. Normally I would just use the Free Transform Tool, but it doesn't appear to let me do it with an imported ...
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Should I link to or rasterize the large amount of artwork I'm using for my catalogue project in InDesign?

I am trying to figure out what I should be doing for a 94+ page catalogue. I have been researching and from what I've read understand that linking files is the best practice for putting complex ...