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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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From Raster to Vector

How do I convert a raster image (like JPG and PNG) into a vector one and back again without losing quality? Is it possible to resize a vector image without quality loss, and it is true for raster ones ...
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Embed linked raster images in Inkscape

I have an svg file with many linked raster images, I would like to embed them because the browser is not supporting linked images. Is there an automated way to embed all the linked images? Inkscape/...
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How to convert raster image to vector using only vertical and horizontal segments

I'm trying to convert an image to a pixel art vector. I want the output to be Only with horizontal and vertical segments "―" "|" (no "╱"). I tried to use several online ...
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Artboard dimensions for very large print when using effects? [duplicate]

I'm new to printing illustrations from Illustrator. I have a project that needs to be printed to a large canvas (about 10ft x 8ft). I've got a lot of blur and grain effects, and I'd like these to ...
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how to convert b/w image (png, jpg) to vector form? (.EPS, .SVG)

how to convert b/w image (png, jpg) to vector form (.EPS, .SVG) without artifacts? The raster image is geometric vector patterns, I need convert it into vector form. I tried some online image to .svg ...
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How to edit Excel charts in Illustrator?

I've created some charts in Excel and would like to touch them up in Illustrator as vector files. But whenever I copy/paste, or export/import as PDF, or export as PDF then convert to SVG then import, ...
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Re-vectorize a rasterized vector image?

Many questions have been asked about the general practice of converting rasterized images into a vector format, but this is not quite the same question I am asking. Specifically, I'm interested in ...
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Halftone raster effect, rounded pixelation in Photoshop

I am trying to recreate a similar style to the image below in Photoshop, but unfortunately there are some issues I can't solve. Maybe someone can help me out? This looks like a pixelated image with ...
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Can Illustrator's Crystallize effect be used to create smooth wrinkly borders?

I'm trying Effects > Pixelate > Crystallize to create borders like this (something like which we can do with Wrinkle or Crystallize tool): But even after applying the effect, I can't see any ...
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Raster image opens in smaller dimensions in Adobe Illustrator

so I have this image that is 612x408px (300dpi?): I create a new file in AI at 612x408px (72ppi) and when I import the image, the image imports in lower dimensions: When I scale the image up to the ...
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Different bitmap/raster shape gradient like this example?

does anyone know how to achieve this, a gradient that is created from the different raster/bit map shapes? i am trying to recreate this in illustrator
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Convert a low resolution raster image to vector

I have an raster image like this. That I would like to convert into an svg. I tried the Image Trace option in Illustrator thinking that it would makes colored squares on top of a black box but that ...
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How many dpi raster text needs to be indistinguishable from vector text

I came across the following question: If I print text that was rasterized with a certain amount of dpi, how much dpi would be necessary such that the printed rasterized text would be indistinguishable ...
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How do you get a simple logo to look crisp after compression for Twitter/Facebook profile pictures? [duplicate]

Being a complete novice at this but having tried many methods, I cannot get my logo to look crisp in my Twitter or Facebook profile pictures. It looks fine in Instagram. I have been dabbling in GIMP ...
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upscale but keep pixilation

I want to keep the quality of my image low! I'm asking here because all my searches have answered the opposite of my question. To simplify: I've drawn a 60-something x 60-something pixel circle in ...
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Adobe Illustrator, dpi, pixels and raster images

I now Ai is all about vectors. So, resolution is not much of an issue, most of the time. Therefore most answers I read about this always consider the vector part but not so much what to do when high ...
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How to convert blurry edges to be one of the colors it is blurred between?

I have an image with a number of different colored polygons. Each polygon is intended to be a solid color, but the edges of each are softened and blurred between the colors (e.g., the pixels between a ...
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Ungrouping a Raster image

I'd like to separate this raster image into 4 individual pieces. Any tips on how to do this?
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How to paste a raster image into Illustrator with pixels positioned 1:1

I have copied and pasted a raster image to Illustrator and this is what I get: The pixels of the image obviously disagree with pixels of the grid, they're smaller and shifted. Is it possible to paste ...
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Print Question about Spot Color vs CMYK Process with Outer-Glow in Illustrator

Ok, I know this has been discussed before but I'm hopping to get an answer that touches more on the print methodology rather than the quirkiness of Illustrator when it comes to Spot Color ...
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Restoring transparency lost when a single color image was overlaid on white

I have an image that is a logo; a word written in a single solid color but the edge pixels of the letters originally had some transparency The original was lost and now all I have is a version of it ...
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How to customize the shapes when rasterizing photos

I want to be able to rasterize photos yet define the exact size and shape of the dots being used. The closest I get to my desired result is using bitmap → 50% Threeshold in photoshop. The problem with ...
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Get the average color of a raster image for a mosaic effect

I've been searching for a way to get the average color of a raster image, to use in a vector grid in front of it to create a mosaic effect - the "Object > Create Object Mosaic..." menu ...
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Automatically apply external script whenever image changes

While editing an image (i.e. while there's a new version of it every few seconds), I would like to continuously see what the newest version would look like after running an external script on it (for ...
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How to create this varying intensity noise/dust effect in Photoshop?

I'm talking about this highlighted gains/noise/dust effect. If you see, the grains are larger at some places, smaller at some places, some have low intensity some are dense. One way is to use this ...
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Photoshop CS6 issue with image quality when downsizing pasted image

I'm having an issue with Photoshop when I'm adding an image to a canvas. You can see in this image below, I have a crisp screenshot of a section. When I go to downsize this image within Photoshop, ...
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Replicating Illustrator's Image Trace with open-source software

I have been using Illustrator's Image Trace (LiveTrace on or before CS5) for many years. I would like to replicate a similar result with open-source software. I assumed that Illustrator would first ...
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300dpi rasterized image, what dimensions?

I've tried Googling this for some time to no avail. If I'm printing a label for a tiny bottle, and the label file dimensions are exactly the same size of the label @ 300dpi, is there any added ...
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How to distort a part of a raster image like you do with a shape?

As an example I have a raster image as shown: I want to crop a specific part of that image : And distort it by its corner points like this : Can someone please explain to me how to do that using AI ...
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Impossible to export photo embedded in artboard in Illustrator

I am trying to export several illustrations spread on 6 Artboards of different sizes (composite of vectors and raster images) for web ads in Illustrator CC 2019 v.23. Whenever I export my artboards (...
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How to ensure color fidelity of the same file on two computers?

What is the safest way to ensure that raster image exported from illustrator will be displayed correctly (in term of color fidelity) on another computer ? I know that there will always be some inter-...
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Printing raster image with CMYK

I am trying to print a pdf file in CMYK format with vector artwork that also contains a raster image but the vector artwork color does not print accurately. I have tried flattening transparency and ...
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Keep pixels crisp when rotating object?

I noticed that when rotating an object in Photoshop the preview of the image has nice and crisp pixels, but when I rotate the image and finish the transformation it adds an annoying blur. Is it ...
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Rasterizing multiple objects separately

When combining graphic elements in an .ai file, these elements being large bitmap images (TIFF, PSD, PNG,...), I regularly use rasterize to reduce these images separately in size (and thus reducing ...
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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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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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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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