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How to resize canvas and background layer in GIMP?

If you want to resize the contents as well (layers, paths...) see Image>Scale image. If you want to just reduce the canvas size, see Image>Canvas size. If you have a 16x16 layer in the middle of ...
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

Here is a somewhat easy method to convert full size images to pixel graphics. Starting image To begin, go to Image -> Image Size. Change the Resample method to Nearest Neighbor, this will keep the ...
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How do I make an image look pixelated, like old school arcade graphics?

When you are working with so few pixels you have to make every pixel count. I doubt an automated scaler will achieve that with satisfactory quality. My advice would be to downscale to the size ...
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What is meant by 'designing an icon at 100% scale'?

Designing at 100% scale just means designing at the size (in pixels) that you will be displaying/outputing your icon at. If you are designing a 24px × 24px icon, you set up your artboard in ...
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How do I resize an object in inkscape to an absolute size?

I guess the source of your logo is not important (dxf). You like to resize it, so first mark the whole logo and group the elements (Ctrl-G) (fig.1). Now you select X (2) and Y (3) position to 0, 0 ...
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How to fit a vertical headshot into a horizontal frame

#3. Get your client to see the benefits of a proper photoshoot After years of doing your #1 i finally managed to introduce an updated design for my clients' company profile, website and corporate ...
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Increase stroke size of an arrow, while keeping the arrowhead unchanged

2022 Update: The functionality described below is now possible directly within the GUI in Inkscape 1.2 which has been redesigned. I'll leave the following answer unedited, but please be aware this is ...
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Inkscape 0.91: Scaling several objects while keeping their original location

This is something I do fairly frequently. While Wrzlprmft♦ provided an answer that works, it's a real pain if you have lots of objects. But the solution is actually very easy (using Inkscape 0.92). ...
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How to edit existing rectangle selection in GIMP?

After using a selection, or switching tools such as using the Move Tool, you can make the selection editable once again by choosing the Rectangle Select Tool, and clicking inside the selection. Move ...
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Resize Photoshop canvas to fit selected layer's (larger) dimensions

The easiest way I can think of is holding cmd while left clicking the bigger layer, and afterwards press C to crop to the selected area. This should make the canvas the same size as the selected layer....
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What methods can I use to create balance and consistency between a group of differing logos?

For those of you looking to do this automatically with a CMS or Javascript, there's a short formula I came up with that can take in most all logo sizes and make them visually consistent. Here it is ...
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Is it better to resize an image by minus 10% or by minus 50%?

I seriously think you are worrying about some very miniscule technical difference on the pixel level that won't be visible to the human eye on print. Downscaling an image is the same as removing ...
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Inkscape: scale line without scaling arrowhead (marker)

The following option in the tool controls: enables stroke width and arrowhead scaling when transforming a path. If set, then the stroke width and arrowheads will scale together with the path. If ...
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Is it better to resize an image by minus 10% or by minus 50%?

Unless you have an explicit specification to produce an image with exactly 300 dpi, I wouldn't worry too much about the actual resolution, as long as it's more than the specified 300 dpi (but not ...
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Scale layer in Photoshop without changing aspect ratio?

The link button in-between the width and height boxes will maintain the aspect ratio. You can also hold SHIFT while dragging the transform handles. As always, the information is in the Photoshop ...
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Re-sizing images

It's not an odd size to ask for, it's just not the same ratio as the photos you have. Basically, if you need to get exactly 1400x600 px photos, you're going to have to crop them to be that size. I ...
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Increase stroke size of an arrow, while keeping the arrowhead unchanged

Draw a horizontal line and set the arrowheads you like. Scale the line until it has the thickness you need. Duplicate the line and do Path > Stroke to Path Ungroup. The two arrowheads are now ...
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Why Is Image Exporting At Larger Dimensions Than In Illustrator File?

You are exporting at 300 ppi which is more for printing, for screens, I believe that the number is generally 72 ppi. I personally would just use Save for Web (Alt+Shift+Ctrl+S) and then manually ...
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How can I preserve border width when scaling an object with Inkscape?

I had the same problem, and the suggested solution doesn't work for me as well. I found another way around. You select the 'Edit path by nodes tool' (F2), and select the path you want to transform. ...
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1px Transparent Border around image after resize in photoshop

I was running into a similar problem but just found a solution, in case anyone finds this useful. In short, Layers seem to sample from outside the canvas when resized, therefore introducing ...
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Scale down an image in GIMP without losing resolution

Scaling bitmaps is never without loss. Both upscaling, and downscaling will produce interpolation artifacts. This can be done much better with vector graphics. So if we can trace the bitmap we will ...
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Batch processing images to be proportional

I won't go into detail about the batch process. It should be enough to know that you can run a script through the File > Automate > Batch... by first making a Photoshop Action, where you open a ...
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Difference between Cropping, Scaling, Resizing & Changing Aspect Ration of an Image?

Resizing and scaling as synonymous Resizing is an intrinsic change in the size of the image. Changing an image size from 1000px to 500px is resizing. If you change the size from 100% to 50%, or 2:1 is ...
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Inkscape: Replace objects with original size

There are two functions that can be used in Inkscape to make this work: Edit > Paste Size Objects > Align and Distribute > Swap positions You can assign keyboard shortcuts to those in the ...
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Resize before convert or convert before resize?

Resize prior to any lossy compression - this gets you the best quality result for the intended pixel dimensions. Lossy compression like .jpg save space by calculating relationships and change of ...
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What does the default 72x72 resolution mean?

72 units per inch is the definition of the point, which is the basic unit of measurement in the PostScript page description language. It was based on a unit of the same name used in traditional ...
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Photoshop - Scale an image based on part of the image

This is Ben. Ben's head is 100 pixels wide. But you want his head to be 80 pixels wide. You draw a box 80 pixels wide in the center of the area you want to resize relative to (in this case, Ben's ...
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Can I create a transparent GIF with After Effects?

After Effects hasn't been able to directly export GIFs for some time now. There are plugins available that'll do it or you should be able to use the Media Encoder if you're on Windows (I don't use ...
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In Sketch, how can I resize text within a group?

You can increase the text including objects inside the group by using the Scale property (⌘+K).
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