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Old 05-20-2005, 11:15 AM
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Heavy pixelation

Hi there,

I am currently working on a crest, which I also posted here before but about something different. The problem I am currently facing is: It's heavily pixelated!

Look at the attached image, it almost looks like cut out of a 6x6 bitmap file. I have tried several things now, magic wand and smoothened the selection bringing up a medium result and also destroys some detail. blurring alpha channels and so on...

Can somebody help here how to make those lines go smooth again?
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:18 AM
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As usual I forgot the image...
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:36 AM
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Hey Pat, I would recommend using illustrator cs2 new live trace feature.... if you dont have it I would be glad to do it for you but will be unable to do it until sat.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:45 AM
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Your graphic really needs to be worked in Illustrator to maintain clean sharp lines.
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:34 PM
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Smoothing

Well you can smooth it some in bitmap mode. Increase the resolution, than select the black, smooth the selection by 2 pixels. Then fill the selected area with black on a new layer. I think you can get it much better by fiddling with it some. And I agree that converting the crest to a vector graphic would be the best way to go.

Illustrator CS has an auto trace tool too I believe for 72 dpi images.
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:53 PM
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I would have to agree with everyone. This is about as good as I could get it in Photoshop.

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Old 05-20-2005, 03:41 PM
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My first reaction on something like this is to reach for the Anisotropic filter.
Usually works little wonders.
Did this...
- Anisotropic
- Threshold 128
- Anisotropic, again (attched greyscale)
- Threshold 128, again (attached BW)

Give it more pixels and you'll get some smoother lines.

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Old 05-20-2005, 06:59 PM
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Old 05-22-2005, 06:37 AM
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Probably out of my depth here, so much good advice from seasoned members already offered, but you could always build a path with the pen tool and stroke it with an appropriate color and brush size. It has worked for me in the past when I was cleaning up clip-art.

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Old 05-23-2005, 02:52 AM
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Not been here for a while! Glad to be back.

This was the best I could do in photoshop, hope it helps.

http://img290.echo.cx/img290/2549/newcrest8mr.png

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