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Old 05-26-2009, 03:14 AM
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Pixelation of photos after being Painted

I've got some photos that have been painted using various plugins and filters.
I'm wanting to get some of them printed as large as possible, maybe onto canvas?

When they have been painted are they still likely to show pixelation if printed too large?

Can they be printed larger than what the original photo is capable of?
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:54 AM
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Re: Pixelation of photos after being Painted

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I've got some photos that have been painted using various plugins and filters.

I'm wanting to get some of them printed as large as possible, maybe onto canvas?
Great to see your interest in this addicting hobby continue to soar!
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When they have been painted are they still likely to show pixelation if printed too large?
Yes.
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Can they be printed larger than what the original photo is capable of?
Usually. "Art" does not require as high a resolution as a photo. You can get away with 150 ppi in some cases, depending on dimensions of original and final output size.

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When I intend to print digital art in the range of 16"x20"-30"x40", I create the artwork at 200 ppi.

If you're working at low-res, say 72 ppi (common resoution), that will look not-so-good (pixelated) if enlarged too much.

What sizes are you considering enlarging to?
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Old 05-27-2009, 11:06 AM
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Re: Pixelation of photos after being Painted

I totally agree with Danny. Let me add one thing. Quite awhile back I came across this in a book I was reading and have relied on it since then. Whether your ppi is 72 or 22 when you go to resize the finished image up the ppi of the final size to 360 ( for some reason a magical number). Also choose the sharpen for reductions box or pulldown (can't recall what it is right now) at the bottom of that window. Oh yeah, make sure that you do resize the physical size as that was the original intent. It works like a charm in the book the person writing this stated that he had found this out form another master who said that sometimes the final, enlarged, image actually looked better than the original.

Just a FWIW thing. Or as they use to say in "laugh in" with a yiddish accent, "Try it you'll like it!"
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Old 06-03-2009, 08:39 PM
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Re: Pixelation of photos after being Painted

Great tip, Gunner!!! Thanks to the 3 of you for debating this issue !!!
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