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Old 06-17-2010, 06:08 AM
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Pixelation around Image

I had gotten an Image in a PNG format.
I wanted too add a Name too it and did so. It has Drop Shadow already added too it. When I host it or even add it too Photobucket for hosting is has Real bad
Pixels around the image.
Ive Tried 2 methods of getting rid of it.
1. Layer/Matting/Defringe
2. Then I even tried Cutting the Image out and duplicating or adding too its own layer, without the Shadow. I figured the Shadow was what was doing it.
It got better but still pretty bad.
Here are the links too both results.

1.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...nevNew-sig.gif
2.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...vremakesig.gif
Cant really see it too well with the white background.
If there is a dark color background its real bad.
Any help would be appreciated.
Im using CS5 White Rabbit now.


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Old 06-17-2010, 07:25 AM
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Re: Pixelation around Image

Froggerman, welcome to retouch pro.

Well I downloaded the files and they are .gif files. When opened in CS5 there are 43 layers. So perhaps you could let us know whether or not you wanted the end result to be an animated gif or a static picture.
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Old 06-17-2010, 08:56 PM
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Re: Pixelation around Image

Im sorry yes I animated the sabers too change color. So a Gif.
Not sure of any other way too clear the edges up.

Thanks for Replying and the Welcome



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Old 06-18-2010, 07:15 PM
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Newbie Re: Pixelation around Image

I did a rough, quick and fast try at this one. don't know if this can be adapted for what you need.

I Created a mask and selected black for the main color and used a round brush about 20 pixels wide with a hard edge. Created a new first layer and filled it with gray just to have a background I could see the image against. Then I enlarged the image by keyboard strokes. Painting around the edge to eliminate most of the pixels that were bleeding at the edges.

After that I eliminated the layer that I had created. Using the magic wand tool I selected all the pixels outside the image, and then inverted them. Made a couple of adjustments using the "SELECT" menu tool applying "Smooth" and then in the Edit menu chose stroke.

I hope this helps, maybe not. And as I said I did it fast and dirty. So excuse the look of my image try.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:57 PM
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Re: Pixelation around Image

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I had gotten an Image in a PNG format.
I wanted too add a Name too it and did so. It has Drop Shadow already added too it. When I host it or even add it too Photobucket for hosting is has Real bad
Pixels around the image.
Ive Tried 2 methods of getting rid of it.
1. Layer/Matting/Defringe
2. Then I even tried Cutting the Image out and duplicating or adding too its own layer, without the Shadow. I figured the Shadow was what was doing it.
It got better but still pretty bad.
Here are the links too both results.

1.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...nevNew-sig.gif
2.
http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r...vremakesig.gif
Cant really see it too well with the white background.
If there is a dark color background its real bad.
Any help would be appreciated.
Im using CS5 White Rabbit now.


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Frogger
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Did you use a "matte" of the same color as the background? Look here for more info and/or here
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:22 PM
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Re: Pixelation around Image

Thanks I will try those methods.
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Old 06-23-2010, 03:40 PM
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Newbie Re: Pixelation around Image

Not sure but this might help. I just found these today after searching through a lot of older posts here and elsewhere. There is a plug-in titled eliminate white and another one eliminate black.

They can be located at this URL:
http://www.dizteq.com/joestuff/freestuff.html

I hope that this helps to eliminate the background problems be they white or black.

good luck,
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