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BondTrader

Hey, I'm not sure if this is the right topic to post for GFX help but I'll post this anyway.

 

I'm starting to work on sigs for GTA Forums and generally just look for pictures off of Google Images. Although most of the good pictures I find (generally game-related) are 1200x720 or 1280x720. Once I resize these pictures to the GTAF 500x150 (or anything that fits) the pictures look pretty pixelated. Is there a way I can stop them from being so pixelated? Thanks

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Well, The image's can't always be 500x150 because your result will almost always be a unwanted pixelated result. Although, If you do want to, You can alway's post the image's and we'd be more than happy to re-size them for you.

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You might unintentionally be stretching the image, which could distort it.

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You might unintentionally be stretching the image, which could distort it.

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Narcis_speed6

Depends on the software you are using, try GIMP or Photoshop.

 

Moved to Visual Arts.

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If you're using Photoshop, crop the image (if needed) and then click Image> Image Size and then click constrain proportions down in the bottom left.

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BondTrader

Yes, I am using Photoshop CS4, I'll try that. Thanks for the help guys!

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Narcis_speed6

If you're using photoshop then you probably have problems with croping, not pixelation.

Pixelated image are formed by allot of big dots,

 

user posted image

 

Usually happens when resizing indexed images.

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BondTrader

So this is what happens, I just made an example so you guys can understand.

This is the original picture.

All I did was open it on Photoshop CS3 (I made a mistake earlier when I said CS4) and go to

Image> Image Size> set it to 500x150 pixels much like the GTAF sig size.

I got this.

user posted image

Now, I'm not too sure about the terminology, but it appears to have lost resolution since it's now small. Is there a way to make it look "better", like I said, I'm not too sure about the terminology.

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Narcis_speed6
Don't expect photoshop to know what you are thinking, you must crop the original image (using the rectangular marquee tool) and then resize it, using constrain proportions.
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BondTrader

Thanks, I'm kinda new at this. Hopefully someday I'll make some good sigs haha. So far I made a couple, including my own. But once again, thanks.

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Narcis_speed6
Is not hard once you get the hold of it.
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Here, I made a little tutorial for you.

 

1. What you wanna do first is find the image you want to resize (I used the same picture as you did).

 

2. Crop if needed (Not a needed step).

 

3. Click Image and then click Image Size.

 

4. Click Constrain Proportions in the left corner of the pop-up that will come up.

 

5. Now under Pixel Demensions at the top, Find the lettering "Height" and enter 150 where the original number is and click "OK".

 

Results:

 

user posted image

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BondTrader
Here, I made a little tutorial for you.

 

1. What you wanna do first is find the image you want to resize (I used the same picture as you did).

 

2. Crop if needed (Not a needed step).

 

3. Click Image and then click Image Size.

 

4. Click Constrain Proportions in the left corner of the pop-up that will come up.

 

5. Now under Pixel Demensions at the top, Find the lettering "Height" and enter 150 where the original number is and click "OK".

 

Results:

 

user posted image

Thank You! Really helped! icon14.gif

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