Solved

ragged edges in Photoshop

Posted on 2001-09-18
7
617 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
This image
http://www.cadenzasoftware.com/cLogo8.gif
is not as smooth around the edges as I would like.  How do I make it smooth?
0
Comment
Question by:castello
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:heddesheimer
ID: 6490288
I'm not sure about Photoshop. In most graphic programs you can turn on "Antialiasing" when you draw circles. This must have been turned off when you created the logo.

Turn antialiasing on and draw the circles on the background color where the logo should be placed (since antialiasing will blend the object color with the background colors to avoid the edges)

Or do you want to remove the edges from the given logo (i.e. you can't or don't want to draw it again)?

Marian
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 6491096
You may have also reduced the number of colors in that gif to such an extent that you eliminated the nice soft edges.
0
 

Author Comment

by:castello
ID: 6491258
heddesheimer, the anti-aliasing box is checked.  I don't see anyplace else I can check anti-aliasing.

Anybody out there using Photoshop 6?

weed, I'm not sure I know what you mean by "reduced the colors."  It's an iconic logo and only contains three colors.
0
Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
heddesheimer earned 100 total points
ID: 6491284
You should convert the image to 16 Milion Colors. There must be an option where you can change that. If you use only three colors you may use a picture type with 8 bit only. Then the antialiasing will not work properly.

change it to 15 Mio colors (even if you use three of them) and draw the picture. After that, change it back to 256 colors. The anti-aliasing uses a lot of color shades between foreground and background to soften the hard edges.

0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 6491339
Well THATS why you dont have smooth edges. You cant have smooth edges and only 3 colors. Those smooth edges are made up of a bunch of colors between one color and another. Its a gradient.
0
 

Author Comment

by:castello
ID: 6494880
I got it looking smooth now.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:heddesheimer
ID: 6494895
fine, and thanks for the rating :-)

Marian
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: IP Lookup

Get more info about an IP address or domain name, such as organization, abuse contacts and geolocation.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

FAQ pages provide a simple way for you to supply and for customers to find answers to the most common questions about your company. Here are six reasons why your company website should have a FAQ page
When crafting your “Why Us” page, there are a plethora of pitfalls to avoid. Follow these five tips, and you’ll be well on your way to creating an effective page.
Explain concepts important to validation of email addresses with regular expressions. Applies to most languages/tools that uses regular expressions. Consider email address RFCs: Look at HTML5 form input element (with type=email) regex pattern: T…
This video teaches users how to migrate an existing Wordpress website to a new domain.

685 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question