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What is the trick to making an icon small without distortion?

Posted on 2004-08-01
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I've created some icons in Photoshop and Macromedia Freehand.  The Freehand seems to work the best, I have found small icons on the following site and would like to create them: http://www.engineeringplastics.com/HomeSeerIcons/     look at the "Ray's Ripped-Off & Modified Icons" tiny computer.  I did something less complicated and you couldn't tell what it was when I made it this small.

Are there tricks?
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by:weed
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Yes, create it at REAL SIZE. Meaning dont create a blown up version then scale it down. Create it at the small size. Then you wont have to interpolate when you resize down.
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by:sticar
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Ok... I actually thought it was backwards - create it bigger (as long as it was vector) then size it down.  Ill try that.

Thanks.
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If it's vector you can create it big, but dont rasterize it before you resize down. It may be that in the process of rasterizing it from a vector at ANY size is introducing anti-aliased lines and making it look fuzzy.
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Great, Thanks!
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