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Thread: Transformation and Impace on Resolution

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2017

    Transformation and Impace on Resolution

    I am very new to AR and love the program. Although I am not a trained artist, I am currently using AR to experiment with abstract art. As a part of the process, I am utilizing various modes and transformations, applying those in many cases to other AR images I am importing into layers. I am assuming that AR could be classified as a "bit map" program (like PhotoShop as opposed to vector like Illustrator) since a resolution is set when creating a canvas. That being said, what happens to the resolution of an image or portion of an image when you use transform on a layer or portion of a layer and increase the size of what is being transformed? Will the area being transformed pixelate? I am especially concerned if and when I ever have an AR image printed. It would seem to me any area which is enlarged would become increasingly distorted as you increase the size. Am I thinking straight on this question? Thanks for any guidance anyone can provide and any suggestions on how to deal with using transformations to minimize or eliminate any problems which might result from using transformations in AR.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Yes, ArtRage is a bitmap program and you are generally correct.

    However, you usually have quite a bit of leeway to adjust the size of something. If you transform a 100 pixel icon to a 1000 pixel image, you will definitely see a lot of data loss. If you just want to make a shape 10% bigger, you won't notice much difference. If it does become blurry, you can repaint it at the larger size, sometimes a quick touchup or sharpened outline is all that is needed.

    You will be able to see any pixelation while you work, so you should not be surprised by a print result.

    edit: merging this with your other post

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