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Jagged edges in diagonal line

Apr 15, 2012 11:09 AM



I have a gif (as below) and I am trying to remove the strip of yellow you can see diagonally. the image was originally a fawn/yellow/brown colour, but using the 'Replace Colour' tool, I have managed to colour most of it in blue - apart from that yellow strip you can see.


When the image is magnified, the diagonal strip of yellow under the blue appears with the edges all jagged and it looks untidy. Is there a way to make them smoother, or should I begin by doing the whole thing in a different way? I am using Photoshop Version 8.




Many thanks.



  • Noel Carboni
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    Apr 15, 2012 12:13 PM   in reply to SteveH59

    Generally speaking, most designers make "master documents" using all the features of Photoshop, including Paths, Vector Layer Masks, etc., and save them as .psd files.  Then they do Save As (or Save For Web & Devices) to create work products, such as the final images for publication on the web.


    In your case, you might choose to make your design using fill layers masked by vector masks, which are made by starting with Paths.  The edges of these will generate anti-aliased transitions between colors, can be easily edited (e.g., to change color) and can be scaled well.


    I don't know what else is in your design, but if it's just block and line art some might propose using Adobe Illustrator for the task, but Photoshop is quite capable if that's what you use and are familiar with.


    Consider this very simple design:





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    Apr 15, 2012 12:30 PM   in reply to SteveH59

    Make sure that you are working in RGB (not indexed color) mode.

    SteveH59 wrote:


    ...When the image is magnified...

    If you are working with GIF then I would imagine that the image should not be magnified. GIF is a file format that is typically displayed as a screen graphic. There is no point in working/viewing at anything other than 100%.

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