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Resizing circle: strange results

Jul 31, 2012 2:50 PM

Hi,

 

I'm getting weird results after resizing a simple circular icon in Photoshop CS6 on Mac OS X 10.8.

 

I'm resizing from 128 px to 60 px.

 

The final icon is not totally circular: it has some excrescences on four sides.

 

Tried every possible resampling modes.

 

Resizing the sime icon in Preview gives perfect results.

 

Here's the examples:

 

Original icon: http://zevrix.com/_img-misc/tmp/bo-crcl-128.png

 

Resized in Photoshop: http://zevrix.com/_img-misc/tmp/boicon-60-phs.jpg

 

Resized in Preview: http://zevrix.com/_img-misc/tmp/of-icon-60.png

 

 

Any ideas why it happens?

 

Thanks for any help,

Leo

 
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  • Noel Carboni
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    Jul 31, 2012 3:03 PM   in reply to leo.r

    "Excrescences", eh?  I had to look that one up.  Thanks for teaching me a new word.

     

    Interesting.  I just opened your file, did Image - Image Size, 60px, and came up with this:

     

    ResizedIcon.png

     

    Do you have Photoshop set to the default resampling scheme?  I don't find that beneficial at all.

     

    Try changing Photoshop - Preferences - General, Image Interpolation to just plain Bicubic.

     

    BicubicInterpolation.png

     

    -Noel

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 6:52 PM   in reply to leo.r

    How are you resizing the icon?

    Using Image>resize , transform or.......?

     

    Do you have any layer styles on the layer?

     
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    Jul 31, 2012 7:28 PM   in reply to leo.r

    If you use the Image>Image Resize dialog you can check the Scale Styles button.

    If you don't won't to flatten the effects and use transform, you can scale the styles manually after resize.

    Layer>Layer Style>Scale Effects.

     
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    Aug 1, 2012 9:19 AM   in reply to leo.r

    Leo, many layer style effects parameters accept integer values only, so downscaling can ruin or eliminate the effect unless it is first rasterised.

     
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