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NewsMaster
6/10/2013 1:12:32 PM


Status: Commander in Chief
Help Needed

Does anyone have any good experience in resizing a vector file (logo) into a smaller image file (png or gif) without losing much of the quality/sharpness? I have a vector logo file that I am trying to downsize into a smaller image (160 x 60 pixels) and when resized it looks smooth but too blurry with lots of details lost - to the point that a logo outline is no longer visible. I know it's a known issue, but some photoshop pros know different workarounds (resizing with "smart object" and using some sharpness tweaks, etc.) which is all Greek to me.

The logo I'm working on is created in Corel Draw X3 by me, and can be easily exported to virtually any vector or image format. E.g. the current FN logo that I created had the same issue, but it was easier to fix because it's originally a two color logo with no gradient. The current logo I made has gradients and I failed to make it look decent in the resized version.
Frustrated as he11. Is there a way at all?
When I try to save directly from vector into an image file, the result is the same - smooth blurry stuff with details lost. Arghhhhh!

This comment was edited by NewsMaster at 6/10/2013 2:51:17 PM.
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NewsMaster
Independents
6/11/2013 11:46:50 AM


Status: Commander in Chief
Solved the issue with my own workaround. Here's what I figured - since resizing loses some small logo details (in my case the letter outline), I simply increased the thickness of these vector lines that get lost with the resize. They make the logo look a tad different in full view, but they look PERFECT in the resized verion and the logo looks the same as the large one. Problem solved.



[Edited by User on 6/11/2013 12:32:41 PM]
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Hitspinner
Independents
6/11/2013 8:18:31 PM


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Okay, good. Sounds like a good fix. My solution on that is to downsize, sharpen, run through perfectum filter and then sharpen again with a wee bit of added contrast. Perfectum concentrates the pixels but leaves it hazy so that is the reason for the second sharpen
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