Paint.NET :: How To Eliminate Checkerboard Effect When Resizing Yearbook Portraits

Aug 4, 2011

I've scanned some of my old Yearbook portraits for a project I'm working on. These are, as you can imagine, those small, black & white yearbook photos that are arranged in rows alongside your fellow classmates whose last names start with the same letter as yours.

Naturally, these photos are rather tiny. So I used PDN to resize them to appear larger. Unfortunately, what I end up getting is a recognizable photograph of a younger me, but there appears to be a "checkerboard" effect whereby the horizontal lines appear purplish-blue against a grey background while the vertical lines are somewhat faded. I'm assuming this is clearly because of the fact that I had to resize said photo by several hundred percent.

I'm wondering if there's any way to get rid of that checkerboard effect.

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Photoshop :: How To Get This Effect On Portraits?

Oct 5, 2008

I am not sure what is done, but clearly skintones are very soft and almost plastic in sheen (?), and the entire image has sort of a soft, almost magical, feeling. Anyone know how to achieve this look?

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Paint Shop Pro :: Crop Image To 2X3 For Yearbook Photo?

Oct 13, 2013

I have done this before but I need to crop an image to 2X3 for a yearbook photo. When I go to the crop tool it doesn't stay at 2X3 but when I start cropping the picture large numbers appear in the crop box for width and height.

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Paint.NET :: Change Checkerboard When Using The Eraser

Oct 1, 2012

Is it possible to change the checkerboard that appears when using the eraser to something closer to the dominant background - I usually work with a white "canvas" and the checkerboard is very distracting.

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Paint Shop Pro :: Transparency Checkerboard Disappeared?

Sep 9, 2012

Paint Shop Pro X4 Vista 64. Suddenly I cannot erase parts of the background image and create the checkerboard pattern. The erased area becomes white regardless of pallette color settings. Just to make sure I wasn't losing my mind I tried the same thing in my old PSP 7 and the checkerboard pattern does appear when erasing parts of the background image. I have reinstalled the program with the same results.

Solved: Recently recalibrated my monitor. The default color of the checkerboard was so light that it appeard white!! Chose dark gray and all is well.

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Paint.NET :: Change Transparent Background - Checkerboard Pattern

Feb 2, 2014

Currently working on a project that involves... well, white. And you know how it goes.

On a transparent background, the checkerboard pattern is kind of hard to work with. The project, to be exact, are sprites for a game I'm developing, and the 32x32 really limits what I can work with.
EDIT: I just need it to be a different color. Black or grey would work fine.

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Paint.NET :: Overlaying Image Is Showing Checkerboard Background When Saved

Aug 21, 2012

I have an issue with a transparent image. So, I have an image of someone & I want to paste an image of a transparent heart around their face, which I also have. I open the heart in & notice the checkerboard background, which means that the background is transparent. I then copy & paste it onto the image of the person but the heart still has the checkerboard background instead of being transparent & it is covering the face. Also, when I saved the heart image on my Mac desktop, the thumbnail had a white background but when I opened it in Preview & iPhoto, it was transparent.

PS: I have Parallels Desktop so I'm running Mac & Windows side-by-side.

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Paint.NET :: How To Eliminate The Squares

Apr 30, 2012

When I use erase it appears a mesh of little squares. How can I eliminate those squares? And can I have permanently the tool toolbar attached?

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Paint.NET :: Proper Alpha Channel To Eliminate Border

Apr 13, 2011

PDN is an amazing tool. The issue I'm having is that when I try to create a partially transparent texture for use in Unity 3D, I get a gray border inside of Unity that is not visible in It appears to be a well-known issue, and there are lots of instructions, video tutorials, etc. for how to deal with the problem when using Photoshop.

See the following post for more information: [URL] .....

The basic theme of the solution is that you need to create a "proper" alpha channel and not rely on the "checkered background" that exists in Photoshop. Is it possible to achieve the same thing with

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Paint.NET :: Eliminate Reflections And Substitute Green Color Of Matting

Apr 30, 2011

This photo is framed with a glass facade, which reflects exterior light and obscures a portion of the green matting border. I would like to eliminate the reflections and substitute the green color of the matting.

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Lightroom :: Exporting To Tif For Yearbook Headshots

Dec 4, 2011

I am new to the senior portrait game and have received requirements from the school for the yearbook. They are as follows:
The specs for a CD are
pixel dimensions :640 x 800
color space : srgb
I want to export the single file onto a cd for the client. I am ok on changing the file format to .tif but am not sure about the pixel dimesions for the CD, the DPL and the headsize.

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Photoshop :: CS4 For Portraits?

Feb 16, 2009

This may have been touched on in another topic but probably not as specific as I need. Can anyone tell me what benefits(specifically, new features, updated features) are there for a portrait studio to upgrade from Photoshop CS3 to CS4? The studio I work for is trying to decide if it is worth the upgrade or if we should just wait for CS5.

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Photoshop :: Bright Portraits...

Dec 11, 2005

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Mar 19, 2011

I have some hand drawn patterns that need resizing by percentage and printed. However, when I resize, it shows exactly the same and prints exactly the same.

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Jul 16, 2003

If you had to work on a portrait (ie, change a background) and print it at 16x20, what size and resolution would you work on it at?

A 16x20 picture in photoshop @ 300 or even 200 dpi would be quite large, even without layers. I'm just trying to get a good idea of what I should be scanning at, I usually work on images at around 8x10 & 300 dpi.

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Photoshop :: Soft Glow On Portraits ...

Aug 21, 2008

how to do the stuff I was w/ the older version!

With the new photoshop how do I add the soft glow effect on portrait subjects?

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Paint Shop Pro :: X5 Program Does Not Allow Resizing

Oct 7, 2012

Problems with the resize facility? The program does not allow resizing on some photographs but it does on others, even those taken on similar settings (same ISO) within minutes of each other. Pressing the resize option or the new button on some photos brings up the resize widow at top left of the screen with no data and only the word 'Static' where the original data should be shown and nothing in any of the other various boxes. Inputting data in any of the boxes does not work and the OK button does not work either. On other photos the usual resize window comes up in the middle of the screen with original photo data shown and all the usual options displayed for the required resize.

The same photographs which will not resize in X5 resize normally in my X3 version and I get the message "Requested parameter not found in the repository" when attempting to resize the photos on my laptop copy of X5.

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Paint Shop Pro :: X4 Cropping And Resizing

Oct 12, 2011

I recently upgraded from X3 to X4 and just noticed a Cropping and Re-sizing issue with X4. When I crop or re-size an image and then save it as a JPG, the size of the image prior to saving and the size displayed after saving and reopening are different. When I open the PRINT LAYOUT screen for the JPG, it confirms that the image was NOT re sized or cropped. It almost appears like there is an issue with the way X4 saves a JPG. When I perform the exact same cropping or re-sizing but save the image as a TIF, the problem does not happen. I also duplicated the cropping and re-sizing under X3, saved the image as a JPG and the problem did NOT happen.

By the way, when I worked with tech support, they could not duplicate the problem on their system but when they remotely accessed my computer, they saw the problem. The only difference seems to be that I have a PC with a 3.33 gigahertz Intel Core i7 X 980 processor.

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Oct 6, 2013

How can I resize an object bigger and still keep it at high quality. The resize tool makes the image look blurry.

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Oct 9, 2012

I have been using Paint.NET on my laptop for a really long time, I just installed it on my desktop and I am having a problem with resizing. Every image I resize the image gets all distorted around the edges, high and low resolution images! If I take the same image and resize it on my laptop it looks prefect but if I resize it on my desktop it looks horrible!

For example on the image I attached, I shrunk the Pinterest P I use often, as you can see one looks great (laptop version), the other not so much (desktop)!

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Paint.NET :: Resizing Images To Same Dimensions?

Apr 20, 2011

referred to this software, tried it out but can't get my desired results? I have about 16 images of website screenshots, meaning I took full page screenshots of different sites to use in my Portfolio page so I need the dimensions of all 16 site's screenshots to be the exact same size which is 192x115, problem is I am not allowed to type in those exact dimensions before resizing. Is there any I can get my desired results?

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Feb 20, 2013

I'm losing a lot of quality when resizing images (I'm using CTRL + R and Best quality resampling).

The images I usually resize have approximately 900 x 900 pixels and they are basically text print screens. I resize them to 80%.
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Feb 28, 2011

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Jan 31, 2011

I want to resize a photo into a circle.

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I have a rectangular object directly on a transparent background. Is there an easy way to resize the canvas to the object? 

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Paint.NET :: Improve Box Resizing Tools?

Dec 8, 2011

how to improve the box resizing tools ('S' & 'M'):

1) the shift key currently only constrains proportions when dragging the corners. make it also constrain proportions when dragging edges (keep the opposite edge-center box in place).

2) can you add an 'Alt'-key modifier that fixes the center of the selection, instead of the opposite corner/edge?

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Photoshop :: How To Equal Skin Colour Of Portraits

Jan 16, 2009

I want to upload on my web site students and college colour portrait photos (in contacts sheets) but they have different skin colour ( most has yellow cast but some don't).
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Paint Shop Pro :: Resizing Pasted Layers

Mar 7, 2012

I want to create a collage. I set a feather value, make a selection out of a 2nd image and paste it into another file. Pastes in fine, but when I try and grab the corner of the pasted layer and resize it to be smaller, for some reason (I have done this approach on 20 other occasions), it doesn't resize as a rectangle as it should. It starts to resize as an octagon type shape. The following link shows an example of a freshly pasted layer that I tried to resize. There must be some setting that got changed because I have done this across four different versions of paint shop

Example below that shows the big layer getting "bent out of shape". URL....

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Aug 9, 2011

I have resized my images to an 8 x 10 format, but when I sent the files to my print lab, they told me they are less than an 8x10, with a resolution less than what I had indicated in prox3.

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Aug 5, 2005

there were a simple batch process for resizing ... primarily for resizing width. This would be good for quickly creating thumbnails from larger images.

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Paint.NET :: Moving And Resizing Layers In Image

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I know this is basic I slect one layer for the image . When I use the rectangular selection tool on the layer and go to resize or move the selection with the move resize pixel tool instead of moving or resizing the selected area I get blank rectangle that moves or resizes. The selected area just stays the same.

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