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Jul 28, 2011, 06:38
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all my pictures lately have been coming out grainy and really chalky looking, i used to be able to do a line and it would be smooth, now its, well here's a pic help please, i want sharp clean images.

[Image: crap.png]

the size of the image is 405x288
i stroke a path with a size 1 brush then filled the bottom with bucket.
thanks in advance.

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Jul 28, 2011, 07:20
Post: #2
RE: rigid
How did you create the path? Stroke path without tool or did you use a Tool? If so which one? Pen? Brush? And what brush was it using?

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Jul 28, 2011, 07:22
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RE: rigid
PS: A better solution is to close the path around the canvas (yes, the path can be outside the canvas), so that a selection on the path selects one half of the image, and then bucket-fill that.

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Jul 28, 2011, 08:58
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RE: rigid
i did stroke path with a medium solid brush, and i did have it over the canvas on both sides...just didnt close it, thanks for that, but its not even just that, my circles are rigid my font is coming out rigid. i know it sounds like it might just be the way im seeing it on my computer, but i dont think it is...or else everything else would look it too...right? even bluring it doesnt help because then its just a rigid blur.

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Jul 28, 2011, 12:06
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RE: rigid
Working in indexed mode? Otherwise can you attach an XCF?

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Jul 28, 2011, 22:58
Post: #6
RE: rigid
im not sure...how would i find out if i am working in indexed mode?

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thanks for looking into this ofnuts, i appreciate it.

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Jul 28, 2011, 23:01
Post: #7
RE: rigid
ohp and no im not in indexed mode.

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Jul 28, 2011, 23:55 (This post was last modified: Jul 28, 2011 23:58 by ofnuts.)
Post: #8
RE: rigid
Yes, Image is RGB...

Doing some Gimp forensics Smile You obviously have been trying to fight the antialiasing generated when your path was stroked. Both sides of the path get pixels of various levels of gray, so when you bucket-fill, the fill either stops before it reaches the full black, leaving a bit of gray, or if overflows. One of the layers shows that you tried to blur, likely to attempt to fill the gray gap...

But this technique is a dead end. What you want is anti aliasing one one side of the path only. Or, if it happens on both sides, to remove it on one of the sides. Look at the problem from all angles, and you always end up wanting a selection ending on the path. And this is fairly easy to achieve... all you have it to close the path on itself. And once you have a selection, instead of using it to fix things, use it to do things right from the onset. Just bucket-fill it and Bob is your uncle:

[attachment=577]

In the attachment, have a look at the Paths list... enlarge the image window to make it larger than the canvas and see how the path circles the image outside the canvas...

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Jul 29, 2011, 20:33
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RE: rigid
A side effect in your image gave me an idea for something else I tried in my new signature.

Your crap turned out to be my treasure Smile

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