I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO SCALE THIS TIFF

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Jan 10, 2021 Jan 10, 2021

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Hi guys! I have a Tiff file 95 X 93 cms at 300 DPI. I am trying to scale this for printing onto bedding. When I drop this image as is into Illustrator and tile it out 2x2 then scale it to 106 inches and export it as a jpg at 150 dpi. it comes out pixelated. Everyhting I read about Tiff files says it is a vector so why is this image losing clarity? Please if someone could help me understand how to scale Tiff images in AI or PS I would be forever grateful. Also this particular image was purchased from an artist and says it's compatible with Photo Shop but again I have been trying to scale on both platforms and am epically failing.

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Adobe Community Professional , Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021
Tiff files are images and Photoshop is the right application to use.

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Most Valuable Participant , Jan 11, 2021 Jan 11, 2021
Everything you've read, then, is absolutely wrong. In no case are TIFF files vector. You cannot scale up and keep quality at all. 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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TIFF files can happily support pixel based content. Any chance you could open this file in Photoshop, take a screen capture of the Layers panel and post it here?

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Tiff files are images and Photoshop is the right application to use.

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Everything you've read, then, is absolutely wrong. In no case are TIFF files vector. You cannot scale up and keep quality at all. 

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