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I am new to photoshop.  I have an image I am trying to sharpen.  The image is just our logo.  It is very pixelated and the letters are flat on some sides.  I can not figure out how to clear it up.  Sharpening it does not smooth the edges.  I tried to rastersize it in Illustrator but that just made it worse.  Also, when we print it, you can see pixels dotted around the letters.....Help!

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Sharpen Text Image

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I am new to photoshop.  I have an image I am trying to sharpen.  The image is just our logo.  It is very pixelated and the letters are flat on some sides.  I can not figure out how to clear it up.  Sharpening it does not smooth the edges.  I tried to rastersize it in Illustrator but that just made it worse.  Also, when we print it, you can see pixels dotted around the letters.....Help!

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Is it possible you could upload to logo the forum

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It may be better just to remake it in Illustrator or Photoshop. As Ged asked, could you post the logo into this thread.

Dave

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Notice how the "O" in One is flat on bottom and right.  This image also prints with fuzz around it but doesn't show any fuzz in the actual image.

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Just for clarity, is the flattened O unwanted?

I would turn this into a path and make a vector shape which will scale without becoming in sharp. If you select the black and make a path from the selection a quick tidy up of the path should allow you to make the shape.

I am not at my PC right now, answering this from phone, but I'll put up some steps when I get back if no one else has done it in the meantime.

Dave

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Yes we would like the O to not be flattened.  I will look into turning it into a path.  If you could include some steps, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thank you!

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The logo you Posted is a png file the has no transparent borders.  Are you creating your logo as a png like that and using it. Are you using a custom shape, Custom Brush, the text tool  give us a clue how you are creating your logo and how you using the logo you create. What are you actually doing to create your logo.

If you are creating a png you should create it larger if you will be resizing it for different use interpolation works better reducing size than increasing size and yoy may want to force some transparent borders by increasing canvas size and adding a 1% opacity pixel in the top left and bottom right corners.  to force borders. For Photoshop will trim transparent borders when you copy and paste or place in a image with transparent borders.

JJMack

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Unfortunately, the person who created the logo is no longer with the company so I am not aware as to how it was made.  Thank you for your advice, I will try your tips.

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Hi

Norman's idea to use a matching font is excellent.

Below are the steps to make it as a shape with the pen tool:

1. Open the image and increase the image size so you can see the edges.

2. Add some guides so that the letter heights are even

3. Add a threshold layer so that the path edges are crisp (they will be pixelated but don't worry

4. Get the pen tool and make a path round each letter

5. Finally make a shape from the path

6. You can now turn off the original text and threshold layers

Dave

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This png is large and had 1% pixels to force transparent borders I used a custom shape which can be user any size to create the png.

PlaceWatermak Package Added Sept. 5, 2017

Contains

  • JJMack.png My Sample Logo File
  • PlaceWatermark.jsx Photoshop script for placing logo on images. You can record it as a step in a batch action.
  • ReadMe.txt How to install and customize and use.

Download

ArchtiectOne.png

You can drag out a vustome shape any size and add layer styles etc

Capture.jpg

JJMack

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This looks like a very slightly modified version of the font. Photoshop can adjust the letter-spacing and modify the A. Best of all, it would be a vector font: smooth and resizable.

You can download it here:

Maax Bold Font | WhatFontis.com

new.png

and..

WhatTheFont Search Results « MyFonts

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You're going to need a vector version of your logo sooner or later, so I would re-create it in Illustrator.

Do you have any PDFs that use the logo, such as a brochure or booklet? If so, that PDF might use a vector version of the logo and you should be able to open the PDF in Illustrator and delete everything except the logo, then save it as a .ai or .pdf. Problem solved.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Luke+Jennings  wrote

You're going to need a vector version of your logo sooner or later, so I would re-create it in Illustrator.

Do you have any PDFs that use the logo, such as a brochure or booklet? If so, that PDF might use a vector version of the logo and you should be able to open the PDF in Illustrator and delete everything except the logo, then save it as a .ai or .pdf. Problem solved.

Luke, I have pulled vector graphics from a PDF into Photoshop before.  I can't remember the exact workflow, but it was pretty simple as I remember it. We are conscious that not too many visitors to this forum have Illustrator.

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