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    Photoshop help please

    I am designing icons for my site, 25x25 pixels each. When I begin I use 150x150 image and making a picture there, when I resize it to 25x25 it looks very bad, all colors are mixed and i loses its shapes. What must I do? Help me please. Thanks.
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    try designing in 25 x 25, so you'll have a true representation on what it will be like.

    Or as an alternative design in 50 x 50, then you are reducing only 50%.

    When you are reducing from 150x150 to 25x25, you are shrinking the image to 16% of it's original size.
    What this means is that when photoshop starts analyzing pixels to reduce, it throws out a large portion. A line that was originally 6 pixels wide will now be 1 pixel wide, and with the math algorythms used, lines 3, 4, or 5 pixels wide will also become 1 pixel wide. But lines that were 1 or 2 pixels wide will probably disappear.

    That's why you should design things like icons in a size close to what you want your final size to be.
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    Wow, thanks
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    Your best bet would be to reduce it in stages. Half or a quarter at a time.
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    not that i've tried it,
    but why not try drawing your icons large as vectors,

    then when resizing the image you shouldnt get any problems since you're dealing with vectors and not raster graphics.


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