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New DeviantArt Group!
May 8, 2017 #announcement

GASRfags is now GASRforum! We've decided to start a fresh new group on DeviantArt to showcase all of your artwork that you submit. Click here for further information.

Moderator Reassignments + New GASR Tumblr
May 6, 2017 #announcement

We have made some changes to our current staff list and have some new information regarding social media. Click here for further information.

Moving GASR / New Features & Suggestions
April 26, 2017 #discussion

After a discussion between you guys and the staff, we've decided on moving GASR to its own private server. We are leaving the discussion thread up so you guys can continue to provide feedback, suggestions, and new features for the new forum. Click here for more information!

Space Day Celebration
April 17, 2017 #contest

Welcome to GASR's first ever Space Day event! Serenity has put together this brand new occasion to share with you all. Click here to participate!

Broken Profile Tables
April 12, 2017 #forum

Mar came across an issue where some of the member profile tables were broken. Click here to see if it effected you and how to fix it.

Artist of the Moment


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My name is Alicia and I have been doing art since 2011. I have been a member of Gasr since shortly after it started and I really enjoy the time I have spent here and all the wonderful people I have met. I started making art because its something I always enjoyed but never felt I was good at it. At least not with pencil and paper. I have found digital art to be comforting and I enjoy making art to share with people and I hope everyone enjoys what I make just as much as I do. I am a 35 year old stay at home mom with 2 kids. Art gives me relief from a 5 year old and an almost 14 year old. Thank you for reading and I hope that me being the artist of the moment will bring me some new buyers and friends!

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Do you think GASR should move to its own private server?
 48% [ 285 ]
 13% [ 76 ]
Not Now
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Not Sure
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Don't Care if We Stay or Go
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Total Votes : 593


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Fri Mar 11, 2016 11:15 pm
I need help knowing how to resize my dps to the 160x220 size but still keep the image quality good. I always rescale my dps but the image quality ends up sucking. HELP ME PLEASE!
Tue Mar 15, 2016 5:20 pm
There's really not a whole lot you can do to keep the image quality once you size down an image.  The smaller you scale it, the more the program has to squish the pixels together.

Some things I can suggest are:

1) Adjust your resolution when you first open your canvas.  For example, when you create a new canvas in photoshop, the default resolution is 72 pixels/inch.  I usually up this to 200-300.  There's no right or wrong amount, but the smaller the number, the lower the resolution, the higher the number, the bigger the file size.  You should try to meet yourself in the middle.  I'm sure every program has a similar feature.

2) Don't work on an extremely large canvas for an image you know you're going to be scaling down to DP size later.  Working on bigger canvases can help with the smaller details, but if you're working on a canvas that's 1920x1080 and you scale it down to 160x220 with respective cropping, 60% of your details are going to disappear or be hardly noticeable.  

3) Avoid uploading your finished images on websites that automatically convert your image to a .jpg.  (Like tinypic and imageshack.)  Saving as a .png will help keep as much resolution as possible considering you already sizing down the image, but that quality will be ruined if you don't pay attention to your image host.  Converting to .jpg will blur the images.  The amount it does depends on how much compression the image host applies.

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Wed Mar 16, 2016 1:49 am
Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:01 am
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