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New Moderators Needed
Feb 19, 2017 #moderators

We are in need of new moderators! Applications are open for a Contest Mod and Technician. Click here for more information. The deadline to send applications is March 4.

GASR Mascot Contest
Jan 8, 2017 #event

As a community we’ve come to realize that GASRForum does not have an official mascot! If you have an idea for our mascot, please help us out! The deadline to submit a mascot is January 29.

New Years Event
Jan 5, 2017 #event

We are looking into making some collages that feature artwork, pixels, and screenshots from 2016. These collages will be featured on GASR's social media. If you are interested in submitting your favorite works from 2016, please click here. The deadline to submit art is January 15, 2017.

Xmas Charity - Begin Donations
Dec 11, 2016 #event

It's the season of giving and what could be better than giving to those who are most in need? In order to help others celebrate the holidays we'd like for all of GASR to come together and help donate money to those who are less fortunate and to help put a smile on a child's face this year! Click here to donate. The deadline to donate is December 20.

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Hi, I'm Kori. I joined GASR in 2014 and have grown to love the community and people here. I'm a self taught hobby artist but I've liked to draw and paint ever since I can remember. I didn't get into using a tablet till a few years ago- and I love it. My family has always been a really big supporter in whatever I do, so I hope to continue and make it a more serious thing. I believe there's always room for me to improve so that's what I plan to do.

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Fri 11 Mar 2016 - 23:15
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 15 Mar 2016 - 17:20
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.

Left - Photobucket | Right - Tinypic

Wed 16 Mar 2016 - 1:49
Thu 17 Mar 2016 - 3:01
No problem!

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