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The Pinny Parlour
6th November 2006, 10:37 PM
http://www.localarcade.com/arcade_art/details.php?image_id=1250&mode=search

http://www.localarcade.com/arcade_art/data/thumbnails/9/fightersideartfinal.jpg

graf
7th November 2006, 07:34 AM
nice

elvis
7th November 2006, 08:58 AM
1600x1600 is pretty damned low res. Even at 72dpi it's less than a foot square.

Why is it that people insist on posting raster artwork? Vector, people!

lid2000
7th November 2006, 09:49 AM
Because they suck. There's a Photoshop plugin called Genuine Fractals that can do the impossible - resize up and (virtually) keep image quality. I've used it to blow up artwork in the past and been really amazed at the results. Obviously it isn't as good as having the original vectors or a gigantic image, but it's the next best thing.

elvis
7th November 2006, 10:11 AM
There's a Photoshop plugin called Genuine Fractals
Reading the reviews around the net, it seems you need an image roughly 20MB or larger to start with in order to achieve the desired effect.

To put it in perspective, the linked image above is 842KB. Not much you can do with that. Although I could attempt a trace in Inkscape I guess.

lid2000
7th November 2006, 10:17 AM
I'll try and resize it and upload it somewhere.

elvis
7th November 2006, 12:49 PM
Inkscape traced it fine. No dramas there.

Follow my "quick and dirty inkscape guide":
http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=1858

The Pinny Parlour
7th November 2006, 01:38 PM
You downloaded the image from localarcade didn't you? I hope you didn't use the large thumb I posted.

bwodie
7th November 2006, 02:28 PM
yeah he downloaded it

elvis
7th November 2006, 02:47 PM
You downloaded the image from localarcade didn't you? I hope you didn't use the large thumb I posted.
Yeah, grabbed it from localarcade. I aren't that dumbest!

Folks need to learn what DPI means and how to apply it in real life.

lid2000
7th November 2006, 03:37 PM
I blew it up to about 70cm x 70cm at 300dpi - result is here (http://completelybiased.com/stuff/pics/fightersideartfinal.jpg) (warning - 5MB progressive JPEG).

Not the greatest result. Although I've had a lot of success with Genuine Fractals - things like going from this small pic of Ryu (http://completelybiased.com/stuff/pics/Street_Fighter_Vector__Ryu_by_CalicoStonewolf.jpg) to blowing it up into marquee art (http://completelybiased.com/stuff/pics/Street-Fighter-EX2.jpg) (all attempts at tracing it turned out crap, so I resorted to GF). Can you upload your traced pic somewhere Elvis? I want to compare.

elvis
7th November 2006, 04:00 PM
Can you upload your traced pic somewhere Elvis? I want to compare.

I deleted it! :)

It took a while, so I'll run it overnight on my work computer and upload it in the morning.

What format do you want? SVG, AI, PS, EPS, PDF?

lid2000
7th November 2006, 04:21 PM
Take your pick!