Wednesday, March 28, 2007

How to rescale images for use on dominos or pendants

Pam asks:
When printing images on my printer to use on dominos/pendants how do i size them without them looking distorted and pixelated?

The surest method for reformatting images without distortion is to make sure that your aspect ratio is locked. The software you're using may call it something else and often the word "constrain" is involved. Whatever it's called, it means, for example, that if you reduce the height of an image by 50% then the width will be reduced by the same amount. Not every image can be reformatted into a size that would fit on a domino without it being distorted. If your original image isn't a domino-friendly shape, but you reformat it to make all of it fit on a domino, then you will get distortion. You'll be changing the height and the width unequally. If this is the case, you may just have to crop an image to get a domino-sized image. One thing to also keep in mind is that if your image is of poor quality to begin with, the distortion and pixelation may be unavoidable.

Hope this helps,

1 comment:

lindiepindie said...

Wow - this is one generous site you have going here! How fun to be able to help other crafters! And how time-consuming it could potentially be. What a kind, giving person you must be. :o)