Aliasing is jagged edges around an image. Anti-aliasing is the
process of bluring sharp edges in pictures to get rid of the
jagged edges on lines.
I can tell I'm gonna do great in this class. NOT! I couldn't tell
the difference and thought perhaps it was due to the thickness
of the font. I did them again with a different font which is
narrower and still can't tell the difference. I have seen the
difference on the pages of others.
When that didn't look any different to me I then enlarged
"WELLA!" Now I can see a difference.
Circles, Ellipses & Lines
I used Linear Gradient fill for the background. I did it before I
read about it and now realize that because the gradient fill uses
thousands of (in this case) different greens, it should have been
saved as a jpg instead of a gif.
This comment I heard on the quilting list I belong to came to mind
as I was working with the bezier line.
"This is probably a simple one. I tried to draw a Zuni Bear
(a Native American symbol) to use as an applique on a quilt. Used
the bezier/arc tool which, I swear is like trying to tame spaghetti,
it had me in gales of laughter as my bear looked more like an
anteater in one incarnation!"
I had just recently tried working with the line in PSP, and the fact
that the bezier line in the quilting software is much easier to work
with really tickled my funny bone.
I did the flower after I went and read "Intro to Bézier Curves." It
sure was a lot easier. I also saved this as a jpg because of the
Horizontal Perspective @ 62%
Random Noise @ 56%,soften
Pinch @ 83%
Wind from left @ 8
Buttonized using solid edge
Buttonized & Embossed transparent edge
Buttonized using transparent edge
I like the look of the transparent edge much better.
I used erode on the text of the following buttons.
This is a signature which is saved as a transparent gif but
doesn't look it here. I imagine because the background is not
white. I used the halo effect and added some images from
tubes. They are so much fun.
This signature was made using the textured background with
the cutout effect and drop shadow.
It is amazing to me how much I have learned and am
able to do already in just a few days.
The PSP image on my Home page was made using the textured
background. Having learned about vspace and hspace, my images
are not actually lined up too badly. They were all over the page
before. Back in my school days if anyone had told me learning
could be this much fun, I'd have told them they were crazy.
Whee!!!!! This forest scene in Chapter 16 looks very intimidating
This is a picture of Brandy when she was a puppy. I scanned it in
at 100dpi at 50%. I saved it in several different formats. Three are
shown here. I can't see any difference in the quality (but maybe
that's just me.) I can definitely see a difference in file size and as a
result longer loading times on web pages.
Saved as a jpg file size is 3 KBs solid edge
Saved as a gif file size is 18 KBs
Saved as a png file size is 38 KBs
I also saved the same picture as a bmp--58 KBs, a tif--49 KBs,
and at psp--85 KBs. I have been hearing that png is the coming
thing,so I was surprised the file was large as it was. The biggest
surprise was the psp file. I never dreamed it would be the largest
Haven't had the chance to check out
"http://www.htmlcompendium.org/" yet, but something tells me I
probably could have saved myself a lot of typing. Plan to check it
out very soon, though.