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Chapter 5. Line Art Scanning > Avoiding the Jaggies

Avoiding the Jaggies

The most common complaint I hear about line art is that it has jagged edges. This happens when the pixels in the image are so large that you can easily see them when the image is printed. Thankfully, avoiding the “jaggies” is the easiest part of dealing with line art.

Resolution Is the Key

Photoshop gives users the ability to try a lot of wild things with images. But the one thing all users have in common is the desire to get the highest quality possible. And when you're working with pure black and white line art, that means you'll want each pixel in your image to be the exact same size as the smallest dot your printer can reproduce.


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