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Julia Calbetó
image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 1:29:27 pm

Hello!

I did a magnifying glass in AE using the Bulge and Magnify effect. The problem I have is that the image magnified (120%) doesn't have enough quality and appears blurry. I tried with different image sizes and formats, but it is always the same and I didn't find anyone talking about this issue, please help me!!!


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 1:50:51 pm

I found one solution but I don't really understand it since I am a beginner with AE:

"The effect probably doesn't honor the continuous rasterize setting. One option is to precomp your illustrator file, then double that nested comp's size (and scale up the illustrator file, with continuous rasterization). At that point you can scale the nested comp down to, 50% and reposition it so it matches how it looked before."


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audrey paranuik
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 3:03:40 pm

hi

did you change the image RESOLUTION

hope this helps!!


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 6:25:21 pm

I tried it and it's still blurry... any other ideas?
Thanks!!!


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 7:01:52 pm

Hey Julia,

Make sure the image you want to magnify using the bulge effect is big enough so you can scale it down a bit before you use the bulge effect. Any time you use some form of distort that scales the the layer beyond 100% it will have some quality loss. The trick is to start with a bigger better quality image so it's not noticeable.


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:05:29 pm

Hello Herbie, thanks for your response.
The image I imported has 4111x5486 px and a resolution of 200ppi, and I scaled it down to 535x717 px, I think it is big enough, isn't it?
But it's still blurry...


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:08:31 pm

That is huge it should be good. when you scaled it down, did you precomp it? It should not be blurry.

Can you post a link with a screen grab?


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:17:06 pm

Trying to follow the instructions I posted before, I did sth like precomp but I didn't really know what to do next. Can you explain this step to me please?
Thanks!


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 8:27:36 pm

Take a look:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/okhxdl55u0livey/magnify.aep

let me know if this works.


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 9:24:35 pm



Have a look at the image, I did the pre-comp (the item 20 at the timeline) and nothing changed...


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 9:30:09 pm

What is the scale on that?....when I asked if you did precomp it was because if you layer (layer 20) is scaled at a 100% anything beyond that would blur.

Another alternative is to ditch the bulge all together and just use a traveling matte that uses a bigger version of your graphic to reveal as it.


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 9:38:01 pm

capturadepantalla2013-01-06alas22.33.56.png

Yes, indeed when it is 100% (see image) is ok. I am trying to magnify it to 120%.


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 9:41:05 pm

correct. your adjustment layer is ok and it does not impact anything. I am talking about the layer that you need to magnify. The one with the text etc on the tablet. That layer needs to say something like 80% scale to compensate.


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 9:51:12 pm

capturadepantalla2013-01-06alas22.47.30.png

ok, I didn't have this, I changed it (image) and still blurry...


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:13:43 pm

can you post a full size image of what you are trying to magnify


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:20:19 pm




do you mean this?


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:22:50 pm

no I meant just the website screengrab at high resolution


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:29:48 pm

Make sure anti-aliasing is set to best on the bulge. Other than that it should work perfect


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:37:52 pm

I checked, it was low and changing it to high it's still the same...


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:40:42 pm

try adding a sharpen. Also try sending me that screengrab of just the wesite at high resolution.


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:51:50 pm

Herbie I am sorry but I am not native english speaker and I don't understand what you mean by screengrab at high resolution.

I try with this


I am about to give up...


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 10:53:59 pm

yes send me the jpg of the image. I will show you. Enviame la imagen que esta en el ipad en alta calidad...un jpg, yo te ayudo a que funcione


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:01:40 pm

5172_1.home200ppi.jpg.zip

here you have


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 6, 2013 at 11:14:40 pm

Here it is:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/ql4lbvnpolcydp4/magnify-2.aep

just replace replace the missing file with the jpg you sent me


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Julia Calbetó
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:02:22 am

That's it! Thank you soooooo much! I really appreciated your help!


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Herbie Humperdink
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 7, 2013 at 12:08:49 am

glad I could help!


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Hans Castrop
Re: image quality when creating a magnifying glass in AE
on Jan 13, 2013 at 8:54:51 am

Hi Herbie
It would be nice for the followers to know what went wrong and how you solved it.
tnkx
HC


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