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    Advice Pixel Smoothing

    Hi. I am currently putting together a few items for one of my boys Christmas presents. Those with kids of a certain age may know of Andy's Dinosaur Adventure, which my boy loves. So I need to design 2 patches that'll be printed onto iron-on paper which will affix to the arms of a shirt. After many hours last night I have created this:



    After taking a look at it and knowing it's going to be approx 10cm height and 7.5cm wide, the image looks a bit blocky. I created it I paint but that's probably the most technical program I have access to. Is there a free software and effect that I can use which can smooth the edges? On my phone I downloaded a couple of photoshop apps but cannot alter this.

    Any help of advice would be much appreciated!
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    How this?

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    Haha, that's brilliant! Thanks very much.
    Can you tell me what you used and how you did it. I used to use a program years ago in school called PhotoMagic but that was 20+ years ago. Would like to be able to do a lot more basic graphic design for things like t-shirt designs etc, but Adobe Photoshop is quite scary! Might look for a local beginners course!

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    I use Photoshop. I found a better quality version of your T Rex silhouette online and rebuilt your image at a far higher 300 pixels per inch resolution. Photoshop can be a bit of a head fuck when you first use it and you really need to get to grips with layers before you start to understand it. I use it everyday but only really use 10% of its functionality, Photoshop is vast and can be very intimidating. An alternative to Photoshop is [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] and its free!

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    That's great. I started at the same point as you but the image once in paint must have lowered the resolution. It took about 3 hours to create clicking pixel after pixel! At least I'll put it down as a learning curve and get a copy of photoshop to play with!

    Many thanks again

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    or illustrator, and vector it

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    I use CorelDraw which has improved greatly over the years. Not quite as headfuck as Illustrator & Photoshop, but does the same job.

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    Might give CorelDraw a try. That's been around some time. Got a few images I'd like to play with that'll look good on t-shirts for my little people!

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    Paint.NET - it's free and relatively easy to use with a lot of the functionality of Photoshop or if you are feeling adventurous try GIMP
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