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    Post A compass rose by any other name...

    This is my first entry into any guild challenges. I used MS Word to create the star form and color, then added the text, layering, and texture in Photoshop.
    I may still add more to the image, as I think a coat of arms or something like it should be at the center. I also might try simplifying the color.

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    and here is the gif transparent version:
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    Looks good, are the edges supposed to have a sawtooth texture or is that because they need to be at a higher resolution?

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    When I saved this to GIF using Photoshop, the levels of transparency of the edges was lost. I'm sure that someone has suggestions, but perhaps I should just try the PNG format!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdharvill View Post
    When I saved this to GIF using Photoshop, the levels of transparency of the edges was lost. I'm sure that someone has suggestions, but perhaps I should just try the PNG format!?

    Yes, GIF only supports 1 bit transparency, PNG supports 1 bit, 8 bit, or 16 bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hai-Etlik View Post
    Yes, GIF only supports 1 bit transparency, PNG supports 1 bit, 8 bit, or 16 bit.
    Thanks. I'll try playing with softening the edge manually.

    But here is the PNG version to see how that one turned out.
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    The png is better.

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    if you want extra sharpness - redraw the stars in photoshop, you can use the pen tool for that ... and congrats on entering your first challenge
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