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How can I make the border of shapes smoother, without re-touching it in detail ?

Is there any Photoshop advanced functionality doing it automatically ?

See example:


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A gaussian blur of about 1.5 pixels might be what you need.

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And to be really paranoid, mask it off first. – Peter M Apr 12 '10 at 17:47

Some blur, perhaps combined with median filtering. But typically this problem comes from a bad resampling or rasterizing (forgot to check "antialiasing?"), and then it's a little too late to fix it.

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Your only hope there is to re-draw it.

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