Finding & Fixing Stray Pixels

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Finding & Fixing Stray Pixels

Once you've finished creating an element it's important to check for stray pixels. The easiest way to find these is to apply a stroke layer style to your element.

Here is my finished element. I think it looks pretty good!

However, when I apply a stroke to the OUTSIDE, you can see a few stray pixels appear.

These are easy enough to remove using the eraser.

I like using a centered stroke to do this, so that I can highlight both stray and missing pixels in one step. Then I can use the eraser on strays, use the eyedropper next to missing pixels to get a color match and then a basic round brush in Behind mode to fill them in. Stroke width and color needed varies according to element size and color, obviously, but it makes touch-ups very quick!