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Posts made by jimsz
RE: Need help with changing colors when printing
With all due respect to Heidi, you can't print "rgb". A printer or RIP can convert RGB but a printer will not reproduce the RGB color gamut.
RGB is meant for viewing on a monitor red/green/blue pixels that mix to create the projected colors on a monitor. CMYK is Cyan/Magenta/Yellow/Black which is the ink mixture to create a color range based on reflected light (printed pieces).
One question you can ask that may improve some printed results is what type of files your printer prefers? If printing digitally, some printer RIPS are designed to convert RGD to CMYK, others prefer you convert the files on your end.
When you create the artwork yo have to aware of the colors available in CMYK as opposed to RGB.
Good video to watch on this page.
RE: Just getting into digital painting... tips appreciated!
What digital device are you using? What software/app?
RE: Choosing a name for my portfolio website
Why not have a mix of images using both styles? Maybe make a splash page where the main image changes and then have a portfolio link on that. That way if you wish to ad an online store, block, etc., you have the infrastructure already in place.
RE: Recommendations for montitor calibration hardware?
There are a number of utilities freely available that will get your monitor pretty well calibrated.
Here is a good article that should get you going - https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-calibrate-your-monitor/
A calibrated monitor is only as accurate as the light source hitting and around your monitor. Good article here https://digital-photography-school.com/be-aware-of-the-light-source-hitting-your-screen/
If I were you I would avoid buying the calibration devices and first use the above tools and then order a couple of prints and see how things match up. You may find you don;t need to spend hundreds of dollars.
I know you are on a pc but for those on a mac it has a great utility built into the monitor control panel.
RE: Photoshop Help --Image size
The society6 webpage is specific on the image sizes needed.
If you are specifying the width & height pixels you do not need to worry about what the dpi setting is.
I setup an example you can see here with the same image setup with the specific pixels for a notecard with a dpi of 72 and another with a dpi of 300. The quality of the image is exactly the same.
If you are assembling or creating the artwork in Photoshop make sure you flatten the image before exporting as a JPG or PNG.
JPG is a lossy format which means you lose some quality when you open it and save it, png is a lossless format which retains the quality and also allows for transparency.
Now, as far as the blurryness, that is simply the screen image. It could even be a setting on your browser to display at lower quality to save bandwidth and increase loading speed.
If you stick with the suggested pixel dimensions, your art will reproduce fine.
RE: Tablet Reviews...
I had the same one in the link and it was a good tablet at the fraction of a cost of a cintiq.
My only complaint (and this is on my end) is that it was very cumbersome to use with a 27" imac. Between the large computer and the large tablet it took too much room on my desk.
RE: Licensing Class (Finished project Birds with Hats Fall Collection)
You have a typo on the bottom left. Fall is shown as FAll
RE: Art Licensing Copyrights?
Not everyone is able to obtain an agent.
When I was doing licensing years ago (paper products, greeting cards) I owned the copyright of the images which was spelled out in the contract but if I remember the copyright legalities were handled by the licensing company. I'll see if I can find the contracts.
RE: Submitting digital files to be printed.
CMYK images will not display accurately on any monitor, you can get close with a calibrated monitor but a screen is a different technology than a printer.
Remember that the color gamut of RGB is different form CMYK. Here is a worthwhile article to understand the differences.
You should supply the files however the printer will require them. If your publisher is unfamiliar with how the printer needs them than a conference call with you the publisher and the printer may be beneficial.
Also, when you actually do look at printed proofs - it is important to look at them under the proper light using a light box.
RE: Photoshop help PLEASE!
Sorry I can't point you towards a different location for the project folder, I do not know windows very well.
If you want to find a way to send me the file I would be happy to see if I can access it or find a way to open it for you. I have numerous versions of PS on several computers. If you use dropbox put it there and send me a link via message here.
I'll check back here periodically throughout the day.
RE: Photoshop help PLEASE!
Anytime you are working on an image always save backups as you are working.
No, you do not want to flatten the artwork as that will combine all the layers.
Depending what version PS yo are using there is an autosave feature that should be turned on, this saves periodic files as you work.
Try looking here - the path to the auto save files is *ProjectFolder\Adobe Photoshop Auto-Save* hopefully the autosave feature was turned on.
Lastly, for the future - turn on autosave if it was not, also, purchase an external drive and an app that will perform incremental backup every hour or two of your hard drive. If PS has been restarting you have a problem, it could be corruption, your harddrive but most likely you need more RAM memory. You may be maxing out photoshop/ram and when it fills up, it crashes. PS uses open space on your harddrive to supplement your RAM - how much open space is on your HD?