Author Topic: PREPARATION OF ORIGINAL ARTWORKS  (Read 1992 times)

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« on: December 02, 2011, 06:21:00 pm »
It is very important at the start to pay attention to how you create digital files and how you save these files. When starting a new file in raster software such as Photoshop, make sure you begin with high-resolution settings. You cannot change to a higher resolution later, but you can save copies at lower resolution if needed. So work at the largest file size you think you will need. Generally speaking, raster images should be at least 300 ppi at the size they will be printed.

Saving your artwork in its original format (ai, psd, etc) will allow you to change and improve artwork as you progress through the program. You will also be able to choose the appropriate reproduction method, when preparing to produce and market your Portfolio.

The method of reproduction determines how a file should be exported.

You may also have some non-digital projects that are one-of-a-kind pieces. You should plan to photograph or scan this work carefully. It is important to photograph 3D projects with the correct lighting conditions. Original artworks should be scanned at high resolution or again photographed under the right lighting conditions. You can use the digital files for your digital portfolio as well as produce a set of high-quality prints for your flat portfolio.
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