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Old 08-28-2005, 09:25 AM
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First of Two Collages

Here is my first collage using PS7 (I'll have to make one more)... The outcome will be a 30x48 poster print. The company that will print it says I don't have to give them a file that is 300dpi... The machine that prints it will change the dpi setting. What do you think?

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Old 08-29-2005, 08:18 AM
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Hi Phil!

I think you did a nice job. The lay-out is good. I only missed a bit of colour intensity (don't know if it is because of how you saved the image to post - jpegs saved to web tend to lose some saturation). You can try and make a curves adjustment layer on top of the image and push the midtones up just a bit. the colours will be more intense.

On the output resolution part, the best thing to do is talk to the printer, ask him what size he recomends you send the image on and, build the image on the propoer resolution. Avoid resampling the image to more than 40% of its size, because after that you start to loose sharpness and channel information, which will make the final output blurry, even if you do some sharpening.


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Old 09-02-2005, 07:07 AM
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Thanks for the info... Here is the second one
and this is where you could see them both.

I also retouched up the other poster:

Now I have to print 'em... let me know what you think.

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Old 09-02-2005, 12:40 PM
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i like the one with the woodsy background better. the darker background puts the images forward more.. all that greenish background in the other detracts from the images to me. the green is a light green, which tends to make the background come forward. perhaps just using a hue map and darkening that green would help.

nice composition on both.

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