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Old 05-19-2005, 04:59 AM
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Question Painter-Working resolution

If I'm working in Painter to produce a final printed piece, say 11x17... What resolution should my working image be? I want the final image to have a loose painterly look,i.e... show brush strokes, texture, etc. If I work in too high a reslouton, the image looks too much like a photo. What's a good guide line as a resolution so the viewer of the printed image perceives the image as a painting and not a photo?
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Old 05-19-2005, 10:54 PM
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Marilyn Sholin (www.MarilynSholin.com) works at 200-250 ppi. Jeremy Sutton (http://www.jeremysutton.com/) works at 150 ppi. These are two of the best Painter artists on the planet. At that size you can up-res if necessary and still retain the painterly look.

The original of the attached file is 8" x 10" and 200 ppi and it printed up great. (The mom liked the pseudo-canvas texture, which I believe helped sell the effect. Generally I don't do this.)

If your results are looking too much like a photo, in my experience that's symptomatic of "not enough simplification." You might consider applying blender brushes such as Grainy Blender or Grainy Water to further disguise more of the detail.

I hope this gives you some ideas.

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Thanks, Danny. I'll give those brushes a try.
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Old 05-20-2005, 09:47 AM
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Nice painting Danny, I can see why her mother liked it. What texture is that?

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Danny thanks!
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Danny thanks!
You're most welcome.

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Nice painting Danny, I can see why her mother liked it. What texture is that?

Christine
Thanks, Christine.

It comes from the Alien Skin Splat plugin... Resurface > Canvas.

...best effect of this nature that I've ever used. Much more cost effective and a lot less hassle than actually printing on canvas!

I found Splat for about half of retail at Amazon.com (from one of the independent sellers, not Amazon itself). I see Splat on eBay now and then, too.

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