Sizing artwork in Photoshop – Print Document Tutorial 5/7

Sizing artwork in Photoshop – Print Document Tutorial 5/7


Welcome to the fifth section of our lesson,
and this one’s called “Properly sizing our artwork for use in our documents,” and it’s
brought to you by Printwand. Our previous section covered setting up a document in CMYK
mode. Now we’re going to be discussing how to properly size our artwork for use in our
documents. So here we have this image open in Photoshop and let’s just take a look at
how it’s sized. If we go up here to “image” and then “Image size,” it shows us that our
image at 100% is 8 inches by 5 inches at 300 pixels per inch or 300 DPI. Now 300 DPI is
the minimum that images for print need to be, in order to render clearly. But say we want to fill an area larger than
eight inches by five inches, like sixteen by ten or so. Well, how does this affect our
DPI? By entering ten into the height we see that it cuts our DPI in half to 150. Now we
know this is too low to use for print. So at this point, this tells us that we either
need to find a larger image, or re-think the way that we want to use our image, so that
we can ensure that they print properly correctly and at a high enough resolution. Well, next
up we’re going to look at how to properly use our document templates. Make sure to check back often to Printwand
for more video lessons as well as other articles to help you with your marketing and promotional
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