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Thread: New here w/ printing question

  1. #1
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    New here w/ printing question

    Hello there!

    I'm quite new and here are two of my artRage pieces:

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    I do have a question about the best methods to print these images. My method is pretty horrible. I email the piece as a jpg, where the colors aren't at all what I'm seeing on my ipad, so I adjust them in photoshop. I know that colors from monitor to monitor can be different and on my laptop they are very muted as if the brightness got turned up on the image. Do any of you have any good suggestions? Is it as simple as converting them from RGB to CMYK and then printing them out without any adjustments in photoshop?

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    almost forgot, but here's another:

    just don't forget to take a look at my question above!

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    Welcome, Dade!

    Like your paintings!
    When I need one printed, I usually open the image in PS, then go to 'Edit', 'Assign Profile' and use Profile 'Adobe RGB1998)' and then 'Image Size' Select your dimensions, I check all boxes and 'Bicubic Automatic' , then 'save as' using 'JPEG OPTIONS'..'Maximum' and 'Baseline Optimized'...That's for professional prints , I believe!... I'm sure there are other different tweaks used! But, these settings work and look pretty good for my purposes!
    If your printing at home, your pretty much left to the mercy of your printer!
    If I'am wrong!..Let me know!
    Also, can't you use a thirty pin to usb connector to get your paintings in your desktop for processing, Instead of emailing them?

    Take Care,
    and hope to see more painting from you!
    Steve

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    You will find postings re printing in the "Tips and Tricks" forum

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    I do my own printing (for sale) on my Epson R3000, and pretty much do what Steve says.

    If your home computer screen seems out, go in there and calibrate it to how it should appear from your tablet.

    I bought a whiz bang calibrator, and used it for a while, but my results are so accurate I don't bother.

    Terrific work by the way! I particularly like the second one.

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    Welcome to the forums and a very nice start, well done
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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    http://members.artrage.com/vb_users/6307

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    Welcome to the forum. Good looking artwork. You can set the print quality and size for better output in the canvas settings. Usually set to 72 pixels/inch. You can change that as high as you want. Experiment. Higher resolutions take a lot longer to render. Sometimes I'll do a painting in 72 dpi, then copy it as a new artwork with a lot higher dpi for better print quality, especially if I want to sell it. I can get 48"x48" with great quality on my artwork.

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    Welcome, dear Dade! Your works are all great!
    Panta rei (everything flows)!

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    Thank you for the advice everyone! I really appreciate your replies and gotta still try out your suggestion stevemawmv.

    Here's the second comic cover for a three part illustration class final. Gotta finish the third this weekend.

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    Another great painting, well done
    Sometimes...I remember better with my eyes closed

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