ramyb wrote:The tricky thing with pantones is that the way they appear on each individual screen is radically different- you can't say that this is how it will look, because how it looks to you is completely different from how it looks on another screen I look at my entries on three different screens, and the colors are radically different
Well if both images (yours and the one with the correct color) were the pantone green, then both images would look the same be cause they are being viewed on the SAME SCREEN. Screen or monitor will not magically atler information for that color swatch, silly. That is a poor excuse and an awkward argument, especially since you admit that you don't use pantone colors below.
ramyb wrote: I'm not sure why this entry is being picked on in particular when at least half the fog is not pantone selected-
Yes, at least half the fog are your designs and they probably aren't pantone colors either
It is because you use bright green (and other bright colors a lot) all the time when its is the incorrect color. It is misleading, and dishonorable if intentional. What people see is what people should get. Basically, its time to draw the line, but all I can really do is ask you nicely (which I did above). Patrick and Walzman are a similar story as you and they can do it...
Also, the newer artist might not know better, so we cut them slack.
ramyb wrote: Ultimately, woot adjusts the colors based on what will best print
I had made this mistake with my first print, and woot messed it up big time. It was partly my fault but I was new and didn't know any better and woot went back and corrected it which was really awesome. But even if you do trust woot, you should care about your artwork, ensuring it looks the way you want to in its final state, and NOT HAVE THEM DO YOUR WORK FOR YOU! That is just lazy, and doesn't benefit anyone (except yourself if you don't care about your art)...
ramyb wrote: sometimes they do a white underlayer, other times they don't. That has a huge impact on how the colors print. Another factor is the shirt color itself, which reflects differently on the colors. Since I have no experience in the print industry, I choose colors the way I want the shirts to turn out. Until now, I haven't been disappointed with woot's printing. Are the colors always exactly what they look like on my screen? No, but ultimately they work and are closer to what I want than the pantone selections photoshop gives me can get. The colors I chose here, on my screen, are as close as I can get to what I've seen woot print before. The adjusted colors you did here are just a guess as to which pantone woot will select, and even if it is the correct choice, likely looks much different from how it is on the shirt.
Blah blah blah. I ask you nicely to use pantone swatches. You can keep making up pointless excuses and continues on a misleading path or you could acknowledge us and convert your design to pantone, before you send it to woot, like a good, respectable, hard working artist would
Again, on the off chance you don't know how to convert your colors, then speak up and I will gladly help you out.
Earlysong wrote:It looks exactly the same to me as Ramyb's version...
If you put the colors side by side, you would notice the difference. The pantone green is not as good in my opinion. It is less vibrant and a little more dull. The design still works and most people won't care, so why not show people what they would actually get, right?