Derby #76: Beginning

The Frustration

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Kaliko2005


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Re: The Frustration


Because we all know that the beginning of the frustration starts with that darn blue portal.
This was practice for myself really, I was trying to figure out the whole proportions of the shirt and design images.
How does it look?

Aendy


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Kaliko2005 wrote:Because we all know that the beginning of the frustration starts with that darn blue portal.
This was practice for myself really, I was trying to figure out the whole proportions of the shirt and design images.
How does it look?


It looks like you scribbled it in photoshop. As a sketch, it's good, but you really need to clean it up. Then I'd buy it

Kaliko2005


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Re: The Frustration


For anyone who has stumbled upon this comment I am curious about the color limitations. Are we limited to only the colors on the template or may we use others (such as different shades of those colors)? It seems that the winning shirts are using other shades

Copo


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Re: The Frustration


fyi, woot staff doesn't really like portal.

Kaliko2005


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Copo wrote:fyi, woot staff doesn't really like portal.


why is that?

Kaliko2005


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Kaliko2005 wrote:For anyone who has stumbled upon this comment I am curious about the color limitations. Are we limited to only the colors on the template or may we use others (such as different shades of those colors)? It seems that the winning shirts are using other shades


i had a problem with my files being too large.
everytime i turned up the DPI it was over 20 MB
not sure how to fix it.
other than that what would you suggest i do to "clean it up"?

eHalcyon


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Kaliko2005 wrote:For anyone who has stumbled upon this comment I am curious about the color limitations. Are we limited to only the colors on the template or may we use others (such as different shades of those colors)? It seems that the winning shirts are using other shades


The template gives you available shirt colours. For the actual design, you should choose from pantone swatches. If you don't mind, you can just use regular RGB colours and, should you print, woot will choose matching pantones for you - but that doesn't always turn otu well.


Kaliko2005 wrote:why is that?


It's "old", according to the rejectionator. Sometimes they get by, but for the most part, portal shirts are rejected. There's a portal-referencing shirt still available from woot.


Kaliko2005 wrote:i had a problem with my files being too large.
everytime i turned up the DPI it was over 20 MB
not sure how to fix it.
other than that what would you suggest i do to "clean it up"?


Turning up the DPI is not the way to go. Increasing resolution will cause the loss of detail and crispness of the design. You should create your design at 300 dpi on a 20" x 16" canvas. As for file size - I think it may depend on the colours in the design. My print ready files (PSD format) vary in size... most of the ones I've checked are only around 5 MB, but at least one was over 50 (which surprised me). Regarding clean up - the blurry edges on the arrow could be made crisper and the stray pixels around the blue portal could be removed.

Hope that helps!

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Discobiscuits


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Re: The Frustration


NO MOTHA fraggin' PORTAL ON MY WOOT DAWG

dekonstruct


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Discobiscuits wrote:NO MOTHA fraggin' PORTAL ON MY WOOT DAWG


Yo dawg, I heard you like video games on yo t-shirts. So we put a t-shirt on yo videogame so you can wear it while you play it.

bradyson


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dekonstruct wrote:Yo dawg, I heard you like video games on yo t-shirts. So we put a t-shirt on yo videogame so you can wear it while you play it.


ROFL

Kaliko2005


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I made this shirt in Fireworks 8 but
i do have Photoshop and Illustrator
how do i use Pantone Swatches? and how does that allow me to use colors that are illegal?

Discobiscuits


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dekonstruct wrote:Yo dawg, I heard you like video games on yo t-shirts. So we put a t-shirt on yo videogame so you can wear it while you play it.


Discobiscuits


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dekonstruct wrote:Yo dawg, I heard you like video games on yo t-shirts. So we put a t-shirt on yo videogame so you can wear it while you play it.

TychPsych


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dekonstruct wrote:Yo dawg, I heard you like video games on yo t-shirts. So we put a t-shirt on yo videogame so you can wear it while you play it.


You're doin it wrong

skladek


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Kaliko2005 wrote:how do i use Pantone Swatches? and how does that allow me to use colors that are illegal?


In Photoshop or Illustrator, load the Pantone Process palette into the swatch window. It isn't letting you use colors that are "illegal." The swatches on the shirt template are the available shirt colors. The Pantone swatches are the available colors that can be printed on the shirt.

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