Derby #140: Things That Start With the Letter S
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the sound of silence

the sound of silence
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lefthandedcrook


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the image looks a bit squashed. I used the 16"x20" format. Should i be using another size?

SnowQueenVT


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lefthandedcrook wrote:the image looks a bit squashed. I used the 16"x20" format. Should i be using another size?


Nice fast resub Lefty!! As I said on your first submission, I really like this design, the white shirt is really working for you here , it really says "Silence". ..and I love the artwork, a great job !


Could someone more brilliant than me please answer Leftys Question about his slightly squashed format?

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paigeg


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Did you trim your canvas before adding the image to the shirt design space? You may have some unused white/transparent canvas space squishing things on you...

lefthandedcrook


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paigeg wrote:Did you trim your canvas before adding the image to the shirt design space? You may have some unused white/transparent canvas space squishing things on you...


I think i know whats happening. the images displayed are obviously square in dimension and im posting in 16x20 dimensions. I'll just trim next time I post. I believe the PSD file is correct though.

paigeg


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lefthandedcrook wrote:I think i know whats happening. the images displayed are obviously square in dimension and im posting in 16x20 dimensions. I'll just trim next time I post. I believe the PSD file is correct though.


Yeah, the PSD print-ready file needs to be the right size for printing, but the design detail and comp need to be square. If you're in Photoshop you can use the rectangular marquee tool, and tell it (in the top toolbar) to make it a 'specific size', then pull out 580X580 and 240X240 size chunks for the comp and detail (you'll have to temporarily resize the master).

Draug


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I must reiterate that I've seen this somewhere before and I don't believe it's your original design (but I'll leave it to the Rejectionator).

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
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lefthandedcrook


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Draug wrote:I must reiterate that I've seen this somewhere before and I don't believe it's your original design (but I'll leave it to the Rejectionator).


explain exactly where you have seen it. Im absolutely sure i drew this myself. In fact I originally did it for some cover art for a friends band. I even have the original in my sketchbook. I never plagiarize, ever!

paigeg


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lefthandedcrook wrote:explain exactly where you have seen it. Im absolutely sure i drew this myself. In fact I originally did it for some cover art for a friends band. I even have the original in my sketchbook. I never plagiarize, ever!


Perhaps an old advertising campaign? I've been dredging my memory, and the Internet, but find nothing. The image does strike a chord, but if it is from old stereo or headphone advertising, it's likely that either it's subliminal, or just synchronicity. Either way, I don't think this is intentional plagiarism.

Draug


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paigeg wrote:Perhaps an old advertising campaign? I've been dredging my memory, and the Internet, but find nothing. The image does strike a chord, but if it is from old stereo or headphone advertising, it's likely that either it's subliminal, or just synchronicity. Either way, I don't think this is intentional plagiarism.


Intentional or unintentional are no different to the rejectionator.

That's the thing though. I, too, have been looking for it again and I can't find it but I know I've seen it somewhere...

The enemy's gate is down.
Writers are people too! (Albeit strange ones.)
Save Poe! Reckon Nevermore! Or he'll be head-locked forevermore!

sasham62


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lefthandedcrook wrote:the image looks a bit squashed. I used the 16"x20" format. Should i be using another size?


For your next submission:
The print-ready file, which has the colors separated on different levels needs to be 16" x 20" with 300 dpi, but that's a maximum. You can make the design smaller, especially if you're only using part of the shirt. Also, the print-ready should only use the image design; it should not have the shirt template.
The shirt comp should use the shirt template. This should be made square in Photoshop (or some such) and then reduced to 580 x 580.
The design detail should not include the shirt template. You should show enough of the design to catch people's attention, but you may want to use only a portion of the design since it'll be reduced to 240 x 240.
It's best to submit files that are in the dimensions listed and not rely on Woot to shrink or stretch them for you.

lefthandedcrook


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thanks for the additional tips. I will def do that for the next submission.

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