lisonallie wrote:A question to woot:
I think only being able to use photoshop to show a metallic gold color isn't very fair same with all the other colors...I am using Paint Tool Sai because Photoshop is way too expensive...If I make a gold color for this derby on it and it's not the exact color you mentioned, will you make it a gold color or match it to the closest yellow color you have? It just discourages me from entering derbies at all because I don't have Photoshop or Illustrator so I was wondering if you just match the colors or what : ( I want to have a chance to win too ;w ;
Also, in regards to halftones, I can't really do that in Sai, is there a way I can blur/ blend the colors together reasonably and you guys make the halftone or what?
For the gold color, I suggest you get as close as you can to the gold woot has identified. One way to do this is to sample the gold color from one of the entries put up here for critique. When you put your entry up for voting, indicate that the gold color will be metallic. And when you send in your print ready file, indicate that it will be metallic on the gold layer.
While submitting designs using true Pantone colors(or gold for this derby) makes life a lot easier for the art directors and voters, it's not actually a requirement. But you might find that using really bright colors that don't exist in the Pantone library will sometimes yield disappointing results.
For halftones, you're unfortunately going to have to make them yourself for the shirt comp file--gradients will get you rejected. Honestly though, some of the very best designs out there don't use them at all.