Greetings from a Digital Art Expressions Las Vegas,
A Design without a story, well it's just a design. A design with a
story, that's art.™ Bill Campitelle © 2013-14".
Expressions is a 100% Women Owned Business
Greetings from Digital Art
Expressions, Las Vegas Nevada.
Designs are not just for Mardi Gras or you can use
them for any event! They
are created in Corel Draw X6. Then converted to Hi-res,
then up-loaded @ 300pp. So if you want to reduce the image. No
The JPEG Format
JPEG format, with its support for 16.7 million colors, is primarily
intended for photographic images. The internal compression algorithm of
the JPEG format, unlike the GIF format, actually throws out information.
Depending on what settings you use, the thrown out data may or may not
be visible to the eye. Once you lower the quality of an image, and save
it, the extra data cannot be regained so be sure to save the original.
GIF files support a maximum of 256 colors,
which makes them practical for almost all graphics except photographs.
The most common method of reducing the size of GIF files is to reduce
the number of colors on the palette. It is important to note that GIF
already uses the LZW compression scheme internally to make images as
small as possible without losing any data.
The PNG format
The newest, file format that's widely supported by the Web is PNG
(pronounced Ping). PNG was developed to surpass the limitations of GIFs,
and as a means by which developers can avoid having to worry about the
patent licenses associated with other formats. PNG was designed to offer
the main features of the GIF format, including streaming and progressive
file formats. It also provides greater depth of color, catering to
images up to 24 bit in color.
What is a Vector Design?
All logo designs were created in Vector format. Vector
graphics are based on vectors (mathematical expressions, also called
paths, or strokes) which lead through locations called control points.
Each of these points has a definite position on the x and y axes of the
work plan. Each point, as well, is a variety of database, including the
location of the point in the work space and the direction of the vector
(which is what defines the direction of the track). Each track can be
assigned a color, a shape, a thickness and also a fill. This does not
affect the size of the files in a substantial way because all
information resides in the structure; it describes how the vector was
drawn. (bitmap, JPG) graphics, or called Raster images are based on
pixels and so when scaled there is a loss of clarity, while vector-based
graphics can be scaled by any amount without degrading quality.
Please Note: On viewing I pad and I phone,
the the overlay causes images to be slightly darker. Best View "Image
Please Note: On enhancing TEXT. If the text on an image
does not appear to stand out enough repeat the same text at slightly
different color, gray for example, place the text behind the original to
act as shadow.
Please Note: On T-shirts you will find a
design front and back. These design images are 300ppi so they can be
reduced to pocket size if you want and the others can be removed.
A lot of my images are on a 12x12, 12 x 14 Transparent background. The
design image may be 10x10 that leave you more room to add text or image.
Please Note: That some images may appear to be out of focus, that is
because when an images is uploaded the images are reduced to
thumbnail,72dpi. All of my images and designs are "high resolution" to
provide the best quality, "July-4-Independence" images, as an example
are 7997x5512 ,300 PPI each. Tools used to create images. Corel Draw X5
and Corel Paint Shop Photo Pro X4
Here is a tip on how to prepare your images for up-load. First you need a image editor, I use Paint Shop Pro X5. If your are not familiar pixels and megabytes, I suggest download a 30 day "free" trial at
www.corel.com. Short and sweet for X5. Open your image in the "edit" window, then go to image size, there you will see your image size and Dpi. Adjust the image as outlined in the upload photo window.
Then make and save the image to a folder called "spreadshirt". Then go to that folder, highlight the image and it will tell you what the bytes or megabytes are, below 10 megabytes and your ready upload. Keep your DPI above 200 and you will do fine. Remember you can't stretch an image. Hope this helps. Bill
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