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Tsampikos

Hmmmmmmm

I realize that certain people want certain prints of certain drawings at certain sizes but here's the thing... I lost a lot of PSDS due to simultaneous harddrive and backup failures  and the only real way to provide them at certain sizes is to upscale them which looks less than great. I could go ahead and manually clean it up... essentially painting over it but the time involved to rework every drawing to the fullest extent is much more than I can manage.

Which begs the question... should I even upload them at all. I know a few people may want them either way but I feel like I'd be cheating others out of their money if I put it up knowing full well it wasn't meant to be for those sizes.

Sorry if this topic is old hat or w/e but I'm not used to prints (again, haven't used DA for YEARS) so I don't know what's acceptable and what isn't. I for one don't feel right putting something up for print in a size it wasn't created for. Although that doesn't necessarily apply to what I have here now there are some specific ones that people have asked for that I don't feel right in putting up.
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Added: 8 years, 4 months ago
 
Neonblue
8 years, 4 months ago
Well, you can try painting over one or two of the most popular ones and see if the payoff is worth it. If not then you'll just have to make sure that future projects are higher resolution (300dpi or more) so its better suited for print.
Tsampikos
8 years, 4 months ago
I usually work at a min of 4000x4000 but again.. I lost a lot of my work files and a lot of what I have to work with are the finished results which are less than favorable.
Fuzzypaws
8 years, 4 months ago
I just wouldn't put those up.  Only put the images up you still have full size stuff for.
Kashidom
8 years, 4 months ago
I'd point you to the prints section of this journal :3

It tells about what was accepted for prints, last year C:
LadyFuzztail
8 years, 4 months ago
If you gave PSDs to other dudes in the past, you can always ask them if they still have it.
Tsampikos
8 years, 4 months ago
That is how I got quite a bit back... but then again for ones like paysite work unless it was asked for all I ever gave was the final output... the PSDs being lost forever. Including to some very good ones I myself wish I had kept =*(
LadyFuzztail
8 years, 4 months ago
That's a shame. :(
starling
8 years, 4 months ago
You might find that even lower-res versions of pics are acceptable for some or all of our print sizes. Just check out the minimum pixel counts on the Sales Settings page for any submission you own or on the Fees page. We accept down to 150dpi for some sizes.

The image only needs to have it's longest edge at least as big as the minimum print size longest edge, if that makes sense. So it doesn't matter if the image you have is narrower in one dimension.
JonasPride
8 years, 4 months ago
Well, as you're treating it as a pure print site, given what the fans are wanting, it's all dependent on at least explaining why you won't be creating print files for those in question. I, personally, know that most of the work I have isn't print worthy, and would probably treat this site the same way, though in retrospect, you don't 'have' to put down the necessary files for print.

The other solution would be to Rasterbate the damn things, which may or may not have favorable results...
Tryst
8 years, 4 months ago
There is a resize technique passed down from lazy graphic designer to lazy graphic designer. You can give it a shot if you like and the results tend to be acceptable for prints.

I only know how to do this in Photoshop terms.

Enlarge it to double the target size. Go to filter > noise > median. Tweak it until any jaggedness goes away while also trying not to get it too blurry. Then shrink it down to your target size (use bicubic sharper... or if you don't have it sharpen the image and then go to edit>fade and play with it till it looks right to you) .

I've found this to work pretty well a lot of the time.
Terrah
8 years, 4 months ago
You could always try the Alien Skin Blow Up plugin for Photoshop. I made a 2ft x 3ft poster with it from a much much smaller image and you would never be able to tell. This thing is amazing.
You can read about it here: http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/exchange/index.cfm?event=...
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