Posted 22 April 2011 - 07:49 PM
When I make layouts to post online, i make them 700 x 700, but id like to start printing out the layouts, and Im unsure of what sizes to make the layouts. id like to know what sizes to save my layouts as.
12x12..i think its 3500x3500, but let me know if im wrong
any other cool sizes
Posted 22 April 2011 - 08:47 PM
When posting images to online galleries, they should only be 600px x 600px at no more than 100 dpi. (Most make theirs 72 dpi.) That is a lot lower than you'd want to be printing at. Galleries need to have them that small because of the huge number of layouts that they have.
Does that make sense?
Posted 24 April 2011 - 11:46 AM
I've spent a little time learning how to make actions and save them. So when I want to tweak something that's 12x12, I have an action that resizes the image from 12x12 to 11x11. Then I have an action that draws guidelines horizontally at 150, 2400 and 2550 pixels, and vertically at 150 and 3150 pixels. The guidelines that are 150 from edges help me think better about what to allow in the margins. I have a third action that crops the image to 2550 x 3300. These steps speed things up for me, since most products start life at 12x12. (You need PS, not PSE to create and save actions.)
Event without actions, though, you can think about the process to resize materials in those steps: resize to 11x11, design in the 8.5x11 space, and then crop to 8.5x11. Hope this helps.
Oh, and 4x6" is 1200x1800.
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