Thursday, October 29, 2009

"hey, friend, the resolution is too low"

Hi everyone,

Good news! The design team created some paragraph styles and some example pages for poetry and fiction content. This'll save you folks some time in the long run.

Another thing that'll save you time in the long run (and prevent you from having to get one of my annoying response emails) is if you check over your art file before you send it to me.

First off, read the guidelines for art listed here.

Good? Good. Email me if they don't make sense to you.

Next, if you have an electronic version of your art (sent from a friend, made yourself, etc.), check the resolution. To do this, right click on the file and choose "Properties." You may have to choose the "Details" (or equivalent) tab, depending on your operating system. You're looking for a number followed by "DPI." "DPI" needs to be 300 or higher for our purposes.

Do not right-click on an image from the internet and choose "Save file." Sorry I had to bold that. Images for web have a lower resolution - let's say 72 dpi - to save space and because that's all they need. When you print images, a higher resolution is needed. Email your friend and ask them for the source file (you could even send them the link to our guidelines).

If you have a hard copy (i.e., paper version) of your artwork and you're not sure how to scan it so that it's at a high enough resolution, then bring it to class next Monday. We'll have a scanning party!

If you've got any questions, feel free to email me. The design team's lookin forward to seeing yr art.

1 comment:

  1. oh! oh! i just remembered something else.

    remember to send us the full name of the person who created the artwork, as they'd like it to appear in our publication.

    merci merci!