A rather lengthy video explaining the “getting started” part of web design. Not intended to explain all the details – more of an overview.
Working for a Printer has taught me that just because a grayscale images looks clean off of one printer does not mean it will be clean when printed at 65 line (which is what our presses screen print at). So we learned a great trick from a co-worker (Leigh Anne) and here it is.
This process only works for images with solid text or graphics — NO gradations or tones because they would be dropped out during the steps. We use this to make text and logos that will be one color sharper and cleaner when produced at 65 line. Grayscale images have a tendency to look fuzzy or rough when produced at 65 line on the presses.
What is needed:
- a 300 dpi image with solid text and/or images (all tones will be dropped)
- Photoshop or Photoshop Elements
- an Action created to do this in one simple step or the instructions for doing it manually Download Grayscale to Bitmap Photoshop Action here.