Once we receive an order for your work and before your products can go into production, we need a high-resolution file (at least 300dpi) that matches the artwork you see displayed on your product.
To crop and resize high-resolution images in Photoshop follow the instructions below. You can also use Pixlr, a free online image editor, to accomplish this, tutorial here.
Let’s make sure we’re working on the part of the photo that’s actually being used in production.
We are asking you to provide a high resolution image for the design you created on the Product Preview. (See Figure A)
An easy way to crop your photo is to use the Marquee tool to select the area you’re using for your design. To crop in Photoshop choose Image -> Crop from the taskbar dropdowns: (see Figure B)
(Figure A) (Figure B)
Now we will be changing our Image Size to match the print needs. In Photoshop: Press "Shift+Ctrl+I" or “Cmd+Option+I” in Mac to open the Image Size dialog box. Switch the “Inches” to “Pixels” so you can compare better with the guidelines we’ve given on the High-Res Uploader page:
Modal Scarves and Cashmere Scarves
Due to the elongated size of these scarves, stretching your image out to the given dimensions will most likely make your image lose quality. We instead carefully arrange your design in a pattern that is dependent on your design's size and look, as well as the Product Preview you originally created. We will often mirror your design to fit the scarf dimensions. This is why we suggest, unless you have a very long design, that you do not resize your design to fit the scarf size. We will handle that for you to make sure your images will print well at scale.
Tops and Everything else
If you’re using pattern repeat, you should be trying to match the size of the repeated pattern. If you’re not certain, the safest bet is to give us the highest resolution photo you have of your artwork without resizing.
Don’t worry about matching the dimension ratio perfectly.
Here’s a photo example of why having the right size of product is important. Our team will be opening up your high-resolution images in a template file that the printers use. The photo on the left, A, is without resizing, B is after resizing. Rendering that resize from a raw image rather than an already compressed image makes things much sharper!
Now to save your image in the .tif or .tiff format. In Photoshop go to File -> Save As, and from the dropdown of Format file-types choose TIFF (Figure D)
Photoshop will then give an options dialogue box asking about your image compression. Since this image is for printing it’s best to choose ‘None’. If you have layers, please discard them as they’ll be just adding to your file size. (see Figure E)
Head to the High-Res uploader here:
Upload your file and wait for the response to say you’re done. And that's it!