Before your products can go into production, we need a high-resolution file that matches the artwork displayed on your product.
It is essential that the original, unedited image of your work is high-resolution because if the image is low-resolution, it will appear blurry upon print. To assure proper size and quality, it is best to photograph your work with a DSLR camera (shooting in RAW). The image must be at least 240-300 dpi prior to any editing. We suggest that you use a tripod as we cannot correct camera shake and will not be able to use an out-of-focus or blurry image. Save your file as a .tiff or .psd and upload it to our High-Res Uploader at http://studio.shopvida.com/masteruploader.
Do note that VIDA reserves the right to make changes to artwork submitted, such as placement, tiling, and other image alterations.
If you need to crop your image or change your file type, we recommend using pixlr.com, a free online image editor. For instructions on how to use Pixlr to achieve this, follow the tutorial below.
To begin, let’s make sure we’re working on the part of the photo that’s actually being used in production.
(Figure A) (Figure B)
For example, if Figure A were going into production we would need to crop the original photograph to make sure only that area will be printed. See how that area is selected and ready to be cropped in Figure B. To crop the selected area simply press "enter" on your keyboard(We highly recommend that you add a 2-inch allowance on all sides).
Save your image as the "Recommended File Type" found in http://studio.shopvida.com/masteruploader (Figure C). For example, if you were creating a Men's Pocket Square you would save the file as a .tiff/.tif.
Go to File > Save. This will open a new dialogue box -- select which format you would like to save your file in. See Figure D.
Once the file type has been selected, press OK, and the file will be saved to your computer in the correct format.
Upload the image to your VIDA Design Studio at http://studio.shopvida.com/masteruploader.