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Preparing Adobe Photoshop Files

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP
Create a New Document. Resolution should be at least 300 DPI. Set color mode to CMYK. If the art work is going to print to the edge of the trimmed size, you must include an extra 1/8 to your artwork, so it will bleed past the final trim size. An 1/8 of an inch all the way around an 8 1/2 x 11 file measures 8.3/4 x 11 1/4 (8.75 x 11.25).

PHOTOS
300dpi is an acceptable resolution for most Grayscale and Color fi les. If, however, your images contain a strong line-art or solid black component you will need more resolution in order to ensure the smoothness of the lines.
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COLOR MODE
If you have an already RGB scanned photo, open it up in photoshop and under Mode select CMYK and resave it.

LINE-ART
(or Bitmap fi les) should be scanned at 1200dpi for maximum quality.
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FLATTEN ARTWORK
Flatten your artwork. Design your artwork as you normally would while keeping in mind the specifications about bleeds and color mode. With your artwork at its final stage, Flatten your image (if you used layers), by choosing Flatten Image from the Layer menu.

DESCREENING
If you are scanning from a previously printed piece such as a book, newspaper or magazine, you will need to apply a descreen at the time of scanning or else a pattern (moiré) will appear in the fi nal product. This should be one of the options in your scanner software.
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RESOLUTION

For optimal results, your images must be at least 300 DPI (dots per inch), also known as Pixels Per Inch (PPI) at the final output size. Please do not attempt to change a low resolution image to a higher one by changing the DPI in your imaging software. Doing so will result in a blurred output.

MAKE SURE YOU SAVE THIS AS A DIFFERENT FILE TO ENSURE YOU DO NOT OVERWRITE YOUR LAYERED VERSION.

From the file menu, choose SAVE AS... Then select TIFF as your format and choose a location to save the fi le.

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