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    help- print resolution

    Hey,

    I need some advice. I am working on a commissioned piece that I am going to paint digitally. The pencil rough is about 8.5x11, and the final digital print is going to be 20x30 inches.... at was resolution should I scan/paint the pencil rough?

    I am thinking 300 dpi will be good... should I go higher? any advice would be great- thanks in advance.

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    Your going to want your final print resolution to be at least 300 dpi. In most cases you would want to scan in your drawing at a higher resolution, something like 400, because you lose resolution as you enlarge your work. However, since you'll be painting over your drawing, the resolution won't be as crucial. I guess it really depends on how important your drawing is to your final piece.

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    great

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyTightlips
    Your going to want your final print resolution to be at least 300 dpi. In most cases you would want to scan in your drawing at a higher resolution, something like 400, because you lose resolution as you enlarge your work. However, since you'll be painting over your drawing, the resolution won't be as crucial. I guess it really depends on how important your drawing is to your final piece.

    Thanks dude! I figured for final resolution it would be 300dpi, but wasnt sure if it had to go higher cause of the size (poster size).

    thanks for taking the time,

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    300 is fine. For any home printer I don't think the quality will look any different with a higher Res.

    300 looks great in Print.

    -Joshua

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    professional print

    I am actually going to get it professionally printed (digital photo print) should I got higher res?
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    As long as your 20x30 piece is 300 dpi, you will be fine. I could probably give to a little better advice if you said how important the drawing is to the final piece. Otherwise you could just call the printer your going to use, and ask them what they think.

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