BGbootha wrote:Lots of questions...
OK, my brother is doing the STP (Seattle to Portland) bike race in July and he is trying to get his logo and a couple of sponsor's logos onto a jersey.
The jersey people sent him an email telling him that he needs to make a 'vector' file with all the images to scale and ready for print.
With that said, he has absolutely 0 computer graphic stuff and wants me to help him.
I have tried to just place his logo that he wants and the other two logo's into a photoshop thing, but the problem is that when I tell photoshop to make a 'new' document that is 8"x11" it makes somethign that is freakin huge and nothing anywhere close to the right size...what am I doing wrong!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its driving me crazy
First of all, Photoshop can't do vector graphics. You need to use Illustrator for that. It is a complicated thing that I might be able to do, but I wouldn't even be really confident that I would get the file to them in the right format.
As for the Photoshop problem, probably your pixels per inch are set at like 300 or something. When it is sent to the printer, it will print at the right size, but on the screen it will look 3 times the right size. Screen resolutions are 72 DPI normally while printers are up to 300 DPI. So if you are designing something for print to be printed on 8"x11" paper, you will really be designing something WAY bigger than that so it will print with the proper quality.