View Full Version : How to make an image 300dpi?
06-13-2005, 12:43 PM
I am having a local print shop do my business cards and they told me to save my logo as a Tiff file and make sure the dpi is set to 300. I know how to make it a tiff file in photoshop but am unsure about the 300dpi part. Any suggestions?
06-13-2005, 02:21 PM
One of the first things before you design anything is to make sure you set the DPI at 300 or what the print company ask you for.
Once you've done that, then you can start creating your masterpieces.
But if you already designed your work and now you have to set your DPI to a higher rez then go under image...
I don't know if you already flatten your image. Make sure you do this to your PSD file if you still have it. I hope this helps if any..
06-13-2005, 04:04 PM
Thanks! The logo was created by a graphic designer. She gave me several different types of file formats for the same logo to work with. I however had to import the logo into FCP so I could add a border around it but I then exported it out as a JPEG file. I am guessing that is already flatten. I am not sure how to tell if it has or not. Thanks for sharing your demonstration though!
06-13-2005, 10:46 PM
wow props to spider for taking the time to do those screenshots. Time to give you a new member status.
06-13-2005, 10:50 PM
We're all in danger now. :) That's the second time J-Dog's made a switcharoo this week...
06-13-2005, 10:53 PM
You can call me Mr. High Definition. lol.
06-14-2005, 12:49 PM
Thanks! The logo was created by a graphic designer. She gave me several different types of file formats for the same logo to work with. I'm sure you don't have to do anything with your files you got from the designer. You don't need 300dpi if the files er vector graphics. And this is the best format for you because they can scale it to any size without any resolution loss. Tiff needs only if your logo is a bitmap image, a "picture" file.
If the file extention is ai, eps, ps than you can be sure you don't have to change anything. If you try to import those files in Photoshop than what you see is a preview picture only which is actually a low resolution bitmap image of the vector image. You can choose a high resolution Photoshop should use to render your vector grahic to bitmap image but it is not what you should do.