I'm a writer and artist, working mainly in comic books, and living in the South East of England (although I'm technically half Scottish and half English).
I'm the managing editor of Orang Utan Comics, group editor of AAM/Markosia, writer of Alpha Gods, Hypergirl and Hero: 9-5, and also do freelance inking and lettering work for the likes of AAM/Markosia, Slave Labour, Top Shelf, Image, Marvel/Panini and I letter the official Doctor Who graphic novels for BBC Books.
Orang Utan Comics - Alpha Gods - Hero: 9 to 5
I follow 967 blogs, which is waaaay too many to even attempt to keep up with everything people post. So if you post something and you really want me to see it then you should either tag or mention me in it.
I’m actually really irritated now because a shit ton of tumblr NOW THINKS that changing the file format to JPEG (of all formats) will make your prints come out better.
I keep looking through all of these reblogs and clueless artists are going to have shitty quality prints because they were misinformed as to what actually matters, which is mode and dpi, NOT just simply file format (which should still be either .png or .tiff or something else loss-less).
I TOLD YOU NOT TO SAVE AS JPEG
Never save as jpeg NEVER
I wouldn’t say never save as jpeg, it’s fine for working on the web, you just need to save your final file, for use on the web, as a jpeg. Until that point you should be saving as a tiff (or, you know, a PSD file…I tend to use PSD for my working files to keep all the layers and everything intact, then if I’m working for the web I’ll flatten and save as an RGB jpeg, or if I’m working for print I’ll flatten and save as a 300dpi LZW compressed CMYK tiff). Pretty much the only time I use PNG files is if I want to use transparency on the web, so I tend to create PNG files of logos that will be used online, and I’ve also used PNG files for t-shirts that are designed using web applications.
By the way, in case people missed it, I posted a long response to that post about saving as jpegs here.
Hey, you know, I don’t blame the person who posted it if that’s what they’ve been taught, I blame the design school that seem to have no technical understanding whatsoever. It’s something that I came up against time and time again when I was doing bureau work. I don’t have any design qualifications whatsoever, I’m completely self taught. Originally I had to ask the printer I used for advice and then I went to work as the in house designer at a print firm, so I got to know and talk to the people who produced the plates and ran the presses…so I got practical, first hand knowledge. It makes a huge difference.
If so, go into my ask and tell me all about it! (You can be anon if you’re shy).
Emma Vieceli once dreamt that I was The Doctor, which is probably the highlight of my appearances in other people’s dreams so far.
Haha! Well remembered :D
Well, I’d completely forgotten about it, and then I was looking through the loose pics in my documents folder and stumbled upon this…
And it is entirely NOT creepy OR stalkerish that I saved this tweet, honest!