New to FF.
I make 12x12 300 dpi papers for print. I cannot import 12x12 unless I upgrade. ($100)
I have a small seamless pattern for most papers but once I texture the pattern I can't use as seamless anymore. Applying most filters leave the outline even using seamless, unless I am missing something?
Will I keep print quality if save filters at 3000x3000 and use in Photoshop? Can I save smaller? How much quality does a grunge need?
I haven't figured out how to work inside Photoshop yet- working inside PS may sole the problem above. Can you point me to a working with FF Photoshop plugin tut?
|Posted: April 22, 2012 11:32 am|
Converting inches to pixels 12x12 inches at 300dpi = 3600 x 3600 pixels.
Filter Forge non professional versions ONLY allow until 3000 x 3000, so you can´t use any higher resolution than this unless you upgrade.
BUT I think that there could a possible solution that you could try.
3000 x 3000 at 250 dpi = 12 x 12 Inches
So you could try to print at 250 dpi and see if you see any quality difference and this way you would not have to upgrade.
I have used this "Inches to Pixels" (or viceversa) calculator
Have you checked the seamless checkbox in the Filter Forge (FF) settings ?
See here below in this link for more information --> http://filterforge.com/more/help/Filt...iling.html
What do you mean that "most filters leave the "outline" even using seamless ?
Could you upload an image example ?
As I have said above you could save at 3000x3000 with 250dpi and still get 12 x 12 inches, but the quality depends very much on the image and the definition you want and need and also on the surface you want to print it. On high gloss photo paper and high quality magazines is supossed that the best is 300 dpi.
I think that the best for this would be to test it yourself, save the result at 3000 x 3000 at 250 dpi and print it and see what happens and if there is a clear difference from a 300 dpi print.
Well, for activating FF inside Photoshop you need to have the layer or image you want selected and then go to the Filters menu and search for the Filter Forge link and after clicking on it FF will open.
If the filter gives a result with transparency the layer CAN´T be the fixed background and must be a layer (double click on the fixed background to convert it to a layer)
Sorry that it seems that in the help guide there is not a article about how to use FF plugin inside Photoshop.
|Posted: April 22, 2012 11:41 pm|
Another thing, if you are using a seamless tile, you can make the tile itself any size you want and just set it as a fill in photoshop.
That way, no matter what size and resolution you have set for your paper, the tile will just repeat less\more.
If you can't find Filter Forge in photoshop's filter menu, you need to copy the FF plugin files from the FF main istall folder to the photoshop plugins folder.
|Posted: April 23, 2012 3:39 am|
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