2D Artwork: G1 Boxart in printable poster size/resolutions

Discussion in 'Transformers Fan Art' started by blaynescott, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. blaynescott

    blaynescott Well-Known Member

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    Hey everyone,

    I came across the excellent archive of hand/airbrushed G1 Box art here:
    Botch's Transformers Box Art Archive

    I've been looking for this amazing stuff for years off and on. I went to my local Walmart photocenter (the only developer in town, sadly), and noticed that since the original .jpg scans aren't *exact* dimensions, it does some wonky cropped.

    Now, photo kiosks (use chemical-emulsion printing, not 'instant' inkjet - trust me, I worked at a photo store for years!) are great, but every time you hit the 'zoom' button you're cropping into the image, and reducing it's clarity. This is really noticeable on 72dpi .jpgs like the posted box art scans on Botch's site.

    What I've done here are edits that kept the images as-is, but adjusted the canvas DPI around standard paper sizes (8x10 and 8x12). These ratios also work if you're printing them smaller (5x7 and 4x6, respectively).

    The result? Crisp box art you can easily print without having to run it through a kiosk's clumsy cropping mechanism. Just make sure when printing, you're 'zoomed' out as far as it will allow - this will let it print without modification.

    I'm looking forward to postering up a large empty wall next to my TF display shelves. I thought others might like to do the same. :) 

    Cheers,
    -Blayne
     

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    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it!

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    Great looking images, thanks for sharing them here. :thumb  :thumb 
     
  3. blaynescott

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    Thanks man. I keep trying to get to Walmart to get these printed, but they're consistently out of matte paper, lol. Holiday season, I guess.

    From experience, if you run any photos off in Glossy then have them plaqued (that wooded beveled laminate board) - the colors pop amazingly well. If you're priting stuff off just to have behind glass, or to sticky-tak to the wall, matte looks alot better. :)