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T-Seps 3.5.5 – Compatible with Photoshop CC 2017!

T-Seps 3.5.5 – Compatible with Photoshop CC 2017!

Adobe is on the move again. On November 3 they released Photoshop CC 2017 as a major update. T-Seps 3.5.5 is compatible with the new Photoshop. Adobe keeps adding more and more features and improving the program and fixing some of the minor bugs that have been cropping up. If you already own T-Seps 3.5 Read More

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Three new computer graphic articles from Scott Fresener

I just put three new articles on my main Articles page. They are all on computer graphics and they are all topics that I deal with almost daily in doing separations and talking to DTG customers. Enjoy!Preparing Artwork for DTG PrintingStop Ruining Great ArtworkHelping Artists Understand File Formats

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Helping Artists Understand File Formats by Scott Fresener

This is a topic dear to my heart. Now that I am doing a lot of high-end color separations every day I have a lot more chances to deal directly with artists. I am simply amazed how little they know about file formats, the color separation process or how to tweak artwork to make it Read More

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Preparing Artwork for DTG Printing by Scott Fresener

This is a topic that a book could be written about because a lot of things that need to be or could be done to make artwork print better on a DTG printer are the same things you often do to artwork in general – whether you are printing to DTG, sublimation or screen printing. The Read More

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Final Separation Tweaks in Adobe Photoshop

This article will assume you already have a basic Photoshop channel separation done as Simulated Process Color. The information here is geared moretowards doing final tweaks after you have separated using one automated separation programs that will sometimes give you too many color choices or they might lose fine subtle detail. Even if you do Read More

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Important Photoshop Display Settings Change – Don’t miss this.

Starting with Photoshop CS4, I noticed that often on jobs that were color separated as a typical “channel separation” that they would not display with “dot gain” applied based on my 30% dot gain settings in the Color Settings window. This is important because if a set of color separations does not display on the Read More

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Choking, Trapping & Cleaning up Type in Photoshop – by Scott Fresener

A Little Background First Choking and Trapping are two very common printing terms that relate to creating artwork that prints easy at the press.  Computer graphics programs can create outstanding graphics but when you output the films for the separations all the colors butt up against each other. In a perfect world this is great. Read More

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Blur Text – No, It’s Not Your Eyes

I find it very funny that we strive to do high end photo realistic images on light and dark shirts, and there is a whole other market for simple graphic prints that are very popular. Since everything in this industry comes around more than once (foil was huge in the early 90’s), I thought it Read More

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