The Perfect Blend: Achieving the Right Size and Quality for Your Art
As an artist, you might wonder what goes into making your artwork look good not just on a computer screen, but also in print or even as a digital collectible. Well, two key factors contribute to this: Aspect Ratio and DPI (Dots Per Inch). In this guide, we’ll explain these terms and help you understand why they matter when you’re preparing artwork for ArtPack drops.
Understanding Aspect Ratio: The 2:3 Shape
Aspect Ratio refers to the proportion between the width and the height of an image. For ArtPacks, the recommended Aspect Ratio is 2:3. Simply put, the length of the longer side should be 1.5 times that of the shorter side. Here are some examples:
- Large size: 6000 pixels wide by 9000 pixels tall
- Medium size: 3000 pixels wide by 4500 pixels tall
- Small size: 382 pixels wide by 575 pixels tall
Quality Matters: Understanding DPI
DPI stands for Dots Per Inch. It’s a measure of how many dots of color appear in one inch of the image and is crucial for image quality.
- For printing: It’s advisable to use an image with a DPI of 300. This ensures that your artwork will look crisp and clear when printed.
- For the web: A DPI of 72 is generally sufficient. It makes the image file smaller, which is good for faster loading, while still maintaining a decent appearance on screens.
Uploading to ArtPacks: Best Practices
When you’re ready to share your masterpiece with the world via ArtPacks, make sure you upload it with a 2:3 Aspect Ratio at a DPI of 300 for the best quality. If your internet speed is slow or if you are working on a mobile device, you can upload a smaller version but try to maintain the 2:3 Aspect Ratio.
Quick Tips for Success
- Naming Convention: Label your file as ‘ArtworkTitle_ArtistName’.
- Consistency: Keep the Aspect Ratio the same (2:3), whether the artwork is large or small.
- Quality Selection: Choose the appropriate DPI based on where your art will be displayed—300 DPI for print and 72 DPI for the web.
Both Aspect Ratio and DPI are essential for achieving high-quality results in your artwork. Take time to understand these aspects and apply them wisely to get the most out of your creative endeavors!