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New Submit: Setting up Prints Tip

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 11:23 AM
With the New Submit Page comes a small change in how prints are uploaded to the site. Below is a screenshot of the new submit page. On the right, you'll see 3 options. I have checked Submit Prints. Below that, a new check box appears, labeled Use recommended defaults.

Untitled Drawing by renonevada




If that box is checked, you will skip the prints submission page and the sizes closest to the image you have submitted will be selected. If you leave the box unchecked, you will be brought to the prints submission page where you can customize your products to your hearts content.

Keeping the box unchecked is most definitely the best option to choose, in my opinion. I like to have control over every piece to make sure it will look good when someone buys it.

On the flip-side, if you're a photographer and your source file hasn't been cropped at all, there is an excellent chance the 1.5:1 image ratio will work by default. Our system will see that and give you those print sizes already set up. I would still recommend personally looking at them, but in cases like that, it is most likely safe to submit the default settings. No Art Gift products will be selected by default. These include mugs, magnets, and calendars. Those must be manually added.

If you're unsure which you like better, un-check the box and see what prints it gives you. On the prints submission page, what you see as checked are the default sizes. :)

New Submit Prints tips
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Blaire77 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  New member Student Writer
How does the moey from prints reach me? What info do I put in, and how?
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Licielo Featured By Owner Edited Aug 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like Devianart. But there are a lot of things that I don´t understand. I have uploaded 5 artworks and still  none one of them is now  selling like a print. They are in JPG file format, RGB color, 72 ppi resolution. The system always says: "Your file size is not enough longer for sell like a print". I have made longer one,  but after the system says:"Is not enough longer work". Besides what mean: "Your file D is processing"? And whatever it is how many time it takes? I am tired of to wait.
Besides, please explain me what mean "upload a print".The process is very confused and tangled.
And my last question, I do oil paintings, can I do sell oil canvas in Devianart? Thanks!!
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c55m Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like I'll be leaving DeviantART before I really got started.  I'm unable to submit artwork for print because my png and jpg file formats no longer work.  I've never heard of an RGB file format, and googled it... apparently it's a file format I can't or don't know how to create.  That's too bad, and I'm going to have to ask to cancel my subscription and get my money and artwork back.  I feel like I've just been kicked. :(
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PastyWhite Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If you're using photoshop, at the top of the photoshop window there's a drop down menu called "Image". Select that. From the list of options that become available choose "Mode". When you choose "Mode" a list of different file formats will be shown. Choose "RGB Color" from that list.
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c55m Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am not using photoshop ... so ??? Also, the information you provided is not only irrelevant but incomplete.  Choosing RGB Color will do what, precisely? I have a frequently asked question! 
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PastyWhite Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Well first of all, what program are you using then? You tell me my information is incomplete but you don't provide any insight into how you're creating these images or what tools you're using. I think since Photoshop is the most widely used program it's just assumed that that's what people either use or have access to. Web pages are based on an RGB color scheme because of the way computer screens are made. You have to use an RGB image to make the image web compatible. CMYK is generally used for print because CMYK color cartridges are what most printers use. Generally when an image is converted to a jpeg, it's also automatically converted to RGB but certain programs don't do that. It would help to know what program you're using to create your images otherwise I can't help you figure out how to create the proper file type.
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c55m Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Forgive me for expressing my opinion while asking a question that I'm sure obviously states that I need further explanation and more of it.  The question I asked is:  Choosing RGB Color will do what, precisely? and you don't need to know what program I'm using to give me an answer.  I'm clearly not claiming to be a know-it-all... and I have to think you work for Da or are you another user?  I'm not sure now what is going on.

At this point I believe I no longer need your help, but thank you for your reply.  Da is perhaps not the place for me to be asking for information, or to ASS-ume that it takes it's users who pay to be here and use this site as a go to.. perhaps I'm wrong for assuming you'd be able to see my profile which states what I use, since I'm not using any programs, only free online tools, and I am very new to Da.  Apparently, I expected you'd know and that expectation is probably so far out of the universe as to be unknown. lol  I suppose I expect too much, and I'm sorry for that.

I am old, so I still somehow believe the things websites disclose to prospective users... the promises of help, questions answered - need anything, have a problem, print group is the go to friendly helpful people who know.  If you're a user, I am apologetic for asking you technical information as though you're professional and would know and perceive that I'm a little frustrated, and just needed a little patience and information.  

Henceforth, I will not presume to believe I'll get a positive from a negative, and this experience has left me flat.  If you're feeling the same... my humble apology is yours.  
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PastyWhite Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
No I don't work for DA. I'm just another user. RGB stands for Red Green Blue. Those are the colors that computer monitors use to display images. CMYK stands for Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black. Those are the colors that printers use to print images. The reason the images have to be in RGB is because this is a website and will be viewed on a monitor and since monitors display in RGB that's the file type that's necessary.
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c55m Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
I needed to know how the RGB factor helps an image become a higher resolution image.  If I am creating with RGB settings, which I believe I am, my reason for asking the question in the first place is that, I keep getting a message when I submit a print that says I need to submit a higher resolution image.  I'm trying to achieve a higher resolution but printing is not satisfied and I'm perplexed.  I want PRINT HELP ... nothing more.  I am sure you cannot help me, and there is no reason for further contact between us, as I am leaving DA asap. 
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