If you want me to recreate your artwork, bringing it up to a quality level that will print well, send me a sample of the art. If I think I can and want to do it, it will cost you $60 an hour.
If you want original artwork and design, send me a description of what you are looking for and, if you can, something that shows the style of work you envision.
Straight out, posters can wind up not costing you a whole lot, or they can cost enough to make your brain bleed.
We're working with HUGE FILES here. We're working with them down on the pixel level with the stylus and Wacom. Going through 1496 square inches of pixels even at a lowly 300 DPI is, in a word, tedious.
If you have your own design, and I decide I can tackle it, great. Cheap...relatively speaking.
If you see some of my work you like and I'm just laying your photos in, under, around, and through the base image design, then, again, it's not going to leave you missing and arm or leg...with a but on both those instances, as well as when I create the entire concept and design.
So here's the "BUT."
If, like many people, you have change-mind-itis, don't start complaining when the clock hours start running away with themselves. I'm not the one causing it. It's the disease that's guilty, and change-mind-itis is very hard to cure. ;)
DO-IT-YOURSELF POSTER HINTS: If you are using a vector graphics program, you're safe and don't have to worry about size. Just don't raster anything or use a rastered graphic in your work. If you do or if you are using a raster image program like Photoshop, start with the largest sized image you are ever going to need, or weep when you have to recreate the work, because you can't take an image UP, only down, in size. Then, always start with a nice HIGH DPI, and give yourself plenty of margin for bleed. Use overlays for images which are going to have margins. Don't forget that masks are your best helpers. Save your work often. Separate version saves will avoid wailing and tears because you overwrote a previous version that you liked better. Drives come in gigabytes now, so space shouldn't be an issue, not like it used to be. Never save as a compressed file. You need your full version. Zip or rar them if you need to load them to server. Don't expect to send them via e-mail, because, even double zipped, they are going to be much too big.
TERMS: 1/2 down nonrefundable, balance on approval and completion.
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