Is it excessive to be working in 600 dpi for doing cartoon art in Photoshop?
March 18, 2009 4:13 PM Subscribe
Is it excessive to be working in 600 dpi to do cartoon art in Photoshop?
posted by filibuster to media & arts (26 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a cartoonist, and I've been drawing cartoons for quite some time using a mix of digital and traditional mediums. Basically, I draw my artwork on paper, then scan it in and color it with Photoshop. As time has progressed, I've bought better and better scanners, and faster and faster computers, and as a result I've steadily increased the DPI at which I both scan and color at.
I now always scan my toons at 600 dpi, and do all my coloring in un-resized 600 dpi files in Photoshop, too.
My question is, is this excessive? I've never really known a lot about the technological side of what I do, but lately I've been feeling a bit frustrated that my brushes are always too small and my file sizes are too big. I do like to print my work, and save it at high rez, and as a result I worry about loosing quality, but at some point I know there's quality, and then there's needless (and even counter-productive) excess.
What do other people do? And why?