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Hello,

I've read the forum and watched tutorial on how to resize the image. However, no matter what I do, images are around few hundred kb. as the result if I want to use this design on a Tshirt then it is like a dot. I think the image should be at least over 7-8 mb to be able to use it for any design purpose.

How could I make the filer bigger in density.

Thank you.

Regards,
Fabi

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Hi Fabi,

The Creator 7 was made to produce web graphics, not printed products. That said, you can create an image big enough to print well. Many users here have created T-shirts and other products. The image below was created at 2880 x 2880. It is only 762KB at 72 DPI. It will upload to Vistaprint and looks just fine on a T-shirt. Depending on which service you are using for printed products, you may have to adjust the DPI to 300. You can use a number of 3rd party utilities to do that. I use xnView on a PC. It is a free utility. At 300 DPI the image below is 7.2MB in size. Just remember, increasing the DPI does not increase resolution. The only way to do that would be to use a vector image and The Creator does not support vector images.

So, make your graphic as large as you can, up to 2880 x 2880 ( max size that TC7 will export ) and try it out. 

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A good rule of thumb, when thinking about the final exported image using the creator:  every 300 in canvas size will result in 1 inch at 300 dpi (even though the original image is only exported at 96dpi).  All the online printers typically require 300 dpi- especially if you want your image be crisp. By tripling the size of your canvas, you essential "fool" all lthe online services that require 150 or 300 dpi for a final image to work with. 

Triple the size of your canvas in proportion to what you want (a business card or a tshirt design for example): because of the max exported size of 2880 x 2880 the largest image you can make "at 300 dpi" is almost 10 inches square.  

Why do you think the Business card templates are so huge in size? They print up crisp and clean with any online service.





 

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