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separation the White Base channel is a solid square.
usually occurs on some occasions when the levels have not been
set in your image. There are two ways of fixing this problem,
the first is to click on the "Improve image RGB" before
you separate the image, then run the separation routine as usual.
The second solution is to use the "Alternate White base"
button (blue button) after you have separated your image, then
just replace the solid White Base with the this alternate one.
separation the White Base that was created is very light.
problem occurs because your image is too dark. If you want a
more solid, brighter white base you must also start with a lighter
brighter image. If your image is dull and flat EasyArt tries
to reproduce this by creating a light white base. Before separation
try to lighten your image especially the mid-tones by doing
a curve adjustment.
A lighter brighter image will give you a more solid white base.
You can also use the "Alternate White Base" button
to give you a more opaque White Base.
is the best printer for me.
are three different options to print out your film,
Inkjet (DeskJet) - Inkjet printers can print out good film but
the only problem is that they need additional RIP software.
The RIP software enables them to print out halftone without
it they can only produce a random dithered dot pattern. Most
Inkjet printers cannot take additional RIP software so cannot
print halftones. The most commonly used Inkjet on the market
today is the Epson 3000 (which we recommend) and with the additional
RIP software produces excellent results and is a reasonably
2. Laser Printer - this is the
easiest to use and the cheapest to buy, most laser printers
will print out halftone through Photoshop without additional
software (Post script software) but make sure you print out
some samples before you buy because not all laser printers can
produce halftones. The Laser printer market changes constantly
and it is hard to keep up with model numbers and names so
it is important to try before you buy!
3. Image setter - This is by far
the best option and is by far the most expensive, this is probably
what your service bureau is using when you get them to produce
your film for you. Good results but not for beginners.
inkjet printers go for the Epson,
Laser Printers try them out and if it produces halftone buy
the one that best fits your needs and budget.
if your budget can stretch this far forget about the rest and
go for this one.
I print EasyArt separations out from Adobe Illustrator
you can. To find out how read this tutorial "Exporting
Separations to Illustrator" from our Tutorials page.
keep getting message no pixels selected and routine stops
you were using the mask making routine you missed out one
important step. After tracing around the area of your image
to make a selection you must fill the selection (or path)
with black, then you must click the "Make a Mask"
button again to finish the routine.
If you are using one of the separation routines then your
image resolution or image size is too small. Images should
be no smaller than 5 inches wide and 200 dpi to get satisfactory
halftone settings do I use
EasyArt default settings are - all colors 55 Lpi screen angle
22.5 deg with an elliptical dot shape. For these default settings
you will screen print using a 305 screen mesh (120 metric)
for all colors and a 180 mesh for the white base (63 metric).
the screen angle and recommended dot shape remain the same.
You can use a larger halftone dot size if you are using a
more open mesh screen yo can go as low as 45 Lpi for dot size
and as high as 65 Lpi, a smaller dot produces smoother graduations
and more detail but does require more accurate printing
screen angles do I use for CMYK
Magenta = 22
Yellow = 7
Black = 52
can't see the colored buttons you show in the video and tutorials
display the EasyArt actions as colored buttons, go to the
actions list (Window > Show Actions) then click on the
small triangle in the top right hand corner of the actions
list scroll down and click "Button Mode"
separation the colors all look different from the original
can alter the color that displays on your monitor by double
clicking that color channel then manually change the ink color
to something that closer resembles your original image. EasyArt
separates to a specific color palette that matches the EasyArt
ink, if you change the appearance of the ink color you will
have to match that ink color by mixing it yourself.
am using Windows XP on a network and the install won't start
and download the new free upgrade to EasyArt 1.8 or alternatively
upgrade to EasyArt 2 click here