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No More Blur

February 1, 2014 Bill Hood 0

Have you opened a vector image that was created in Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw in a raster program such as Adobe Photoshop and had...

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Overlay Color

January 1, 2014 Bill Hood 0

Fine artists have been using color overlay for hundreds of year or longer. Screenprinters began using color overlay in the early part of the 20th...

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Increasing Resolution

October 1, 2013 Bill Hood 0

In this simple tutorial you will learn how to increase the resolution of a 72-dpi gif that is only 2.75-inches to a clean illustration that is 300-dpi and 8-inches. Watch this video!

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Halftones without a RIP

August 1, 2013 Bill Hood 0

For years we have used Photoshop to create color separations without the use of a RIP. While, it was a closely held secret by those who developed and sold RIP software, savvy screenprinters learned how to make it work and work well. However, with the recent upgrade to CS5, you may have been amazed that the feature has disappeared. If you have upgraded to CS5, don't fret, there is a workaround.

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Quelling Copyright Rumors

June 1, 2013 Bill Hood 0

I am often asked the same question over and over, “I have been told that I can change a design 15-percent and effectively get a new copyright. This seems to too good to be true and you know what they say about that. What’s up? Is there a rule of thumb?”

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The Value of a Roadmap

March 17, 2013 Bill Hood 0

Do you believe that screenprinting is not a formula, and that perhaps we might be better off if we didn’t have a road map and...

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Mesh Interference

March 9, 2013 Bill Hood 0

In answer to a question, I worked up the following illustration to show the effect of mesh interference. The mesh is a 165 threads per...

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Vellum Media

March 1, 2013 Bill Hood 0

Question: I’m relatively new to screenprinting and am having a really hard time making screens from drawings. I started off using micron pens on vellum,...

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Check Your Spelling!

January 1, 2013 Bill Hood 0

If you think that your have made some serious spelling errors in your past (Hey, who hasn’t?) think again. Consider the artist who was paid...

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