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Hi everyone!

I have a question concerning printing a design which is mixed media made. Meaning, I have painted in Photoshop an image and i added vector text to it in Illustrator and my plan is to print this on a tshirt. Now my main concern is how to get this design print ready. In which software should this be done? In illustrator, or in Photoshop? I have no experience in doing this what so ever so i would greatly appreciate any assistance or help with this. I had advice saying i should make it flat in Photoshop and raster split it. However, the person who told me this did say that if i would do this the design would lose it's detail ( which i certainly do not want to happen!). Here is my design to showcase you what I'm talking about and to give you a better understanding. If anybody can reply i would greatly appreciate it. Thx!

 

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Excuse me, i wasn't sure whether i should add the process or not in my explanation since i don't know which one would be the best. Since text is vector and black doesn't need much color (it could be easily screen printing) however since it has a painting job with more then 4 colors I think 4 color process would be the way?
 

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Hi,

You wrote 'Here is my design...'. I can't see it. Did you forgot or do I miss something?

Anyway, in your case of a painted image in PS and a vector text in Illustrator, I would import my vector text into Photoshop on a layer, separated from the image layer.
I would save this layered file and, then, I'd use the 'Save as...' command to create a .png or .jpg file.

Hope this helps.
Phil
 

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Hey DomazLT,
So, are you in the Seattle area ?
I can handle seps and print for you.
I'm 30mi north of Seattle.

Quick question though........you put SW/Plains native clothing/headdress on Chief Sealth ?
 

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No I'm not in Seattle or from the city of Seattle. Myself, I'm Chicago bound, however right now I'm half a world away from Where you reside, My partner is an Seattleite and the company is sea town based (that explains the design). Thank you for the offer tho, it would be great! However it's not possible. PS from the comment on Chief Sealth that you made I'm assuming i got it totally wrong? It's hard to get a good information regarding this since there isn't much visual data of Chief Sealth. And i based this painting on few high quality pictures left especially color. So yeah i went off with what i had. I hope this is isn't a big mistake that may cause a problem..
 

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Gotcha. ;-)

Yes, completely the wrong look. That's a SW native look. I saw the pic you developed that from online and it's fabricated. The NW tribes didn't wear that look. It was woven hats, wooden masks, their tribe's totem designs (of their particular tribe....we've got a lot of tribes here). This pic is the only one known to exist of Chief Sealth.
 

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Thx for the replay again. Soo basically what you're saying is that there is no visual documentation of chief sealth wearing the duwamish native clothing and head rest? Cause since you mentioned this we going to get in touch with duwamish cultural center down in Seattle to see what can be found or what can be done. This is really awful news to be honest cause I spend good amount of hours working on him just to find out (when the design is finished) that it's completely wrong attire ;/ damn....but thx for dressing this tho...
 

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Hi,

This 'Chief Sealth forum' is really interesting!:):):)

Your design (graphically speaking) is very good.

May I suggest you modify a little bit the kerning of your text?

See image as an example (made within Photoshop).
I'm not a great specialist in typography, so just take my trial as... a trial!

Good luck man.
Phil
 

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Hey pdcdec,

Really appreciate your effort and advice! However since of late we came to understanding that the person in the design isn't the right one and right now the possibility is that it will be scrapped :/ We can't have such an important figure be represented wrongfully. However your advice on perfecting the kerning is great! Will keep in mind on the next design tho ;) and cool that you like the design in general :)
 

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Thx for the replay again. Soo basically what you're saying is that there is no visual documentation of chief sealth wearing the duwamish native clothing and head rest? Cause since you mentioned this we going to get in touch with duwamish cultural center down in Seattle to see what can be found or what can be done. This is really awful news to be honest cause I spend good amount of hours working on him just to find out (when the design is finished) that it's completely wrong attire ;/ damn....but thx for dressing this tho...
Correct.
Like I said, NW tribes don't wear headdresses like the Plains tribes. It's woven hats, like you see the Chief holding in the photo I provided. We're a rainy land here and I'm sure that was probably one reason ( a big reason).
Sure, you can contact the Duwamish Tribe for overall clothing/totems, etc.
But, yes, your look is totally incorrect.
NO NW tribe wore this.
And yes, it's wrong to portray Chief Sealth this way.
 

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Whoever told you to rasterize this is crazy. Keep the high resolution version with separate color layers. Seeing as how it looks like you might need to re-design this it might be in your best interest to do some research on how screen printing works and keep this in mind while designing the new version. Either way it might prevent headaches and color separation fees for future projects if you learn to so the color separating yourself :)
 
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