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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Illustrating => Topic started by: marla-lesage on January 30, 2017, 04:24 PM

Title: Black & White in Portfolio
Post by: marla-lesage on January 30, 2017, 04:24 PM
I'm trying to beef up the Black & White section of my portfolio. What format do you save your black & whites in for your online portfolio & for printing? I've been doing RBG & CMYK (for postcards I purchase the B&W option so it's B&W). But I'm wondering if I should be saving the files as Black&White jpgs for consistency?
Title: Re: Black & White in Portfolio
Post by: alliemackie on February 25, 2017, 07:41 AM
Hi Marla,

In my experience doing B&W work for clients who want a high-quality print of the work, saving as a monochrome TIFF file is ideal. In general, I find TIFF files the best for digital printing of any kind. Try to be sure the file is at least 300 dpi, or else printing can lack detail.

For online portfolios, a high-res JPEG is generally just fine, though I've found PNGs to look sharper for my "crisper" work (sharp lineart, etc).

Hope that helps!