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08/04/2006 01:37:10 AM · #1
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'DPCPrints Tutorial'
by Konador

View this tutorial here.
08/04/2006 01:38:31 AM · #2
I clicked on the link and it just comes up as a blank white page.

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08/04/2006 01:39:21 AM · #3
That rocks Ben!
One of the best tutorials yet on this site!!
08/04/2006 01:39:43 AM · #4
Same here. Either it takes a reaaaally long time to load or it gets stuck in process of loading. I'll keep it in the background and see if anything shows up.
08/04/2006 01:40:11 AM · #5
One moment, I seemed to have broken it.

Edit: Fixed now.

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 01:45:05.
08/04/2006 01:44:08 AM · #6
Seems to work for me although I didn't let it finish playing because when I tried to vote it a 3 it resetted.
08/04/2006 02:46:35 AM · #7
Well, I'm posting in while listening to the upload music. So far, so good!

end comments: cool to see it done in video! I think I'm going to buy one of those 4x6s...

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 02:53:23.
08/04/2006 03:57:10 AM · #8
Wow! When I first joined I looked at DPC prints. As soon as I saw the blurb about aspect ratios my brain went into voluntary coma mode, like it does when I read about alchemy and the black arts...so I left and never ventured in there again.
This video has been an epiphany!! Now I'm tempted to have a go;)

Loved the music. Thanks for taking the time and the trouble.

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 03:58:25.
08/04/2006 05:48:37 AM · #9
What a wonderful wooorld!!! Very clear and excellent background music ;) I guess you couldn't sell your print for $1000.00 because you forgot an extra "0" in the cents (well maybe I am wrong). The aspect ratio explanation was really helpful, it is easier when you watch a movie about it.

Questions:
So if you have a 3MP camera you still can submit for DPCprints? it only will limit the size of your prints, right?

Is there a safe way to boost the size of your image (a program for example)?

Thank very much you I have seen all your videos now and all are excellent, I would like to save them for reference, though.

Congrats!
ivan
08/04/2006 06:07:39 AM · #10
Originally posted by ivaldovi:

What a wonderful wooorld!!! Very clear and excellent background music ;) I guess you couldn't sell your print for $1000.00 because you forgot an extra "0" in the cents (well maybe I am wrong). The aspect ratio explanation was really helpful, it is easier when you watch a movie about it.

Questions:
So if you have a 3MP camera you still can submit for DPCprints? it only will limit the size of your prints, right?

Is there a safe way to boost the size of your image (a program for example)?

Thank very much you I have seen all your videos now and all are excellent, I would like to save them for reference, though.

Congrats!
ivan


Thanks Ivan, and everyone :)

Yeh, I couldn't put in the extra 0 for cents because the box wouldn't let me input any more numbers! Shame really, I'm sure I'd get tons of sales at that price :P

With a 3mp camera you can definately still submit, although you may be limited in size, you're right. You could definately get a high quality 4x5, and probably a fairly good 8x10 too.

Boosting the size of your image is what I was doing with the resampling in Photoshop. There are programs designed specifically for that use, Genuine Fractals I think is one, but I'm not sure if I got the name right, it's been a while. However, the step-by-step increment upsizing in Photoshop should give your more than satisfactory results :)

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 06:07:55.
08/04/2006 06:45:47 AM · #11
Originally posted by Konador:



Thanks Ivan, and everyone :)

Yeh, I couldn't put in the extra 0 for cents because the box wouldn't let me input any more numbers! Shame really, I'm sure I'd get tons of sales at that price :P

With a 3mp camera you can definately still submit, although you may be limited in size, you're right. You could definately get a high quality 4x5, and probably a fairly good 8x10 too.

Boosting the size of your image is what I was doing with the resampling in Photoshop. There are programs designed specifically for that use, Genuine Fractals I think is one, but I'm not sure if I got the name right, it's been a while. However, the step-by-step increment upsizing in Photoshop should give your more than satisfactory results :)


Yes! DPC programmers are truncating your profit possibilities LoL

Thanks for your answers, with "boosting" I meant pushing it a bit further than PS to get a bigger (fairly good) image. Genuine fractals seems to work thanks for that.
08/04/2006 06:51:33 AM · #12
Sorry Ben,

One more question, then with CS2 you don't have to do the incremental resampling? The program does that by itself? Or you can still improve it by doing one step at a time.

Thanks

Ivan
08/04/2006 07:08:20 AM · #13
I'm not sure if it says officially, or if I've just read it somewhere or been told by someone, but I *think* CS2 does it automatically.
08/04/2006 07:16:22 AM · #14
I thought you were taking the #**## Ben ! I only saw the screen shot and thought that was it until I read further and realised it was a video !
Great job - very well done (I did finally click on it and watch !)
08/04/2006 08:00:21 AM · #15
I never tried to upload a print before, I thought it was too complicated for me. But you made it look so easy that I couldn't miss the chance to give it a try.

Thanks for putting together an excellent tutorial :)

Btw ... gotto love the brit accent :)
08/04/2006 08:13:08 AM · #16
That's a great tutorial, Ben. I tried one time to upload a print and got so frustrated I gave up. Now that I know all the tricks, I'll be sure to give it a try again. My favorite part was "Don't they know how much my photo is worth..." :)

You rock!
08/04/2006 09:56:26 AM · #17
when u tried to put it up for 1000 you put in 1000.0 not 1000.00....GOSH....and what is with the music...come on ben, put on some sublime!!!

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 19:27:16.
08/04/2006 10:57:49 AM · #18
Very cool tutorial Ben. The video style makes it very easy to follow along. Now you just have to show us how to get a photo approved instantly like that. ;-)
08/04/2006 11:54:22 AM · #19
Best tutorial ever! Nice to hear some real English too. I must have been living here for too long.
08/04/2006 12:36:51 PM · #20
EXCELLENT JOB! I know a lot of people (myself included at first) are confused with the whole exact aspect ratio thing. You explained it very well. And after you get that process down, it becomes quite easy. Thanks for the hard work. It's the best tutorial I've seen on here. :-)
08/04/2006 06:23:56 PM · #21
Oh, that is the best tutorial EVER!!! It looks fabulous, is incredibly helpful, and has the added benefits of a soundtrack and some humor :-)

Keep 'em coming!
08/04/2006 06:53:58 PM · #22
Now THAT'S what I call a tutorial!
Pat on the back for a job well done.

Edited to ask: Can we please have a tutorial on making such wonderful tutorials?

Message edited by author 2006-08-04 18:54:45.
08/04/2006 06:55:44 PM · #23
Well done! I have just recently become a full member in the last couple of weeks and was wondering about how the prints thing worked and I think this answered all my questions! Thanks for taking the time to put it together!
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08/04/2006 07:25:33 PM · #24
Very cool, Ben!

This is essentially what I do for my job - make animated, narrated tutorials like that but they are on much more fascinating things like patent databases and I don't have a sexy accent. :/
08/04/2006 07:29:28 PM · #25
Thank you so much for this, Ben! I don't feel intimidated anymore by attempting to upload to DPCPrints. It's a great tutorial.
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