moonkoi replied to your post: sketchere said:Hello! I just wond…

Also, colours can vary depending on what paper you print them on as well. Coated paper (like gloss) will always make dark colours darker, and will make the print more saturated looking. Matte printing is easier to get true to what’s on screen. :)

AHhh this too! Thanks for pointing this out! There are just too many factors with printing! WEEPS 

westtonandsmith replied to your post: sketchere said:Hello! I just wond…

I would suggest keeping two files if you change it to cmky through ps mode option, I usually keep a back-up with the layers separated in case I need to edit or refer back to the original colors to make sure I’m staying true to my original image.

Yess that’s a very good suggestion! Thanks for pointing that out! ^ 3 ^

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Hello! I just wondering about your prints, doesn't it have to be CMYK in order for the colours to be shown well? If you work only in SAI (which doesn't support CMYK), how does the colour of your prints turn out well? Do you edit it in Photoshop, if so, how? Sorry if this has been asked before, and thank you for reading!

Heyo! Sorry for this belated response. Cmyk printing is something I’m still trying to figure it out myself so I can only give tips from personal experience. Yes, I only work in SAI and it doesn’t support CMYK unfortunately. I always edit in Photoshop afterwards. What you can do it ideally test print your images at home with your own printer or there are some online printing companies that allow you to order actual hard copy proofs of your images so you can edit accordingly which is super helpful!

In Photoshop (I’m using Photoshop CS6), there are several ways to do this. One method is to covert image to CMYK mode under Image > Mode > CMYK Color. This usually merges all your layers though.

Another is if you’re working in RGB profile you can go under View > Proof colors. This sets the profile you want to simulate or test with overriding normal display color management so basically it’s showing you the CMYK colors as it would print on paper. Not super exact but gives you an idea. It appears duller than RGB profile. 

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You can edit your colors as and keep checking the Proof Colors option on and off to try to get it to how you like.

Something to keep in mind while you’re working with cmyk printing is the gamut colors. Gamut is basically the range of colors that a color system can display or print. Most RGB colors are too vibrant, thus out-of-gamut, and are unprintable. 

You can see which color won’t print under View > Gamut Warning. Click and Unclick to see which colors are out of range.

You can also color pick a color in your drawing, open up the color picker and it should give you this warning icon that shows you it is out of range. Clicking on it will give you the CMYK substitute which is usually much duller. In regards to my illustration, the bright blue color of the sky will be replaced automatically with a color replaced within the CMYK scale if it prints. 

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Clicking View > Gamut Warning while in color picker, shows you exactly where the printable color range is (image below). So in regards to the blue sky of my sousuke drawing, that color will not print.

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OH Another thing… my colleague gave me some tips with Color Settings when I printed out assignments for school. In Photoshop, go to Edit > Color Settings and select Adobe RGB (1998) for RGB. It provides a larger gamut range for RGB which helps when you’re converting to CMYK! And it prints fairly true to what I see on my screen! YAhoo!!!

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Adjusting colors is complicated and it takes some experience to get right! T_T GOOD LUCK! I hope this was somewhat helpful! There are way more helpful links and explanations online too so yeah don’t…take my word on it because I’m still learning myself…. Eep. 

sousuke follows rin to australia and becomes a pro surfer the end yayyy

sousuke follows rin to australia and becomes a pro surfer the end yayyy

I AM KUROKO Sweatshirt Back In Stock!

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Heyo~! The I AM KUROKO Sweatshirt is now back in stock! I have a lot left over from the preorder round 3 so if you are interested, you may order one from my storenvy without having to wait very long! I will  try my best to ship out orders as they come in! Thank you for reading! Happy Shopping!

captain nitori tho

captain nitori tho

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Hello!

It has been brought to my attention that the storenvy shipping confirmation emails were not working. If you ordered a T-shirt or a sweatshirt, it was shipped out last week!! Please email me if you have any questions! Thank you!

King kageyama and hinata sold out last time~ Thanks to everyone who purchased them! I’m doing preorders for more and I also made a self indulgent oikawa and kuroo charm for this round too. If you’re interested, preorders available at my storenvy.

King kageyama and hinata sold out last time~ Thanks to everyone who purchased them! I’m doing preorders for more and I also made a self indulgent oikawa and kuroo charm for this round too. If you’re interested, preorders available at my storenvy.

PYUNSUKE!!!

PYUNSUKE!!!

I hope Rin still gets to swim in a pool of cherry blossoms….

I hope Rin still gets to swim in a pool of cherry blossoms….

KINWA MONSTER now open!
Opening up an original apparel store as well as selling original silkscreen prints at http://kinwamonster.storenvy.com/!!!
All apparel preorders end September 20th! Hopefully I can order as soon as I reach the minimum order quote so please share the news and preorder if you are interested! Happy Shopping!

KINWA MONSTER now open!

Opening up an original apparel store as well as selling original silkscreen prints at http://kinwamonster.storenvy.com/!!!

All apparel preorders end September 20th! Hopefully I can order as soon as I reach the minimum order quote so please share the news and preorder if you are interested! Happy Shopping!

Ah I kind of wanted some feedback regarding prints. When you go to conventions or buy prints online, do you usually buy 11x17 (tabloid) prints or smaller sizes like letter (8.5x11) or postcard sizes?

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Helly everyone!

I’m sorry for interrupting your tumblr experience, but yesterday I was informed by my health insurance company that, due to a mistake, I wasn’t insured the whole last year. Previously, I was insured over my father’s company. When I turned 25 last year they failed to inform me that I now have to insure myself. Unfortunately, I also didn’t inform myself as I should have done earlier. So now I have to pay back a year’s worth of membership fees, which adds up to around 800€ in total.

I don’t have that amount of money, since I finance myself, my studies and my flat with a side job that brings in about 600€ a month. My family is unable to cover the costs for now, so I have to find another solution.

I’m an avid cosplayer, sewing and crafing costumes for over 7 years now, so I decided to sell some of my costumes.

Costumes for Sale

1. NAME: Cinderella
SERIES: Disney
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 2014
PRIZE: 300 Euro
SIZE: L-XL

INCLUDED: The hoop skirt, the bodice, gloves, shoes (size 9), the wig, 3 jeweled brooches, the skirt

Not included is the collar.

The size of the bodice is adjustable, due to lacing in the back! The bodice is also richly ornamented with over a thousand rhinestones. The sleeves are embroidered with silver yarn and decorated with white lace. The whole skirt is made from velvet-like, soft fabric and a heavy, wooven fabric with rose patterns. It’s also decorated with over 20m of hand-dyed lace.

The wig was originally a full, long blonde wig, cut and styled by me, with some extra pearls for the right amount of prettiness :)

2. NAME: Balder Hringhorni
SERIES: Kamigami no Asobi
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 2014
PRICE: 250 Euro
SIZE: L-XL

INCLUDED: The skirt, the top, the wig, the veil, the wig

Not included are the shoes.

As with the Cinderella costume, the top of the costume is adjustable, thanks to a lacing in the back. The skirt has a trail that is about 1,5m long and fully lined with a heavy, dee black fabric. The white fabric has a soft, faint shine. The veil is made from Worbla and mint green chiffon fabric. The wig is a 1m long, silver-white wig with long bangs.

3. NAME: Mink
SERIES: DRAMAtical Murder
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 2014
PRICE: 150 Euro
SIZE: L-XL

INCLUDED: The coat, top, pipe, hairband (+ button), wristband, chains, collar, gloves, pants and wig.

Not included are the boots.

The coat is made from a heavy wool, fully lined and hand-dyed. The chains and collar are made from Worbla and are also hand-painted. The wig is made from two seperate wigs, each of them 120cm long, dreaded, dyed and styled by myself.

4. NAME: Shinomiya Natsuki
SERIES: Uta no Prince-Sama [Maji Love 2000%]
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 2014
PRICE: 80 Euro
SIZE: L-XL

INCLUDED: The jacket, pants, belt, beret, top, glasses (without actual glasses in it) and wig

Not included are the boots and the gloves.

Natsuki’s jacket and pants are made from heavy, white cotton. The top is made from a beautifully glittering, red and orange iridescent fabric. The wig is a nice shade of honey blonde with slightly magenta coloured tips.

5. NAME: Medicine Seller
SERIES: Mononoke
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 2014
PRICE: 250 Euro
SIZE: L-XL

INCLUDED: The kimono, earings, the two necklaces, the obi plus the detachable bow, the headscarf.

Not included are the getas and pants.

The kimono itself is fully lined and adorned with over 75m of fine white lace. I spent over 50 hours on the patterns on the Kimono alone. The bow and obi are hand-dyed, having a nice marbled look to it and then were painted by hand, creating the gold patterns all over the fabric. The kimono is very heavy, due to the six different fabrics that were used. The wig, as always, is cut and stlyed by myself and of course included.

If there are any more question feel free to invade my askbox! I can also provide additional pictures if necessary :)

Shipping is not included in the prizes and depends on where I ship to. I ship world-wide from Germany, so if you want to know what it would cost to ship to your country don’t hesitate to ask me.

I accept Paypal only, I hope that’s alright, but in my experience that’s just the safest thing for the customer and myself.

I would be super grateful for every reblog, as it helps me spreading this around. Thanks so much in advance and have a nice day!

Please help out my friend Vivi! T0T!!! <3