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Help with Printing?

:iconchibi-neechan:
So I'm not sure if anybody else has this problem, but none of the pictures I draw come out looking even halfway decent when they're printed out. (I have an Inkjet of some variety) Photographs always look brilliant, not a single bit of discoloration, exactly how they appear on screen, so why are my drawings subject to this torture? If I took them to Kinkos or Staples would they come out looking better or am I just doing something wrong...? I draw everything on Photoshop Elements, and I've converted some of the items to CYMK but it doesn't help at all. Whenever I change the colours to look right when they print out the whole piece loses its charm. I could really use some non hateful help ^^
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TakemaKei Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and also the fact that you need to convert your stuff to cmyk if you want to print them. that is compulsory =)
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:iconchibi-neechan:
Yeah, I did that but it didn't help at all. I was really bummed out. D: I'm going to try the calibration thing when I get my printer back online.
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TakemaKei Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your monitor needs calibration. Professionals use a machine to help calibrate the monitor. For others, there are calibration softwares that help guide you to calibrating your monitor.
I had to do that when i was working on a project and turn out my monitor was very bright. so whatever printed out turn out really dark.
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:iconchibi-neechan:
So it wouldn't be anything with the program, then? Because regular photographs print out fine. (I'll look into this method either way, anything to get this to work right.)
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TakemaKei Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Photographs are taken with a camera, and the color information are stored in the picture itself. so unless u make color changes on it on the computer through your monitor, it will look exactly the same.

If making art through a monitor that is not calibrated properly, what u see on the monitor may be different what it actually is. a calibrated monitor meas that whatever is shown on the screen == whatever is printed out.
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:iconchibi-neechan:
Okay, that makes a lot of sense. Thanks a lot! I'll try to get it calibrated.
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TakemaKei Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem ^^
I'm sharing my experiences XD
good luck!
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