Tips for Adjusting Dot Gain in Artwork in Adobe® Photoshop  | Screenprinting.com

Tips for Adjusting Dot Gain in Artwork in Adobe® Photoshop

Jacelyn Wedman

Imagine this: you separate halftone artwork in Photoshop and it looks great. When you go to screen print it onto a garment, the image looks oversaturated and areas that should “fade” are way too dark. Those halftone dots didn’t all work together to create the masterpiece you saw on your computer screen. 

Sound familiar? It’s called dot gain and occurs whenever a squeegee is pulled across a screen, causing pressure. The good news is that there’s an easy way to adjust for dot gain within Adobe® Photoshop.

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How to Use Adobe® Photoshop to Convert a Design into Halftones

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With Adobe® Photoshop, printers can convert any grayscale image into halftones. Don’t have R.I.P. software? Not a problem. By using a bitmap, printers can create a halftone pattern that will print images like a dream. Here’s how to do it. 
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Take Advantage of Downtime by Taking an Online Course

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