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Creating high-quality artwork for Gooten products

Artwork creation - best practices

File Types

Upload a High-Resolution JPEG or PNG file. We recommend you create your artwork in PSD or TIFF format to retain the largest file size. Then save as a JPEG or PNG from Photoshop.

Color Management

If it's RGB, keep it RGB.

If your file is already RGB, keep it that way. If it's in CMYK, convert it to RGB. PNG files are automatically converted to RGB, so it's recommended you convert it to RGB before saving out from Photoshop. Our Vendors apply their own color profile based on the machine used to print your product. On occasion, you may notice a shift in color. With particularly bright and colorful designs, the end result may appear more muted. If an exact color match is important to you, we recommend ordering a sample to test your design.

Finding Print Size and Pixel Dimensions

Each product in our product catalog has pixel dimensions that can be used to create artwork in Photoshop or your favorite image editing software. Some products also include templates you can download to help you get started. Select "Get print specs" on the product catalog page for the product you'd like to create.

One size fits most

A great default image size to use is, 6500x6500px at 300dpi or larger. If you're creating artwork that doesn't have text, like basic pattern designs or photography, you can use this default size, and it'll work across a large majority of our products. Your image will simply be cropped depending on the aspect ratio of the print area. To further streamline artwork creation, select the pixel dimensions for the largest SKU you'd like to offer in your store. When you upload your artwork, we automatically resize your image to fit the smaller print areas.

Images with Text

When dealing with text-based designs that don't contain a background, you can create a large PNG file and use our image editor to adjust the location and size of your text to each product. If your text design has a background, you'll need to extend the background on all sides to account for various aspect ratios. See the image below for one piece of artwork used on an accessory pouch and a T-shirt.



Using Our Editor during Product Creation

Increase efficiency by using our editor to your advantage. You can rotate, resize, and move around your uploaded artwork during the product creation process.

Zoom

When you use our image resize zoom slider, you may see a low image resolution warning. This can be fixed by uploading your artwork at a larger size, or zooming out to make your artwork size smaller, which increases the resolution.



Product View

Product View is an estimation of what your final product will look like when it's printed. This is not an exact science as many products have some shifting during the production process.

Print View

Switch to "Print View" at the top of our editor to view the print area without the product. This helps to ensure your artwork is placed correctly. This is also a good way to see your print file as it will get sent to our manufacturers.