For the Holidays this year, I want to make t-shirts, posters and the like. I've purchased a lot of copy-write free clip art and photo graphs.
Specifically, I purchased Hallmark's Christian Card Studio. I tried to take a picture (which you have to access via their interface, i.e, no Tif or Eps files on the CD) and copy it into Adobe Photoshop CS.
I tried a lot of filters, but I never got a really good image at 300 DPI to print on a t-shirt. You can see all the spots/dots. The outlines of the people in the picture are blurry. (Happily - I do have other clip art packages that come in 300 DPI).
I know all about loss-less and lossy formats - gif, jpg, tif, png and eps. I know about RPI and Dots per Inch. I know about CMKY and RGB. I've got Adobe CS, Firewords, Illustrator, Page-Maker- Freehand And I've got an Office Jet scanner that gets
scan resolution, a) optical Up to 1200 x 4800 dpi
b) bit depth Up to 48-bit, and c) enhanced Maximum dpi is limited by available computer memory, disk space and other system factors.
Hum, I think that about covers it.
So here is my question. I'm thinking about buying a software product to make enlargements. For example, Genuine Fractals 3.0 - $150 - http://www.pubperfect.com/productdetails.asp?sku=ALM122
or XFile - $50 - XFile, Win .
Anyone had any luck with these products? Would I be better going with a Product like Grain Surgery - $179 -http://www.pubperfect.com/productimages/VIF100.JPG
or even Image Doctor http://www.pubperfect.com/productdetails.asp?sku=ALS135
- $130 - Alien Skin
Thanks for your help. April