Any Photoshop / Kunaki boffins?

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So I'm having my first go at using Kunaki and I created some smart looking artwork for a DVD case in photoshop. Trouble is this:

On Kunaki's FAQ page, it says you should upload your artwork as RGB 16-bit BMP or JPEG. However there apparently isn't a way to produce a 16-bit JPEG with Photoshop. It says in the FAQ that you can upload 8-bit images, but they "will not look very good."
Any graphics wizards out there who can advise me? Or anyone who has experience of using Kunaki and used their own artwork; what format / specs did you use and how did the finished product look?

Thanks in advance
#boffins #kunaki #photoshop
  • Profile picture of the author BrianMcLeod
    Output a 300 dpi RGB JPEG and you'll be fine.

    Use Maximum quality on the JPEG compression settings.

    HTH,

    Brian
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    • Profile picture of the author phoenixx9000
      Thanks Brian will give that a go. Another question: the dimensions they give for the size required for a DVD wrap-around insert appears to be smaller than the actual standard inserts on a regular DVD case. Is there a tecchie reason for this to do with the printing process or do thay use smaller cases?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
        Yeah, not sure about that 16 bit jpeg statement... I thought jpeg could only be 8 bit...

        Hmm...I'll have to explore that idea some.

        If it would help, here is a pretty nice Kunaki template that is free, and you can verify that you have the right dimensions. I'm not affiliated with this individual in any way, but he does a lot of custom Kunaki design work...he's got it down to a fine science.

        Free Kunaki Templates

        Hope this helps,
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        • Profile picture of the author phoenixx9000
          I also thought that about jpeg and 16 bit - cant be done.
          On the Kunaki FAQ page one question is this

          2.22 I cannot convert my art work to JPEG or 16 bit BMP. What should I do?

          The answer?

          You will have to find a way around it.

          HA!! Very helpful
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    • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
      Well, jpeg by definition is 8 bit.

      You can work with 16 bit in Photoshop, but as soon as you save it in jpeg format, it "becomes" 8 bit.

      .tiff and .psd can be saved in 16 bit, but not jpeg...that I am aware of.
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    • Profile picture of the author phoenixx9000
      I got everything as required in my photoshop file - RGB, 16 bit. Its when you come to save as a jepeg - it can t be done unless you change it to 8 bit, yet kunaki specify 16 bit jpegs.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jack Duncan
        Just a quick clarification on this...

        After reading that sentence, I think they are saying a 300 dpi jpeg or a 300 dpi 16 bit bmp file... (and not a 16 bit jpeg)...

        The 16 bit part goes with the BMP, not the Jpg

        One thing you might try is creating a 16 bit .tiff in Photoshop, and then using something like MSPaint to save it as a .BMP file.

        But I think that all they really need is a 300 dpi jpeg.

        As a side note, I learned a new way to use the word "boffins" today.

        Hope this helps,
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        • Profile picture of the author phoenixx9000
          Originally Posted by Jack Duncan View Post


          As a side note, I learned a new way to use the word "boffins" today.

          Jack Duncan
          Ha - its a UK thing. Boffin = geeky / tecchie person, good in a particular field, usually something to do with computing / science
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          • Profile picture of the author darrenmonroe
            Originally Posted by phoenixx9000 View Post

            Ha - its a UK thing. Boffin = geeky / tecchie person, good in a particular field, usually something to do with computing / science
            and all this time I thought that was Basic + Coffin LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author eholmlund
    I used 8bit 300dpi jpg and worked good.
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