Post # 1
I was playing around with MS Paint to get an idea of what I want for my Invitations, and it seems like the more I work on this one, the more blotchy the pink hearts get…if this is the case, I’m scared that the final product of whatever I do might come out this way. So is it just my screen, or is it actually blotch/smudgy?
Post # 3
They don’t look blotchy on my screen (I’m on a newer macbook if that helps any).
Post # 4
They don’t look blotchy on mine either. I think it is a good idea, to just print out a sample on regular paper anyway, that way you’ll see if you’ve got it printed how you want it on the paper. BTW-That is very sweet looking!! 🙂
Post # 5
They don’t look blotchy to me. I agree with testing it out on regular paper and maybe the high quality stuff too so you can see how the printer interprets it.
Post # 6
Thanks so much! 🙂 I’m planning to print out a few tomorrow once I get an ink cartrage…I just took a quick look at my invite and had a momentary panic when it looked blotchy LOL So thankfully it’s hopefully just my screen.
Post # 7
What you are seeing is a loss of quality that occurs when MS Paint saves in jpeg format. It’s called a compression artifact, and unfortunately it will probably be even more obvious when printed. If you have access to another editing software (Photoshop? GIMP? others?) you can avoid it by saving the jpeg at a higher quality setting, or if you’re stuck with Paint you might try starting over and then saving the file as a PNG format rather than JPEG. That will give you a gigantic file size but will avoid the blotchiness, and especially for something being printed if I would recommend as high quality (large) a file as possible!
Post # 8
She has got it right! I second this statement
Post # 9
@rolling berry: Thank you!! I re-did it all and saved it as a PNG and everything is the way it should be! 🙂
Post # 10
I used Powerpoint to design my invitations to get around the Paint issue. It stinks because Paint is so easy to use and I have a hard time with the other programs.
Good Luck! I think they look really cute so far!