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Presumably what you have in that picture is a screenshot of a vector format file (EPS or PDF or AI), in which case great, you already have what you need. Open it in Illustrator, clean up what you don't need, lock the layer, then create another layer and start drawing on top of the template. When you're done, move the template layer (what you call the ...


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Stop using the wrong tool. Use Illustrator first. Ask for a PDF file of that blueprint. If it is drawn correctly that file IS your template. Just remove the lines you do not actually need. Define a scale and draw internally a rectangle where you want your raster image, your Ps file. You can make a clipping mask and put all the lines inside. Now Export ...


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This looks more like a full telescoping hinged rigid box made of non-bending board with a printed wrap. If you look at the top left corner, the cover telescopes over the bottom tray. If you look at this image, it gives a closer, more detailed look: https://bit.ly/3ybzj0h Looking closely at the above image, I can also see the wrap edges. The item holding the ...


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Interesting question. Several things to consider here. First of all. You can not print one ink at 200%... Unless you can. When you send something to be printed, and you have no real control over the print process you can not. The maximum you can send is the 100% capability of the device. This is true to digital print systems or traditional print systems, ...


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If you're printing offset, a vendor will not print small text for the reason you gave - the registration would be difficult and text might show up blurry. Small text will always print in 100% black. Sending a file to the vendor with a 200% black will not have an effect - the vendor will either print a full black (100%) or not. You cannot print a solid black ...


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I suggest not modifying the original content. It is a valid worry that such dark images usually don't look good in print. Even if an image has a background that is slightly off-black, then the printer may use three primary colours to produce black, and may result in blue and yellow edges due to misalignment. Your pixelated white letters will look coloured (...


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My first thought is No. Leave the color as it is. A book is a document, in this case, to explain accurately how graphics were. Imagine the same case of an astronomy photo. You do not want light gray as a night sky. The only exception I can think of is if the pages are meant to be printed on a home printer, a student for example. In this case, the savings in ...


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My first thought is to show it to your print vendor if you have one chosen - he'll know what his equipment is capable of and what changes you might make. If you go with a solid black, it might be suggested that a black tint be placed underneath the solid to avoid "ghosting" of the knocked out images. That can be done on the vendor side. Although ...


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As @Wolff points out, the images that you posted were derived from photographs of poison-dart frogs. What wasn't mentioned is that the kind of pattern that one can see on poison-dart frogs, zebras, conch-shells, and other biological specimens are usually modeled mathematically as reaction-diffusion processes. Fortunately, you don't need to understand the ...


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You can combine results from both Illustrator and Photoshop to create things like this. Illustrator part: Create a symbol and make a pattern like this with Symbol Sprayer Tool Using other Symbol tools like Sizer, Screener, do this: Expand the symbols. Apply Object > Envelop Distort > Make with Warp Apply Effect > Distort & Transform > ...


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To create such organic looking shapes, it's IMO best to use some randomness as a starting point for your design. Thankfully some design tools (e.g. Photoshop) come with a handy "Clouds" effect, which renders some random noise, that looks initially a similar to clouds: From the main menu, choose Filter -> Render -> Clouds Now that you have ...


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I do not have Indesign right now, but as I recall, one option is to turn the image into Grayscale, which will use only the K channel on the output. I can be wrong though.


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If you follow your own link and scroll a bit down, it's explained and exemplified how the patterns were made. It seems that the patterns are in fact closeup photographs of Poison dart frogs. So you need to find some free images of poison dart frogs online. Like this one from Wikimedia Commons (by Ltshears and in the Public Domain). It's easy to find a crop ...


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You need a high resolution image of a thin piece which has holes. You can draw it as a vector, but that's said already in an earlier answer, so I try something else. This is a photo of a commonly used piece of not so organic material. It had white background and unfortunately only low resolution - good enough for webshop. I lifted the width to 2000px with ...


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In Illustrator you can use the Appearance panel to apply an opacity mask to a raster image. Here's how you could do it: Make an image like this in Photoshop, I painted some colours then applied a blur. Select all (Ctrl+A) and copy it (Ctrl+C). Of course you can use any image you want. It could be anything. Open Illustrator, and paste (Ctrl+V) the raster ...


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For anyone with a similar problem now (7 years later ;) Photo Tex self-adhesive fabric could work. https://phototexgroup.com/products/ One of the waterproof or High Tack versions may suit your need. If it needs to be coated, you could try a Marabu liquid coating. Both might send you a sample to test.


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