Thanks, Jesse.... I guess maybe I don't know what I'm asking..
The vector provided by our artist is much larger than what the final product will be. I suppose I just need to scale it down to the final size and then apply the 39 point font. I'm just afraid that if the transfer company does anything to resize it, the font won't be consistent across designs. I have to give them dimensions when I provide the artwork, I'm just afraid I won't do it properly....
While I have you, to make artwork completely vector, do I need to convert the font to outlines?
If you set the type up as 36pt and later need to scale the whole image including the text this should not be an issue. Text elements and vector objects are not resolution dependant—if I understand you correctly. If you need to get Photoshop text into Illustrator format this is easly done if the text in the Photoshop file is a Text Layer. You should be able to open the file in Illustrator and have the live text elements. If not you could place the Photoshop file in Illustrator and use it as an FPO template to reset the type from.
Thanks, Jacob. That is WAY over my head!!!
Yeah, scale it down yourself - don't leave that to anyone else. Make sure that "scale strokes and effects" is checked in your transform panel's flyout menu. Then apply your text the way you want it.
You can do the type either way though if you're really concerned with consistency, I would outline it just to be sure. If you don't, make sure to send the font file(s) along with the file to the printer
To get the overall dimensions of your art, select all and look at the right column in your transform panel. (the left is the location)
If you give the art to the printer as final art, they should have no reason to resize it (unless you ask them to)
Thanks, guys. My concern, if I can word it properly, is the artwork size relative to the font size and then the font size has to be at 39. I need it all to scale properly. Does that make better sense?
I THINK I should take the artwork down to the size it needs to be (and already is in screenprinting) and then do the font at 39. THEN it can be blown back up and down, via the vector art if need be for other applications.
Does that make sense??
Will the type scale along with the art or will it always be 39 point?
If the text should scale along with the art, just set it up with the right proportions at 39 point, (optionally) outline it, group the art and the text together and scale away.
If it should always be 39 point... make it 39 point.
Thanks so much. It needs to be 39 at its standard size and then it DOES need to scale -- for things like greeting cards, decals, etc. This forum has been SO helpful the last 24 hours in getting me up to speed.
Happy to help. ;-)