Suggested resolution to use for illustrations + lagginess when using brushes
starlight last edited by
What resolution do you suggest I should use for illustrations? I am currently using 640 dpi however I feel that a high resolution would create a lot of lagginess when I use big sizes for brushes like: airbrush and watercolour. I really want to know how I can reduce those lagginess because I prefer shading smoothly without any lagginess to interrupt it.
garlam last edited by garlam
Resolution doesn't mean much if you don't say the canvas size. Canvas size and resolution go hand in hand. For example: a canvas that is 7 inches by 10.375 inches at 445 ppi is identical to a canvas that is 10.375 inches by 15.75 inches at 300 ppi.
To determine the best resolution for your work, you need to decide what the illustration will be used for; how will it be viewed? If you are printing the illustration then 350 ppi at print size should be enough for color work. 350 - 600 ppi for line art.
If you plan to post your work online then you need to determine what the optimal resolution for artwork online is. For example: the iPad 12.9 inch Pro has a resolution of 2732 X 2048 pixels (240ppi).