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A P P A R E L D E C O R A T I N G 8 0 G R A P H I C S P R O J U L Y 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M S O F T W A R E T O S U B S T R A T E the ticket. The same white ink was used but cut with 50% halftone extender. This would bust the viscosity down for easier printing but also add to transparency, almost creating what we call a blending white. This method takes full advantage of both screens, giving us the opacity we needed for the bright white areas and still holding together the subtle and smooth transitions. With only two screens, the job ran without incident and the client paid the invoice on time—both very good things! GP At 21 years old, LON WINTERS was the production manager for Ocean Pacific and started his 30+ year ca- reer reclaiming screens. He's the president and founder of Colorado-based Graphic Elephants, an international consulting firm and apparel decoration studio special- izing in screen printing technical advances, plant design, layout, troubleshooting, productivity, quality analysis, and complete apparel decorating solutions. Learn more at This picture shows the image overexposed and loss of all the detail. Skulls never go out of style. For our first task, the background would be removed from the rest of the image. Above: The Info palette showed us the per- centage of black on the left with the eyedrop- per tool. The Channels information recognized is the positive areas. Left: The image on the left gets washed out in the detail areas. We worked with Levels and Curves in Photoshop to intro- duce detail.

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