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Let's hope the illustrator is experienced...which means s/he will contact the AD or the AD will contact the illustrator, and they will work together on formats/sizes and media. An illustrator could send you a digital file...and may even work digitally in Photoshop, Painter, Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw or similar. If working digitally, and in a Vector program such as CorelDraw, Illustrator or Freehand, re-sizing won't be a problem. If working in a Raster/bit map program, the person or you will need to downsample the large file needed for the big illustration to use as the small one. If the illustrator is doing something textured, the best method would be to have a large format transparency made, which could then be scanned. If it isn't textured and will fit on a scanner, no problem. Trade show banner...resolution doesn't need to be as high as you think, usually...a good rule of thumb is to scan at a one to one ratio with the final print, one pixel in the scan per pixel in the print. At 9 feet, you'll need either a drum scan or a very good/highres flatbed. Remember...talk with the publications that will be running the ad, as they should be able to tell you the specs they need. Same with whoever is doing the banner. on 04/09/2002 08:02 PM, Ceejay3@aol.com at Ceejay3@aol.com wrote: > Anyone who has done an ad as a freelancer - I could use your help! > My client may use a royalty-free photo in which case would come to me already > scanned by the stock house (I assume.) > But now he is thinking of using an illustrator... > If the illustrator does an acrylic on canvas - how in the world do you scan > that?? I can take it to a place - but what do I ask for? i assume it is not > a drum scan anymore..? > Sorry for my ignorance. I am an art director and never had to act like a > print producer before now... > > FYI - the scan has to work in an 8.5 x 11 print ad - but also blown up to a > 9ft x 9ft trade show banner... > I am on a Mac if that matters. > > Please help!! > You can email me directly at C > Thanks! > -Caren - Turn off HTML mail features. Keep quoted material short. Use accurate subject lines. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.