First time trying a metal photograph

Porknz

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Hey,





New to the forum. I am looking for anyone that can help a guy with no photo experience trying to get his first metal photo produced. I have some photos from a disney trip that I'd like to get made to hang on a focal wall. I asked ArtBeatStudios what to do with two picture files I have to make them ready to be turned into metal photos and I got a list with a lot of steps that didn't make any sense to me. To be honest I was hoping it more of an upload a file and wait for it to come in the mail situation. I also don't want to send something that turns into a crappy product when it's produced because I sent a bad file.





Any help, really basic help if you've gone through the process of having a metal photo made?





Thanks so much for your time.
 
Hey,





New to the forum. I am looking for anyone that can help a guy with no photo experience trying to get his first metal photo produced. I have some photos from a disney trip that I'd like to get made to hang on a focal wall. I asked ArtBeatStudios what to do with two picture files I have to make them ready to be turned into metal photos and I got a list with a lot of steps that didn't make any sense to me. To be honest I was hoping it more of an upload a file and wait for it to come in the mail situation. I also don't want to send something that turns into a crappy product when it's produced because I sent a bad file.





Any help, really basic help if you've gone through the process of having a metal photo made?





Thanks so much for your time.

Hi and :Welcome:

I've seen examples of inkjet prints on metallic paper. An extra dimension to a regular print.

Easiest way would be to find a lab that offers the service and order a small one to see what you're dealing with.
 
Was it complicated to upload?

Some of the directions I got from artbeat...

8-bit rgb files only?
embedded color space should be adobe rgb 1998?
Make sure the layers of the photo are flattened?
export your photo at the size of the print?
make sure you have 8 bits per channel?
make sure your baseline is standard encoding?

There are a whole bunch more directions that don't make sense to me at all. :) I read really good reviews about artbeat, but I don't know how to prepare a file for them.
 
1) A warm :Welcome: to this very friendly forum.

2) Can you list ALL their requirements. What might seem unimportant to you, may well be very important to someone more experienced.

3) What software are you currently using? Without knowing this, no one here can actually help you with specific settings, etc; i.e. we are flying blind ...
 
Flickr offers metal (aluminum) photos. Have a look for sizes, mounts, frames, and prices under ''Prints & Wall Art''. Cheers, OtL
 
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My wife did a lot of really big metal prints and I believe she used Bay Photo. I seem to remember that they would send a smaller metal print to review for correction for $10.00.
 
Was it complicated to upload?

Some of the directions I got from artbeat...

8-bit rgb files only?
embedded color space should be adobe rgb 1998?
Make sure the layers of the photo are flattened?
export your photo at the size of the print?
make sure you have 8 bits per channel?
make sure your baseline is standard encoding?

There are a whole bunch more directions that don't make sense to me at all. :) I read really good reviews about artbeat, but I don't know how to prepare a file for them.
What software do you use?

In Photoshop it's easy to change the colour space from sRGB to the requested Adobe RGB. A flattened 8 bit jpg just means that you are not saving any unflattened layers and you probably wouldn't be anyway
 
Was it complicated to upload?

Some of the directions I got from artbeat...

8-bit rgb files only?
embedded color space should be adobe rgb 1998?
Make sure the layers of the photo are flattened?
export your photo at the size of the print?
make sure you have 8 bits per channel?
make sure your baseline is standard encoding?

There are a whole bunch more directions that don't make sense to me at all. :) I read really good reviews about artbeat, but I don't know how to prepare a file for them.
Nope. It was really easy. I just uploaded my jpg and picked what size I wanted (I did a 30”x40”) and selected the aluminum with a white base, versus raw aluminum, as I wanted it to be shiny and really pop. Raw aluminum would have a streak to it, and be more industrial…with the right photo it could be cool I imagine.
 
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