Question re creating iPad and iPhone cases

When you create iPad cases [orPhone cases] using the template do you open the template then copy your image on top of it and transform the image to fit? This is the way I have been doing it but have just noticed that this way they are only at resolution of 72dpi [as is the template] and I normally have my images 300dpi so am worried as to how they would print out. Please could somebody tell me a better way to create them so that they are at 300dpi?

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  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago
    I think if there was going to be a problem, we would have been told… 72 must be all right for the cases…they’re not that big after all..
  • You think so? 72 is noticeable on a 4 by 6 printout!

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    I resize my image first, so it always fits the template when I import it..I don’t know much else about photoshop and I only have P.S. Elements on my computer..have no idea how to do anything else but the cases and basic Tees…

  • I used to resize them at my normal 300dpi for the iPhone cases[not use the template] and just hoped they would look ok but now with the new sizes I have noticed that one doesn’t fit. I tried with the iPad cases using the template and although I pasted my image at 300 dpi the pixel dimensions remained the same but it changed the dpi to 72 when I transformed it and saved it. I use an old Elements.

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Beatrice Cloake Pasquier
    Beatrice Cloak...over 2 years ago

    I have battled with Photoshop. I cannot delete the writing on the template and so… I have never created Ipod cases!

  • When I paste the image and transform it for the iPod or iPad template I then uncheck the template before saving Beatrice.

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Beatrice Cloake Pasquier
    Beatrice Cloak...over 2 years ago

    Thank you Pauline, I will give it another try :)

  • Great Beatrice!

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Beatrice Cloake Pasquier
    Beatrice Cloak...over 2 years ago

    Thanks to you Pauline, I have created my first Iphone case! Thank you so very much x

  • So pleased Beatrice – I will check it out!

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    Pauline, it’s the pixel dimensions that matter, not the ppi/dpi. RB has that all figured out to yield optimum quality, so you can use the template without worrying about ppi. I’ve adapted the template slightly to make it easier for me to see what in my image falls where on the iPad or iPhone face. I turn the template background layer into a regular layer and then reduce its opacity to about 40%. When I drag an image in, it’s the new top layer, so I then move the template layer to the top before transforming my image.

  • Really – so the dpi doesn’t matter! I am surprised about that as it matters so much for printing and I was concerned because the size you could print to didn’t change even though the dpi was reduced as it does when you change it yourself. Oh I have been doing it the other way round Celeste – once I have pasted the image I have reduced its opacity of my image to see the correct positioning and then changed it back before saving.

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Beatrice Cloake Pasquier
    Beatrice Cloak...over 2 years ago

    I was coming back on the page to apologize to Pauline for not being able to help her with the dpi!
    I am glad that Celeste got an answer there!
    Brilliant infos.

  • I am surprised by Celeste’s reply because the size you could print to didn’t change as it does when you change dpi manually but will take it that it is ok. I do the opposite to Celeste – once I have pasted the image I reduce its opacity [my image’s opacity] to see the correct positioning and then changed it back before saving.

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    The whole resolution/pixel dimension/ppi relationship confuses a lot of people. Really, it can be tough to grasp. However, using the RB template for iPad cases as our example (and assuming you are using Adobe Photoshop), here’s a side-by-side screen shot comparison of the template dimensions at 72ppi and 300ppi. (Image menu, Image Size). Note that I UNCHECKED “Resample Image” before converting to 300ppi, and the pixel dimensions are IDENTICAL at 2696 by 3305 pixels. What changes along with the ppi is the width/height in inches. The pixel dimensions RB uses provide a document output size of 37.444 by 45.903 inches at 72ppi, which translates to 8.987 by 11.017 inches at 300ppi – enough for high-quality printing for the iPad case size. I hope this example makes the relationship between resolution, pixel dimensions and ppi easier to understand.

  • I do understand this Celeste but thanks so much for going to all this trouble. I am used to resizing dimensions for a photographic club all the time for pdis and prints.. I was concerned because the width and height had not changed when it automatically without my instructions changed the dpi to 72!!

    – © Pauline Wherrell

  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

    I’m glad you understand, which puts you ahead of a lot of people. :) As for Photoshop changing the ppi to 72 automatically, that’s normal behavior. PS always does that when you bring mismatched content into a document; it changes the dragged/pasted/imported part to match the destination document in resolution, color space, etc. If you look at the Image Size dialog while your focus is on the newly added layer, you’ll see that the document size/inch dimensions (with and height) have changed along with the ppi to match the template (while pixel dimensions remain the same).

  • I will have an another look Celeste. If they have changed then there is no problem but I was sure they hadn’t.. Will have to double check this and thanks again for your help.Will get back to you.

    – © Pauline Wherrell