livingspaces magazine digital art requirements
If you have digital art (photos, logos etc.) to submit to livingspaces we have some necessary requirements to ensure that the artwork is usable by us.
• We will accept the following digital photo formats: .jpeg, .jpg, .tiff
• If you are a graphic designer or client submitting pre-designed artwork we will accept your EPS, Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop (version CS2 & lower), or Adobe PDF files.
• We work in a strictly CMYK colour space so please ensure any Pantone colours are converted to process CMYK.
• We are PC based so Mac users please make your files compatible.
• All fonts must be outlined, or PC fonts used in the artwork must be supplied.
• Please do not submit your photos etc. embedded in a Microsoft Word, Publisher, or Excel file. We cannot use these and they will be refused.
• Third party created artwork must not have any bleeds. The ad sizes listed below are absolute. Nothing may protrude outside the measurements of the ad size. This includes transparency.
If you have other files such as PDF documents, Encapsulated Post Script, Adobe Illustrator files, or Zip files to send to us, please contact us and we will provide you with FTP access and instructions to send your artwork.
The most common problem to overcome is low image resolution. If you take your own digital photos, please use a camera of 4 megapixels or more on it's highest quality setting to ensure crisp, detailed images. Your ad or article will reflect your business so try to take well composed photos that are free of 'flash glare' or background glare from sunshine in a window etc. A great site to gain some photography pointers is www.photographytips.com. Images from the internet are not acceptable unless you have a membership to Jupiter Images, Photos.com or some other stock image site that provides high quality images. If you have an image that you just have to use, and are concerned about it's quality, just submit it to your rep and we'll let you know if it is of sufficient resolution.
If you can afford to, have a professional take the pictures for you. Remember the old adage: "A picture is worth a thousand words".
Light from a flash travels around 15 - 20 feet at most. Don't rely on it to brighten anything beyond that. The light from the flash simply does not have the time to travel back to the camera at greater distances. Try to get some supplemental lighting as direct flash is often the cause of many a ruined shot. If you are shooting people and have a flash for a DSLR try to get it away from the camera with a cord or wireless remote or bounce it off a white ceiling or wall for more flattering effects.