Help! So I’ve finally figured out how to make some passably good halftones. I took a new file in Illustrator CC and created areas of halftone shading from gradients and it looks good.
Then, I re-read the guidelines for the umpteenth time and I’m confused! The guidelines say, I think, if you’re using Illustrator, just keep the gradients and they’ll create halftones should they choose to print the shirt. However, for the thumbnail JPEGs, I need to do the halftones? It seems they just won’t look the same.
Am I reading those instructions correctly?
Do you use illustrator files for the thumb and comp files? In what format?
Also, when mailing woot the illustrator file, do you submit it with all the layers as an .ai file, or do you convert it over to something else?
I’m probably making this more complicated than I should, but I’m trying to not break the rules I didn’t realize I’ve been breaking all along! Little shell-shocked!