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Policies: Designing 16:9 Images PDF of this article

Last modified on 02/15/2018 12:52 pm CST


Graphics with a 16:9 aspect ratio are used to advertise scheduled events sponsored by recognized UW-Eau Claire student organizations and student government. A 16:9 aspect ratio is also required for large LCD displays and the media wall if these are used for building-wide events.

16:9 Graphic

Creating a 16:9 image in InDesign

  • Create a new web document measuring 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high, or a new print document measuring 26.6667 inches wide and 15 inches high.
  • Design the graphic for your event. The smallest type should be no smaller than 14 point.
  • Export the graphic to JPEG format (File > Export > JPEG).
  • Set quality to High; format method to Baseline; resolution to 72 pixels per inch; and color space to RGB.

InDesign 16:9 Web

InDesign 16:9 Print
 

Creating a 16:9 image in Photoshop

  • Create a file 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high, with a resolution of 72 pixels per inch, in RGB color mode.
  • Design the graphic for your event.
  • Save the file (File > Save As) as a JPEG.

Photoshop 16:9
 

Creating a 16:9 image in Illustrator

  • Create a file measuring 1920 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high, RGB color mode, with raster effects set to Screen (72 ppi).
  • Design the graphic for your event.
  • Export the graphic to JPEG format (File > Export > JPEG).
  • Set quality to 10, the highest setting, and confirm that the image is in RGB color mode.

Illustrator 16:9
 

Creating a 16:9 image in PowerPoint

This method creates a smaller image that will not appear as clearly, but the proportions are correct.

  • Create a presentation slide in Widescreen 16:9 slide size.
  • Design the graphic for your event.
  • Save the file (File > Save As) as a JPEG.

PowerPoint 16:9
 

Printing Services has student graphic designers on staff who can create custom graphics for student organizations, academic departments, administrative offices and external clients.

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