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Rachel
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      01-04-2004, 11:52 PM
Hello all,

I've just got Photoshop CS and I'd really like to use it to make some
stencils.

However the images that I want to make stencils are very small (approx 35 *
50 pixels each). They are block colour, black images on a white background
(like a shadow - i'm not very good at describing!)

I'd like to enlarge them to a much bigger size - A4ish (but not exactly A4,
I don't want to stretch it too far one way so it looks wonky! Something I
could print out on an A4 sheet of paper). However I know by doing this, it
will turn out pixellated. That's fine as I just need a big, general template
of which to hand trace a stencil out of.

Can anyone tell me how to do this?

Again, sorry for the newbie question which must seem blatantly simple to
you - i used Paint for years

Thanks
Rachel


 
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stupid_idiot
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      01-05-2004, 12:04 AM
it sounds as though your stencils are not too complex or intricate. As such, I would take my pen
tool (toggle path) and trace the artwork on a new layer. This should 'create a path' for you.
Next, I would then change my document size and resolution to the desired output. Under the paths
tab under your layers palette, make selection.


"Rachel" <lumiere-@UNFntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:bH1Kb.17130$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hello all,
>
> I've just got Photoshop CS and I'd really like to use it to make some
> stencils.
>
> However the images that I want to make stencils are very small (approx 35 *
> 50 pixels each). They are block colour, black images on a white background
> (like a shadow - i'm not very good at describing!)
>
> I'd like to enlarge them to a much bigger size - A4ish (but not exactly A4,
> I don't want to stretch it too far one way so it looks wonky! Something I
> could print out on an A4 sheet of paper). However I know by doing this, it
> will turn out pixellated. That's fine as I just need a big, general template
> of which to hand trace a stencil out of.
>
> Can anyone tell me how to do this?
>
> Again, sorry for the newbie question which must seem blatantly simple to
> you - i used Paint for years
>
> Thanks
> Rachel
>
>



 
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AKsteve
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      01-07-2004, 08:01 AM
If pixelation doesn't matter then just go:
image>image size
and then put in the size you want. (Be sure to leave to constrain
proportions checked

Steve
"Rachel" <lumiere-@UNFntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:bH1Kb.17130$(E-Mail Removed)...
> Hello all,
>
> I've just got Photoshop CS and I'd really like to use it to make some
> stencils.
>
> However the images that I want to make stencils are very small (approx 35

*
> 50 pixels each). They are block colour, black images on a white background
> (like a shadow - i'm not very good at describing!)
>
> I'd like to enlarge them to a much bigger size - A4ish (but not exactly

A4,
> I don't want to stretch it too far one way so it looks wonky! Something I
> could print out on an A4 sheet of paper). However I know by doing this, it
> will turn out pixellated. That's fine as I just need a big, general

template
> of which to hand trace a stencil out of.
>
> Can anyone tell me how to do this?
>
> Again, sorry for the newbie question which must seem blatantly simple to
> you - i used Paint for years
>
> Thanks
> Rachel
>
>



 
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