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bolderado02@yahoo.com
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      09-24-2003, 02:40 AM
I normally use traditional media for my art work (e.g. paint and
canvas etc). I would like to use PS as a mockup tool for some larger
than letter size canvas oriented projects. For instance, I can scan
or trace an image using my tablet into a PS image that is equivalent
to the size of the real life canvas. Then I would like to work on
this in PS and then output my work to a printer. The eventual goal
would be to use transfer paper to trace the images back to the canvas.
I hope you follow that.

The problem is this. Although it is easy to shrink the canvas sized
image down so that it all fits on one letter size page, that defeats
the purpose of what I want to do. I'd like to be able to print the
actual size on mulitple sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, line/arrange them in
the order they need to be to recreate the life size image and then
possibly tape them together. The net result would be a output on
multiple sheets to recreate the actual image size.

FYI, I can't afford an expensive printer that could handle a poster
sized piece of paper, otherwise I wouldn't be trying to use the
approach i suggest here.

I can't find anyway to do this.. Is it possible or do I need another
piece of software etc.

thanks in advance
 
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Tony Spadaro
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      09-24-2003, 04:52 AM
Make your Photoshop "canvas" the size of your real canvas at as low a dpi as
you can go and still expect to get the results you need from your printer.
Test by making a couple line drawings and use the minimum where your lines
don't give you problems when printed .
When you have settled on your final image divide it into 8x10 inch
rectangles. If your printer can put borders on files do a 1 or 2 pixel
border on each resulting file to make lining everything up easier. You can
also make a border within Photoshop if your printer does not have the
ability.
Print and assemble.
This is how I make posters bigger than my printer can print.

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> I normally use traditional media for my art work (e.g. paint and
> canvas etc). I would like to use PS as a mockup tool for some larger
> than letter size canvas oriented projects. For instance, I can scan
> or trace an image using my tablet into a PS image that is equivalent
> to the size of the real life canvas. Then I would like to work on
> this in PS and then output my work to a printer. The eventual goal
> would be to use transfer paper to trace the images back to the canvas.
> I hope you follow that.
>
> The problem is this. Although it is easy to shrink the canvas sized
> image down so that it all fits on one letter size page, that defeats
> the purpose of what I want to do. I'd like to be able to print the
> actual size on mulitple sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, line/arrange them in
> the order they need to be to recreate the life size image and then
> possibly tape them together. The net result would be a output on
> multiple sheets to recreate the actual image size.
>
> FYI, I can't afford an expensive printer that could handle a poster
> sized piece of paper, otherwise I wouldn't be trying to use the
> approach i suggest here.
>
> I can't find anyway to do this.. Is it possible or do I need another
> piece of software etc.
>
> thanks in advance



 
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Warren Sarle
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      09-24-2003, 04:59 AM
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> ... I'd like to be able to print the
> actual size on mulitple sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, line/arrange them in
> the order they need to be to recreate the life size image and then
> possibly tape them together.


First check your printer software. Many Epson printers can do
this automatically if you click on "Poster" in the layout tab.

If that won't work, in Photoshop choose the Slice Select tool
(not the Slice tool), click anywhere in the image, then click
on "Divide Slice" in the options bar. The dialog box will let
you specify how big you want the slices to be, both vertically
and horizontally. You can save each slice as a separate file
using Save For Web.

Assembling the pages will be much easier if you use a printer
that supports borderless printing.


 
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wally
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      09-24-2003, 01:06 PM
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>> ... I'd like to be able to print the
>> actual size on mulitple sheets of 8.5 x 11 paper, line/arrange them in
>> the order they need to be to recreate the life size image and then
>> possibly tape them together.

>
>First check your printer software. Many Epson printers can do
>this automatically if you click on "Poster" in the layout tab.
>
>If that won't work, in Photoshop choose the Slice Select tool
>(not the Slice tool), click anywhere in the image, then click
>on "Divide Slice" in the options bar. The dialog box will let
>you specify how big you want the slices to be, both vertically
>and horizontally. You can save each slice as a separate file
>using Save For Web.
>
>Assembling the pages will be much easier if you use a printer
>that supports borderless printing.
>

DIsagree here, seems most "borderless" printers blow up the image
a few percent when printing borderless insuring the slices won't
line up right :-(

You'll need to print dimensionally accurate prints and do
precision paper trimming to make things line up.

--wally.
 
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Bruce Johnstone
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      09-27-2003, 10:45 PM
CorelDraw/Photopaint can print tiled pages, even the older versions. Version
8 can be bought for $29.00, try a Google search.


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