designing museum exhibits

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by Allen Anderson, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    I need to design some large (3 feet x 4 feet), two-dimensional museum
    exhibits. The exhibits will combine text and images (which I can scan from
    maps, photos, etc). I want to use Adobe Photoshop CS. I completed a class
    in photoshop, but the projects were small.

    Any suggestions on getting started with such large projects? What
    resolution should I use? How can I keep the file sizes under control?

    Allen Anderson
    Allen Anderson, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. Allen Anderson

    tacit Guest

    For starters, don't attempt to lay out the entire exhibit in Photoshop.
    Do only the images in Photoshop, then put the images together in a page
    layout program like QuarkXPress or InDesign, and add your type in the
    page layout program.

    When I do large-format exhibits and trade show displays, I build the
    images at 300 pixels per inch. This usually creates images for trade
    show displays anywhere between 200 MB and a gigabyte in size. Photoshop
    will handle such images just fine, assuming your computer has enough
    hard drive space and memory -- and if it doesn't, you should probably
    consider upgrading your equipment before working on any large-format
    project. :)
    tacit, Apr 20, 2005
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