large museum exhibits

Discussion in 'Photoshop' 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?

    Thanks,
    Allen Anderson
     
    Allen Anderson, Apr 20, 2005
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  2. Could you give us more information about what sort of output this project
    will be going to?

    As for resolution, if you're talking about pixel density, I'd suggest
    around 300dpi for anything going to print.

    As for file sizes, they're simply going to be large. Just make sure you
    have a lot of RAM in your machine... you're going to need it. :)
     
    Stephen Edwards, Apr 20, 2005
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  3. Allen Anderson

    Marsupilami Guest


    Hummm, 300 dpi for such large images?
    are you about to tell us that you are allowed to use NASA comps?

    Maybe the OP wants to tell you the kind of machines used to print
    Offset, large inkjet printers, silkscreen...
    if a rope prevent people to look the image very close, (as usual in museums)
    there's no need to apply
    the 300 dpi dogma...
     
    Marsupilami, Apr 20, 2005
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    Scruff Guest

    Yes, that is a large file.
    Maybe try Corel Draw and save the finished item as an Adobe Illustrator
    file.
    That would keep the quality up and the file size down.
     
    Scruff, Apr 20, 2005
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    Flo Nelson Guest

    I do mostly screen and web stuff, but a friend who does print told me about
    a large project she did - the project was broken into sections and she
    created one file per section. For such an important project I would get
    advice from the printer and perhaps also do a google search and see if you
    can find a tutorial.

    Flo
     
    Flo Nelson, Apr 20, 2005
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  6. Steve,

    Thanks for your help.

    The exhibits will be mounted outdoors on the side of an old train station.
    The printer will be printing on a durable board called "die bond" (I
    believe).
    Each exhibit will contain about 6 - 10 images and explanatory text.
     
    Allen Anderson, Apr 20, 2005
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  7. Thanks Flo,

    I tried google, and couldn't find anything within the first sevral dozen
    hits. Your suggest6ion regarding multiple files may work.

    Allen Anderson
     
    Allen Anderson, Apr 20, 2005
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