Large poster

Discussion in 'Photoshop Tutorials' started by sonsdad, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. sonsdad

    sonsdad Guest

    Hi Group

    I have a G4 Mac 10.4, 512ram and 400mhz running CS2. I want to produce a
    large poster 36" x 24" containing 36 images. I have been trying to do
    this using a grid but I am running into difficulties because of the size
    of the grid (449mb). I now wonder if this is the best way to produce the
    poster or is there a slicker way to do it?

    Thanks for looking
     
    sonsdad, Sep 21, 2007
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  2. sonsdad

    Joe Guest

    I guess there probably is "the best way" available, but I probably never
    find out, and you probably won't ever need it. Or it seems like what you
    really need is either "available way" or "possible way" but don't really
    want to wait for "the best way" which may never happen <bg>

    Well, I just wanna express how much I feel about "the best" when one
    doesn't even know ONE to compare <bg>.

    Now, back to "The Best" <bg>, I usually create large poster style from
    wedding and funeral photos, but mine requires Masking, Blending and few
    different tricks, and it requires some knowledge of Photoshop. And if you
    just want a simple way then.

    1. Create a large canvas WxHxR 36" x 24" and whatever PPI you need (300-ppi
    for example)

    2. Drag and Drop 36 images to the large poster. Arranging them to your
    liking

    3. Flat all layers (you will be looking at at least 37 layers) then

    - save to hard

    - transfer to CD or memory card

    - Take to photolab to have it printed

    4. That's it! enjoy the poster size. I said "poster size" not poster
    because creating a regular poster (like movie poster) will need more than
    just Drag & Drop.
     
    Joe, Sep 21, 2007
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    tacit Guest

    I would never do this as a single image in Photoshop. Instead, i would
    place all the images in a page layout program such as InDesign.
     
    tacit, Sep 21, 2007
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  4. sonsdad

    sonsdad Guest

    Hi
    Thanks for the quick response its very helpful. I did achieve the
    result I needed with iphoto ending up with a contact sheet with all the
    photos. The local lab can now work this up to the size I want from the
    file I have burnt to disc (or so they say!). Just a final question. Why
    was the grid itself such a massive file?

    Once again thanks for your help
     
    sonsdad, Sep 22, 2007
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  5. Because 36" x 24" (at 300 ppi?) is a lot of pixels, even if they are all
    white at the start of your project.
     
    Johan W. Elzenga, Sep 22, 2007
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  6. sonsdad

    sonsdad Guest

    Thanks for that, it was the white pixels that confused me
     
    sonsdad, Sep 22, 2007
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    KatWoman Guest

    not sure you can use t his for Mac but
    http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/

    fun thing I did not try but saw on flickr
     
    KatWoman, Sep 23, 2007
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  8. sonsdad

    D-Mac Guest

    I'll add to that that there are many layout or "draw" programs around if you
    don't already have one but almost none of these are colour managed so just
    be sure you save the images you intend to import as plain vanilla sRGB.

    Doug
     
    D-Mac, Sep 28, 2007
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