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ImBatman

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on: October 17, 2012, 04:08:17 PM
Hi all

C. Bodine asked me to create a post of how to export a Photoshop image to PDF to allow tiling (which Photoshop doesn't directly allow easily)

I use Photoshop from CS5, which is version 12.0. Also, I have Acrobat Reader X installed. This is important (I think) because apparently only the later versions of the reader allow for this tiling.

Assuming you have an image ready to save as PDF in Photoshop:

1. Choose File > Save As
2. In the Format dropdown box, choose "Photoshop PDF (*.PDF, *.PDP)"
3. On the Save Adobe PDF dialog, in the Compatibility: dropdown box, chose Acrobat 9 (PDF 1.8) 3. Choose Save PDF from the resulting box (you may have to bypass another dialog or not, depending on some of your previous settings
4. Then click the Save PDF (if you get a confirmation, just OK/Yes it)

(the next set of steps will work with any oversized PDF, not just ones created above. Say if you grab a biggie from  elsewhere.)
5. Open Acrobat Reader X
6. Choose File > Open and select the PDF from where ever you saved it.
7. Chose File Print
8. On the Print dialog click the "Poster" button uner the "Page Sizing & Handling" section.
9. Click the "Cut Marks" tick box just under that if it isn't already ticked. Then click Print.

After printing the best thing is to remove only enough of the edges to allow some overlapping to tape it together. You cut at the little cut mark +'s at the corners.

Here's an example I did as a demo.

Two full sheets:
Pre cutting to assemble
Pre cutting to assemble

Taped after only cutting one edge at cut mark on one page, leaving an overlap.
Post cutting & taping
Post cutting & taping


I know this has been asked many times, so I hope this is of some assistance.

Batman.
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C.Bodine

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Reply #1 on: October 17, 2012, 05:43:21 PM
 :clap:  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: Haven't tried it yet, Batman, but thank you for the very detailed lesson!!! I will try it tomorrow! Great step by step!!!! :thankyou:  :thankyou:
Christina


Bhavna

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Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 06:28:22 PM
I tried picasa's create poster option for printing as tiles. It is very easy just install Picasa (you can download it for http://picasa.google.com) then add the image in picasa.

- Click the Create menu.
- Select Make a Poster.
- Select the poster size and the paper size. Keep these tips in mind:
A larger poster size requires you to print more pages.
The 'Overlap tiles' option will cause the image on each sheet to slightly overlap, making it easier to line them up and attach them later.
-Click the OK button.
 or you can follow this link - http://support.google.com/picasa/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=19534

Bhavna


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Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 06:48:02 PM
Wow, Batman and Bhavna -

I think even I might be able to follow these instructions though Picasa looks more like something I can handle.  How generous of you both...Thank you very much.


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Reply #4 on: October 17, 2012, 08:00:32 PM
Please forgive my ignorance but what is the purpose of doing this?  Afraid I don't understand and would like to!   :uglystupid2:


C.Bodine

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Reply #5 on: October 17, 2012, 08:15:49 PM
For enlarging photos to transfer to canvas.
Christina


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Reply #6 on: October 17, 2012, 09:07:59 PM
Northbound

Allows you to take an image (maybe from photo) and transfer to a larger canvas without using the grid method. ie by Shading the back, tiling the pages on larger canvas and retracing.

For those who are a little less than advanced drawers.

Batman.
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Reply #7 on: October 18, 2012, 05:05:36 AM
Ohhh!  I feel stupid!  Thanks for explaining!   :thankyou:  :blush:


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Reply #8 on: October 18, 2012, 05:11:21 AM
 Faith,     :nono:  The "S" word isn't allowed on PB!!!  Never feel stupid about not having an understanding of something or asking a question! We all have moments where we need clarification on something! :)
Christina


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Reply #9 on: October 18, 2012, 05:17:19 AM
Thanks for the helps and the links my dear Paintbasket friends. 

I have bookmarked this page!

I have Picasa, so will definitely give this a try,   ------ well, when I get time.   :)
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Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 06:52:08 AM
 :thankyou: for explaining how to do this in such detail.   :1hug:
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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 07:04:34 AM
Batman or anyone else who might be able to answer this question for me?

I found it's one thing to copy a photo I've done from my own files into Paint - (I have Microsoft 7) but when it comes to the templates that I get through adobe, I can't isolate the page if I'm using the pdf template which would make me have to print the entire document enlarged  rather than the single page I need.  The watercolor ones that come as a 3 page document also don't give me the ability to copy one page and move to a program...I can print, yes, but can't copy.  And even at that, I can't enlarge them even when I hit "fit to page" because they come out exactly as I see them on the screen and I can't copy into any other program to enlarge it anyway.  I hope that makes sense.  I've gotten away with sometimes being able to draw out the edges of the template freehand but I haven't been able to do the last several watercolor classes because the templates as printed are too small and I'd have to be using size 0 brushes.  It's been a very frustrating problem for me because I honestly don't have time to works with grids.  I hope I'm communicating my problem accurately...this is a real impediment for me. 


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Reply #12 on: October 18, 2012, 07:24:48 AM
I'm not sure what's not working for you Mary-I have window's 7 as well.  :confused:

My printer has page scaling-what kind of printer are you using?
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Rkymtnmary

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Reply #13 on: October 18, 2012, 07:34:13 AM
I'm not sure what's not working for you Mary-I have window's 7 as well.  :confused:

My printer has page scaling-what kind of printer are you using?


Thanks, Natalie...I'm using an HP 6700...I've never seen any kinds of capabilities like we're talking about...but I've never tried to approach it using the preference options in that software.  I'll check it though...that would certainly make life easier.  Thanks for trying to help. :)


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Reply #14 on: October 18, 2012, 08:57:59 AM
Alert the media!!!  I did it!  I used the Picasa program and produced a tiled pic...I'm stunned...I can't tell you how much this means to me!  THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!  :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:


 

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