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Bhavna

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Reply #15 on: October 18, 2012, 09:51:43 AM
You're welcome Mary....that's what I like about PD everyone is here to help each other… :)
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Reply #16 on: October 18, 2012, 10:02:20 AM
You're welcome Mary....that's what I like about PD everyone is here to help each other… :)


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Reply #17 on: October 18, 2012, 05:14:00 PM
 ??? Aw nuts in a fruitcake! If you have succeeded Mary, I guess I'll have to give it a go. Some people are just too smart for MY own good.... mumble, mumble.
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Reply #18 on: October 24, 2012, 01:22:40 PM
awesome tut  :clap: :clap: :clap:


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Reply #19 on: October 25, 2012, 08:12:59 AM
Batman...you the man   :D ...

I saw this post, thought I will bookmark it for future reference...just in case I might need it  :whistle:.  Oh man, am I glad I did that  ^-^!!! Got a commission yesterday... I first tried on my own...no success...then remembered about this tutorial here... I have Photoshop Elements 9.  Your explanation, step by step...simply perfect!... I did that, saved it...will do the printing tomorrow... You seriously deserve a star for explaining it in such detail.   :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :thankyou:  :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 01:40:20 PM
I have pinned this hint so it will stay at the top and be easy to find  O0


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Reply #21 on: November 06, 2012, 06:31:27 AM
 Rkymtnmaryin Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 05:04:34 PM »

You said about being unable to copy the pics from the PDF to manipulate to larger sizes.

There's a few ways:

1. Now remember, it is best to have the latest Adobe reader for the stuff I say, as I don't know if it works in earlier versions. Click on Edit on the menu, then half way down there is an entry "Take a Snapshot". Make sure you have the tickbox on or turn it on if you don't. Then any time you need an image, zoom out to fit the full  page. Finally, just click somewhere in the image and it is copied to the clipboard. Then you can paste it to your image editor and resize to your heart's content to use in the tutorials.

2. To just get the image without the borders etc. Click the little Highlight Text button on the toolbar. It has a T in it and a little pencil. The trick with this is that turns of the snapshot tool. Next right click on the image in question and click Select Tool. Then left click the image - that turns it blue. Right click that blue area and Click Copy Image and again go from there.

3. Download one of the other free PDF readers (you can do the research on that one) some of them have this stuff built in that makes it a bit easier.

Hope that assists.

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Reply #22 on: November 06, 2012, 07:49:59 AM
Batman, Ok found the take a snapshot. But where in the world is a tickbox?  :2funny: :2funny:
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Reply #23 on: November 06, 2012, 08:47:52 AM
Batman!!!


Your instructions are amazing because I got it to work!!! This is huge for me because though I've been using picassa and the poster option for tiling, in order for me to even do so, I've had to take a pic of the template just to get it into picassa...and then, it comes out a little bigger than I want for watercolors...great for the oils but with the watercolors, all I wanted to be able to do was to make it fit into an 8-1/2 x 11 paper...I don't know what A4 paper is nor do I know its size but if different from my size paper, that could be what's giving me the problem...and this solves it!  I can't believe you'd made sense of my "problems!"   :thankyou: :thankyou: :thankyou:  and  :flowers:


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Reply #24 on: November 06, 2012, 01:30:35 PM
Nina, you just click "Take a Snapshot" and it turns a tick on to the left. Next time you drop down the menu it is automatically there.

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Reply #25 on: November 06, 2012, 01:46:26 PM
Rkmtnmary,

A3 paper is 297mm * 210mm.
Your 11 * 81/2 inch paper would translate as roughly 279mm * 216mm.

What it means is that I (because I live in Australia) work on ISO paper sizing, in this case A4, and yours is the American Letter size.

Don't worry, I have to modify the sizing of Dennis's instructions because he uses 12” x 16” (305 x 406mm) vs the standard A3 here which is 297mm * 420mm.

In order to to the exercises easily for myself, I just used the cardboard backing from an old A3 pad, and cut out a hole in the middle that gives me exactly an A4 border each time. Then I just lay it on a new sheet of paper and draw around the inside. The result is a super quick A4 bounding border exactly, every time.

Then I just copy the image from the PDF and adjust as necessary in Photoshop to get it to exactly A4 dimensions with a little cropping and imaging resizing and the whole process just becomes simple.

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Reply #26 on: February 19, 2013, 12:39:46 AM
is it pretty much the same for gimp users then.. as ive have been kicking about the idea of bigger canvases.. :angel:


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Reply #27 on: June 29, 2014, 01:24:14 PM
Thanks Nolan for sending me to this post!!!!  Batman the instructions were great.  This also works in PhotoImpact Draw.  Took me a few minutes to figure out but found it!!!!  Also, downloaded Picasa.  Boy this is wonderful.

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Reply #28 on: March 19, 2015, 06:45:18 AM
I have been using the free program called Poster It! Work pretty well for me. What I usually do is to save a B&W copy of the photo as a jpeg in my Windows picture file of reference photos. Then I just upload it into Poster It!, adjust the size for what I need (they have a print preview function) and print it out.
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