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Old 10-05-07, 11:01 AM
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I basically created a 20x30 poster that i want to tile print onto regular 8x11 sheets. whats the best way to do this on photoshop? If i can't is there a way to do this with something else? (i don't have illustrator). Thanks.
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find tutorials on slicing (can do in either photoshop or imageready).

or, for a little more fun, you can rasterbate - http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
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Here's how I would do it:
Turn on "snap"
Show rulers
Drag out some guides to section off the individual page areas
Then one by one, select each page's worth of picture and copy
then go to create new, it will automatically be the size of whatever you last copied
paste in what you just copied
This way you're making seperate documents for each page you intend to print
you might need to make each "section" slightly smaller than the full 8.5x11 or you risk losing a bit on the sides depending on your printer-then you'll have to trim the edges or overlap the pages
if you don't know how to do any of these steps I can get more specific
Anyway there may be a better way to go about this, but that's how I would do it.
Also my method for precision cutting of paper: Lay down a solidish peice of posterboard (this will be your cutting surface)
Lay down a ruler right along the edge you want to cut- I have a metal one that's nice and thin
take an exacto knife with a nice fresh blade and run that bad boy down along the side of the ruler. Takes a little practice to nail it, but this is how I cut out all my DVD covers. Hope this helps!
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yeah thanks, thats probably the easiest way to do it. doesn't have to be perfect but im spending more time trying to figue this out than it took to make the stupid poster.

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