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| p.1 #10 · Tiling to make very large prints |
Very strange...I have spent the last couple of hours first googling to see how to do this...then painstakingly working it out for myself with CS6; which fortunately I managed. Then I log on here and see this!!
I have just done a test using four A4 prints to make an A2 and allowing for the fact it was a rush job with plain paper I think the results (when done with care) will be good. Tomorrow I am going to work on a print that I shall print out as four A3s on my R2880.
My technique (in case anyone is interested) is, in a nutshell, to use the 'slice' options to exactly divide my final image into four, then copy each section and create a new image. This stage took about 5 minutes. This gives the four separate prints. I worked on the sizes and resolution so that I could get crop marks on the white borders I had left for this purpose.
I intend doing a little more experimentation before making the final print.....I am conscious of the amount of money that will be wasted if it goes wrong!
PS: I went to the Ansel Adams exhibition in London earlier in the week......on display were three wall size prints.
Reading the notes, it seemed Adams had a period when he wanted big prints...and he achieved it by tiling. Crudely in my opinion.....the joints were pretty obvious in places. But He did have to create the prints by projecting the image on a sheet of printing paper fixed to a wall to get the necessary enlargement; and having done that myself back in the 80s.....doing this with a computer and inkjet is a lot lot easier!!