Sectioning a poster image to print in sections to assemble again in a same size printed poster image

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Sounds confusing, but I have a 64"x32" size poster image. My printer is a standard 11"x8.5" printer. I want to section the 64"x32" image into 11"x8.5" sections in photoshop, print all those sections and then re-assemble them to a 64"x32" poster size.

 

Is this possible in Photoshop?

 

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Sectioning a poster image to print in sections to assemble again in a same size printed poster image

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Sounds confusing, but I have a 64"x32" size poster image. My printer is a standard 11"x8.5" printer. I want to section the 64"x32" image into 11"x8.5" sections in photoshop, print all those sections and then re-assemble them to a 64"x32" poster size.

 

Is this possible in Photoshop?

 

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watch this guy - the slice tool behind the crop tool

personally i would do it manually by eye and dragging the large image across inside a smaller 11x8.5 canvas and printing one at a time... move it across print... move it across print etc... and maybe give myself some overlap ... you could also overlay some 11x8.5 rectangle shapes as a guide on seperate layer.... but try this.....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKWsCz2OINU

 

 

 

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it needs measurements in pixels so 11 x 8.5 (at 300 dpi) should be 3300 x 2550 pixels 🤔

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If you place your image into InDesign or save as a PDF, both InDesign and Acrobat have automatic tiling in the Print dialog box. Photoshop does not. I watched the video with slices and don't like it because it changes the file format and does not have any overlap between the sections.

 

If you are going to use Photoshop, you might:

  • Save, then Save As
  • do some math. For instance, 11x3=33" and you have 32", so you can have 3 tiles in that direction with .5" overlap
  • once you have equal sizes, create a custom size for the rectangular marquee tool
  • select each section and Cmd+J to copy it to a new layer, preserving the original layer
  • Print each section and tape together

For the final, you will want to use a full size printer. Go to a print shop if you don't have one.

 

It will be easiest if you can do this through InDesign or Acrobat:

 

Tile printing in InDesign:

https://helpx.adobe.com/nz/indesign/using/printing-thumbnails-oversized-documents.html

 

Tile printing in Acrobat or Acrobat Reader:

https://helpx.adobe.com/acrobat/kb/print-posters-banners-acrobat-reader.html

 

~ Jane

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