How To Tile Print In Photoshop | How To Make Big Prints By Using Multiple Sheets Of Paper

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How To Make Big Prints By Using Multiple Sheets Of Paper

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Today. I’m going to show you how to produce these multi page prints as we can see. I’ve produced a photograph. The size of two feet tall and two and three quarter feet wide by printing on each sheet of a4 paper, it takes no longer than 15 minutes to divide the image up into Photoshop and less than half an hour to print so without further ado, let’s begin so here we are in. Photoshop, and I’m now about to divide this image up, which is a portrait of two of my sisters. I’m going to divide the soap and produce an itchy print. And, however, the only difference to the images between this and the ones I’ve shown you before is the fact this is going to be a portrait crop, a portrait orientation rather than the landscape ones. I showed you before so what I’m going to do is I’m just going to open this image in Photoshop, and the first thing we’re going to do is we’re going to crop it. Now we need to familiarize familiarize ourselves with the paper sizes And this is this is where if you look down in the description? I’ll have the paper sizes for air 4 If you don’t know them already, but this is where your basic arithmetic skills come in, and it’s basically just simple multiplication, so the five hundred and ninety four mil that comes from the fact we multiply in the the two hundred ninety seven mil side twice, and the 840 is two hundred and ten times four, so that basically just means we’re going to be using about eight sheets of paper to produce this portrait. So I’m just got the paper sizes up in there just so I can constrain the crop to how I want it. I know what it’s going to look like roughly on the page or pages I should say so. I’m quite happy with that crop there, so I’m going to apply that crop and now the next step is interpolating the image, so I’m going to go from image to image size, and I’m going to select the enlargement rules to bicubic smoother as you can see, it says there best for enlargement. I’m going to click OK to the up. I’m going to set this to millimeters and our resolution. We want 300 pixels per inch. This is just mean, it’s a lot. It’s a lot quicker. The quality’s a lot better, but it’s also a lot quicker to creat, creating those new documents, which ultimately saves us time so now. I’ve done that and just going to click OK as you notice. The image is enlarged. The next step is sharpening for the print, so I’m going to click view and I’m going to click print size. You can also do that by using the magnifying glass and clicking print size. So now I’ve got the image, it print size and all roughly how sharp it’s going to be, and I want a bit more sharpness, because obviously we’re viewing this from a distance and I want the hair. Let’s just have a little bit more bite because to me, that’s not, that’s quite soft, so I’m going to go to filter sharpen Unsharp mask as you can see. I’ve already set the levels. I like room before, and I’m happy with that as you can see. I’ve got just enough detail that I like in the hair. I’ll toggle the previews. Just so you can see. I just want a gentle little lift. I’m happy with that gentle little lift, so I’m going to click OK, and that’s sharpen the image for printing to how I want it. So now the next step is to just create the guides and then cook the bits out for the image so to create the guides, we need to know that we’ve made the image 594 millimeters wide, so that’s 2 lengthways wide and you’ll see as I create the guides. How what I mean when it’s 2 lengths or is wide, I’m going to go to view. I’m going to go to new guide vertical. I’m going to have the first one is 0 as you can see. We’ve got the one on the left, the second one. I’ll have is 594 millimeters and then the third 297 millimeters. So now we’ve divided the middle, so we know where the two sides are. Now you can start creating the other sheets. I’m going to go to new guide, horizontal and zero. I’m going to keep doing that. Well, because now this is the smaller side. I’m going to do this. In two hundred and ten million increments, So start from – 10 mil. I have selected the right orientations, All right, so two hundred and ten millimeters four hundred and twenty millimeters 630 mil and the last one eight hundred and forty millimeters. Now, with these guides, we can see what? I mean how the paper is going to lie length ways for this particular image so now. I’ve established that we can select the square marquee tool, the rectangular marquee tool, whatever you want to call it, and we’re just going to select from these marks like that and just select them within the grid. Now the beauty of this is because we’ve made these guides is that it snaps to them and we get a very accurate. Well, pretty much precise bang on cut of what we want so. I’m going to copy that, and I’m going to make a new document and we’re going to select international paper and air for, however, because we’re doing these lengthways, the easier way is to switch the width in height across, so we want to 97 to 210 and it’s a good idea to see if this is a preset just to speed up the process. So I’m going to call this air for rotation 90 degrees or, in fact, I’ll call F or Horton rotation horizontal so notice how we’ve got 300 pixels per inch 210 millimeters at all in 297 millimeters wide, and we can click okay to that. I’m just going to quickly set that to Dolby RGB. Okay, click OK now. We’ve copied this first bit in. I can pierce that in Ill. Go back to my original document. Move the market across right and copy that. Create a new document preset a full rotation horizontal. Okay, pace the next one in now what I’m going to do here is the way I’m Pierceton is. I’m going from left to right and moving down. So left, right, left right left, right. This just makes the printing order a lot easier to interpret and just makes managing where each chip goes a little bit easier so again. A full rotation horizontal. Okay, here’s the next picture in. I’m going to keep doing this. It’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with keyboard shortcuts just to speed up this process. I’m using Ctrl N to create a new document and ctrl C to copy obviously on a Mac. That’s command instead of control as we can see, this is probably the quickest process or out of it all apart from the interpolation and just for the last image. And there we are so as we can see. If we move through the documents we’re going from left to right, moving down to the next layer left to right left to right left to right, and because we’re going to print the bottom, the last document last that land up on the bottom. So when we actually go to put the print up, we’re looking from, we’re picking the first image up, which will be the top, so it’s pretty much it there. That’s the Photoshop divisions done. Now it’s time to go print it. Remember when you’re doing prints like this? Where, or rather when you’re doing jobs like this where it requires a lots of paper, it’s always a good idea to make sure you have some sort of cheap ink supply or just cartridges. That will last as you can see here. I’ve got a continuous ink supply and the reason I like using one of them for these jobs is because I know for a fact it’s good. I’m going to have the same consistent results between every print, and as you can see, all it is is, I’ve just got this external reservoir and the tanks leading to the print cartridges, which are in the head. They’re simple as cheap only works out about 50 pounds of cartridge instead of 15 and it’s good ink. Good dying so now. I’ve got the printer plugged in as we can see here. We are ready to print. Ignore those ink levels because, obviously. I’ve got the continuous ink suppliers. So the printer is a liar. That’s right, kids. Don’t just print ISM now. I’m going to go to file print and we’re going to set the printer up, so I’m going to have it scale the image to fit the media print settings now. Obviously, this is just my Epson Stylus 60 X 60 50 and you can do this with pretty much Any printer that does borderless prints, but make sure you select borderless, It says the quality mere decline in the area of the bottom on top of the print that is true to an extent. Obviously, some printers can do borderless without quality decline. But sometimes if you look closely, you may notice a little bit of banding not to worry, because when you do actually stand back and look at it, you don’t really tend to notice it am+. You normally more amazed at the size of the print anywhere so. I’m going to click that I don’t want before to enhance because that tends to blow out the shadows and stuff like that, and let’s be honest. Epson, don’t know how I want my picture, so I’m going to click. OK, that’s going to have positioned my image to how I want it now. I can click, print and Photoshop CS6 is going to remember these settings. So that was my printer whirring away there. I’m just going to queue up the other pages as well. I’ll just make sure scale to fit media, print and noisy printers being noisy and it’s going to keep queueing the jobs. Let’s go print as you can see. There’s a small percentage there, but it’s negligible print, and that’s the last one print. So now if I look at the document queue for my printer, we can see. I’ve got there eight sheets. That’s going to print in order so you can see. I’ve got the first one all the way up to the last one it’s sorted, so that’s pretty much. Everything done on the computer for now so we can just tell that to go over here now you can see its printing sorted. We’ll get a slope or progressing. I like to make sure I’m using the slow settings on the printer to select which drives the ball puts paper on top of paper and then paper sticks to each other. And I get through five prints. Good thinking, Batman, all right, so now that the prints are done and just I’m not going to bother mounting them. However, I’m going to show you how the look laid out. So this is my pile of prints and this should be dry by now, so I’m just going to start laying them out. Obviously we printed left to right, so we laid out right to left, and it’s just as simple as that. It’s always it if you want, you can even line up different parts of the prints and mount them and cut them later as we can see, everything will line up. We put on there, and then you can start mounting these two pieces of card or foam board and create your very own big large prints like that, and it’s big enough to sit on so four hundred to sit on people. There you go well. I hope this video has been somewhat helpful to you. If you ever want to make prints big enough to sit on your prints, big enough to cover your living room walls. I can do here and give it a thumbs up like, subscribe. Whatever there’s probably going to be more stupid videos like this. Brace yourselves! Thanks for watching.