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Posters from Photoshop

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Posters from Photoshop
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ok, i wanna print off like a poster-size image, how do i do that in photoshop so it will print off on more than one page, like an image 35 inches by 44 inches, i need it to print off in page by page segments
Our reply to a question sent in by: Jason
 
Jason wants to print a large size image and make it print on individual sheets -- or "tile" the image.
   Sorry, you won't want do that in Photoshop. To my knowledge it cannot be done in an automated fashion. To do so you would need to use the "slice" functions, and slice the image into printable, full-size images which you would then print one by one.
   There are utilities and drivers around that will interpolate your Photoshop file up to the size you need it and then tile it out to your printer. Programs like Pagemaker, Quark XPress, InDesign and Canvas will all tile the file handily.
   You should also check out your local output service or other services like Kinkos. Many will offer large format printing and be able to scale your file and print it to the exact size. While it will carry a cost, I think you might find the cost a bargain compared to the misery of trying to do it yourself -- not to mention wasted paper and printer ink.
 
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