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Aug 11, 2007, 10:00 PM
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How to Tile with Photoshop

I'm not sure how to do this in photoshop I'm running ver.7 any help?
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Aug 11, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Aug 12, 2007, 12:10 AM
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Are you trying to print tiled plans? Or something do else?

There isn't really a good way to tile print, but you can get the job done by using the Position options in the Print menu.

First check that Scale is set to 100% rather than "Scale to fit media".

Uncheck the "Center image" box.

Now change the Position values to get the preview image into one corner, print it, then offset your way around leaving an inch or two of overlap. You may want to add a few temporary horizontal and vertical reference lines to the image file to make it easier to assemble.

Aug 12, 2007, 01:35 AM
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Aug 12, 2007, 05:18 AM
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This site has a ton of video tutorials for photoshop:
Aug 12, 2007, 12:32 PM
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Bob I do not use Photoshop. I use another image editor. This is a down and dirty way that may help. I will sometimes grid off an image into 7.5" X 10" inch pattern of lines. Then I can print out the separate areas with the lines showing on each sheet. Then trim the sheet to the lines and join them up. It is not pretty, but would work great for scaling aircraft plans.

Probably someone with some experience with Photoshop will have a better idea.



Oops, just read Matt's post and he already covered my suggestions.
Last edited by High Flyin'; Aug 12, 2007 at 12:49 PM.
Aug 12, 2007, 01:04 PM
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FWIW, I have worked in Photoshop - for money - since ver 3.0. PS has never implemented a Tile Print option for large images. You can, of course, get tile printing in Adobe Acrobat for "only" $299. The only methods I came up with for tiling images were labor intensive, required a different layer for each tile, and required some serious eyeballing.
Aug 12, 2007, 09:43 PM
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Lot of variables in your question but here is a real cheap and dirty method
save your picture as a bmp. (if its a acrobat file cut and paste the plan)
open it in windows paint
Paint will do an auto "tile" when it prints if the picture is bigger than one page
Aug 12, 2007, 09:56 PM
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Adobe Illustrator will tile print. It is also a great program for making graphics, drawing plans, templates for lettering etc. Has a lot of drawing aids, grids and stuff. You can also scale plans by importing them and resizing. It's not cheap and is a bear to learn to use but it will do a lot of stuff.
Aug 12, 2007, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Bobnormal
I'm not sure how to do this in photoshop I'm running ver.7 any help?
What make of printer do you have? Some printer models, Epson, Canon will have a poster printing mode. If yours does the tiling is realitivly simple. Make sure print size is set to 1:1 (add register marks if you like, but, not necessary) tell printer to poster print and you have it.
Aug 13, 2007, 12:24 AM
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I don't use Photoshop, but if you use Microsoft Office Professional, you have MS Publisher which can tile pages. Create a new blank document and set the page size to a custom size that is at least as tall and wide as you will need (in inches). Then when printing, specify how much overlap you want.

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