ok, at this point it seems I've finished the texturization of the 15mm stuff, and I obviously finished 15mm templates as well - at least, for the moment...
what I need at this point is some tips on how to pdf-ize all that stuff, since it's really the first time I've needed to do it;
now, regarding the "save as .pdf" issue of each single image, I've got no real problem, I work under Photoshop and I only need to select pdf as the output format; what I wanted to know is whether I need to use an A4 wide canvas or whatever; you know, when I print my stuff I usually edit it altogheter with photoshop on a canvas that's just as wide as my printer's print area, but since I have to release this stuff for anyone to use under acrobat reader, I wouldn't want to go into size issues;
so, will it be ok if I just save as .pdf a canvas smaller than A4 format (to be sure the content doesn't exceed some printers' print areas)?
or should I use an A4 sized canvas and try to adjust the images inside so that they don't go out the borders?
also, are there any other settings I should know to get this done?
and finally, how can I put the various single-page pdfs I'm gonna have into one single .pdf file?
I know I'm kind of an info beggar, just bear with me if you can, any help will be greatly appreciated!
I usually size my bits and pieces to fit inside a 7x9 square, this is the craftrobo safe region and also means safe printing for a4 or letter size. It does waste some paper however...
If you stick the registration marks on your files for craftrobo, even if you dont want to do gsd files someone else may do it in the future and it makes things much easier for sharing of the gsd files for everyone
For multipage pdfs I've used several different things: ~ a printer pdf software ie the pdf creater appears s a printer and you simply print to it and it spans pages as per normal.
~ Adobe Indesign 4 ( I did more watching than using ), but it's similar to scribus but generates layered pdf's correctly.
~ lastly Scribus which I really like but it doesn't correctly support the generation of layered PDF's which is a bit of a bummer, but it's excellent for standard no layered pdf creation.
Looking forward to the release
"There is wisdom in turning as often as possible from the familiar to the unfamiliar: it keeps the mind nimble, it kills prejudice, and it fosters humour." George Santayana, philosopher (1863-1952)
ok, I got how to put different pdfs into a single file (luckily my macbook pro's preview feature does it from itself, just drag & drop and that's great! thanks, Daddy Steve... );
now I'd only like to know which settings should I format my pdfs to, as they end up being really really big (IIRC even 20MB per page), is there a compression setting I can input while not losing too much detail?
lastly, as it seems that if I save my .pdfs as they are, then they appear without border altogether on the sheets, I think I'll follow your lead and just open one of Jim's sets, remove all that's inside and put my stuff there, it's quicker I think
cowboyleland: Now I have seen it. It doesn't advance our hobby, but anyone with half a brain who wanted 2nd rate figures could easily figure this out for themselves so I guess he isn't doing any harm.
Mar 19, 2019 17:53:59 GMT -9
berneart76: well, this is fun, (not) transferring all my papercrafting sets into the cloud. The stuff I got from DriveTrhruRPG was simple with their library desktop app,but my other stuff, sometimes with multiple duplicate copies is entertaining.
Mar 1, 2019 15:44:32 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King I usually use a mix of drybrush/watercolor/photocopy and occasionally posterizing at different levels of opacity.
Feb 26, 2019 20:46:54 GMT -9
berneart76: Vermin King, that's similar to the enhancing that I do on my texturing. I've found that sometimes I need to scale up or scale down the image (usually by 50 or 25 percent down or 200 or 300 percent up) to make get the enhancements to look "right"
Feb 26, 2019 20:44:53 GMT -9
Vermin King: On the zebras, I did multiple enhancements and cartoon filters and used them at 100%, and they still didn't look that different than the photos
Feb 26, 2019 12:27:26 GMT -9
Vermin King: When I make a figure or terrain piece based on a photo, I clean it up and align things to look 'right', then I create another layer and do enhancing and cartoonizing on it. I then adjust opacity over the photo image until it looks good. On the zebras,
Feb 26, 2019 12:26:35 GMT -9
Vermin King: berneart76, do you mean giving them green or purple manes and tails? and a few piercings? maybe a cig hanging out of their mouths?
Feb 26, 2019 12:24:18 GMT -9
Vermin King: cartoonizing a zebra doesn't do much
Feb 20, 2019 5:59:28 GMT -9
Vermin King: And due to the snow, I'm off tonight. I am going to miss the cash on the paycheck, but I'm glad they want their employees to be safe
Feb 15, 2019 10:52:24 GMT -9
ignatious: Actually I was referring to the two previous posts. I was trying to be subtle in order to sublimate the crassness. Read them again, but in Mel Brooks voice while he is winking, and nudging the person to his right.
Feb 9, 2019 13:38:11 GMT -9
Vermin King: Sure. Euphemize us
Feb 8, 2019 18:40:48 GMT -9
ignatious: would anyone care for a euphemism?
Feb 8, 2019 13:40:27 GMT -9
cowboyleland: We hadn't had snow for a few days. Last night the plow came down my street and did nothing but fill every ones driveways back in. Just for practice, I guess.
Feb 8, 2019 7:48:16 GMT -9
Vermin King: In KC we had an ice storm (with thunder sleet) the other night. Left things drivable, but last night the plow came down my street. They took all the rough edges off. Might as well have ran a Zamboni...
Feb 8, 2019 6:42:32 GMT -9
okumarts: Vermin King... Mind Blown!
Feb 5, 2019 19:32:30 GMT -9