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Forum topic by Eric posted 03-22-2015 12:45 AM 794 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-22-2015 12:45 AM

How can I make a printable pattern from a photoshop (jpg) file. I have drawn some curves for sleigh bed legs using photoshop and would like to print the pattern in full scale multiple sheets with those little target things to line up.

-- Eric

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#1 posted 03-22-2015 01:21 AM

Not sure how big they have to be, but you should be able to go to a copy shop, (kinko’s) some (Office Depots)etc,
and they can copy your picture and blow it up for you, again depending on the size you may be able to get it on 1 page. If not they should be able to tile it for you.

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#2 posted 03-22-2015 01:25 AM

Pictures can be imported into Sketchup then traced around. Sketchup has a tile printing feature.

Of course if you’re going to do that, it’s probably easier to just make the curves inside Sketchup to begin with.

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#3 posted 03-22-2015 01:33 AM

I’d just open it up with your image processing software, scale it to size and print.. I do it all the time for scroll saw patterns. One pattern, can be scaled to whatever size blank I would like to use or happen to have; multiple times and multiple sizes.


PS: If it needs to spam multiple sheets, scale to full size and then crop out each page individually.

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#4 posted 03-22-2015 06:29 AM

This might do what you want.

The eval version is free and will give you an idea if it will work for you.

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#5 posted 03-22-2015 10:57 AM

I can see that woodgears web site above could have a lot of applications for wood working…...............

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#6 posted 04-07-2015 02:48 AM

I found a overhead projector on craigslist for 20 bucks, I just print stuff out and then make copies onto transparency paper and blow it up on the wall and make it what ever size I want too.

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#7 posted 04-07-2015 04:17 AM

PS doesn’t have a tiling feature to do this. If I use PS for an outline, I save it as a PDF and use Acrobat Reader to tile (divide a large outline over multiple pages.)

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