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adjusting the scales
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Author:  hardlec [ Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:03 am ]
Post subject:  adjusting the scales

I opened one of my western town buildings in Photoshop to change the scale.
The building appears to be in HO or 1:82 scale. I need it in 30mm or 1:50 scale. Well, the easy part is that I need to enlarge the building 82/50 or increase 164%.
I could increase the image, but then it won't fit on the paper. I can't seem to select pieces and move them. Using Illustrator doesn't help.
Should I use a different program? My Photoshop/Illustrator are older.

To make buildings look marvelous on a tabletop, for railroad or game use, I like to print at least two copies, mount one on mat board cut it out and make the bones of the building. I then cut out window and door frames and glue them over the base to give some depth. Sometimes I cut the windows out completely and add clear plastic.
With the cost of ink, it is much more effective to make extra copies of the small parts rather than make multiple copies of the whole model.

Thanks for the help.

Author:  willygoat [ Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:30 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: adjusting the scales

Have you tried using GIMP? It's a freeware program that's similar in function and purpose s Photoshop. FOr enlarging, you could cut and past pieces and enlarge each piece by the same factor. It'll be VERY important to do each part the same in order to ensure correct fit.

Author:  Wad_Cutter [ Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:43 am ]
Post subject:  Re: adjusting the scales

Coach I might have to come back to you on this one about scaling up or down models at a later date. This subject just screws my mind up. wc

Author:  Mike Melendez [ Sat Nov 24, 2012 7:09 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: adjusting the scales

I might have tried Gimp, which I use for other image work, but I bought a new printer that allows me to set enlargement or reduction. Check yours to see if you have this option.

Author:  hardlec [ Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:13 am ]
Post subject:  Re: adjusting the scales

I downloaded gimp but haven't had time to do much with it.

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