Rescaling kits, drawings, etc.

Discussion in 'General Card Modeling' started by Hank McCoy, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. Hank McCoy

    Hank McCoy New Member

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    Hello, I'm a new member. I'm interested in how one re-scales an existing card model. I'm not happy with enlargements on a photocopier and although I work in 2d computer drawings on a daily basis, I'm not familiar with what else is out here for scanning, file conversion, etc. Any help appreciated.
  2. RINGMASTER

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    Try opening your PDF with preview or any photo program and load it tohttp://www.resizeimage.4u2ges.com/index.asp
    Total disclosure: I've just started playing with this myself.
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    http://www.resizeimage.4u2ges.com/index.asp
  4. Erik J

    Erik J Member

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    An enlarged PDF image could be too big for your home printer, so it would have to go to a Kinko's or similar store and cost a bunch to get printed.

    Do this- use Adobe Acrobat (not the Reader) to export the PDF into individual PNG pages. Open each page in a good graphics editor (I like my ancient Paint Shop Pro 5) and rescale it. I trim off excess borders, also. For home printer use copy and paste those enlarged parts, one at a time, onto a blank files at the same resolution and color level. Big models can have a part across two sheets, so have some part overlap. Cut and butt splice those parts together with a glue strip underneath. Another way is in Acrobat Reader (or any another PDF reader) to save screen captures of PDF page parts and cut & paste those images back together into a bitmap file of that page. That would take a 'how to' series of posts to explain in detail, which I could put together if you want it.

    - Erik
  5. brock uppercut

    brock uppercut New Member

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    or you can abjust the settings before printing them in the advanced properties . there should be a percentage that you can adjust