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johant
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Hi,

3 problems!

1. Working in Photoshop! (Im a novice user)

I cant print the part of the boardmap i want instead there is a default part of the image that keeps getting printed! It should be easy just to mark the part of your boardmap that you want to print but now suddenly it doesnt work!

2. How do you switch between the different layers?
In order to do a change i have to make it into a single layer!

The help function mentions a palette, i cant find it, how shall i do?

3. I want to print the boardmap, but when i do so the colour of the printing doesnt match the one i see on the screen.

Im using canon i455!

thanks

johan

seo
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Re: photoshop question

johant wrote:
1.I cant print the part of the boardmap i want instead there is a default part of the image that keeps getting printed! It should be easy just to mark the part of your boardmap that you want to print but now suddenly it doesnt work!

Assuming you're working with Photoshop CS, use File/Print with preview.
In Position, uncheck "Center Image" so you can move the image in the preview to select the area you want to print.

johant wrote:
2. How do you switch between the different layers?
In order to do a change i have to make it into a single layer!

The help function mentions a palette, i cant find it, how shall i do?
Press the F7 key to show the Layers Palette. Tab key shows/hides all the palettes. Layers palette is usually bounded with the Channels and Paths palettes, but F7 should bring it to the front. Once there just click on the layer you want to modify. If you-re working with layers' masks be sure you click on the image thumbnail, not the mask thumbnail. The opposite applies if you want to edit the layer mask.

johant wrote:
3. I want to print the boardmap, but when i do so the colour of the printing doesnt match the one i see on the screen.

Im using canon i455!
Try with different settings in the lower part of the Print with preview dialog box. There you'll find the Color Management options. Theoretically, a specific profile for your printer would solve the problems. If you don't have one installed or don't like the results, try other settings until you find the right combination. Setting the Print Space specifications to Printer Color Management and Perceptual should be a good starting point. Paper quality is usually a big factor in both inkjet and commercial printing. Using a good paper might increase the printing quality more than any juggling with printing settings.

HTH,

Seo

johant
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photoshop question

Thanks Seo!

1. It does work but i have to enter the numbers manually, i used to just mark the part of the board i wanted to print!

2. Under Show are the alternatives i was looking for!
Im using a swedish version so i am only guessing the name for it
You could use F7 as well!

I really suck at "Painshop"
3. Will try that, the problem is that its not even close!

The board has lots of colours, but when i print it its mostly just red!

I will give it a new try, but maybe its best to pay for the printing service!
Rather expensive though!

Then i will be able to get my board in 53 cm*53 instead of printing it peace by peace and i will at the same time have a gaming board with the right colours! ;D

Johan

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photoshop question

You can use the rectangular marquee to select an area of the image, then in the Print with preview dialog box select Print Selection. The previw won't show the difference (at least not in my computer), but it's supposed to work (I'm out of tonner, so I can't check it).

Oh, 'foreign' laguages and Photoshop keyboard shortucts produce some wiernd incompatibilities. I use an english version of PS, but a spanish version of WinXPPro, and some of the keyboard shortcuts get changed to other places or non existent keys. I guess the same should happend for you. But the function key work fine for me. Anyway, glad you were able to find that Layers palette. :-)

Are you shure the color problem is just from PS? Sounds like a blocked cyan printhead. Have you tried printing colour from other applications lately?

Good luck with that board, no matter where you print it. :-)

Seo

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