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donut2099
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I have started prototyping a hex tile game, and I have some templates that I have been using but they are all PDF so I don't have any way to edit them. I can print up hexes and then art them up by hand, but I'd like to be able to put together a print n play version for testing . Anywhere I can find something in a bmp or jpg format that prints correctly on 8.5 x 11?

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If you use GIMP (freeware

If you use GIMP (freeware photoshop clone), you can go to filter > distort > mosaic > choose hexagon, and change the sliders until it looks how you want (size, neatness, etc).

donut2099
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Thanks! That may be just the

Thanks! That may be just the ticket.

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The Game Crafter

I just used the Game Crafter's template at https://www.thegamecrafter.com/overlays/smallhextile.png to start my design (I magic-wanded out the blue in paint.net) and I set to work designing. Then, when you print, you can tell it to print the file 9 sheets to a page, meaning you get nine hexes out of a page...

I then plastered it onto some posterboard and chopped along the faint red lines (I set the overlay as a layer on top and then made it very transparent, but barely visible). I'd say that my hexes turned out pretty darn good...

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Well I downloaded GIMP and

Well I downloaded GIMP and created my tiles. I think they came out pretty nice. I hadn't used GIMP in a while, it seems to have been improved considerably in the useability department. Now I need a bit more tweaking and to write up rules and ... then profit! Lol

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Remember if you have Adobe

Remember if you have Adobe Acrobat, you con save from pdf to jpg:
FILE ---> SAVE AS ANOTHER ---> IMAGINE ---> JPG

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I'm a bit perturbed that that

I'm a bit perturbed that that works in gimp but not photoshop

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