Many times people have asked me how I print the maps from Pathfinder Society Scenarios as full size battlemaps. So I decided to make a tutorial.
Extract the image from the PDF – there are a myriad of methods and apps to accomplish this and I won’t cover them here.
Open the image in Photoshop / GIMP or other photo editing software.
Select a piece of the map with nice visible gridlines. a 2 x 2 square with a half square border is ideal.
Copy the selected square and paste as a NEW image.
Crop the new image down to the gridlines so its an exact 2 x 2 square.
Open the image size tool.
Change the drop down to select ‘percent’.
Change the width & height to as near as 2 inches as possible- note the percent increase required (500% in this case).
Back on the main image, resize by the percentage you noted in step 8.
Save the image.
Open posterazor – change the settings to (inches).
Open the image you just saved – press next.
Select the paper size you use, leave the orientation as it is for now, set borders to 0.5 inch (this will depend on your printers borders) -press next.
Set the overlaps to 1 inch (you can go smaller if you prefer) – press next.
Make sure size in percent is 100%, use the buttons to align the image for best best fit to the pages – you can skip back and change the orientation (portrait/landscape) to find the smallest number of pages – press next.
Save the PDF. print as required, cut off the white borders & stick together with a glue stick or tape.