Photoshop help

iBookG4user

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Ok here's what I need help with. I'm trying to get an internship for an advertising company and he wants to asses my abilities. He wants a 8 feet by 16 feet billboard with some advertisement on it. He wants no pixelation for the printing, how do I get the 8 feet by 16 feet billboard to work in photoshop. I tried the obvious way of just putting in the numbers and the file was over 4GB and my iBook can't handle anything like that. So, what do I do?
 

dpaanlka

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iBookG4user said:
Ok here's what I need help with. I'm trying to get an internship for an advertising company and he wants to asses my abilities. He wants a 8 feet by 16 feet billboard with some advertisement on it. He wants no pixelation for the printing, how do I get the 8 feet by 16 feet billboard to work in photoshop. I tried the obvious way of just putting in the numbers and the file was over 4GB and my iBook can't handle anything like that. So, what do I do?
You use InDesign. Or QuarkXPress. These are vector programs, so the file sizes stay small and the text stays high quality.

No image (as in not text) will be not pixelated at 8'x16'.

Photoshop is meant to edit photos. It is not a page layout app.
 

eyup

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I presume there is an image on the banner? A photo?

If not then you can leave the type unrendered and it will res up perfectly. Also you can use Shape layers as opposed to pixels - they scale perfect too.

You're kinda gonna be screwed if u have to use a photo and you only have a low res one.
 

apfhex

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I would have suggested Illustrator. InDesign would work too, though. Files from these apps are going to be a lot smaller unless you actually have a suuuuuper-duuuuuuuper high res raster image to work with. Photoshop might be a possibility given how much vector stuff it can do these days, but it'll be tougher to work with on your iBook, like you mentioned.
 

iBookG4user

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Ok, it turns out that it was a test. I said what I did and I suggested that photoshop wasn't capable of doing it. So what I now need is a program that can do vectors that is similar to photoshop. And if you could refresh my memory on which adobe product does vectors then that would be great.