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Subject: Applying a grid to board game rss

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DJ Wilde
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Hey folks and game geeks. I'm working on some of the final touches to my board game. That currently involves putting a white line grid on the board that will be 18x18 inches. Squares will be 1x1 so there are 18 squares in each direction.

I'm having bookoo problems figuring out how to do this. Yes I'm not very tech savvy so if there any cool apps out there or tricks, I would love to learn them!
 
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    You have this board in soft copy, or hard?
 
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Right now it's in digital art format?
 
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It depends on the software you want to use. If you can wait until mid next week, I can do this for you (having a big exam on Tuesday...).
 
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GalaxyZento wrote:
Right now it's in digital art format?


What are you using to generate the art?
 
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Well guys. I use Photo xplosion and Photoshop. But now I have a friend who's tackling it for me. Thanks and I'll be in touch if help still needed
 
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In case you ever have to DIY, get a program like Paint Shop Pro (much cheaper than PhotoShop but not all the features) that supports "Layers". One layer for your board art, an overlay layer with your grid. If you setup the transparency right on the grid voi la (and if transparency is too hard sometimes you can find a .PNG or other image file on the internet already done for you).
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Or of you want to stick with Adobe products for some reason, Illustrator is ideal for adding a grid atop another image.

crazybyzantine wrote:
In case you ever have to DIY, get a program like Paint Shop Pro (much cheaper than PhotoShop but not all the features) that supports "Layers". One layer for your board art, an overlay layer with your grid. If you setup the transparency right on the grid voi la (and if transparency is too hard sometimes you can find a .PNG or other image file on the internet already done for you).
 
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