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  • 1. Making a poster out of a photograph or image  Step1:  Choose your photograph or image that you want to enlarge.   • You may want to scan an image from a magazine or book. Follow the scanning instructions  accordingly  Step 2:  Check the size.   • Right click on the picture.   • Select Properties.   • This will enable you to check the size of the image. If it is any more than 1MB then it will  have to be resized.    Step 3:  Resizing your picture  • From the Star/Programs menu, select and open Paint  • Click File/Open and choose the picture you want from your picture files  • Click Save as and rename the file to something you will remember and click Save  • A pop‐up screen appears. Then, using either the sliding scale or arrows, resize the image so  that is just below 1MB (high 900s KB works well)   • Click OK  • Close Paint  The size of the image  Sliding scale  Arrow, for fine tuning      Step 3: Block Posters  • Go to ‐ http://www.blockposters.com/default.aspx  • On the website, click step 1 to upload your image  • Click Browse to locate your resized image  • Insert the image and click continue. Wait while it uploads.   • Choose the dimensions of the poster you want to create. Be aware that the bigger  you make it the more pixelated the final product will be.   • Click continue   • Then click on the link to download the PDF file of your poster.   • Once downloaded, retrieve your file and save it.     Step 4: Printing  • Send the file to the printer     Step 4: Assembling  • Stick the image together, removing while border where appropriate.  • Secure with glue (don’t use too much) and sticky tape  • Laminate if required.    • Stand back and marvel at your excellent handiwork ☺    

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