I am creating a very large high quality print poster of an island map to be pasted on a wall in a public transport centre. The map is built from paid satellite images. Photoshop is running so slow I can barely use it, Then when I import into illustrator to do roads and icons etc, it crashes usually within a couple minutes.
Is there any tips on how I can handle this? I have already thought of using a low quality image in illustrator and then swapping at the very end, I noticed Photoshop is not using my graphics card, still sitting on 2% use when my RAM and CACHE is totally maxed out, is there anything I can do about this? I am also wondering about the printers, they say the size in inches is fine, but I can not save as PDF as it is oversized.
I figure I have to go buy more RAM, as I see it maxing out (DDR4 3200 32GB), I also see my Cache drive maxing out(SSD 128GB), which one is more important? I either buy more ram or better drive.
Anyway I am just asking if anyone has any advice.