I have to make artwork for a banner that is 123'' X 194''. I am not sure what size to make the page I am creating the artwork on in Photoshop. It obviously doesn't let me make it that big. Do I need to make it into CM or MM? Thanks in advance


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I can. What version of Photoshop are you using?

Note that the size mentioned at 300 DPI is 6GB in size, so that's pretty large. Also, I get a notice (using CS4) that it may not be compatible with older versions of PS. That might be your issue.

Personally, I would "create" the graphic in Illustrator if you have it (or at least the smaller parts of it).

To answer the actual question: You need to (should) make it the size of what you need it, so 123in x 194in @ 300dpi would be your best bet for maximum quality.

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    I highly doubt a banner that size is going to be viewed at a distance where 300dpi is required. Typically for artwork that large, 100dpi is more than enough.
    – DA01
    Mar 20, 2014 at 18:27
  • "for maximum quality". The (I'm assuming vinyl) printer may only print at 100dpi - it's really something the OP should check with the printer about.
    – kcdwayne
    Mar 20, 2014 at 18:36
  • even then if it is only one color lettering and a distance, 75dpi would work.
    – user9447
    Mar 20, 2014 at 18:50

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