I need to create 54 individual post cards/ brochure cards that all have different graphic designs on them. When they are all laid out they need to create a map of the world. For instance, one of the 54 cards will have just a small section of the world (maybe a country) and then when placed with the others it creates an image.

I have photoshop and illustrator but have never used them before. Willing to learn. Just need to know if this is doable.

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    Yes it is possible. How to do this may be a bit too broad for a question here. – Scott Feb 12 '15 at 20:59
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    And some cards will be pretty boring... The midle of the pacific ocean... Sometimes a idea that sounds good just need a lot of effort to put it in practice. If you have no practice on thoose programs, try doing you have already done, like manual ilustration. – Rafael Feb 12 '15 at 22:31
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    @Rafael: boring? Maybe not... the Map application that came with old black-and-white Macintoshes had a funny easter egg: you could search for locations, and "middle of nowhere" pointed out the center of the Atlantic. – usr2564301 Feb 13 '15 at 10:06
  • It was kind of a joke. Yes, probably you can put some native culture, or some sea snakes :o) – Rafael Feb 13 '15 at 15:47

Dimensions for desired specs of one card. Multiply that by 54. Create a new document with these dimensions. Create a map of the world at the size of this document. Select piece by piece saving each as its own file. Print. Profit.


Depending on individual card dimensions, you could create one Illustrator document with 54 artboards, each butted up against the other. Then find/create your 'whole-world' vector artwork, and resize it so it spans the full width/height of your artboard array. Then save the Illustrator file as PDF, with each artboard as a separate page.

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