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A few months ago, I saw Testor's SureThing custom decal set at Wal-Mart and thought, "That's great! I can make my own decals!" Once I got it home, and found out how limited it is, (unless you upgrade for, guess what, more money) I had this thought and will put it out there for the rest of you. My question is this: I have Adobe PhotoShop 7, PaintShop Pro 7, and PaintShop Pro 8. Is there any reason I can't print out what I want from one of these programs on the decal paper and use them as decals? My other question is this: If that's possible, how do I get all the stuff I want on one sheet without wasting alot of decal paper in the process? Will PhotoShop or PaintShop allow you to put a bunch of different pictures into one file, kind of like a collage, or mosaic? Any help anyone could give me on this would be greatly appreciated. . . I also have Publisher, could I use that?
 
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I know exactly what you describe as I have been down that road myself with the Testors Kit.

What I did was buy some clear decal sheets. then I found some logos and also made my own and then printed them off on the clear decal paper.

This is one of the very first models that I experimented on with the sheets.



With any photo editor, you should be able to make anything you want. Prinitng it should be a problem as you can place numerous pics, logos or text on the file so that you are not wasting paper.
 

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The thing is, I don't know how to put multiple pictures into one file. I'm one dimensional. I use PaintShop to crisp photo's up and crop them, Adobe PhotoShop to re-size them. I'm a one-trick pony. :cry
 

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At least with PS you can copy & paste without loosing image quality. I did that all the times I had decals printed.
 

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Copy and paste is good, another way is to create a new file in PS, the size you want to print (eg 10x8 or A4 - leave open)

Create the decals you want (it can be several files - leave open)

Then click and drag from decals file to the printing file as many times as you like and reposition on printing file (ie that means you are using PS layers), the file then becomes a PSD file, which you can print from, keeping the printing file at 100%
 

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Thanks one and all who gave me tips. What I ended up doing is this: I opened up a new file in Microsoft Publisher, and drug all the decals I wanted to print into it, after scaling them down to the proper size, then printed them out. It's the primitive Pete way of doing it, and you have to be careful of the sheet positioning, or it won't print out. I now have decals such as Emissions decals, ect. for the 1969 Mustang Mach 1 I'm building, an American Muscle Body Shop kit. I'm taking pics as I go along of the detailing process, in case anyone wants me to do a segment by segment build-up on it. . .
 
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