Create your own wall poster

I moved some things around in my room and use a desk to create a wall for my podcast studio. The back of the desk is kind of ugly and I was trying to figure out what to do with it. Before Christmas, I had a few book shelves to hide the back, but moved them and like the new setup. I remembered a great article in a past issue of Maclife and decided to give it a shot. You can see my results below. I did a search through my Aperture library and decided to go with a great picture that I took at the Ermo delle Carceri in Assisi this past October. If you have a wall or space that you want to decorate or hide, you can do what I did.

The first step is to find a picture that you like. You can even pull a high res pic off the internet. Once you find your favorite picture, go to the Rasterbator website. Click the icon that reads “Print Yourself,” or, if you want a really high quality poster, let them print it. You can either pull an image from the web or upload from your computer. Once you upload an image, it will allow you to choose the size and finally download a pdf file to your computer. My picture took 25 pages, but I decided to trash the bottom five so it wouldn’t have a small section at the bottom. The colors are not exact, but I’m sure if I used photo paper it would have come out much better, but I’m really happy with what I’ve got. See my process below. And have some fun making your own wall poster.

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I chose a picture from Aperture. The second row and second from the left.

This is the back of my desk. You can see why I wanted to cover it up.

This is the back of my desk. You can see why I wanted to cover it up.

I just rolled Scotch tape and put it on the four corners.

I just rolled Scotch tape and put it on the four corners.

I measure and made little marks so it would be centered and level. Almost two rows finished.

I measure and made little marks so it would be centered and level. Almost two rows finished.

Progress

Progress

Here's the finished project. Not bad for a quick fix.

Here’s the finished project. Not bad for a quick fix.

 

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About Fr. Jay Finelli

Father Jay Finelli is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence in the state of Rhode Island. He is a webmaster, podcaster, and blogger. In his free time, Father is an avid Live Steam enthusiast.

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