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Thread: How To Make a Set Map
09-02-2010, 08:16 PM #1
How To Make a Set Map
I've had a lot of requests about how to put together something like this:
So today I put together a little Word document, with pics even, to give people some help.
I'll note now that I do all my art in Paint. Yes, Paint. No Photoshop for this cowboy! LOL
If you would like a copy of the document, please send an email to email@example.com and I will get it sent to you.
Last edited by RGM81; 09-24-2012 at 11:26 AM.
09-02-2010, 10:46 PM #2
09-05-2010, 04:20 AM #3
thanks alot. going to read your .doc now. i was probably one of the many people bugging you to figure this out hehe. thanks again
09-13-2010, 10:43 AM #4
I was definitely one of the inquiring minds, and I also extend my gratitude for making and posting this. I don't mind the way my PCs show up in Photobucket, but there is room for improvement. For example, you can't see in PB the cards that you're still chasing, the ones that would be "blank" in a set map. There is also the problem of having a card slip to the next page, so they don't necessarily show up where you would want them to anyhow. I think these set maps are terrific. Looking forward to the tedium of assembly! :)Please stand by.
09-17-2010, 08:31 AM #5
I built a set map using Microsoft Frontpage (web design) software. I use the "IUnset Table" function, set the rows and columns and fill in the photos/text. Here is a link to my first.
You could probably do something similar in Mocrosoft Word using the "Build Table" functions, as Word is very similar to Frontpage.
09-17-2010, 09:05 AM #6
09-17-2010, 03:40 PM #7
You do not have to resize your cards if you save them all as the same size when you scan them, or edit them. I scan my cards, then use MS Picture Editor to quickly crop, resize, and adjust colors / contrast.
If you do a little pre-planning and layout your table size (pixels), you can calculate each cell size. That will tell you what size to make your scans. In Photo Editor you can resize multiple pictures at the same time.
With this method, you won't get the cool background effects like the multi-team color borders that RMG81 gets in his maps, but this is a quick and easy way to get started.
I recently picked up Web Expression 3 but have not wrapped my head around it yet. It seems more complicated than Frontpage.
09-17-2010, 10:10 PM #8
thanks for this thread, Rich. I'll hopefully find some time to experiment with this to see if I can use it for any of my player or set collections.Collecting: 04/05 ITG Franchises Game Used Cards (In Hand 335/432)
Collecting: ITG Vintage (80's and earlier) Game Used Cards
Collecting: Penguins Goalie and Hard Signed Autographs & Game Used Sticks
Collecting: Hard Signed Autos of 1500 Point Forwards; 1000 Pt D-men & Max Talbot (solo player cards only)
11-21-2010, 08:00 PM #9
11-21-2010, 08:37 PM #10
I'm not sure where the attachment disappeared to. Send PM with your email address and I can forward it to you.