Photoshop: Dimensions for A0

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if i want to print something really high quality in A0, do i need to make the image size in photoshop A0 or is that too big? please can someone tell me what size would be good to make image size so that when i print in A0 its not noisy or blurry xx
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Howdy Emilie,

For printing, the resolution of the image is important.  I would recommend setting the image size to A0 if that's what you want to print, but then get the resolution to 300dpi or greater.

Does that make sense?

Thanks,
David
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Hello! :D thank you so much for your reply, i am on the verge of a melt down ahha! 

yes, i just checked and it is set to 300dpi. thank you for confirming that i do need the dimentions to be A0, i thought i was just being really dumb. 

but i have a problem, so far i only have about 30 layers (i am planning to have many many more), but when i go to save it says "Could not save as ... because the document exceeds the 2.00GB limit for saving Photoshop files" .. after a bit of googling, i found out that i need to un-check the maximize compatibility box when i save it ... is that right? should i do that or is there another/better way to be able to save bigger files? 

Emilie
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Howdy Emilie,

Not knowing the details of your project, it's hard to say.  

I can tell you that if your document is bigger than 2 Gig, you'll need to use the large doc format which is not as compatible as a regular PSD.  If you're exceeding those limits already and have "many more" layers to add, PSB is probably what  you're going to need to do.  Or condense your layers.  But does sound like you're on the right track.

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David
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sorry, im doing a matte painting so lots of layers of paint and photographs, etc.
my photoshop is running a bit slow already but i suppose thats the ram and processor of the computer, but thats not to worry that can be changed ^-^

thank you so much for your help! really really means alot, you quite litterally saved me haha,
hope you have a good rest of the day/night :) 

Emilie