Because the copy had to be actual size at high resolution for printing (300 ppi), I copied the original in four sections to be reassembled in Photoshop. In order to maintain the integrity of the original, careful white balance and exposure reading were taken and the artwork was kept exactly parallel to the camera axis.
The four RAW images were imported into Photoshop using the built-in Photomerge application followed by laborious final adjustments by hand.
Rodney’s art has graced many record albums and book covers, and can be purchased as posters too. You can see more of his fine artwork on his website