Do we have any artists in the house?

Started by NT2C, March 25, 2024, 04:11:37 PM

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NT2C

I have a small job I need done and I'm willing to compensate you for your time.

See our logo up there at the top of the page?  It's not bad at that size image, but if we were to try blowing it up to put on clothing, flags, vinyl decals, etc. then it's going to have a bad case of the "jaggies".

Can someone take it and blow it up to a size that would look decent on a 3'x5' flag?  Smooth out the rough edges and make it presentable?
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NT2C

And I just realized this area is locked for posting.  Only admins can.  Whoops!  Well, I got one response via PM and I'm looking for the best version of what we have...which ain't much...
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Quote from: flybynight on March 25, 2024, 06:22:37 PMI can do stick figures



That's pretty much the extent of my artistic ability.

Pretty sure there's cave drawings somewhere that are more detailed than anything I've ever drawn.

NT2C

Okay, so maybe mods can too, but how'd FBN crash the party?
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Quote from: NT2C on March 25, 2024, 08:57:35 PMOkay, so maybe mods can too, but how'd FBN crash the party?
What is FBN?

Oh, and I quite literally have problems drawing a smiley face that looks much, or mostly 'at all', like a smiley face.

MacWa77ace

You just need to convert it to vector graphics and then it can be sized infinitely. I don't have the hardware or software anymore but it doesn't take an artist anymore, just an operator.

The gradations might be an issue.

Try this free site:

https://vectorizer.com/

There are probably cheap vector graphic programs you can buy that will do it for you. Save as an .eps file not as a raster file like jpg, gif, tif etc.

Back in the day you had to 'trace' the edges and that took skill to be fast and accurate. Now I'd think it can be automatic but the automatic stuff I saw back then would put to many points on the vectors, you wanted to trace the edges with as few points as possible, manually curving the vectors between points, If you were good you could do a perfect circle with only two points and two vector lines.




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Here's a YTUBE tutorial for doing it automatically in Illustrator. That is/was a very expensive program and that is what I used to use, but back then it put in to many points, so I had to do it manually.

Looks like Illustrator can do it pretty good now automatcally. There's probably cheap programs that can do the same thing. Illustrator does a whole lot more than just converting raster images to vector.


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MacWa77ace

Just an FYI.
If you just take it to a vendor [email] with the intent of making a flag or banner, they may do the conversion for your project for free. [I would have] Or charge a nominal fee [I probably wouldn't if they were buying other stuff] They shouldn't ever produce anything that is pixelated, and they should tell you in advance it'd come out that way if they don't convert it. And then if you ask them for the vector file after ordering, they may give it to you for future use for free. [I probably wouldn't have done that though]  :smiley_shrug:

I would never let anything go out that looked 'pixelated' if it was going to be viewed up close. That's shoddy or lazy work. But for billboards or anything that might be viewed only from a distance it doesn't matter as much unless it looked blurry. Can't have that.


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NT2C

It'd still be nice to have someone with the skills to do it, clean it up a bit, get rid of those white corners (maybe make the white transparent), sharpen up the text, maybe make two versions, one with the text, one without, etc.

I have some old and weak skills but neither the ability (tremors suck) nor the software any longer.

(though I just remembered I have Gimp)
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