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is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:56 pm
by Xxray
Tried and quickly failed with this one, looks like a photo of a tshirt.

Am trying to squeeze this in before xmas for a friend, but am working around the clock and don't think I'll have time to cook one up from scratch.
Have requested better jpg, don't know if one exists ,, Anyone think this is salvageable ?

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:04 pm
by mezalick
It is,,,are you planing on V-Carving it ?

Michael

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:07 pm
by Adrian
If all you want is a set of vectors based on that I'd just draw it by hand and use a suitable font for the lettering. No need to autotrace something as simple as that.

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:26 pm
by mezalick
Something like this ???

~M

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 4:36 pm
by Xxray
Well obviously I need to brush up on the basics, never have hand drawn anything.

Not a vcarve, will be a simple profile for an edgelit sign - Thanks Mike, that worked just fine. fonts are skewed but should be able to fix/replace without too much trouble. Am heading off to work, hopefully will be able to make it later this evening and complete next couple days [am working on 3 other things as well], will post back when able.

edit: looks like the whole thing is skewed on closer inspection, inflicted with jaggies.
Any way to smooth them out without mass node editing ?

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 8:29 pm
by glenninvb
traced graphic and added text, change if you wish, hope it gets ya started

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 10:48 pm
by mezalick
Xxray wrote:Well obviously I need to brush up on the basics, never have hand drawn anything.

Not a vcarve, will be a simple profile for an edgelit sign - Thanks Mike, that worked just fine. fonts are skewed but should be able to fix/replace without too much trouble. Am heading off to work, hopefully will be able to make it later this evening and complete next couple days [am working on 3 other things as well], will post back when able.

edit: looks like the whole thing is skewed on closer inspection, inflicted with jaggies.
Any way to smooth them out without mass node editing ?


Doug,
It was a very quick example that it could be done..not as an example of top quality work
You just need to practice a bit more and you'll be able to make it yourself.
~M

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:29 pm
by IslaWW
It's like framing a wall. Just cant be done without crowning studs and nailing them to the plates.

No shortcuts

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:29 am
by Xxray
mezalick wrote:
Xxray wrote:Well obviously I need to brush up on the basics, never have hand drawn anything.

Not a vcarve, will be a simple profile for an edgelit sign - Thanks Mike, that worked just fine. fonts are skewed but should be able to fix/replace without too much trouble. Am heading off to work, hopefully will be able to make it later this evening and complete next couple days [am working on 3 other things as well], will post back when able.

edit: looks like the whole thing is skewed on closer inspection, inflicted with jaggies.
Any way to smooth them out without mass node editing ?


Doug,
It was a very quick example that it could be done..not as an example of top quality work
You just need to practice a bit more and you'll be able to make it yourself.
~M


Very true, just crunched for time in the extreme, rarely ever hint for favors.

Thanks for the help though, better than what I would have come up with

glenninvb wrote:traced graphic and added text, change if you wish, hope it gets ya started


More than started, looks ready to cut to me thanks


IslaWW wrote:It's like framing a wall. Just cant be done without crowning studs and nailing them to the plates.

No shortcuts


Yep, no majik juju solution for some things, happens every time this year when I am ultra busy, garage is freezing and everyone wants rush orders to beat the xmas deadline ,,, Have loads of pre made stuff but no good when folks want something custom.personalized

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2016 1:10 am
by glenninvb
glenninvb wrote:
traced graphic and added text, change if you wish, hope it gets ya started

More than started, looks ready to cut to me thanks

mezalick did all the work
just added a couple arcs, circles and lines. Took longer to reply, and I always misspell restaurant (better check :oops: )

don't forget the bar (its only a rectangle :twisted: :) ) and you can find a font more similar to original

Happy Holidays :)

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 2:27 am
by martin54
The biggest problem with skills like drawing & node editing are that they take time to learn & when you lead a busy life it always gets pushed to the bottom of the list :lol: :lol:
Auto trace programs have come a long way over the years but there is always something like this that makes them all but useless, guess I was lucky in a way because I really had to learn to do it. When I first started as a signmaker doing cad cut vinyl it was something you really had to learn if you wanted to be able to do any sort of quality work :lol: :lol:

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:46 am
by ElevationCreations
Just another possibility, does the restaurant have any graphics on a website that would be easier to trace?

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:18 am
by Xxray
Not that I know of, pretty dinky place from what I understand.

Managed to etch it last night and made the base tonight, both in freezing cold. Will hook up LED's tomorrow and post a pic, should look pretty nice.

Re: is this graphic usable for vectors ?

PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:44 pm
by redwood
I had a similar request for a sign. I used a combination of Autotrace and manual work.