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Flag Editing

Oct 29, 2012, 04:33
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Flag Editing
I had this flag created for me over on NationStates. I love it although, it has a few problems, all of which I had trouble fixing... If someone could please do these fixes, I would greatly appreciate it as my gimp skills are, subpar. Anyway, thanks SO much to whoever has time and is willing to do this.

1. The size is two small, if someone could blow it up to about 300%, that would be great, if you could avoid pixelation.

2. If you could please, without making crappy edges, change the flag's colors to the ones attached.

3. There is some on the roundel between the red and blue, that's annoying...

Anyway, Thanks SO much. Big Grin


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Oct 29, 2012, 07:54
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RE: Flag Editing
(Oct 29, 2012 04:33)Bins16 Wrote:  I had this flag created for me over on NationStates. I love it although, it has a few problems, all of which I had trouble fixing... If someone could please do these fixes, I would greatly appreciate it as my gimp skills are, subpar. Anyway, thanks SO much to whoever has time and is willing to do this.

1. The size is two small, if someone could blow it up to about 300%, that would be great, if you could avoid pixelation.

2. If you could please, without making crappy edges, change the flag's colors to the ones attached.

3. There is some on the roundel between the red and blue, that's annoying...

Anyway, Thanks SO much. Big Grin
You are barking up the wrong tree here... An image like this isn't bitmap graphics but vector graphics, in other words it wasn't produced by Gimp (or Photoshop) but by Inkscape (or Adobe Illustrator)(*). Blowing it up 300% while keeping sharp edges would require going through vector graphics anyway (unlike bitmaps, vector graphics can be upscaled with no loss of sharpness).

The design is very simple, mostly straight lines and plain regular geometric shapes. The the only thing a bit difficult is the wreath (but since the design is symmetrical only one half will take some time).

Although there is no specific forum there for this kind of request, you can ask on http://www.inkscapeforum.com/index.php

(*) The final output can still be a PNG... but if the real work file is an SVG (for inkspace) so if you want it in another dimension, instead of rescaling the PNG you would just load the SVG and export a new PNG at the right size.

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Oct 29, 2012, 15:43
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RE: Flag Editing
(Oct 29, 2012 04:33)Bins16 Wrote:  ......
1. The size is two small, if someone could blow it up to about 300%, that would be great, if you could avoid pixelation.....

Try the attachment. Basically as Ofnuts says, somewhere along the line it has to be converted to a vector format. Finished it off in Gimp.


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Nov 11, 2012, 02:32
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RE: Flag Editing
Thanks so much Smile . Just curious why does it need to be converted to vector format now that it is the way I want it? Also one more favor, if I may. If no one wants to do it (I may be asking to much, sorry) it is fine. But I would like a copy of this flag with a grunge effect similar to the attachment. Thank you SO much. Disregard map and text: http://dark.pozadia.org/images/wallpaper...20Flag.jpg
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Nov 11, 2012, 13:45
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RE: Flag Editing
Because bitmaps don't upscale well because they only exist as actual pixels. By contrast, vector graphics are fairly virtual until you render them to whatever size you need.

Take a vector graphics with a star, fill it to get a star bitmap, then upscale the star 300%:

[attachment=1600]

Or take the same vector graphics, upscale the vector, then fill it to obtain an upscaled bitmap:

[attachment=1601]

Of course a grunge effect is better done as a bitmap, but starting from a clean flag at the required size is best.

The link you give above doesn't work, the site doesn't like hotlinking. Youhave to give us the URL of a page of that site that display the image.

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Nov 11, 2012, 19:28
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RE: Flag Editing
http://dark.pozadia.org/wallpaper/German...onal-Flag/
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Nov 12, 2012, 00:15
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RE: Flag Editing
To make it look dirty
- Add new layer
- Filters/Render/Cloud/Plasma
- Color desaturate (grayscale plasma)
- Set plasma layer to "divide" mode, adjust amount of dirt with opacity slider
- To make the dirt look a bit brownish: "Colors/Colorize", Set hue and saturation to some low value (0-20).

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