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How do I take copy the characters from the logos

Nov 5, 2011, 16:43 (This post was last modified: Nov 5, 2011 16:48 by 5thAngel.)
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Question How do I take copy the characters from the logos
Hey, guys what i want to do is take the logos from some of the logos and make one that says:
5th Angel graphic designs

P.S. I'm in the process of switching from paint.net

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Nov 5, 2011, 17:41
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RE: How do I take copy the characters from the logos
Two ways:

1) try to identify the font used, for instance using this site: http://new.myfonts.com/WhatTheFont/ or hunting for it on http://www.dafont.com . This has the obvious advantage that you'll have the missing characters should you want to change the text.

2) reconstruct the characters using the Path tool (Path) (you only have to put the original characters in one layer and design a new path that approximates them as well as possible). For instance see here: http://gimpforums.com/thread-unpaid-imag...71#pid5971 . Not as hard as it looks.

Plain cut/paste at the bitmap level doesn't give good results in many cases.

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Jun 6, 2012, 11:33
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RE: How do I take copy the characters from the logos
Hey, I tried using the paths tool a while ago, I could not get it to do anything after making the outline, I don't know what to do with the paths tool.

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Jun 6, 2012, 12:01
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RE: How do I take copy the characters from the logos
One way is to use an external application to make the path. Inkscape can do this or a little while ago I did this video using Gimp and potrace. Bits of it might be useful.

http://youtu.be/bhHACVo_pKE

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Jun 6, 2012, 12:16 (This post was last modified: Jun 6, 2012 12:17 by ofnuts.)
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RE: How do I take copy the characters from the logos
(Jun 6, 2012 11:33)5thAngel Wrote:  Hey, I tried using the paths tool a while ago, I could not get it to do anything after making the outline, I don't know what to do with the paths tool.
The path can be either stroked ("Edit/Stroke path") (a plain line is drawn over it, or the paintbrush follows it) or used to create a selection ("Select/From path") and then filled (bucked-fill, gradient...).

Below: path in editor, path stroked, path to selection + fill:

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