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Jul 9, 2013, 23:22 (This post was last modified: Jul 9, 2013 23:42 by rdaggett.)
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Newb Help
I have my son's travel team logo that I am trying to clean up from a picture i took from a bumper sticker. My end goal is to pint a vinyl decal for the side of my son's goalie helmet.

I need to figure out how to make the colors solid as the camera made the grainy and to make the colors more solid.

here is the pic but I dont see how to attach a picture here...

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8655/9370.jpg

Thank you all in advance...

Sorry just noticed this is in the wrong area
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Jul 10, 2013, 00:10 (This post was last modified: Jul 10, 2013 00:12 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Newb Help
How to smooth out grainy colors/picture
Another tutorial for the books maybe ^_^

For a logo like rdaggett's with few colors its easy
1. Filter > Blur > selective blur
2. Try a setting of Blur radius: 10.00 & Max. delta: 70
3. click ok

one other way (a little sharper)
Threshold(top layer)

1. Duplicate your image/layer
2. Colors > Threshold
3. Click "auto" or set black triangle around 136
4. Change layer mode to: Value
The colors will be a little lighter but little or no grain
5. click-select bottom layer and go to Colors > Curves
-Bring down the curve until it resembles the original colors you had.

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Jul 10, 2013, 10:35
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RE: Newb Help
(Jul 9, 2013 23:22)rdaggett Wrote:  I have my son's travel team logo that I am trying to clean up from a picture i took from a bumper sticker. My end goal is to pint a vinyl decal for the side of my son's goalie helmet.

I need to figure out how to make the colors solid as the camera made the grainy and to make the colors more solid.

here is the pic but I dont see how to attach a picture here...

http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/8655/9370.jpg

Thank you all in advance...

Sorry just noticed this is in the wrong area

You can get a very reasonable one-click-fix with the gmic plugin
http://gmic.sourceforge.net/ and remove hot pixels. (settings 6/6)
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but this logo would have started out as a vector image and a better solution is to turn it back to one.
Nice clean logo, should be easy to 'trace' to a vector. What a pita. Became a challenge, much swopping between Gimp and Inkscape to get a result. A comparison between the original and the svg.
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If you are going to get these printed to vinyl, then the experts are at the inkscape forum. A printer might take the svg file as-is, I do not know.

Otherwise, you can import the svg into Gimp at any scale you like, small or large, the definition remains the same.


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Jul 10, 2013, 16:17
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RE: Newb Help
Thank you all for you help ... Great info!
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