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Tidy up this ambigram please.

Mar 12, 2014, 22:30
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Tidy up this ambigram please.
Hi, I've made an ambigram of my brother and his fiancee's names, I've hand drawn it onto a card that will be their wedding card. I'd like to make it into a decent quality jpg graphic that I could gift them so that it could be printed on a skateboard (they got engaged when out longboard skating). I've scanned my hand drawn version but as you can see it needs some smoothing and prettying up to make it ship-shape. Ideally in the next month would be great.

Thanks in advance.

   
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Mar 13, 2014, 00:12
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RE: Tidy up this ambigram please.
You best bet is to reconstruct the outline with the path tool. Then you have the symbol as sharp as you need a every size you can dream of.

It's not that hard, about a couple of hours for a beginner.

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Mar 13, 2014, 12:15
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RE: Tidy up this ambigram please.
(Mar 12, 2014 22:30)doogie Wrote:  Hi, I've made an ambigram of my brother and his fiancee's names, I've hand drawn it onto a card that will be their wedding card. I'd like to make it into a decent quality jpg graphic that I could gift them so that it could be printed on a skateboard (they got engaged when out longboard skating). I've scanned my hand drawn version but as you can see it needs some smoothing and prettying up to make it ship-shape. Ideally in the next month would be great.

Thanks in advance.

You can use non-gimp to create the paths, this using Inkscape. Still takes a bit of time to simplify and a bit of adjustment.

The great thing about a path /svg is that it scales. When opening, set the size you want to match the skateboard. The natural size is same as your image, 2666x2000 pix. At 300 ppi (good quality) this would print at 8.8" x 6.6" If you need larger, a bit of calculation and set the size when you open the svg. Worth importing the path as well. With the path you can put to a selection and change the colour or stroke the outline, adjust the shape, all sorts of things.
Remember to unzip first.


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