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total noob, am i nuts

Feb 9, 2012, 04:14
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I want to make a decal. 2.5" inch diameter round. I want wrapped text on the bottom and i want a silhouette as the picture. I figured out text to path but maybe there is better way. Silhouette i believ find bright picture and adjust threshold. How do i add all pieces together.
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Feb 9, 2012, 14:48
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RE: total noob, am i nuts
When you do a path around an image do you zoom way in so you can select each point exactly? I mean for what i need i think it would be like a few hundred path points. Is that right? I think i figured the text to path quirks as i make a path then do text, then text to path and just kind of undo and enlarge and minimize font till it fits and looks pretty centered. Final question, i have an image but after i path around part i want how do i take that piece out, put in my decal shape and just enlarge the selected path without enlarging the entire decal.
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Feb 9, 2012, 16:21
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RE: total noob, am i nuts
I will try again some more. When I used the scale I guess I was using the scale the whole image, not just scale the path selection. Is there a way to like select an item with like a circle selection, or do you always need the path tool
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Feb 9, 2012, 17:14
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RE: total noob, am i nuts
So is the border and text to path, best I could do so far.

I want to place a silhouette image in the middle. When i opened the file to make into a silhouette it was too small, but I think I got it now. I need to learn the layer thing as I believe it will help quite a bit.


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Feb 9, 2012, 17:29
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RE: total noob, am i nuts
The problem I am running into now is the silhouette is a person during an action scene, and its impossible to black them out into a silhouette because I need to just have the person, not the rest of the scene, so I have to get right on the outline of their shape.
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Feb 9, 2012, 19:33
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RE: total noob, am i nuts
This is the image I need to sihouette. I want the guy on the rock, the rod bending, and even the lure at the end of the line (but move it closer to his head so it will fit in my decal. I want that image to go inside the circle decal above the lettering. Anyone with step by step instructions that can help me gets a free decal, hopefully you fish otherwise it won't make much sense.


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