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#1 John Pol

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 12:55 PM

Does anybody know if there is a program out there. That if you take a side of a drag car that you can remove the name and sponcers. Or a program that you can remove the car and leave the name and sponcers. There are couple cars I like to do but no one makes the decals for it so I like to try to do it myself hoping with some help with the great members here.

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Posted 04 October 2011 - 08:49 PM

John,do you mean from a photograph ?

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:15 AM

It's hard to do as the cars don't have completely flat sides and the images are never taken at ana exact 90° angle. AND then there is a problem due to a aparalax of the camera's lens...

The best thing to do is get good reference shots of the car and design the decals yourself in a program like Corel Draw or anything similiar. Make sure you create vector drawings as this is cruicial for the resizing of the design to fit the model.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:46 AM

Yes Andy I mean the photograph.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 07:27 AM

try photoshop

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:01 PM

try photoshop


Any rastor programs like photoshop are not the best choice for decals . As Bastardo mentioned , you need vector drawings if you are going to do any sizing ,, unless you don't mind jagged and blurry images.
That means drawing the decals in a vector format.
with Illustrator , corel, or the freeware Inkscape.

this would allow you to draw the images at a large full page size , than shrink it to model size and still retain all the crisp detail

Edited by scalenut, 05 October 2011 - 08:04 PM.