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#1 sjordan2

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:05 AM

This might have been covered here before, but I couldn't find it in the first several pages of this topic. I posted this in Car Kit Reviews in reference to the new kit thread on the '49 Mercury woody wagon, but I thought it would have wider application here.

 

 

A DIY suggestion -- If you download wood pattern samples from wood supplier websites, you can use them as is, or put them into a graphics program and adjust the color, sharpness, size, etc. any way you want and print out on paper or decal paper. 

 

Here's how I find what I'm looking for:

 

http://www.google.co...c.1.3pd-T4OUaRE

 

Just a few examples.

 

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#2 Bernard Kron

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:20 AM

Super idea. :)

 

For Photoshop users you can create or aquire seamless patterns that will repeat across whatever layers you want to fill with them. Here's a Google seartch I did for such patterns:   an entire page of free wood patterns of various sorts for Photoshop: http://www.google.co...ex=&startPage=1. As an example of what's out there here's just the very first result on the page: http://www.hongkiat....-for-designers/. And an example from that page:

 

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Edited by Bernard Kron, 04 March 2013 - 07:21 AM.


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:44 AM

You really don't need expensive software like Photoshop, Illustrator or Corel. All you need is probably contained in your printer/scanner software, and perhaps preloaded on your computer.



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

Just remember that you want the highest resolution images you can get.

Still, I prefer to enhance the ones I use with color adjustments and tint overlays.

 

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 12:52 PM

Wow.... great idea!!!



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Posted 04 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

If you would like to see pictures of almost every kind of wood in the world, check out this veneer site: http://www.certainly...odmenu2.cfm?p=6