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Fireman's Cross

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by westpointsigns, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. westpointsigns

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    Anyone know where I can find the outline for this shield?

    I need to put 4 of these on a couple of firetrucks next week. They were purchased on e-bay by the fire dept. (actually I purchased them at their request). The company said they would send me the outline to cut an overlay (I've gotten nothing from them after emailing and calling several times) and now time is running out. The brand new ladder truck will be here on Tuesday and they want all the lettering and graphics done on Wednesday.

    If anyone has a lead on where I can get this file, it would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    JD
     

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  2. qmr55

    qmr55 Very Active Member

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    Do you need it vectorized? Would be hard with them flames.

    If you just need an outline cant you just trace it with the bezier tool?
     
  3. westpointsigns

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    I just need the outline.
    The problem is it comes out distorted when I trace it.
    Too much on one side too little on another.

    If I can find the file, I'll just buy it and charge the customer for it.
     
  4. x2chris7x

    x2chris7x Active Member

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    Do it the old fashioned way, with the pen tool...
     
  5. OldPaint

    OldPaint Major Contributor

    if am not mistaken thats in VECTOR ART 1 or 2.
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    We have quite a few basic Maltese Cross images in vector that might save you some time. Here's a link to them. The flames look to me to be either photographic or non vector images set into the cross. I doubt you will get good results trying to vectorize them.
     
  7. James Chrimes

    James Chrimes Very Active Member

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    Should be easy enough to just hand cut, if you have to.
     
  8. SignManiac

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    Pretty sure it's old vector art fire collection.
     
  9. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    It is and we offer the same images HERE under license from Vector Art.
     
  10. SignManiac

    SignManiac Major Contributor

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    That's good to know Fred. I wasn't aware of the sub licensing. Yours is the same alright.
     
  11. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    Man, this is an easy graphic to do, just make a 90 degree triangle (easy enough to do, make a square, turn it 45 degrees, remove one corner so it's only 3 points), pair off , dupe and spin, convert outside length on one to a curve, add back a 4th point, nudge outwards, bring in outside curve points equally to make your compound curve, repeat or replace other triangles remove circle shape from tips of triangles and you're done ... base that process off your photo and the shape is done and exact. Took me 4 times longer to type than to do.
     

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  12. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    Or you can get them from Fred, who has some quality stuff if your vectoring skills are a little rough.
     
  13. westpointsigns

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and help, but I'm not sure if I made myself clear in the OP.

    These are already printed, in hand, and ready to stick. So this is the exact design I need.

    Thanks again to everyone for all the help and suggestions.

    Time's up on my end and just going to hand cut them.
     
  14. Drip Dry

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    Why don't you have the vector dr do the outline. Overlay his vector over your printed piece. Can't be too expensive. Maybe you can get him to do it in one day for an added cost.
     
  15. Pat Whatley

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    So Fred's ink to the exact vector file the artwork was created from wouldn't work?
     
  16. Fred Weiss

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    Making a contour cut of that suitable for the purpose is something that would take only a minute or two. Getting it to be the correct size and line up with images that have already been printed would seem to me to be the problem.
     
  17. westpointsigns

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    I missed it the when I went through them the first time.

    Just downloaded it.

    Should do the trick.
     
  18. westpointsigns

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    BINGO!!!!

    THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR ALL THE GREAT HELP.

    :notworthy:
     
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