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how to cut signatures?

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by ba1980, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. ba1980

    ba1980 Member

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    First of all, I'm still new to sign making and haven't had much experience at cutting things which weren't already made.

    I've got a small job coming up and they want some signatures cut. How would I go about this after I get them scanned in?

    I tried to import them into Photoshop CS2 and make a path out of it, then save it as an illustrator file, then import that into Flexi, but it says it doesn't have anything to cut.

    Thanks
     
  2. grafxxx

    grafxxx Very Active Member

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    just import them into flexi and vectorize it .the other thing is that they might have to be thicker for you to cut them. i used use a sharpie and trace the sig them scan it in
     
  3. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Yep Have then sign with a sharpie on blank copy paper and then scan and vectorize.......
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    If you make a path of it in Photoshop you then must export the paths to Illustrator. All of which is kind of the long way around since you say you have FlexiSign.

    Just scan straight into Flexi and then autotrace it there.
     
  5. ba1980

    ba1980 Member

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    You guys are a lifesaver as it was making me mad trying to do the path way. And they are already signing with a sharpie :).
     
  6. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    thats exactly what we do, make sure they sign there name on a full 8.5 x 11 so you can scan and reduce
     
  7. Jon Aston

    Jon Aston Very Active Member

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    Get them to sign a big cheque while you're at it!
     
  8. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    You can also add a bit of a gaussian blur or median effect to help clean up the edges. This way they aren't so node crazy.

    On a side note if the scan is not that dark "Black" convert the image to grey scale and adjust the color balance so it is black. Then do the above.
     
  9. ba1980

    ba1980 Member

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    I would, but since these are kids, I'm afraid they won't have any money.
     
  10. Sign_Boy

    Sign_Boy Major Contributor

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    Kids have cash who are you kidding!!!!LOL
     
  11. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    Kids blow more money then there parents do.
     
  12. ba1980

    ba1980 Member

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    I don't have a gaussian blur effect in flexi. I only have blur. I tried blur and couldn't tell it helped clean up the edges any.
     
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