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Need Flexi Design Help

Discussion in 'Flexi' started by captainron19, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. captainron19

    captainron19 Member

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    OK Here is my dilemma.

    Using Flexi Sign Pro 7

    I have a fire truck design to duplicate from an existing truck. I need the words 8287 with the word UTILITY going across (See photos below of what I ave done so far and what I need to accomplish).

    I have the numbers in place already by creating an outline around each, then block shadow - after that I welded the two effects. Now I need to accomplish the word "UTILITY" across the numbers just like it is in the below graphic with the word "ENGINE" The word "UTILITY" will be done in Gold Reflective with an even black outline around it.

    Any tips on my next step and am I on the right track so far?

    This is my most complicated cut so far as in the past it has only been simple designs with outlining so any help would be greatly appreciated.
     

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  2. resqfiremedic

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    Looks good to me. Now just take Utility, outline it, rotate it to the angle you need, seperate outline, change cutout options to keep cutout. Now just select your white numbers and black outline of word, then apply cutout, weld letter outline to number outline and you have it!! You may have to push outline to the back after you weld, cant remember if it brings it forward.
     
  3. Git-R-Done

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    I think you need to look at the kerning between the first 8 and the 2. just my .02
     
  4. Techman

    Techman Major Contributor

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    use photo cut to cut the lines..
     
  5. resqfiremedic

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    I believe those cut lines are there because its applied to roll up doors on fire fighting type apparatus.
     
  6. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Something along these lines, but with the correct font?
     

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  7. captainron19

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    Yup - I think I got it now - just had trouble with the word UTILITY I didnt realize I had to weld that to the first shadow and perform a cut out with the white letters but it looks like I have it now
     

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  8. iSign

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    closer, but resqfiremedic steered you wrong on just one step... DON'T rotate "UTILITY" ... you need to distort it with a tool like the one Illustrator calls the shear tool. See how in "ENGINE"... the vertical strokes are still vertical? I can't say the original design is anything great, but if they want it matched... you might as well match it right.
     
  9. captainron19

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    Thank Doug - I never noticed the Word "ENGINE" still had that attribute - I was able to Shear it in Flexi to get the result below.
     

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  10. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    hey Ron...

    ...the edit button is down in the corner next to the quote button (for a limited time only)

    oh, your welcome by the way... nice job!
     
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  11. captainron19

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    OK all fixed DOUG - your turn to make it right now

    Too Funny!
     
  12. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    ...:thumb:
     
  13. resqfiremedic

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    didnt you still have to rotate it?? I did miss the shear on the text... take 10 points from me!! :Oops:
     
  14. kevco

    kevco Guest

    The sheer function in flexi is actually under the rotate function and not the distort functions. At least on 6.5 pro:thumb:
     
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