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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by EnergyDesign, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. EnergyDesign

    EnergyDesign Active Member

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    Hi everyone! I am new to this site, and just wanted to say hi. I am a graphic designer that has worked in print design for 4 years, and suddenly found myself out in the cold when my former employer shut down. Low and behold, I get hired at a Wide format printing company, and am trying to learn the beast that is signmaking. I would love to help anyone out with any ADOBE product questions, as that is my specialty.

    If you dont mind, could someone answer 2 questions for me:

    Is there an easier way to mockup a wrap to scale than using envelope distort in illustrator, I mean a better application, maybe one made for vehicle wraps.

    The second question is does anyone know where I can get an outline of a trailer? 6x12 single axle haulmark.

    Thanks, and I am here to help if needed!
     
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  2. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Hi. Welcome.
    Since you don't give us your name I'll truncate it to OOPD....
    You can try vectorart.com for a trailer image. Or take a photo and work from that. I look forward to picking your brain on Illustrator questions..
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  3. EnergyDesign

    EnergyDesign Active Member

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    AI is my specialty...I am great with PS and with InDesign, but I would rather do everything in AI
     
  4. njsigns

    njsigns Very Active Member

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    Let me say welcome to the board - "welcome" - and also, making duplicate posts with the same content is frowned upon here, it just make more work for our gracious admin, who will most likely go back and remove the duplicates. This is a very active site and you'll be better received here if you play by the easiest of basic rules. You will also get (more times than not) an answer to the question you're asking.... Just give it a few minutes.

    Gene
     
  5. mladams7259

    mladams7259 Very Active Member

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    Welcome Aboard!
     
  6. iSign

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    I would take photos of the sides or back from a direct straight on vantage point... then superimpose your mock-ups with no distortion needed.

    If you are using rastor images maybe use photoshop instead of illustrator, so you can use a little transparency to let vehicle contours, window trim & door edges or handles show through a little... which helps you design to miss obstructions to your main copy & primary design elements.
     
  7. Banner Signs

    Banner Signs New Member

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    Welcome to the board.
     
  8. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    Good to have you a part of this great bunch of people.
     
  9. Pro Image

    Pro Image Major Contributor

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    Howdee from VA..............
     
  10. The Big Squeegee

    The Big Squeegee Major Contributor

    Welcome from Oklahoma!

    :Welcome: to :signs101:
     
  11. Gino

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    Welcome from PA
     
  12. Mike Paul

    Mike Paul Major Contributor

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  13. Replicator

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    Welcome to The BIG SHOW !
     
  14. high impact

    high impact Very Active Member

    Welcome and I will be asking some photoshop questions soon! lol
     
  15. wingman

    wingman Member

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    Welcome to the best damn site on the planet.:Canada 2:
     
  16. technowolf

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    welcome

    Alex
     
  17. Sign Prophet

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    Welcome from Long Beach, California.
     
  18. Signguyno1

    Signguyno1 Active Member

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    Welcome from Massachusetts, the home of, oh nevermind them! They dont count.
     
  19. ENTDesign

    ENTDesign Very Active Member

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    Welcome
     
  20. 2NinerNiner2

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    Bonjour de Montréal :) [​IMG]
     
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