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Tire Tracks? Pipe dream or possibility??

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by Outline Graphics, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. Outline Graphics

    Outline Graphics Member

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    Does anyone know where I could get a set of tire tracks? I'm doing a banner for a GOOD friend and it's for an offroad event... Leave it up to the wife to have such an awsome idea...

    I was thinking about running a tire track across the sign, like it was run over... but I'm coming up with a blank on where to find one...

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Yeah, might be a pipe dream at 12am est...but I figured I'd ask. I went through ALL of my images with NO luck...
     
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  2. Outline Graphics

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    I'm not the best in converting them, and I've found some jpg's on line of them and I'm giving it a whirl... but I figured it couldn't hurt to ask where I could get a set of them. OFF road type of tires would be awsome, but any set would be cool right about now :)
     
  3. iSign

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  4. Outline Graphics

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    DOH! I was searching for tire tracks...that search came up with MUCH better results... I'll see what I can do. Thanks Doug!
     
  5. Outline Graphics

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    Ok. I'm about to go lay the banner under one of my cars and run over it. LOL Not working too well. I'm sure it's operator error/inexperience...
     
  6. Outline Graphics

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    Are there any good resources so that I can work on my drawing 'skills' and learn more about the process? I have no problem with some simple items, but I know that's an area I REALLY need to work on. I don't wanna be using images from CD's all the time. I'd like to learn the business, not just how to click and cut...
     
  7. Pro Signs & Graphix

    Pro Signs & Graphix Very Active Member

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    It all depends on what you term to be "simple". A good set of books comes from Sams Publishing - "Learn ?????? in 24 hours". They are infromative and will teach you to get around nicely.

    As for learning to draw - watch, read and practice. It does not come easy at all, nor quickly. As for the "click and cut", the reason that those images exist is to make money by saving time - not just for people that cannot truly draw.

    Just FYI, IMO, drawing is what John Deaton, from Deaton's Graphics, does.
     
  8. iSign

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    ...yeah... signs101 !!

    here you go...
    1. locate & steal suitable internet design
    2. past .jpg into illustrator & lock it
    3. redraw basic vector shapes over locked .jpg
    (use a color you can see what you're doing)
    4. repeat basic shape & assign transparent grey
    5. design how & where 2 treads might look cool.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. njsigns

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    Nice Doug! Good tip too! This is what signs101 should be about - all the time (well most of the time)

    Gene :thumb:
     
  10. PGSigns

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    Did some mud racing for a couple of years and these are the tires we used. They have several listed on the left and the tread patterns are easy to draw.
    http://www.intercotire.com/site33.php
    Jimmy
     
  11. WB

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    yeah Interco tires have a really aggressive tread pattern, I'd use the TSL pattern it's much better then just a regular truck pattern. I have seen them around, our Jeep club has the treads going across our home page.

    here you can see the pattern in the back ground http://www.nbjeepclub.ca/soopPortal/
     
  12. learned the hard way

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    There is a dingbat font that comes with Windows called Tracks that has a decent tire track you could use. There is also a free font called Eagle GT II you could download...you could make your text look like tire tracks.
     
  13. Arlo Kalon 2.0

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    Dave Dordey has an excellent one on one of his "earlier" vehicle graphics CD's. Ya might contact him at auroragraphics.net
     
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    Arlo Kalon 2.0 Very Active Member

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    make tha "Dave DorSey"
     
  15. iSign

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    Nice looking tread graphic WB. I like that it is rough instead of computer perfect.

    I think next time I need tread patterns, I'll do them the way I showed first, then print a small segment real large in black... then scan & auto-trace for a slightly rougher look, since true "tracks" are just impressions in dirt... they shouldn't be as perfect as the pattern might have been on an actual tire.
     
  16. TC49010

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    Corel Draw 9 Library Has a set of Tire Tracks under "Tracks" if that helps.

    Trixie
     
  17. Cadmn

    Cadmn Very Active Member

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    Ink the tread & drive viola
     
  18. Prism1

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    A truck I did a few years ago...
     

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  19. iSign

    iSign Major Contributor

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    how did it work out outline?
     
  20. Prism1

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    Are you asking me?? Outline?
     
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