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Would you trace as is or clean up

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by The Vector Doctor, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I have already done this job but if you were to receive this file would you trace as is or clean up?
     

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  2. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Clean up. Tracing as is would make a lot of "wobblies"
     
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  3. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    Clean up.
     
  4. Billct2

    Billct2 Major Contributor

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    I end of "recreating" something like this.
     
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  5. GAC05

    GAC05 Major Contributor

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    Is that a duck flying off holding a rat by the tail in its beak?
    I'd redraw it.
     
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  6. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    I would clean it up.

    Why are you asking?
    Did the customer want an EXACT trace with the pixelation and unhappy with it being cleaned up?
     
  7. d fleming

    d fleming Very Active Member

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    Redraw
     
  8. Bubba06

    Bubba06 Just Somebody

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    Clean up
     
  9. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    For anyone that wonders why I ask questions with many orders... yes they wanted it traced AS IS with all imperfections. I offered to make nice waves and a smooth perfect arc for the sun but they insisted that I trace it as shown.

    Had I made the assumption they wanted this cleaned up then it would have been wrong.

    I have lost a few customers over the years because they said I asked too many questions!!!?
     
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  10. MikePro

    MikePro Major Contributor

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    ink blots? I must warn you, they all look like genitalia to me
     
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  11. chester215

    chester215 Just call me Chester.

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    Maybe it is a scanned drawing by someone they know ??
     
  12. shoresigns

    shoresigns Very Active Member

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    I wouldn't have cleaned it up. It looks like it was originally meant to have wobbly lines.
     
  13. Johnny Best

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    So you lost customers for asking to many questions and now you ask us a question to clean it up or trace it when you already had the answer!
     
  14. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    I am trying to make a point. Showing how everyone has different expectations and why asking questions is important. Many of my customers send me art with NO instructions at all other than trace. Not an issue with clean art but something like this does require communication
     
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  15. Johnny Best

    Johnny Best Very Active Member

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    I remember as a kid and a teacher telling us that no question is bad if you do not know the answer. So in your case with customers, your questions lead you to the answers.
    Now that I know you were trying to teach us something, point taken.
     
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  16. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    Here is another from a while back. Intentionally pixelated. They did not want it cleaned up
     

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  17. TammieH

    TammieH Very Active Member

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    I have learned to keep my mouth shut with customer art, its amazing what they can be proud of...perhaps one of their kids designed in 7th grade or something
     
  18. Notarealsignguy

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    That poor plotter is going to have a long day with that mess
     
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  19. joshGN

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    You are asking too many questions b/c they arent giving you the correct information to start with!

    Ive used you dozens of times and its a super simple process.....dont sweat the idiots.
     
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  20. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    It was a print job so no plotting involved
     
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