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Re: New arrivals 8 months, 3 weeks ago #1186

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I found a good picture on the www from the Corgi Spiderbike. I copied the picture and with 'paint' i got the decal. Then i flipped that decal horizontally and voila, 2 decals.

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Re: New arrivals 8 months, 3 weeks ago #1187

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Hell your a clever person with this sort of art thingy. I don't know if I have asked this question before. So if you don't mind me asking, then what type of program do you use for your art work.
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Re: New arrivals 8 months, 3 weeks ago #1188

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I believe it is Microsoft's Paint program that comes with MS Office. I have it myself but don't use it for decals. I use Corel Draw 11 Has all the sizing features and is great for doing duplicate decals spaced properly so you don't waste decal paper which is around $2.00 US per sheet now. Maybe more as it has been quite a while since I looked at those prices.

Re: New arrivals 8 months, 3 weeks ago #1189

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<p>I take a picture that i find on the www and save it. Than i use microsoft paint to make the picture smaller to just what i want.Then i messure how big the decal must be. Then i use open office 4 and the option 'tekening' In open office you can put how big the picture(l x b) must be. When i have the decal for one side you can use the option flip hoprizontally so you have the decals for both sides. Then i print it and cut the decals out.
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Re: New arrivals 8 months, 2 weeks ago #1190

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tekening is Dutch and means Drawing for those of us who do not speak Dutch.
Your decals look very good and the colors are vibrant.
Very similar to what I do in Corel Draw. Most of the decals I do I actually have to draw or make myself as the pictures I get are not the right size to do what you use. Making them I have greater control but I am not an artist so only really make simple decals like stripes for the Cranes or roundels for air planes. I did make up Herbie the Love Bug decals also from scratch and they are one of my better selling decal sets. When it comes to something like what you have on the Bat Bike, I tend to buy them.

Re: New arrivals 8 months, 2 weeks ago #1191

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Thanks for those added tips of using Microsoft Office 4 as I do have this program as well as Paint which I have been using for ages. Well it has been a long time since Microsoft introduced this program in its basic form. I new I could not flip a image in Paint. Yes I have done the basics in Paint them transferred the image into Office to finish off the sizing and printing. Cheers keep up your fantastic work.

Re: New arrivals 8 months, 2 weeks ago #1192

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Thanks Jim. Coral Draw has been around for a long time and I think it may have been around the mid 1990's, if my memory is correct these days, when I was trying to learn how to use computers in their basic form. Of course this is well before I went onto the internet which was slow as back then anyway.

Re: New arrivals 8 months, 2 weeks ago #1193

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Very true Jim, very true.