• Digitising of artwork

    Posted by Andrew Blackett on July 23, 2002 at 1:31 pm

    hello all,

    I would like to know what software and what methods you use to digitise your customers artwork. I saw the one that kevin did yesterday for oreo, but would like to know the easy ways of doing it.

    Someone able to help?


    Robert Lambie replied 21 years, 11 months ago 5 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Tim Shaw

    July 23, 2002 at 3:51 pm

    I scan the original at as low a dpi as I can get away with. If it is a very simple design then 72dpi. But never more than 300dpi. Colour if I need to separate the colours or b&w if the colours are easy to separate.

    I then import the scan into illustrator, roatate the image to get it square and horizontal. After locking the scan I simply draw over the scan in a line colour which contrasts with the scanned image

    Programs like streamline put in extra points and make a mess of most tight or round corners.

    By the time I have removed and tidied up the extra points I could have drawn a new line or box, whatever, over the top just as quick.

    Also, what is a big saving espically on text like E/F/T etc – just draw boxes and weld them together. This way you guarantee to keep stroke widths consistant. And it is very quick. Also using circles for the corners, keeps them consitant.

    If the image is to big to scan then digital picture works just as well.
    just reduce the IMAGE SIZE in Photoshop to A4 size and 72 dpi .

    Unlock and delete the scan, “save as” from Illustrator as version 3 and the vector file will import into ANY program you can think of.

  • signscript

    July 23, 2002 at 8:07 pm

    ill find one of the realy nasty images that a customer has given me and ill so a demo for everyone…

  • Andrew Blackett

    July 23, 2002 at 8:08 pm

    thanks lads,

    look forward to that. oh holy nodemaster 😆


  • Deleted User

    Deleted User
    July 24, 2002 at 5:46 am

    Well I Use Corel It Is the easyes for me as for the super target logo thanks k3evin i could not find it so i digitized it rel quick i do alot of my own stuff it easer that way i just digitized a 1979 corvette i did i ll post it for the board latter !

    OREO 8)

  • Robert Lambie

    July 24, 2002 at 8:42 am

    good to hear oreo. itll be interesting to see an outline thats been done by one of us. stick it on the upload board mate when you get a minute..

    thanks oreo

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