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Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby sfrsdavis » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:40 am

I need help converting and cleaning up jpg please. This is what I have and what I get after inkscape.
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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:37 am

There are a few things to change first use "Brightness cutoff" not "edge detection". Edge detection will give you the outside and inside of each line.
Next click on Fill and stroke under "object menu" then a menu will appear on the right, click on the X under fill this removes the inside color. Then click on stroke paint (select a color) to put color on the lines, you will see just the outlines. Then click on stroke type and then "IN" for inch size and then enter about 0.005" this is for the line width.
When you save it as DXF and unclick the "use ROBO" and "use LWPOLYLINE" so you don't get those funny connection lines ( look like spider webs) in the finished file. :(
Or save it with SVG
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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby hemichargersrt8 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:42 am

Here is one I did recently, maybe it will give you some ideas.

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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby sfrsdavis » Mon Jul 24, 2017 12:59 pm

Thank you both! I am going to retry it with your steps acourtjester just so I can learn. Thanks again!!

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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:20 pm

If you really want it to pop check out what others have done with badges, making them in layers.
Using Inkscape you can break the image apart to paint them and then assemble it in layers. :D
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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby sfrsdavis » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:28 pm

Can you share the DXF for those?

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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby acourtjester » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:34 pm

here you go I had to do it again as I did not save it. :lol:
fire badge apart.dxf

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Re: Helping out a local Fire Dept

Postby sfrsdavis » Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:26 am

Thanks!!!!


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