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Help with simple font

Postby Buggermanators » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:02 am

Having a hard time getting the right lettering or even the right program to draw up what i need. Hoping some one can point me in the right direction as to what program i need. A friend of mine has a shop called "PRO TOWING" and "PRO DIESEL" Was wanting each of them about 13" long and cutting them out of the center a hexagon to hang on his wall. All caps with the letters leaning a little. What would be the best program for this. Tried Inkscape but totally failed. Any help would greatly be appreciated Thanks Greg

Some thing like this but in block/stencil form with a slight slant
PRO DIESEL

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Re: Help with simple font

Postby acourtjester » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:40 am

You need to go back to inkscape it is very easy. Here is what you asked for about 2 minutes work. :)
First in windows word type what you want then select the font the put a slant on it. Do a screen shot or snipping tool from windows and save it as a .JPG. Import into Inkscape and do a trace remove the original then remove the fill and select a small stroke size, make it the size you want 13"
You can add the hexagon.
PRO.dxf

POR 2.jpg

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Re: Help with simple font

Postby liv2speed05 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 2:33 pm

This was done in inkscape as well. Took 2 minutes. Download the octagon, trace, size, type your word, select your font ( this is Ruler Stencil Heavy). Click, path, object to path, combine, position how you want on the hexagon, hold shift and select both entities and click difference.

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Re: Help with simple font

Postby liv2speed05 » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:18 pm

Here is the dxf

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Re: Help with simple font

Postby jason.jason.p » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:21 pm

Buggermanators wrote:Having a hard time getting the right lettering or even the right program to draw up what i need. Hoping some one can point me in the right direction as to what program i need. A friend of mine has a shop called "PRO TOWING" and "PRO DIESEL" Was wanting each of them about 13" long and cutting them out of the center a hexagon to hang on his wall. All caps with the letters leaning a little. What would be the best program for this. Tried Inkscape but totally failed. Any help would greatly be appreciated Thanks Greg

Some thing like this but in block/stencil form with a slight slant
PRO DIESEL


If you'd rather use CAD like me, I use deskegrave. its free and uses any font you have installed. (additional fonts can be downloaded and installed easily from sites like dafont.com This program will export as dxf which can then be imported into CAD

http://www.deskam.com/download.html


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