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Posted By: Maz Woolley
Posted On: Saturday April 6, 2019 at 5:57 AM
 
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A challenge
Getting rid of the background colour is possible in photoshop or many other photo image tools using the magic wand to select background and then deleting it. Making it smaller is a matter of making the image the correct size. I usually create a transparent canvas just over the size in mm I want the image then drag the artwork onto that and resize. At that point it becomes so tiny you need to show the image at much greater than life size to work on it(especially when decals are for smaller models or tiny items... ).
It will often print well so small you cannot read it, but when photographed and magnified it is pretty accurate. That said a reasonable quality ink jet printer with multiple individual colour cartridges is best and print at photo quality onto decal paper. I use a Canon MG5750 for example, other makes are available!
But after all that, silver will be a multitoned grey, and gold a dirty yellow. And when placed over some base colours the decal simply doesn't show up.
Trial and error seems to be the only way with successes sometimes and failures at others.

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1955 Ford Sunliner kit by CCC by John Quilter #25648
Nice work as always John. (EOM) by Harvey Goranson #25648.1
Very nice indeed. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #25648.2
Very good and excellent choice of colors. (EOM) by Frank Racibozynski #25648.3
Very nice. Both of them are great colors. Great work. (EOM) by John Merritt #25648.4
Agree with all prior comments - Great job and very by Ken Smith #25648.5
Fine work, John. I like your work! (EOM) by David Holcombe #25648.6
CCC kits by Fred Lewis #25648.7
Very Nice (EOM) by Jacques Roest #25648.8
Those were great kits. by Joe Libricz #25648.9
The mention of the decals that came with this kit has me wondering by Don Anderson #25648.10
Decals: A couple of years ago I attempted "decal making" with mixed by David Holcombe #25648.10.1
Decal Printing by Marius Woolley #25648.10.1.1
I have made some decals but what I think we are after is by John Quilter #25648.10.1.1.1
I am fairly encouraged to see the response of you three with the by Don Anderson #25648.10.1.1.1.1
An attempt to replicate a badge by John Quilter #25648.10.1.1.1.1.1
A challenge by Maz Woolley #25648.10.1.1.1.1.1.1
You can always photoetch then airbrush the badges. (EOM) by Robert Bolin #25648.10.1.1.1.2
I've had better luck with a laser printer. Colors more vibrant and the saturation of color much by Tom Ciryak #25648.10.1.1.2
Does anyone have a source that will do custom decals ? (EOM) by Ken Smith #25648.10.2
A little bit more in MAR Online by Maz Woolley #25648.11




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