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Old 12-10-2008, 07:27 PM   #1
TimSTi
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Here's the first label I whipped up for my Irish Red Ale. I'm new to gimp, formerly used photoshop but dont have a new copy of it. Tell me what you think. Arching the text down the bottom where it says Irish Red Ale was a pain. I haven't found a tool like photoshop has to make it easy. Well here it is. (P.S. I'm orginally from Boston )



*edited*
I found a tutorial for gimp that got it to look slightly better


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Old 12-10-2008, 08:58 PM   #2
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Looks good. Try Inkscape for your text. There's even a tutorial floating around for scrolls/ribbons and putting text on them.



 
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:12 PM   #3
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Looks good. Try Inkscape for your text. There's even a tutorial floating around for scrolls/ribbons and putting text on them.
I just downloaded Inkscape. I'll give it a try, thanks!
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:18 PM   #4
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Looks good.

This tutorial may or may not make GIMP text-skewing easier. Or some of the Filters|Distorts|CurveBend functionality. I have only briefly looked at the former.

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:18 PM   #5
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If your gonna keep the Celtics logo on there you should try to change that wood floor background to a parquet one like they have at the garden. Just my 2 cents though. I think it looks pretty good

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:40 PM   #6
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If your gonna keep the Celtics logo on there you should try to change that wood floor background to a parquet one like they have at the garden. Just my 2 cents though. I think it looks pretty good


That picture is taken actually from the floor
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:17 PM   #7
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Nice. The silhouette is very cool. Reminds me of a mobster haha.

However, I don't think that the Celtics logo has any chance of being legible when printed on a small scale. The wood grain is quite nice. Do you plan on printing this on a color laser with high rez? If not, it might not look like wood at all.

 
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:31 PM   #8
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Nice. The silhouette is very cool. Reminds me of a mobster haha.

However, I don't think that the Celtics logo has any chance of being legible when printed on a small scale. The wood grain is quite nice. Do you plan on printing this on a color laser with high rez? If not, it might not look like wood at all.
I've printed a test run of it and it came out as expected from my inkjet, good enough!


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