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Intersecting Word Art Tutorial - Written (Photo...

Mar 11, 2015 04:50 PM | Fishman in Photoshop

Ahoy! There seems to be some interest in a written guide for Intersecting Word Art. I don't have much free time, but really like to help give back when I can so I decided to take a stab at this for everybody. I tried to keep it as short and to the poi...

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Word Art Intersecting Word Art with Inkscape

Jan 30, 2015 04:52 PM | Travis in Inkscape

I got a question from Robiton where he is trying to design a sign where a script intersects existing word art. He wants to design it so that it's easy to read, and won't fall apart after cutting. I put together a quick tutorial on how to create word...

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Turning Lines Into Objects in Inkscape

Jun 17, 2014 07:24 PM | Travis in Pattern Making

I mentioned that I was putting together a quick tutorial Inscape to answer a couple of design questions. This video, Jeff wanted to design a dream catcher and was wondering how to do the webbing. Robert asks how to save a design in Inkscape as a JPG.

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Creating Word Art with Inkscape

Jun 04, 2014 03:55 PM | Travis in Inkscape

Word Art patterns are designs where text is the primary design element. Naturally, font choice becomes an important factor when designing word art. Try out several of different fonts before making your choice. If you need more selection, are a numbe...

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Software

Nov 16, 2012 08:57 PM | Travis in Designer Resources

Graphics software provide an opportunity for scrollers to create their own scroll saw patterns. Graphics programs can be classified as either vector based or raster based graphics. Most graphics software will focus on one form or the other. Each has it...

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Fonts

Nov 08, 2012 11:04 PM | Travis in Designer Resources

There are many font resources on the internet. Although many fonts may be free to download, licensing terms for use of these fonts vary from site to site. Be sure to read the licensing terms before using their fonts. Do you have a favorite font site?...

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Clipart & Photos

Nov 08, 2012 10:57 PM | Travis in Designer Resources

Clipart and photographs are often used by pattern designers to create unique patterns for the scroll saw. Be sure to read their Terms Of Use agreement carefully before using any of their images. There may be restrictions that may prohibit you from dist...

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Moving Elements Using GIMP

May 03, 2012 04:24 PM | Travis in GIMP

Docupton shared a portrait pattern he was working on in this thread. He did an amazing job on it and really captured his subject matter. The only comment I had was the amount of space between the girl and boy. Naturally, he was working from a photo and...

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Scroll Saw Patterns With Inkscape - L8

Sep 24, 2009 08:43 PM | Travis in Inkscape

Welcome to the very last lesson in our Inkscape class. Time flies, doesn't it? We're doing another demonstration. This time we're creating an elk mini-clock for a desk. The project takes a standard 1 7/16" mini-clock insert you can find online or at...

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Scroll Saw Patterns With Inkscape - L7

Sep 22, 2009 03:29 PM | Travis in Inkscape

Welcome to Lesson 7. This time, we're actually putting together what we've learned up to this point to design a scroll saw pattern. We will be designing a simple trinket box. Since the lid will have some nice fretwork, you can also use this box to ho...

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Scroll Saw Patterns With Inkscape - L6

Sep 17, 2009 04:13 PM | Travis in Inkscape

Welcome to Lesson 6 of our Inkscape class. This time we're working with text. Working with text is relatively easy and I'll show you the basics. We won't get into the advanced topics of working with text in this class. But you'll certainly be armed e...

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