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which photo shop for making decals ?

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which photo shop for making decals ?
Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, February 02, 2018 4:57 PM

I finally got a scanner/printer now I need a free site that let's me print my own decals.  I supose my biggest problem with this process is being able to lighten up or erase the background so my old decals will print without the brown background. Is there any site that will "automatically"  clean up the background?  I had one photo shop that I had to paint out the background with my mouse and boy was that a pain and hard to do,especially in 1/72 scale.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, February 02, 2018 9:42 PM

I use Paint.net. 100% free and no ads.

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Posted by gregbale on Saturday, February 03, 2018 7:31 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I use Paint.net. 100% free and no ads.

I use both MSPaint and Paint.net.

With the latter you can easily fiddle with the 'adjustment' settings---contrast, saturation and so on---and can often quite easily 'white out' the background color of a scanned decal sheet. You just may need to tweak the colors and hues a little to get back to desired appearance. Everything done with slider-bars...and nothing is permanent until you hit 'save.' Give it a try!

Greg

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Posted by OctaneOrange on Saturday, February 03, 2018 3:58 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
I use Paint.net. 100% free and no ads.

I use Photoshop CS2. it was also free.

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Posted by damouav on Saturday, February 03, 2018 6:00 PM

I utilise Photoshop CS5.1, but prefer Illustrator.

The only reason I use a photo mantipulation program, is just to manipulate images. I then use them as a template to re draw them in Illustrator.

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Posted by DUSTER on Sunday, February 11, 2018 10:54 PM

Im in the Paint.net (Paint dot Net)camp https://www.getpaint.net/index.html

A good program and the forum responses to answer questions is very friendly and enthusiastic.  

 

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Posted by Jay Jay on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 2:08 PM

I thank you all for the valuable input.

As soon as I am done with working at the Daytona 500 speed weeks I'll give these a go.  I work a 12 hour night shift as a gate guard, for 14 nights in a row and the lack of sleep severly interferes with my modeling.  It's killing me that I have all these new toys and can't use them yet.

 

 

 

 

 

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