Re: Decals offered on Ebay by dkmtech
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When you are using a side view of a freight car to make decals you need to
remember that the lens of the camera that took the photo is convex-ed and there
is a slight distortion in the final product, it stretches the lettering... The
best approach is to use lettering diagrams and both if you have them.
With regards to this companies decals I would guess that buying
them would be the best solution for critiquing them. I have emailed him for
a list of decals and I will go from there.
Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through
In a message dated 12/1/2015 7:21:35 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
I have created artwork for
ERIE LACKAWANNA decals working from almost straight-on photos, using
proportion. Somewhat cumbersome but in doing so I found that on one
series of EL cars, the two N’s were not the same width. Pacific Car
& Foundry erred in cutting the stencil. This was later verified in
the field. However, finding this out at 3:30 AM under a great deal of
pressure was rather disconcerting!!!
not-perfectly-straight-on photos to develop art work for lettering has been
done for years.
And could we ban the word
“font” from this discussion? There are only a very few railroads that
truly used fonts for lettering, and I believe most of the cases where this was
true, an advertising firm or graphic designer was
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