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Discussion in 'Dark Tranquillity' started by FearTheReaper, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. FearTheReaper

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    I'm looking for this picture thats in the character booklet. Its on page 15.

    I want to potentially use the artwork for a tatto design.

    I cannot find a picture of this online anywhere.

    Can anyone help me out here?
     
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    You could just put the booklet under a scanner if you've got one and scan it to your computer.
     
  3. FearTheReaper

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    Is it possible to expand the image without distorting it that way?
     
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    stizzleomnibus Decisively Human

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    I am an Image Acquisition Specialist! Hooray!

    If you have a scanner:

    - Follow the instructions in the included software. I use Acrobat, so I can't really help you with anything else.

    - Scan the booklet page in the highest resolution possible (600 dpi should be fine, but maybe 1200 if you really need to blow it up). You might also want to make sure you get it in 24-bit color.

    - Save that shit as a .jpg!

    - If this is something that needs to be traced (like a glyph or symbol), you might want to up the contrast. Depending on the software that came with the scanner, you'll probably need an external application for this. Acrobat sucks for this purpose, so you might use a simple photo editor (something from Kodak or HP, built for grannies), or you might reach for Photoshop (GIMP is a free Photoshop replacement you could use).

    - You could use a rich image editor to enlarge the image. If you don't have one, popular kludges might include inserting the .jpg into a Word or Powerpoint document and using the relative resize feature ("diagonal drag") to blow it up. I advise against this, as Microsoft products have this inexplicable tendency to resample and fuzz images. (I do digital signatures, and I have learned to feed Word the simplest, cleanest lines possible. Word will dither a purely B&W image for no apparent reason.) You could also create a new PDF of the image, and play with size that way, but I'm assuming you don't have Acrobat or the money to spend on it.

    - Print that shit. Depending on the quality of your printer, your local print shop might give you a better result.

    - Give print to tattoo artist.

    - ???

    - Profit!
     
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    Niceness man, thanx for the step by step. This will be my project for tomorrow.

    Killer! :headbang:
     
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    When I say "Image Acquisition Specialist" I mean to say "I scan mail." I have scanned and processed many an odd thing, however, so feel free to PM me if there is anything else that I can help you with.
     

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