Author Topic: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed  (Read 2062 times)

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I'm hoping some of the decal experts can help me here :-[

I'm trying to get something that can be used to create an Ethan Allen Express decal from this: http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtBAG1800/amt1852.jpg

This is the 'best' I've managed so far:

It's my first time playing with Photoshop Elements 2.0, & I don't really know what I'm doing - can you tell? :'( - so is this an OK start or a load of old tosh?

Comments & any advice on what to do to bring the right hand end towards the camera (or push the left side back) to bring the plane flat to the screen, to fix the perspective, then to rotate it so it's level horizontally would be much appreciated.

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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 08:27:33 PM »
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try this one ..


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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 09:01:05 PM »
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and


are not at all the same. The first is from the side of an Amtrak baggage car, the second looks like it's from a brochure. Sorry I can't help, I use much more primitive photo software.  :'(

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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 10:13:16 PM »
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...just a first test - it would be possible to make something out of this but it would be much better to have a 300 or even 600dpi picture than this 72dpi one



yeah, I know, wrong font and all...  ;)

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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 10:14:19 PM »
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Nice try John, thanks, but the distance between the doors on #1852 is greater than on #1854 - I need the more rectangular Ethan Allen Express logo with 10+ snow-capped mountain peaks from 1852, rather than the more square image with only 6 caps from 1854 :-[

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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2006, 10:49:18 PM »
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.. it would be much better to have a 300 or even 600dpi picture than this 72dpi one


Thanks Steve - that photo & this one http://www.trainweb.org/amtrakpix/locoshots/baggage/1852A.jpg at 150dpi were the best I could find online of 1852 :(

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Re: Rotate, Transform, Perspective ... I'm Skewed - 'Decal' Help Needed
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2006, 07:32:44 AM »
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Nice try John, thanks, but the distance between the doors on #1852 is greater than on #1854 - I need the more rectangular Ethan Allen Express logo with 10+ snow-capped mountain peaks from 1852, rather than the more square image with only 6 caps from 1854 :-[

Picky Picky :)