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Old 07-06-2015, 12:07 PM
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I had a friend that was an architect that bought the plot cutter/printer and made up a lot of decals for me with 3 mil vinyl and they are just fine. Here in my area we have a window tinter on every block and for a couple bucks you can take them your design and the covering and get things like the graphics on the side of the Mustang done for you. I don't know if they can do anything that will look like air brush work or not?? Never asked.
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You can look at the date of these old posts before you reply. RCU has been rather stagnant for several years. THis thread is from 2003. I had to look it up to figure out what was going on. I think it was 2014 when I left RCU. I moved in 2015 and no longer build or fly. I will be moving again in the next year and I will be back to building and flying then. RCU is still a good place to locate a lot of info and I know I still have a lot of build threads posted.
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I have had good experiences with Inkscape. It is a free vector graphics software. The software is fairly easy to use and the biggest benefit about vector graphics is the scalability.
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I've used both laser and inkjet printers for water-based decals. Inkjet, however, requires a fixative and the one suggested by the hobby store destroys yellow ink. That's why I switched to laser. As far as software I prefer Photoshop but have a very old, licensed Photoshop CS. I have also used Inkscape and GIMP. GIMP has the same capabilities as Photoshop but, in my opinion, is hard to use. But it is free.
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I also have struggled with GIMP, recently actually. Even though Krita is not specifically intended to be used like Photoshop or GIMP, I have managed to do some tasks with it that I have lost my patience with GIMP. Krita is a free painting software that includes many useful features.

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