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Paint program
« on: February 17, 2014, 01:04:53 AM »
Is there any type of program that can be downloaded where you can paste a picture of your bus than play around with changing colors?


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Re: Paint program
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 07:48:26 PM »
Is there any type of program that can be downloaded where you can paste a picture of your bus than play around with changing colors?


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Ace,

That would be a very cool tool, but I have not found a program like you mention.

I ended up taking a picture of the coach and downloading it to my design program and use that to change up my colors during the design process.....hope that helps some. It's a bit more work but what can ya do ;)

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Re: Paint program
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 08:21:19 PM »
Mike what design program did you use?


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Re: Paint program
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 10:05:04 PM »
Is there any type of program that can be downloaded where you can paste a picture of your bus than play around with changing colors?

Ace -

PhotoShop by Adobe will allow you to do that.  Steep learning curve to get to that point, tho. . .

Ben & Karen are both PS wizards, when they get back from their current trip you might ask them for some assistance.

FWIW & HTH. . .

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Re: Paint program
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 10:05:52 PM »
A pretty good open source (free) drawing program is Inkscape.  It is a vector based drawing program which allows you to draw straight or curved  lines and color fill.  Here's an example (this is Corel Draw, but is works the same).  Google your bus, click on images, and find a good profile picture of your bus.  Right click on that picture, then click on "copy image", then paste into inkscape, and draw over it.

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Re: Paint program
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 10:21:20 PM »
Mike what design program did you use?


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Most of my work I do in Coral Draw or Flexi sign, I also use photoshop too ;)
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Re: Paint program
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 10:23:12 PM »
A pretty good open source (free) drawing program is Inkscape.  It is a vector based drawing program which allows you to draw straight or curved  lines and color fill.  Here's an example (this is Corel Draw, but is works the same).  Google your bus, click on images, and find a good profile picture of your bus.  Right click on that picture, then click on "copy image", then paste into inkscape, and draw over it.



Thanks Gordie! I am going to give it a try and see what happens.
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Re: Paint program
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 04:25:28 PM »
Ace,
I like Photo PosPro which is a free alternative to Photoshop. What I can't do with that one I can do with Gimp, also a free program. Learning curve on Gimp is less than Photo PosPro, but they're both good alternatives to paying the big bucks for Photo Shop. Or you can go to CNET Downloads and look for something more specific to your one-time need.
HTH Will  :)