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    School Crest

    Hi,

    I have abit of a problem. I have attached our school crest. This is the best version the school has we cannot find for love nor money a better quality one. I am trying to polish it up in Photoshop to make it look better on a joomla site.

    Can anyone help or give suggestions please?

    Thanks
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails School Crest-balderstone-crest.jpg  

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    have you got illustrator? or 2D Design? both can vectorize bitmaps, might give you a fighting chance...

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    Another option is manually vectorising it, using a graphics tablet. But that would take a long time to do.

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    Oof, I do not envy you one bit here. I was in a similar situation in my last school, though our 'best version' was a PNG that was slightly clearer than that. We needed a vector version. I tried a few vectorising programs (including Illustrator) and the results were pretty dire each time. Also tried redrawing it myself and found it very hard going.

    Eventually the head's PA found a professional who redrew it for us for a surprisingly modest fee - I was expecting a few hundred, I think it came to under £150. If that's an option for you I can try and find out who we used?

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    I like a challenge.

    I take it you have i printed copy? Headed paper etc? If so could you do me a favor and take photo of it? Will help to have a higher res image to work with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    I like a challenge.

    I take it you have i printed copy? Headed paper etc? If so could you do me a favor and take photo of it? Will help to have a higher res image to work with.
    Thanks,

    We dont the headed paper doesn't have the logo on.

    Ihave attached a bigger one if that helps.
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    I would convert it to a vector and then redraw the lines so they are nice curves and such then recolor the logo.

    Also Inkscape (OpenSource) does a fairly good job at converting images to vectors.

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    Cheers

    Also what's the name of the school?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    Can anyone help or give suggestions please?
    Paste the bitmap (your highest resolution one, obviosuly) into Inkscape, redraw vectors in a new layer over the top of it.

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    Thats for the suggestions everyone, i never use image editing packages so i will be at a loss with them

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK View Post
    Cheers

    Also what's the name of the school?
    Balderstone Technology College

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    Could I ask how you got a .ac.uk domain? Are you a VI form college?

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    dont worry! Sysman is here!! He is the saviour of dodgy school logos....i too have suffered this curse...and then there was Sysman, and all was good again!

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    I was almost struck by this when I started here in Feb. Turns out for the last several years they'd be using a copy of the logo that was in a word document. Hunting for an alternative turned up nothing, until I asked the printers that we used who still had the original EPS file!

    I almosted resorted to using elance.com to get us a cheap designer/graphic artist to redraw it for us. Having used the site in the past to get things done you can get some really good work at some very very competitive prices. A fair number of European, Asian and American freelancers and design firms on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oops_my_bad View Post
    Could I ask how you got a .ac.uk domain? Are you a VI form college?
    Apparently it was very hard, but the thing that did it was that the School offers adult learning classes. The website is due to be changed soon watch that space!

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    Right FM Have to be honest that logo is an awful bitmap. So far I have come up with the following for you. It's not an exact copy, but see what you think.

    If your happy I'll finish it off. If not I'll throw in the towel





    It's not a vector I'm afraid but a A4 PSD @ 300dpi. Should be ok for most things.

    Let me know your thoughts.

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