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Digital Design / smoothing lettering
« on: December 19, 2019, 04:07:08 PM »

Anyone know if there's a way to smooth lines (the outer edges) of a hand-calligraphed word once it's brought into Photoshop?

Thank you,

Letter Pixels / blurry lettering
« on: October 12, 2018, 02:21:22 PM »
Hello ~

Can anyone tell me why after I scan my lettering at 1600 and I try to reduce in Photoshop it gets pixelated?  I thought that only happened with enlarging.  I'm trying to make my lettering fit into the Instagram icon.  They want it to be 180 pixels by 180 pixels.

I tried copy, pasting and then transforming the lettering into the 180 square pixel box, but that's when it gets pixelated.  ??

Thank you ~

Tools & Supplies / colored paper
« on: June 18, 2018, 01:16:08 PM »

I'm wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a good (smooth) colored paper that takes calligraphy inks and gouache well.  I would love to find pads with different colors in it.

I see Paper & Ink has Murano pads.  Has anyone used these for original calligraphy work?

Thank you!

Digital Design / Applying more than one color
« on: August 12, 2014, 07:44:52 PM »
Hello whoever may be able to answer this......

I understand how to do a color overlay in Photoshop to get letters to be all one color, but say in the case of a monogram you want each letter to be a different color, how is that done?  When I lasso the area and add color with the pain bucket it fills in the whole area circled, not just the letter.   If I use the magic wand it grabs the entire 3 letters of the monogram, I only want one letter.

Thank You,

Tools & Supplies / wax seals
« on: May 27, 2014, 04:53:25 PM »
Hi All ~
I'm "thinking about" playing with wax seals, they're just so pretty.   I see they now have low heat glue guns to produce a more flexible version to withstand mailing.  Do they really withstand mailing?  Do you need to put extra postage or request they be hand stamped?  Not sure if I'll be putting them on the outside of an envelope or on something inside the envelope, either way, it will create a bump and I worry about tearing at the post office.  Wondering if anyone has any experience with this.
I have found a website Nostalgic Impressions but if anyone knows of others I'd love to check them out.

Thank You,

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