Wow!   I've never done a vector path, but what you did is so clear and
clean that I only wish I
had not cropped off my last name before sending the file!  Is vector path a
gimp tool?  I'll look it up.
Something new to learn.   Thank you!

Helen


On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 3:25 PM, Steve Kinney <ad...@pilobilus.net> wrote:

> On 02/19/2013 01:37 PM, Burnie West wrote:
>
> > It looks to me like the original signature scan had the artifacts
> > around it.
>
> Same here - and very low resolution.  The signature itself is only
> 64 x 142 pixels, and the artifacts look like they could have come
> from scaling an earlier copy in an indexed format.
>
> If possible I would start over with a new signature and scan, at 300
> DPI or above, with black ink on white paper.  Then, applying the
> filter Colors > Color to Alpha would produce a much more acceptable
> result.  The more uniform the color and texture of the paper (or
> etc.) used, the more certain the result.
>
> Or you could go in a whole other direction, make a vector path from
> the available signature, stroke it with an oblong brush with its
> angle and hardness tweaked, and use the result.  This would be a
> typical part of creating a logo from a signature.  Just for an
> exercise, I did that:
>
> http://pilobilus.net/xfer/helen.zip
>
> Picture worth way more than a thousand words.
>
> :o)
>
> Steve
>
>
>
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