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Printing on foil question.
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Posted 20 February 2005 - 06:32 AM
What computer program are you using to edit your fish pictures? I would like to get a good photo editing program but I'm not sure what to buy.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:15 AM
I use MS Publisher for the finished product, as it allows me to proportionately size the pics and has a ruler so you can see exactly the length and width of the pic as you size it.
I use MGI photo Suite to play with the sharpness and color first.
Both are old programs and I'm sure ther is one that does it all. The good friends here at TU will surely point you in the right direction.
Posted 20 February 2005 - 07:26 AM
This is the tape I use. It is a one sided tape.
Posted 21 February 2005 - 01:37 AM
Ok!! Now i understand how you tape it to the paper!!
Thx!! Today i'll paint some baits! And will try painting my first rainbow trout with the airbrush(without decals or other things). I'll try some stengils on it !
Posted 21 February 2005 - 12:23 PM
With foil, you can print on it BUT, you must heat dry the Ink. that will keep it from smearing, BUT BUT.. The only clear I had reacted with the ink, causing it to literally fade away. If one of those photo "Fixatives" i.e. Bulldog or the other one I mentioned work, than maybe this process can be done. As Of now, I'm unable to go further.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 08:41 AM
Husky, Did you spray clear on the foil before printing on it?
Also, try the foil tape used in AC duct work. Maybe using spray adhesive and then layering the tape on the paper. Since its self adhesive ( the tape ) you should be able to put it on the lure with no problems.
Just a thought.
Posted 22 February 2005 - 09:19 AM
Wouldn't be easyer to just put a clear decal over a silvery paint job?? Just asking!? I don't know, because i haven't seen any decals yet, but'll se some tomorrow or the day after ). Got some advice?
Posted 22 February 2005 - 07:34 PM
Gator_Fan: the best program out there for photo-editing in my opinion is Adobe Photoshop. Its very expensive, but maybe you'll know someone w/ a copy available.
savacs: If you'll go to my post, "water slide decal beginnings" I had actually taken and decal and placed it over the foil layer underneath. It looks good, but i had too many bubbles in the clearcoat after all those layers.
Husky, it seems to me that if you spray the foil with any type of clear fixative it will fog up and become less shiny. I'm curious as to whether or not you can contiunually rub the foil smooth without the ink coming off. Good idea to heat it w/ a hairdryer! Keep at this thing!