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I see a lot of creations on this site that are topped off perfectly with a shmick decal. My question to our experienced ( or computer literate) members, is how do you go about the process of making good decals.
A "dummies guide to decals" would be good, not everyone is brilliant with computers! I can build you a shed or set up and land form an irrigation farm for you or complete general engineering and welding for you, but computers , Aarrgh!!

Ps I can also build you a lego room. Currently converting a 40' shipping container into a lego room for me and my three kids. Better than all over lounge room floor, only problem i can see , is that my 5yr old has the most amazing ability to loose bits , especially hands,( looks like most mini figs have been in nam ) this is countered by his older brother who has the most amazing ability too find missing bits, go figure! and there in lies the problem. The inevitable transition of lego he wants to bring back inside , that has to survive the lawn from container to house. I can see a lego version of the jungles of nam looming large.

Pps . KIds up one end / me up other (complete with bar fridge, stereo, split system ac/heater and dividing door (to keep there little friends well away from my lego! Two towns connected by railway lines (going for both rc and 9v). All will pass through tunnels at the division between rooms and will be on a table style set up. And finally a self closing (nothing worse than going outside to find door open and 2 million blowies and skeeters in container.)glass sliding door that is also lockable to keep out unwanted little visitors!!!! I like to think that maybe in a past life said container may have transported shipments of lego on the high seas :)
Cheers all Oggy.
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| November 22, 2010, 12:18 am
Oggy, take a look at my page. I keep my graphics simple like TLG does. I use MicroSoft Publisher and Powerpoint for my designs. There are much more sophisticated programs out there, but I have these on hand, and they work well. If you'd like, I could send you some sample artwork that you can check out. The hardest part is color matching, as all printers are different. I've gone through many sheets of paper before I get a satisfactory product. If you have any specific questions, let me know and I can answer them. Regards, Eric.
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| November 30, 2010, 2:58 am
Quoting Eric and Lawson B
Oggy, take a look at my page. I keep my graphics simple like TLG does. I use MicroSoft Publisher and Powerpoint for my designs. There are much more sophisticated programs out there, but I have these on hand, and they work well. If you'd like, I could send you some sample artwork that you can check out. The hardest part is color matching, as all printers are different. I've gone through many sheets of paper before I get a satisfactory product. If you have any specific questions, let me know and I can answer them. Regards, Eric.

G'day Eric, i tried powerpoint , i got the decals just right on the computer (size wise) but when i went to print them they didn't work too well and i couldn't figure out how to scale them. Might have to wait for my little brother to come home for christmas...
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| November 30, 2010, 6:08 am
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