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Raz0r

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#1 8 years ago

Who's got 'em =o?

Also looking for help on creating my own from stock photos, methods of printing/getting physical copies, cutting, and applying on different surfaces.

I have a bunch of average propaganda/culture jam/alt-art ones, but I'm getting kind-of excited for making my own. I realise there are pit-falls like islands/bridges, and sometimes they can be hard to work around. Anything else?

Also, particularly with printing; To save on ink for t-shirt stencils, I had the genius idea of..

  • Using a greyscale image
  • Setting input levels to 127,1.0,129
  • Either Filter->Stylize->Find Edges or Filter->Stylize->Glowing Edges (1, 2, 1) in Photoshop
  • Inverting the image
  • Setting output levels to 128,255

This will result in the outline of your stencil at half-opacity (Easy on the printer!) with which you should be able to just cut along the lines using a stanley or craft knife. Is there anything wrong with this? Example: original, outline (Please don't use this)

Feel free to post your own =]

tl;dr: Advice/tips on making your own stencils from scratch and printing/making physical copy.




Museum

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#2 8 years ago

This is pretty cool, I did a lot of stencil stuff a year ago for a project, I'll dig some of my old ones out




Marden

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#3 8 years ago

This is the easy way. When you do Vector stuff you get much nicer shapes. Here's one of mine for example:

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Or with the easy way:

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Raz0r

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#4 8 years ago

Marden;5389265This is the easy way. When you do Vector stuff you get much nicer shapes. Here's one of mine for example:

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jokerd.png

Or with the easy way:

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twofaceandcoin.png

But if I'm understanding islands correctly, are these not actually valid stencils? (B&W images != stencils)




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#5 8 years ago

If you want new and unusual fonts go to dafont.com its free




Raz0r

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#6 8 years ago

Wth man I can't even tell if you're a bot =D Advertising other sites is prohibited, and your post isn't really related to the subject at hand. Then again, dafont is pretty good, and I'll surely find some good stencil-friendly fonts.. @_@




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#7 8 years ago

Hi, Does anyone know a web site that i can get free printable stencils at? Im doing a scrapbook and i need letters. Other things woulnt hurt but i need the letters. The sooner the better!!!