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Would I use a pixel based brush for this

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Hi.. 

 

I am a bit of a noob and I just hunt and peck my way through until I figure out what tool I need to use to duplicate something, or till I come close enough.

 

The image attached is of a military patch that I need to duplicate as an image file.  The black and white checkering around the circle seems like something I should be able to maybe apply to a line using a brush.. yes?

 

The way I am looking at this project seems to be that I could create two circles and apply the same brush to each and just rotate the circle after so the checker pattern looks right.. does that sound about right to the more experienced designers here?

 

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I am no expert.  But here is my opinion.

I would bring the file into Affinity Designer, and use the pen tool (primarily) to trace the patch and make it into a vector drawing.

Use primarily the ellipse tool, constrained to a circle, and the donut object or option. Depending on what you start with.

Have the text follow a path and adjust.

Use the gear object to make the checkerboard pattern, maybe.

Which is what you mean, I am assuming.

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I did a quick test to look at the feasibility and look of what I recommended.

 

Here is the screen shot.

 

And here is the Affinity Designer file, so you can analyze it.  Took about 5-10 minutes for this, so it isn't perfect.  It is pretty rough.

 

 

 

 

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Crabtrem..  thank you !!  I'm very grateful you took the time to help out and give me a file to look at so I can see what you did.  Really, thank you!!

 

Looking at your file makes me wonder why I never though to look at the shapes tool and investigate that.. I have to take a course in Affinity ;)  Even the PIE tool is something I never thought to use for making the rockers.. I would just trace that with the PEN tool!  I tend to make things hard on myself  :wacko:

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I am no expert.

Considering how many excellent suggestions like this one you have contributed to these forums, I think it is increasingly obvious to the rest of us that statement isn't true, even if you don't think so.  :)


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Considering how many excellent suggestions like this one you have contributed to these forums, I think it is increasingly obvious to the rest of us that statement isn't true, even if you don't think so.  :)

 

+1 ....... for reals!

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