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Postby Allan_ecker on Sun Feb 18, 2001 5:58 am

Hello all! I was just wondering whether I should start doing the lettering in ballpoint pen. As far as I can see, the benefits just about balance the costs, so it's down to an aesthetic issue:<br><br>
Would you prefer it if I did the lettering by computer or by hand?
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Postby Alfador on Tue Feb 20, 2001 10:20 am

I really don't mind whether you hand-letter the strip, or computer text-ize it, but one thing. If you do decide to continue with the computer lettering, one thing you might consider is, rather than using a small size font (which doesn't look all that good, to be perfectly honest), you could temporarily enlarge the image using whatever graphics program you use, then do the lettering in a large, smooth font, then reduce the size back down to normal. Please note: this advice does not come from experience, but rather from what I <I>think</I> others who computer-letter do to keep the lettering resolution up. Try trying it, and let us know what your experience is. Let me know if my speculation was correct!<P>------------------
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Postby Allan_ecker on Tue Feb 20, 2001 12:29 pm

Actually, Alfy, you're one hundred percent correct. You'll notice that the lettering for the re-vamps is a lot nicer looking because I've done that. I'm considering re-doing all the lettering, but... ehhh... That's hard!
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Postby Alfador on Sat Mar 03, 2001 3:23 am

If it were me, I wouldn't call it hard. Tedious might be the phrase. Of course, some things are hard simply because they -are- tedious...<P>------------------
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Postby Allan_ecker on Sun Mar 04, 2001 3:32 am

Once again, Alfador you are correct! However, I should like to point out that the text won't always *fit* at the correct sizes. Thbbt. Often, if I make it small enough to fit, it won't be visible. That is the one advantage the computer generated text had: legibility. Oh well.
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Postby PDI on Mon Mar 05, 2001 9:40 am

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