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by Mike Jackson
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Back-lit Sign
Replies: 6
Views: 1862

Re: Back-lit Sign

Aaron,
I'd take the two panels down to the client, or have them come by. Show them the yellowing issue and let them decide if they want you to proceed with lettering over their yellowed backgrounds, or let them pay for new materials if they don't want the old panels reused.
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jun 27, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area
Replies: 12
Views: 4468

Re: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area

Kristin,
You will be in good hands with Dan. Please drop back in and post a few photos of the completed project, or at least give him permission to post them here.

Cheers,
Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Creative Cloud

Like I said in the original post, it "is not for everyone". I made the post for anyone considering going that route. For me, it made a lot of sense and I'd do it again in a heartbeat. There is special pricing for people with legacy PS until the end of the month, making it an even easier decision.
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator question
Replies: 16
Views: 3537

Re: illustrator question

filet1.JPG Here's a screen grab of the tools in Omega. Convert text to curves. Select it. Select the letters you want to round, with the detail editor tool and select Fillet Corners from the menu. Turn on the appropriate corner types and enter a desired radius. Click continue and it does all of the...
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator question
Replies: 16
Views: 3537

Re: illustrator question

Erik,
Maybe you can find some time and find the commands and report back with the specifics?
by Mike Jackson
Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Creative Cloud

Doug, there is a lot of good logic in what you say. On the flip side, the new Adobe Camera Raw they included in version 6 and the Content-Aware features they added in versions 5 and 6 make it a worthwhile expense and effort for me. I'd absolutely hate to go back to version 4, so there must be someth...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Re: Creative Cloud

Erik, You've never really OWNED software. You buy a license to use it. Once you understand that concept, there isn't much of a difference except the delivery method. With this model, I get the ENTIRE suite for an up front grand total of $19.99. With the old model, I'd be putting close to $800 on my ...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator question
Replies: 16
Views: 3537

Re: illustrator question

I haven't used the features in Omega for a while, but it definitely does this task. You have the option of letting it automatically round or filet outside corners, regardless of the angle, or inside corners, or both. You set the radius and just hit one button. There is also an option to do it manual...
by Mike Jackson
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Creative Cloud
Replies: 7
Views: 1446

Creative Cloud

I paid my $19.95 Thursday night and bought the entire Adobe CC Suite for a year at $19.95 per month. I had to reinstall my Adobe Application Manager, but after that, it went well. I was ready to sign up, just to get Lightroom 5, but then found everything is ready. I ended up having to pay $99 for an...
by Mike Jackson
Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New in Signs and questioning !
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Re: New in Signs and questioning !

Kent Smith might have more details on this subject when he signs on. You can also read the products specs and features on the One Shot site. There are times when us consumers question whether there is really much of a difference in the products or whether they are just marketing tools for selling mo...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A letter to Mike Jackson.
Replies: 5
Views: 1646

Re: A letter to Mike Jackson.

Hi Bill, Welcome back! And, thanks for the comments. The forum is mostly self sufficient now, so about all Danny and I have to do is help with lost usernames and passwords and culling out the registrations from people only wanting to spam the place. So, thanks back to everyone making posts and respo...
by Mike Jackson
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New in Signs and questioning !
Replies: 8
Views: 2075

Re: New in Signs and questioning !

Olivier,
You'd be fine just using regular black and white for tinting and shading. I am not sure I ever owned a can of either of the Tinting Whites or Shading Blacks.
by Mike Jackson
Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area
Replies: 12
Views: 4468

Wall Dog / Sign Painter needed in the Denver area

shoes.png John Fluevog Shoes is opening a new store in the Larimer Square district in Denver — and our new retail space has a long brick wall on the right-hand side that stretches over 40' down the length of the store. Due to the history of the space and our company with a long history of hand-made...
by Mike Jackson
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Grad Images Super Graphics
Replies: 8
Views: 2147

Re: Grad Images Super Graphics

Nice Job! Looks like they came to the right craftsman!
Mike Jackson
by Mike Jackson
Thu May 23, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 8836

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Andrey, There is a delicate balance required in amount of gelatin you need in your water size. Too little and it will not stick well enough to the glass to allow you to burnish it down with cotton and remove the excess leaf. Too much gelatin, and it becomes very difficult to remove excess gold outsi...
by Mike Jackson
Wed May 22, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 2457

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

No damage at all. She said he raked the yard, but that is it.
by Mike Jackson
Wed May 22, 2013 8:35 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Problem With Water Gilding
Replies: 28
Views: 8836

Re: Problem With Water Gilding

Andrew, I'll throw out a few points of discussion. It will be difficult to pinpoint the problem initially. 1: It is difficult to tell by looking at the photo how large the sheets of gold are. If they are around 3" square and if you pait around $2 per leaf, it is probably real gold. The last pack of ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue May 21, 2013 9:01 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 2457

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

Finally got to talk to my Mom today. She's fine! She went to the storm cellar not long after I called and after the sirens started screaming. A few of the neighbors were in the cellar with her. After they felt the storm had passed, they came out and saw normal blue skies, but the phones were down an...
by Mike Jackson
Tue May 21, 2013 5:37 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 2457

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

I grew up in Moore from first grade to graduation and throuh part of my college time. There are tornado sirens scattered all over town and when they go off, you certainly know to be ready to get underground. My grandma and grandpa had a concrete cellar right outside the back door. If heard of threat...
by Mike Jackson
Tue May 21, 2013 8:39 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 2457

Re: Tornado through Moore, OK

Hi again, I got news this morning that my Mom is safe and sound after the storm. It passed a few blocks south of her. She was in the storm cellar with a few of the neighbors as the tornado rumbled through. From the report we got, she doesn't have power, phone, or water, but that is a minor inconveni...
by Mike Jackson
Mon May 20, 2013 6:14 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado - Moore, OK
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Re: Tornado - Moore, OK

Mark, I was glued to my TV for about an hour today. From all I can gather, the path went a few blocks south of the area that would have affected my Mom's house. It might have done some damage at my old shop, but I won't know that for a long time. I have another post in this forum on the topic, and w...
by Mike Jackson
Mon May 20, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Tornado through Moore, OK
Replies: 14
Views: 2457

Tornado through Moore, OK

Some people here probably went to the 1986 Oklahoma Bash in Moore, Oklahoma. I was watching CNN this afternoon when they started reporting a potential tornado in the south Oklahoma City area. I called my mom to make sure she was getting the alert. She was sitting on the front porch watching the skie...
by Mike Jackson
Sun May 19, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Outlaw Run Roller Coaster
Replies: 0
Views: 1023

Outlaw Run Roller Coaster

http://www.google.com/search?q=outlaw+run+roller+coaster&hl=en&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=3KSZUeb-FqiOigK47oGwCw&sqi=2&ved=0CD0QsAQ&biw=1880&bih=973 The Travel Channel had a show on tonight called Future Scream Machines. It has a section on the Outlaw Run Roller Coaster. It's a new wooden c...
by Mike Jackson
Sat May 18, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: Projectors

Kent, I believe there is a scene in the old Michelangelo movie where they were using a candle or lamp to cast a shadow of a human figure onto a wall. Someone was tracing the outlines of the shadow, and in another scene, you could see them punching holes in some sort of paper or hide. It has been a l...
by Mike Jackson
Thu May 16, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Projectors
Replies: 10
Views: 2341

Re: Projectors

Kayla, There are various "lines in the sand" in regards to what is actually "old school" or traditional. For example, is premixed paint cheating compared to having to mix our own colors with pigments and binders and dryers? How about using a table saw vs a hand saw? How about using a roller over usi...
by Mike Jackson
Wed May 15, 2013 11:07 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 4206

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

It is all a matter of perspective, I suppose. When the last suite came out, I had a charge on my credit card for over $700 for the one month. That was to update CS5 to CS6 Design and Web Premium Suite. That stings way worse than paying $600 spread out over the year (and that's after the first year. ...
by Mike Jackson
Wed May 15, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Practice Materials
Replies: 16
Views: 3759

Re: Practice Materials

Kayla, You can order prepainted 18x24 metal sign panels at most sign supply outfits. They are usually painted white on both sides and are usually not too expensive. The other alternative is to find a real estate company that went out of business or changed their name and check into getting a few of ...
by Mike Jackson
Tue May 14, 2013 5:20 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie.
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Yet another newbie.

Hi Kent,
I am ,let's say, 100% positive the Pratt and Lambert Duasol or Durasol product was on the market long before Steve Burman and Chromatic were in business. I learned of the product right after I started lettering in 1973. I think I still have a can of it in the cabinet. Will look later.
by Mike Jackson
Tue May 14, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 4206

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

Doug, You are going to be a big winner in all of this. You can sign up for the Creative Cloud on a single program basis and get CS6 today for $10....(per month) and when CS7 (CC) comes out, it will not cost you another dime per month. Even after the first year, you get to keep updating it with all o...
by Mike Jackson
Sun May 12, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie.
Replies: 6
Views: 1662

Re: Yet another newbie.

Hello Aaron, Welcome to the Hand Lettering Forum. You are in good company here. If you already have Turpentine, you can start letting with the One-Shot today. Sope people prefer it over Mineral Spirits for thinning paint. It is usually more expensive, so people use Mineral Spirits to wash out their ...