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    Backsaving an EPS file

    Try this one. I opened an saved with Inkscape so I don't know for sure that your version of AI can open it but I believe it should be able to. PBZ_logo_08_1.eps
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    windows 8

    MS's counting doesn't make any sense. I don't even remember ever hearing of Windows1-3. Windows 3.11 was the first one I knew about. Then there was NT, NT 3.5, 95, NT 4, 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, Win 7, and now Win 8. By my count they should be up to Windows 13 by now and I probably misssed a few versions.
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    Help with runtime error

    Inkscape on it's own can not open .ai files. Through the use of Ghostscript it can open so .ai files but not all. Depends on howt he file was originally saved and if there are any features being used that Inkscape does not support. I don't know anything about SCALP but I would guess it suffers from the same type of problem and may be able to open some, but not all .ai files. If you can open with Corel Draw, do that then save it as an EPS or what ever format you like that can be opend with SCALP
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    deflated soccer ball

    Here's one I just made up. flat soccer ball.svg
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    windows 8

    I haven't played with Win 8, but can't you set it up to boot and work and look pretty much just like Win 7?
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    My weekend trip

    Should try Los Angeles some time. You can actually get a ticket for "impeding the flow of traffic" while going the speed limit.
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    Bad Graphics Designers

    Since the claw is clearly created by someone else and not the kid that made the unit logo I'd think there may be some copyright issues unless he contacted the owner of the claw and got permission to use it.
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    Instructional Video

    Nice video but I still have no idea how to hang the window film. ha! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikMrj4HRNiU
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    Cavete vendit - eBay

    Seems like that one would only work a couple of times before the CC company wised up or canceled their card.
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    So many similar fonts...can anyone ID this exactly?

    I believe it is Amatic SC Bold http://www.ffonts.net/Amatic-SC-Bold.font
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    Signblazer Fonts

    SB has it's own font folder that it pulls from as well, I forget where it's located but it's somewhere under the SignBlazer install folder.
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    Store Front

    Draw a box, put your text in it then when you weed it pull the text out.
  13. I don't have the programs, but a google search shows that it should be possible with the design edition version 1.9 or 2.0 to save them off as SVG files. When you save your files do you have any save as option outside of a .studio file? Something else you might try, just do a copy and paste from one program to another. I know it works well going from Inkscape to SignBlazer, but don't know about your two programs.
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    windsheild banner pricing

    Tell her to go back to FL and get it then if she doesn't like your price.
  15. The fine was from the criminal case, wouldn't the various Corporations that their trademark were violated be able to sue, and since he's already plead guilty I'd think they'd have a pretty easy case.
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    Help with fitting for a tshirt

    Simple often looks best. Maybe put that small on front where a shirt pocket would be, then large on the back, maybe add a web address along the bottom.
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    Help with fitting for a tshirt

    I like that design, reminds me of a tire. Not a fan of that font though, not easy very easy to read.
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    Vector Magic (Desktop)

    Inkscape is free and with some tweaking of settings can get pretty good trace results.
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    No USB communication

    Could be a bad USB cable, have you tried a different one? If that doesn't work try connecting via the comm port.
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    I found a vector drawing of Long Island and placed it into your car outline. I simplified the island a little, if this is going to be done with vinyl you'll want to simplifie it even more or it will be a weeding nightmare. Also, not sure if you realized or care, but your island isn't proportioned correctly, it's a bit squashed. Make any adjustments to the island, add your text and you should be good to go. LI.svg
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    Is the attached image the file you are sending the guy? If so, it is a raster image. To vector it; open the image in inkscape click the image to select it go to the tool bar, select Path->Trace Bitmap the default settings should be good then just click ok. Text never traces very well so you'd be best off deleting the text and redoing it with the text tool in Inkscape.
  22. Glad we could help. When you get your final product produced post a photo. I'm curious to see what it is you're doing.
  23. I took your bitmap, blew it up by 500% then traced it in Inkscape and it came out with all straight lines and 90 degree angles, at least as best as I can tell it did. I think the key in Inkscape is unchecking the smooth and speckle options. model.svg
  24. I think he's wanting to go the other way. He wants a vector that looks like a pixelated image zoomed in. The larger the image you start with the better. So resize your raster image as big as you can to emphise the pixles. Not sure how to do it in Adobe, but in Inkscape you want to turn off the smooth corner and supress speckle settings of the trace tool.
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    Need some graphic help

    Do a drop shadow on your font. Then an outline of the eagle and punch the eagle outline through the drop shadow.