tooler82

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I don’t know what’s going on today. I’m doing a simple shape and just can’t get it right today. It’s blowing my mind. The base wants their coin made into stickers and I’m having such a hard time on the outline. Like it’s making my head hurt lol. 

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The problem is I’ve made it but making the shape and rotating them doesn’t look right. Some look rotated where the sides aren’t the same. 

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I'm not clear on what your trying to do. You have a printer I know and are making the contour line? I don't understand the rotate comment. 

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Yeah trying to contour it to get the shape of the coin. I have the other vectors to put on it, but don’t have a vector of the actual shape. I did a circle for the middle. Then I drew one of the points off the circle. Then copied and pasted them to make the 5 points. Problem is I can’t get them right. Like one side of the point will be longer than the other or shorter. 

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Like this. It looks ok, but it’s not. When I measure them they’re crooked. I can’t think of an easier way to do it though. 

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the picture of the coin was taken at an angle distorting the image - that is why the different projections are not symmetrical is my best guess from checking dimensions myself

 

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Yeah I put it in the scanner and tried to line it up. It’s so difficult since it’s not a flat top to put it to. I drew a box and tried rotating to get it straight across the box but hasn’t worked good either. Don’t know how else to do it. 

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At the end of the day the contour just has to match the actual image so why not just tweak each pop-out so they line up with the scanned pic?

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I may have it now. You can see the burgandy line behind it. I did the shape and then made an arc between the two top points then adjusted the bottom points to match the angles. Now it’s square and not crooked. 

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Nothing to add about your contour cutting problem but screen shots are really easy.  Hit alt+printscreen, goto this website https://onpaste.com, hit ctrl+v, click the "i", get an imgur link.  Then there is no distortion problems with taking a camera picture.  There are dozens of other utilities too,  I like the onpaste one as it produces a shareable link to the screenshot quickly.

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