So, after my previous order got axed because of copyright issues (and rightly so!) I got to work again.
On the one hand I fixed up a new shirt design: a kendo wordcloud. The process of making it was as follows:
- I made a text file containing kendo terminology, based on the glossary published by Renshinjuku.
- This text file served as input for the Tagxedo online wordcloud creator.
- After tweaking all the Tagxedo settings I came to a nice looking cloud.
- After exporting the cloud as 16MP PNG file, I edited it in GraphicConverter on my Mac.
- Using GC I removed all of the smallest words, ensuring there's enough whitespace to work with vinyl.
- Because it's hard to create a nice SVG from this cloud using InkScape, I used an online tool: Online Convert.
- Online Convert did within a minute what I couldn't do in an hour! Every letter was made into a seperate object.
- The resulting SVG was edited using InkScape. It was easy to set words to the desired colors.
- In order to work with vinyl on Spreadshirt I worked with three colors, no more.
On the other hand I chatted with the friendly folks at Spreadshirt's support department, who decided to reinstate one of my previous designs: the stylized Luna design. Of course that was on the condition that it was purely for personal use and that it would never make its way into the online store. Happy, happy! Joy, joy! ( ^_^)
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