[WWI] Electronic Painting Tutorial?

Michael McMurtrey mcmurtreyjames at twc.com
Tue Mar 24 16:12:35 EDT 2020

To do instrument panels, you'd be better off using a vector drawing  
program such as Adobe Illustrator or Corel Draw. With either one you  
have the ability to import a photo for use as a template which you  
can, in effect, trace. Either one will also allow your image to be  
scaled up or down as necessary without any loss of resolution.

Michael McMurtrey
IPMS-USA #1746
IPMS-Canada #1426
AAHS #15426
CAHS #5646
Carrollton, TX

On Mar 24, 2020, at 11:05 AM, BT wrote:

> Howdy gang,
> We have a lot of smart talented people on the list. I'm interested  
> if someone can suggest a link to help learn how to use programs like  
> Inkscape and Gimp to paint. The tutorials I find don't help me do  
> what I want to do.
> For starters I want to make my own instrument panels. Those pre- 
> painted panels from Eduard are addictive and easy. I ought to be  
> able to draw and paint my own because they often aren't available  
> for what I am modeling. Then I can print them out and install them.
> I don't have time to become Bob Pearson. But I wish I did. I've done  
> some rude coloring on profiles but it always leaves me unhappy. A  
> dream of mine would be to color those cutaway drawings I'm always  
> saving. OK, the dream is to color those and do a magnificent job. :-)
> Any ideas?
> ß!

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