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Waterslide Font Help

Discussion in 'Finely Finished' started by picknboogie, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. picknboogie

    picknboogie TDPRI Member

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    I'd like to make a headstock waterslide for a partscaster. It would be great if I could find something close to the Fender font even though I'll be making up a name. Some folks here have made great logos and I hope you'll help out by sharing where you found the font you used. I'm also unclear on how to get a gold or silver finish on the decal?
     

  2. Muttcaster

    Muttcaster Tele-Holic

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    Apr 11, 2003
    New Mexico
    This is Brush Script MT in MS Publisher. I just wanted it to look "kinda" Fender-ish.

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  3. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Forum Member J bennett made me a Fender rip off logo. It was cool as Hell, he is the man!
     

  4. WrayGun

    WrayGun Tele-Afflicted

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  5. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

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    May 25, 2010
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    So how do you get the font file in your word processor?
    Microsoft Works on Vista...
    When I try it tells me that Fender.TTF is not a valid font file and cannot be installed.
     

  6. GeorgiaRoadKing

    GeorgiaRoadKing TDPRI Member

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    With Vista (if I remember correctly) you have to go to "Control Panel" on the main menu, then go to "Fonts" then RIGHT click in the directory of your fonts, then select "install new font"

    Thats what worked for me, but I'm using Word. Works may not recognize TTF font files, I haven't got the foggiest idea on that one.

    Good Luck! and "Thanks" to Bad Porcupine for the font!:)
     

  7. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Tele-Afflicted

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    Thanks,
    Yea its prob the budget Works on my latop.
     

  8. gogirlguitars

    gogirlguitars Tele-Holic

    Anyone Know the RGB of the gold color?

    I have an ink jet, so no metallic ink.
     

  9. bossaholic

    bossaholic Friend of Leo's

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    I think the cornet font is the closest to the Spaghetti font.
     

  10. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

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    Jun 23, 2008
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    Pick... pm me. I'll help you out. That "Fender Font" is not the fender font. It's called "Brush Script" and it's nice and all, but it certainly aint no Fender font.

    Here are some of the "Spaghetti" logos I've tackled...

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  11. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Hey J. , what do you have going with the Guitars for Vets?


    By the way, heres my logo JBennett made for me.
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  12. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

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    Just what you see. I made those decals and sent them to Marc. Hopefully one of them will show up on the headstock. That project is still coming together.
     

  13. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

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    Use Gold paint marker on the underside of your decal. That is how I got the gold and silver on my Guitars For Vets decal.

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    Here is the backside of a silver decal:
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    Then flip and check your decal to make sure you didn't go out of the lines:
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    Looks good!
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  14. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    Now my waterslide paper has a paper backing, how do you write on the backside with those markers?
     

  15. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

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    You transfer your decal face down onto a blank piece of waterslide backing paper. (a used piece). Then, blot it dry and let it air dry until it is DRY. Then you can use a paint marker, very carefully on the underside of the decal. Then let the gold/silver dry and you can transfer it back, to the original paper to see if it looks right. THEN stick it on the guitar!

    I usually do a few at once, so you can screw up and it's no big deal.

    Also, I before I cut out the decal, I clear-coat the top of the decal and let that dry.

    THEN I cut out the rounded shape of the decal, transfer it backwards onto a blank piece of decal backing, and color it in.
     

  16. Colt W. Knight

    Colt W. Knight Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Jan 21, 2007
    Tucson, AZ
    You are the MAN!!!
     

  17. flatfive

    flatfive Friend of Leo's

    Apr 23, 2009
    Monterey, CA
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge -- lovely designs!
     

  18. ghobii

    ghobii TDPRI Member

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    Pa,USA
    @JBennett:
    So what font do you use, or are you drawing the whole logo in Illustrator or similar program?
     

  19. JBennett

    JBennett Tele-Afflicted

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    For the spaghetti lettering you have to do it with illustrator (or inkscape or by hand).
    The model names are set in Futura Medium (pretty much just like old fenders, It's not Arial or Helvetica!)
     

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