Hello all, I thought I would drop in and do a quick headstock logo demo. Seems like it's been awhile since one was done and the guy that everyone used to buy custom decals from has gone out of business. *Edit: I see there have been several, I just haven't been around! HA! So hopefully some of you will find this helpful. Feel free to contact me directly if you need help with it and aren't comfortable asking a question in the thread. Here we go! This is a logo I created for the infamous UK guitar that John Nicholas and I worked on, (I'm still working on.), for a gentleman in England that had his entire busking rig destroyed by the firebombing of his truck. It should have been done by now, but I have been under the weather for some time. (Also why no Knob demo updates for you hardcore followers. I will add to it soon.) The guitar is an "S" type and as most do, I wanted to use the Fender style font. After a bit of searching I found the Fender Style font online and fired up Illustrator. The font is close, but not exact so no shenanigans please! Now for those that don't have Illustrator, I believe all of what I'm about to show will work in Inkscape which is free. . . and therefore awesome. (I haven't tried it, so I could be talking out of my butt. However, if you know better, please comment.) So after typing Matt's name, BTW the UK guy is Matt, I sized it generally to what I wanted. At this stage it does not need to be perfectly sized. I prefer to make it bigger so its easier to work with, then adjust down later. Now the Fender Style font can't join all the letters together like a true script logo, so you will have to modify it. See the gaps? In order to do that, you need to convert the individual letters into Outlines so that you can manipulate the "points" of the image. You will see what I mean in a sec. See those little dots? Those are the points used to define the letter shapes. By manipulating them, you can alter stuff quite a lot. Now you visual learners are going to need to actually read this next bit, you have to first use the "Selection" tool to click on a letter until it is the only one with its points visible. Click - double click - click. Then you will need to use the "Direct Selection" tool, (right next to it on the tool pallet), in order to highlight the points. Double click one point until all of them turn white. Once they are highlighted, you can use the little "Lasso select" tool bellow the Direct Select tool, to select multiple points at once. More. . .