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Here is a link to a simple routing project made some time ago.
-- Harry, Western Australia
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#1 posted 07-01-2013 01:32 PM
Nice project as well as really detailed instructions!
I learned quite a bit from your examples – you have skills, Sir!
Thanks for posting.
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#2 posted 07-01-2013 03:58 PM
Very nice Harry!
Very much your usual well thought-out methodical steps.
Only one thing I wish you would do…Change your Text Color to Bright RED...That light yellow over white does not compute to be present to my eyes…... very difficult. I think RED would provide the best contrast with light or dark backgrounds.
Thank you very much.
-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"
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#3 posted 07-01-2013 04:53 PM
What would you do different today?
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#4 posted 07-02-2013 12:36 AM
Great looking clock, and wonderful instructional guide you made. Well done!
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#5 posted 07-02-2013 12:53 AM
Well done Harry and a great explanation of how you did it.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
#6 posted 07-02-2013 02:06 AM
Thanks guys for your nice comments.Joe, what I posted on Google Docs had good colour but as I’ve mentioned a couple of times recently, for some reason at present unknown to me, when I now post on Google Docs the colour goes crazy. If I were to post the same pdf on routerforums, which as you know I can do directly, the colour will be perfect. You gave me the same advice about the yellow some time ago and since that time I have been choosing the best colour for the text on each individual shot.Thomas, what would I do different about what?
#7 posted 07-02-2013 04:46 AM
Yes, Black is a good choice except when over a dark background.
Try RED next time, Harry … see if you can make it work…
#8 posted 07-02-2013 05:18 AM
Would you settle for something like this Joe?
#9 posted 07-02-2013 08:25 AM
Would you make a very different clock?
#10 posted 07-02-2013 10:12 AM
I’ve made all sorts of clocks Thomas when I went through my “clock” period. Many were BDC (before digital camera), I’ll try to find a few photos.
#11 posted 07-02-2013 05:30 PM
You’ve been there , done that. Thanks!
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#12 posted 07-02-2013 07:57 PM
Real nice one, Harry!!!!!!!!!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!
#13 posted 07-04-2013 12:14 AM
Yes, I'd say THAT picture was perfect... and non-complicated… and you know it. If the Black text had been a light yellow, it would have been HORRIBLE.
You know what I’m talking about… for example your #6 picture… Light Yellow over a Light background is NOT as easy to SEE & READ as Black over a white bg, or bright yellow over a black bg…Then are times where the BG is a combination of Dark and Light, which makes it almost impossible to read without a good color selected. (I think RED bold would work in those conditions)
When I put text into a picture, I also use the Drag option to move the text so as to make it as easily readable as possible… If I can’t do it, I will go with shorter lines & try that… something usually works.
If I cannot see how a White Font would work, I’ll change it to a Black font so it can be easily read.
I don’t think you like to mess with it…... so, I was just trying to come with a color BOLD RED that you could use, as you are now, that would work better than your light yellow and black.
The objective is to make it easily read… right?... I am ONLY trying to give you some constructive comments to make your Photo Shoots BETTER than what they are (which are always very good, except for this little problem once in awhile).
I am scheduled for Cataract surgery on one eye in Aug… Maybe that will help me with Light text over a light bg… I don’t know.
#14 posted 07-04-2013 01:54 AM
Joe, you must bear in mind the the pictures in question were taken a long time ago, since then I have been doing everything that you have suggested above. What I need someone to teach me is inserting a solid block of colour with the text inside it, I’ve seen it done many times but can’t figure out how to do it. I have PhotoShop7 and Paint.com so hopefully you or other computer savvy members will enlighten me.I hope the operation goes well, I have several friends who have had that procedure with fantastic results.
#15 posted 07-04-2013 09:50 PM
Harry, YES, I know that some were taken a long time ago… BUT this new Router thing, I thought was recently done.
ANYWAY, prepare yourself for a Lesson in Microsoft Paint!
OK, your wish is my command…
When you have Paint running, look at the bottom left corner.You will see one colored square on top of the other.The Top square will be your Text Color.The Bottom square will be the Background color.OK, How do you change the Colors?!
To the right, you will see other squares of different colors (your pallette)...To Select a Text – TOP color, Left Click the pallete color you want. (you should see the TOP box change.)To Select a Background color, Right Click the pallette color you want (you should the BG box change)
Get the above Lesson under your belt before reading further… OK?
Now, let’s say you want a Black Border around it.Click the Line Icon on left side… the Slash…Now you can Select the Thickness of the Line you want.Click the bottom one… thickest.Now, click the Square Icon just above the Line Icon. (on left side)Select Black as the TOP color desired.Move cursor (pointer) to the Upper-Left corner of your Text Box, push Left Mouse button, hold it down and move to the opposite corner, getting the border just the way you want it, then LET UP on the mouse.
If you like it, SAVE AS to save your picture.
OK, digest that awhile & maybe try it…
NOTE: there is a little background space horizontally on the left & right of the text…... the Text is NOT right up against the sides… If you just type in a normal manner, you will not get space next the text.
How do you get it?For a Line of text, start off with a couple of spaces using the Space Bar, type text followed by a couple of Spaces, then HIT RETURN.Do the next line the same way.You can make your Box of Text in this manner.You can also insert spaces to move text right ordelete spaces to move text left.
The only problem in doing it this way, is you have to prepare all of your text boxes ahead of time as individual files with Paint. Then, goto Photoshop to insert them into your documents (which is better than Paint).
Digest all of that… ask any other questions you have… and we’ll try to answer them.
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