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Bob Kline
06-16-2009, 10:29 AM
I have Corel 12. A customer has sent me a jpg to engrave. The jpg has a logo and, within the logo, some text. He wants me to take out the existing text and replace it with a different font. Is there a way?

Phil Salvati
06-16-2009, 10:40 AM

If you post the picture of the logo....maybe one of us can help you get this done.

From what is sounds like.... all you need to do is trace the parts of the logo he wants then add the other font.

Hard to tell without seeing your dilemma.

Richard Rumancik
06-16-2009, 10:43 AM
First, the jpg must be good quality and high resolution (say 300 dpi at the required size). Start by saving the jpg as a tif as it will reduce quality degradation due to compression. If the text is "isolated" from the rest of the logo, then you should just be able to paint over the old text in PhotoPaint using the background color. If it is not completely isolated i.e. overlaps the other lines of the logo then you might have some tedious editing to do with a pixel brush.

I'd save the new image with a different filename (save as you work if it is complicated) and then import it into CorelDraw, and do the rest there. Others may have a different approach. In CorelDraw, I would construct the new text, and place in on the tif image (in front).

I would probably convert the text to curves although not mandatory. Then you can laser as-is, or create a new bitmap file by exporting the whole image. Better to stick with tif than jpg if you can.

Probably lots of ways and variations to do this but this is what I'd probably try first.

Andrea Weissenseel
06-16-2009, 10:43 AM
You probably have to do it in Photo Paint. "Redraw" the parts of the logo where the current text is and put the new font on top of it - or put the new text on it first and redraw the left over surroundings

Bob Kline
06-16-2009, 11:18 AM
Here's the pic. Actually, I need to erase "TECHNICALLY HUMAN." and replace it in Gill sans MT font and make it about 25% larger than now shown. The problem is that when I shrink the logo down, the tag line gets too small and breaks up. Also, a tiny dot pattern not visible on the jpg shows up when engraving, Can I get this out?
PS I've never tried to attach an image in this forum so, if one doesn't show up, you'll know that I goofed.

Bob Kline
06-16-2009, 11:45 AM
Lets try again

Dave Johnson29
06-16-2009, 12:19 PM

Post it as a CDR file and give us the finished size of the entire thing and a point size you want the Gill.

The bleed at the edges is not good either. Can the white space be a little larger?

Bob Kline
06-16-2009, 1:23 PM
Thanks for ur offer but now it's a moot point. The customer is rethinking the whole thing so I at least learned how to attach a pic in the forum.

Carl Sewell
06-16-2009, 1:34 PM
I don't have Gill Sans MT, but maybe you do? See attached v10 CorelDraw.

I used the CorelDraw X3 Trace Bitmap and then added the text as an Arial font. You can further clean up the nodes if you need to.