Help creating a logo from a scanned image.

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  1. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    I've asked this elsewhere on the internet, but I'm asking here as well because there are many people proficient with programs like paint.net and Gimp that I suspect someone might be able to help me. This isn't for any mapping project and is actually for the Ju-Jitsu club I help out at.

    I'm trying to create a logo based off a scanned image. I think it might help if I show you the scanned image I'm trying to use and an example of how I want it to look like.

    First, here's the scanned image:
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    And here's an example of the style I'd like it to be:
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    As you can see the original I am working from is an scanned picture of a sew-on patch. I've managed to crop out the background somewhat but it's not very good, especially in the top right corner. While I tried to get the patch as flat as possible it still had some bumps in it and it's not a perfect circle.

    I would like to make my scanned image look more like the example so that it is good enough for online use. What I'm asking for here, is for any tips, methods, tutorials, guides or whatever else that can help me achieve this goal.

    I've seen Youtube videos for other programs saying you can use layers to basically draw over the original image (to use it as a template), then removing the layer with the original image. But those tutorials always mention program features that neither paint.net or Gimp has.

    On that note, I have both paint.net and Gimp on my PC. I'm better with paint.net than with Gimp, but I'm happy to use either.
     
  2. DioJoestar

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    Here you have a vector image from that dragon. Find a font that match with that. I suppose that Gimp works with vectors as Photoshop does.
     
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  3. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    Oh wow thanks. Did you make that or was it something you found? TBH I didn't even think about looking for that dragon image
     
  4. DioJoestar

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    It's a typical dragon if you search for "tribal tattoo dragon", I used to see that design on tuning cars.
     
  5. Werewolf

    aa Werewolf Probably not a real Werewolf

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    Well after a good afternoons work and swearing at Gimp a lot, I have a finished product:
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    It might not be up to the same standard a pro would create it, but it's a heck of a step up from a scanned image of a faded sew-on patch, and I'm certainly happy with it.
     
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