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Subject:Re: Graphics vs. Schematics From:Walter Hanig <wdh -at- NETMANAGE -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 9 Feb 1998 10:29:09 -0800
At 01:17 PM 2/9/98 -0500, John Posada wrote:
>Take a B&W photo and scan it. Fade it out but keep it recognizable. =
>Bring it into a good paint program (something that can do curves) and =
>draw over the photo. Keep the drawing to a minimum. The background photo =
>will fill in the missing information.=20
I've used this approach with a drawing program (Designer) too. Put the scanned image in one layer and draw in another layer. It helps to draw in a color. Then delete the scanned image and change the color to black. Voila, instant schematic and one that's scalable besides.
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