First, thanks for all the kind words.
Second, credit where credit is due: The idea came primarily from combining elements seen here (forum member Scooter Trash)
and here (forum member Maverick Man)
Third, I'm happy to share my work. But I'm not comfortable distributing the original file on a public forum when it contains trademarked logos and I don't own the trademarks. My lawyerin' skills are even worse than my Photoshop skills!
Here's a fully-editable version of the original Photoshop file, sans the logos
. If you have a copy of Photoshop, you can use the linked file mostly as is, editing only the red text
. Of course, you can also go nuts and modify it as you see fit. Google Image search can be used to locate any logos or other graphics that you might decide to include in your own design(s). Or, so I'm told.
It looks like this:
If you don't
have a copy of Photoshop, you should be able to use the graphic editor of your choice to edit one of the PNG files linked below, though it will take a bit more work. There's one for each of the 4 model years in which the SS was/is being produced. They look like this:
For the record, I uploaded a full-resolution, 24-bit PNG file (1,800 X 1,800 pixels, i.e. 6" x 6" @ 300 dpi, just like the 4 PNG files linked above) to the signs.com website
after first selecting a 6x6 brushed aluminum sign. As mentioned in an earlier post, I did not use any of their other online design/layout tools. I simply uploaded the image, made sure that it was centered in the 6x6 layout grid, double-checked their preview image to ensure it looked right, and placed my order. Nothing to it!
No doubt the graphics experts can on here chime in and offer advice on how to do this properly
, but this is what I did and it worked for me. Feel free to post up any questions/comments. And be sure to post pictures of your finished plaques, too!
EDIT: The link above directs to the page for their PAINTED aluminum signs. This is different from the brushed aluminum sign that I actually ordered. This is the correct page. Sorry for the error!