Hello, friends. Yes, I searched the community and tried a few recommendations. I Googled it and tried a few ideas there too. So far, I have tried the link for Pine Tools, and in Inkscape, I tried Filters->Color->Invert and Extensions > Colour > Negative. Neither of the Inkscape options changed anything.
Here is what I am trying to do. I am trying to invert this file so the text and stars are white and the background in the ring is black. I want the letters to stand out over an engraved dark ring. I want the fieId in the center to be plain wood, not engraved, so it should be white, correct? I have another image I will add to that area which will be scored. But I need the border of the ring to remain solid but score the inner edge.
I tried inverting it, but all I can get is the whole thing black. I have had a little success with Preview (thanks @geek2nurse ) and no success at all in Inkscape. I am attaching several files.
Please ease my frustration and tell me what to do next!
See how the U is all weird and not crisp? The curve on the bottom left of the S is uneven and lumpy? The periods are uneven, etc etc. All hallmarks of “bad” tracing, probably from a low resolution initial image.
Do you have the original original? I am assuming you pulled the circular badge from somewhere and didn’t make it yourself?
Not to mention that the star orientation isn’t radially symmetrical, thought that could be a design choice. All of the stars are oriented “flat”, with a point straight up. If it were my design I would make it so the stars all point “out”, as they usually do in these sorts of things:
Thank you, that looks great. I can easily add the score image to the center. I will paint it. I wanted the background behind the area I am painting to be wood, so you are correct. You listened! You are amazing!