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AlhamdAllah Inlay

My first inlay, finally completed and hung up! Great feeling right now :)

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Taken with Apple iPhone 5

  • 4.1 mm
  • 1/20
  • f f/2.4
  • ISO 64
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Well if you're asking if I have a digital image I used as a plan, yes. What I did was google the word "alhamdallah," and pick one of the calligraphies that most appealed to me. I settled on three images. I put them all into an image editor (I used GIMP - it's free and it has the essential ability to edit the whole image using a specific color palette). I made the entire image of each one completely consist of green, gold, and white. Then I scaled the sizes down to have the same dimensions in pixels as I wanted my inlay to have in rings. Then I used Zlosk's Irregular Grid Painter (another essential program - also free!) to convert the new images into rings. IGP turns every pixel into a ring. The final image is basically a pixelated image of how your inlay will look. 


I decided on one of the three based on clarity when converted from pixels to rings. The fancier calligraphy was too blotchy to look any good with the dimensions I used. If you want really fine detail, your inlay will have to be considerably larger to accomodate. You can message me if you want more explanation.



Good luck, and Ramadan Mubarak! :)

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