Embroidered Patch to Digital
An embroidered patch from the decommissioned U.S. Naval Cruiser the USS
Biddle was scanned into the computer and the background digitally
removed by creating a mask to protect the image itself, then deleting
the unnecessary background detail.
The original image was digitally traced using CorelTrace, creating a
rough line drawing of the patch design. Next, the lines were manually
modified to more closely align with the original patch and to clean up
any remaining rough edges. Fonts were selected to approximate the embroidered
fonts, and the text was changed to reflect the two different designations
under which the Biddle sailed.
The digitized image has been used on the ship's website, letterhead,
and several items for sale in the ship's store.