Missing pieces

When browsing the page, you probably noticed that I have the habit of making up missing pieces. For me if even one piece is missing I can't say that I've completed the image - just can't :) Fortunately, I do not despair but act :)

Jeżeli ktoś by chciał zamówić u mnie dorobienie to zapraszam na stronę „jak zamówić”, a poniżej krótki opis jak mniej więcej wygląda proces już samego dorabiania :)

Może nie będę zdradzać wszystkich „sekretów” bo każdy ma swoje patenty na dorabianie, tylko podam pokrótce jak to się u mnie odbywa.

Step 1 Identification of the problem and separation of the defect from the remaining part.

Zazwyczaj wybieram 2 rzędy na około braku, jeżeli jest ich więcej to już stosunkowo tyle, żeby ewentualnie móc grafikę dorobić lub, żeby mi się ten owy „placek” nie rozleciał :)

I scan such "cake" at 600dpi - it will be important for printing stage, I know that 300dpi would be enough but I like to have more details on the monitor :)

Step 2 Getting the right shape.

A program for vector graphics is needed here, and time for playing in drawing a shape :)

Step 3 Cutting.

Now the magic of cutting out is happening (as for magic it must be mysterious :)). I cut in solid cardboard about 3mm. The photo below shows my record of missing pieces - phew! :)

After a light cleaning and checking if the elements fit into their places, they await for the graphics.

Step 4 Graphics - almost the last stage of my operation and probably the most demanding one.

Depending on what I have to do, I have two two paths to choose from:

1. Plain background - going to the element I simply fill the void with the color of the environment (of course in the proper graphic program)

2. Everything else - here I first look for photos in a good resolution on the internet and I use it, but if I do not find it, I either scan the box or take a photo of the box. Then I have to fit the new graphics in place and color.

Kolorystyka jest tutaj bardzo zdradliwa, jak wiadomo to co widać na monitorze nie oddaje nam tego co „wypluje” nam drukarka. Ma na to wpływ wiele czynników, którymi nie będę was zanudzać :) Koniec końców robię kilka kopii jednego elementu i nadaję mu różne wartości.

Step 5 Printing and cutting.

The easiest way is to print on self-adhesive paper, you do not need to rub with glue afterwards :) I choose glossy because the puzzles are usually in gloss. Unfortunately, I never get into the texture of the original elements (again, several factors that I will not bore you with). However, this is the best way for me to save the completeness of the puzzle ... so far.

Well, we have it printed, need to cut it in shape of missing piece (now another magic is happening, and it's still magic :))

Etap 6 „Tada”

The moment of meeting the print with the puzzles follows :) that is, sticking the graphics on our well-made shape and satisfaction of putting the puzzle together ... and TA-DAH :D

Results are different, sometimes it will come out better sometimes worse, but hey the hole is patched :) and from a distance certainly it's hard at first glance to see that something was fixed :)


As a curiosity - my first piece I have made (I do not know how much I've made since then, but there will be a lot of them :))


Puzzles I've fixed so far

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