Custom Caps Tutorial


#1

Well, I just made an account. I really like this site. This is a little thing me and my friend made up. I didn’t see anything around here about custom caps so here’s a little tutorial.

First of all find the size of your cap. Also here’s a link to some various cap sizes: http://www.theyo.com/yoyo/showthread.php?t=23396.
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Then make a image of your design. Remember, parts are going to be cut off, but it will still look good. Make the size a little bit bigger than the actual cap. One thing to note is that printers might make it a bit bigger or smaller. Don’t worry about it. You’re going to cut it with your cap as a template.
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I’m using Photoshop, but anything except Paint will pretty much work. Try Paint.Net, it’s advanced and free!

After that, you need to print it. Using photo paper will make it look a little glossy(By the way, the X-ConVict uses some HP photo paper. Wink My friend, Alex, and I found that out). If not, just use printer paper. It’ll still look good.
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Then you’re going to want to cut it now. Use an Exacto knife to cut it and use your cap as a template (you shouldn’t be doing this if you can’t think of a substitute for your precious cap). Be as precise as you can!
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After that you’re going to want to cut a piece of thin plastic. Again, use your cap as a template. Mark your plastic with a little sharpie. Cut with scissors or an Exacto knife, whatever is comfortable.
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You’re almost done. Now put in the photo first and then just pop the plastic in after it.
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You’re done!

It’s going to take a few tries to get a good plastic cap and really thin plastic works. I thought it would be too thin but it wasn’t.

ALSO, I know there are quite a few grammer mistakes, I would be grateful if someone helped me fix all of them because I’m tired now :’(

ALSO ALSO, props for whoever figures out what kind of yoyo I have, HINT its in the picture

LAST ALSO AND MOST THANKFUL: Kim-Lan fixed all of my errors and many thanks.


(Shisaki) #2

YYE edition DM? I also thats pretty dang cool man!


(Johnny T) #3

Lol, you can see that its obviusly a YYE edition DarkMagic.


#4

That’s a YYE DM.
Anyways, great first post, hang around here and you’ll be a forum “eXpert” one day…


#5

Welcome to YoYoExpert! Great guide and I fixed the grammar mistakes for you. :wink:


#6

Thanks Kim-Lan. I know English but I was just too lazy to check over everything. I already had wrote quite a bit for my summer reading.


(POLLO YOYO) #7

i got to try this nice post by the way


(Yo!It'sMatt) #8

Nice post!
I’m about to make some right now :smiley:


#9

Just a suggestion…… I just bought some custom hats from Payless Promotions and they are awesome. If you are after vey cheap promotional hats or custom caps, or embroidered caps follow this link http://www.paylesspromotions.com.au/CLOTHING-PRODUCTS-Headwear/c53_55/index.html


#10

Spam, much?


(Yo!It'sMatt) #11

Indeed. Spam = Fail.


#12

Ha ha! Custom caps, that’s hilarious :smiley:

BTW did you ever make some of your own caps matt?


(Jesse) #13

I can’t believe nobody has answered this yet. The yo-yo is a YoyoJam Dark Magic Yoyoexpert Edition.


#14

They did…


(Jesse) #15

Wow, I missed every post that said that! I made sure to scroll all the way down, I’m not sure how I missed them.


#16

Here.


#17

I’m pretty sure he saw them already.


#18

Yep, I did :smiley:


#19

Ha ok just pointing them out. Maybe somebody else accidently missed them. :stuck_out_tongue: