Help De-Pixelize/Help Vectorize

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I'm trying to work on a new project of mine, kind of an evolution of what I consider to be Cutch 22 Motorsports. I'm taking a few elements I saw on other logos on Google, and I'm trying to make them into one. So this isn't necessarily a "help find a specific logo", it's a "help find a way to fix this" I'm looking to essentially clean this up, and de-pixelize the tachometer so that it comes up a bit clearer. I saw that there was a way to do it with inkscape, but clearly I'm missing a link, because I can't figure out how to do it. Does anybody have some suggestions, or could push me into the right direction on cleaning this up?
 

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What do you mean "clean up"? Like more symmetrical or just vectorized so you can change/expand it's size w/o losing definition? Are you familiar with the pen tool/paths (photoshop) ?? I can draw it for you with the pen tool, so you can manipulate it, but you'd have to be familiar with paths and what to do with it next, as it's a semi lengthy process.. (at least the way I do it, lol.. I've no clue on the actual proper steps, I've just played with photoshop/pen tool over the years)
 

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What do you mean "clean up"? Like more symmetrical or just vectorized so you can change/expand it's size w/o losing definition? Are you familiar with the pen tool/paths (photoshop) ?? I can draw it for you with the pen tool, so you can manipulate it, but you'd have to be familiar with paths and what to do with it next, as it's a semi lengthy process.. (at least the way I do it, lol.. I've no clue on the actual proper steps, I've just played with photoshop/pen tool over the years)
I’m not sure how close the pen tool and the anchor tool for gimp are in equivalency, but that’s what I used to get what I have right now. I traced the logo on GIMP, just the numbers are a bit pixelated as a result
 
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I’m not sure how close the pen tool and the anchor tool for gimp are in equivalency, but that’s what I used to get what I have right now. I traced the logo on GIMP, just the numbers are a bit pixelated as a result
Yea, I've no clue about gimp or anchor tool. You'd think if it was a trace though, you could expand it and it wouldn't lose any definition? That's basically all pen tool does. You trace it which makes it a "path", then you can expand/contract and once it's the size you want you "make selection" which turns it into something you then fill in with color.. The "Text" is just text. Here's what I came up with. Not sure what font you used.
 

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Yea, I've no clue about gimp or anchor tool. You'd think if it was a trace though, you could expand it and it wouldn't lose any definition? That's basically all pen tool does. You trace it which makes it a "path", then you can expand/contract and once it's the size you want you "make selection" which turns it into something you then fill in with color.. The "Text" is just text. Here's what I came up with. Not sure what font you used.
I figured with a trace as well, that the definition would be upheld, but then again, I was tracing a pixelated layer too, so that may have had something to do with the pixelation.

Thanks Bud! this certainly looks much nicer!
 

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