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Carbon Fiber texture

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by showcase 66, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    I have a client that wants a carbon fiber look to his business cards. I have a couple of textures that look like this but he wants the more zig zag look. Just looked at ExpressClipart and there are some great colors for carbon but I cant tell if they are zig zag or not. Any ideas where else to look?

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    BJ
     
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  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    This is what ours looks like. It's a fairly subdued take on carbon fiber but whatever you put on top of it will remain easy to read.
     

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  3. natedawg9640

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    you can photoshop that pretty easy. just look at some pictures and make a pattern that you can step and repeat.

    or use real CF. :)
     
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    (CF)Real Black Carbon Fiber.jpg
    I think this photo is the type of zig zag he's looking for. It's pretty simple to replicate. For print we make all the vertical pieces slightly lighter or darker than the horizontal ones. We use a gradient fill on both the horiz. and vert. leave a small gap to throw a black backgrund in behind it.

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  5. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    I actually thought about scanning a piece of CF and using it but I dont have anymore here.

    Thanks Fred for the close up. Is that the CarbonFiber 007 from EpressClipart.com
     
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    if you want a scan of genuine CF, i can get one this weekend
    i have plenty of it laying around. :)
     
  7. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Yes it is. That is, by far, the most popular member of the series.
     
  8. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Thanks Fred.

    My client is going to be over here in about an hour. Going to show him the larger version you put up.
     
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    carbon fiber is very hard to get right, the weaves are actually 3d, so depth is lost you best bet for faking it would be a realistic pattern and some spotUV lamination.
     
  10. natedawg9640

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    I photoshopped this on quick.
     

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