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Contour fades with edge FX

Discussion in 'Gerber' started by fast-lane-graphics, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    Hi all, I just recently purchased a new edge FX and am loving it so far! I have stumbled across one question tho...

    Is there any way to do nice soft contour gradients in composer? Or is there a way to do it period? It would also be nice to do soft drop shadows. Thanks for any input!

    Chad
     
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  2. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    Here is the type of gradient I am trying to achieve. I print a lot of stuff like this on my roland, and I know that I will not be able to achieve some of the effects but would like to get some of them.

    Thanks
     

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  3. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    nobody?? Not even Fred? :)

    I have been searching and searching before posting and cannot find anything.

    Thanks
     
  4. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Just a lonely old bill..:)
     
  5. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    LOL! I have a few ideas to try today.
     
  6. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    The capability to apply a "soft shadow" was introduced with Omega 3.
     
  7. fast-lane-graphics

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    I am using omega 4.0 and am familiar with the hard shadows, and I messed with the glow and shadow after converting my shape to an image and didn't get very far.

    Any advice would be great!
     
  8. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Never tried it. Sorry.
     
  9. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    Thanks Fred. I have been digging thru the manual and think I may be on to something. :)
     
  10. Tony Teveris

    Tony Teveris Active Member

    On the Omega DVD there is a "Whats new for 3.0" folder in that folder there should be a videoon soft shadow. The 3.0 videos are also on the 4.0 DVD
     
  11. Dana Goodale

    Dana Goodale New Member

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    How do you create these effects today? Corel or AI?

    If so you can simply import the graphics.

    Also, feel free to send some pix and or vector artwork and I will try to reproduce what you are looking for. The Image>Convert to image function with a gaussian blur might do the trick.

    dana.goodale@gspinc.com

    Thanks,

    Dana
     
  12. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    Created them in AI, When I try to bring in a vector shape that has had a inner glow applied to it I end up with the shape and a bunch of boxes that are the color the glow was. I will shoot over a file or 2 tomorrow. That is great, thank you very much!
     
  13. TresL

    TresL Very Active Member

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    Try to flatten the file.
     
  14. fast-lane-graphics

    fast-lane-graphics Member

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    Thanks to Dana at Gerber for the awesome support and knowledge in answering my question!
     
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