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Creating beveled effect on letters (the vector way...)

Discussion in 'Signlab' started by Patentagosse, Jul 22, 2013.

  1. Patentagosse

    Patentagosse Active Member

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    I've seen somewhere on Signlab's promotional videos that they have a «plug-in» or something embedded in the software to convert the raster bevel into vector (editable).

    Can you confirm this? If so, will it turn into something like this?
     

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  2. Mosh

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    That would be simply to do in SignLab...BTW you are going to get in BIG trouble if that logo is what you plan on creating!!!!
     
  3. Patentagosse

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    I'm asked by the local HD dealership to recreate this logo for an old "limited edition" bike they are actually repainting. Decals no longer available to they ask me to do it. Beyong that, I don't feel I'm in trouble. I'll let 'em handle the copyright issue... :covereyes:
     
  4. Patentagosse

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    Thanks for the link Tyrant. Very interesting. I just print it and 'will try it in my next spare time. :thumb:
     
  5. p3

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    This is really really easy. This I can make you a quick video tonight showing you how to do this in illustrator with 0 photoshop. There are a couple ways, so I'll show you how I would achieve the effect.
     
  6. TXFB.INS

    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    If Photoshop is not required, can it also be done in Corel also?
     
  7. p3

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    Corel is probably easier than illustrator. I haven't used Corel in ages, but I could install it and try to do a video on that as well.
     
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    TXFB.INS Very Active Member

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    :rock-n-roll::U Rock:
     
  9. Patentagosse

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    'Can't wait to see that p3...
     
  10. TyrantDesigner

    TyrantDesigner Art! Hot and fresh.

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    With what you have posted, I would probably just pen tool it out. takes like next to no time especially in corel draw. The entire thing could be done in about 20 minutes with about 10 minutes of fine tweaking. My mini tutorial was really for when you have odd stuff and only have about 3 minutes to highlight it.
     
  11. eddesign

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    vecter art

    this site has a lot of vecter art workwww.brandsoftheworld.com
     
  12. Patentagosse

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    The logo is there (look-a-like...) but w/o the bevel. I had to tweak every corner of every letters in order to get the outlines like the original. P.I.T.A. to say so...:banghead:
     
  13. p3

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    Just a few hours. You won't have to pen tool anything, and it literally takes maybe 30 seconds. :)
     
  14. p3

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    Well I lied about "tonight" and I lied about "30 seconds." I tried doing the video and got caught up doing some other stuff design wise along with some promotional stuff at work. Anyway, I created the video, I did leave out a part of live tracing the bevel effect in corel draw. You can rock the bevel that is created, however it gets noisy/grainy a little bit when you start scaling. I think when I used to do a lot of stuff with bevels, I mainly used corel draw. I thought I used illustrator, but previous posts of having to pen tool it are correct. So, the way I showed in this video is very similar to the people who made the bevel in photoshop and then popped it into illustrator. I am doing another video right now though on another type of text effect, so you can check that out on my youtube channel in a bit (www.youtube.com/thedesignchimp) - usually takes a couple hours to do a video after rendering and all that, and I'll post it on my website most likely on monday.

    [video=youtube;hbLnlOf8hws]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbLnlOf8hws[/video]

    Sorry I got all your hopes up and couldn't deliver fully, nor on time. That's bad business on my part, and for that I apologize. Sometimes saying you can do something that you necessarily may not be able to, always pushes you to learn, and try and find a way so you don't look like a fool... I failed this time...this time.
     
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