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Print and Cut Experiments

Discussion in 'Clipart, Vehicle Templates and Digital Files' started by Fred Weiss, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Spending a little time today experimenting with different effects created with my new filter package. These would be aimed at use in future print and cut vehicle graphics collections.

    Tell me what ya think.
     

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  2. Service Sign Co

    Service Sign Co Very Active Member

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    Cool, Everyone makes a nice comment on the Tomb Raider looking chick with the 45's & chains I put on my truck. Unfortunaetly the truck is parked in the driveway with a shot transmission
     
  3. jiarby

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    I like the metalic ones, but not the flames....it looks too much like a fill.
     
  4. Jackpine

    Jackpine Major Contributor

    I like the metalic ones too.
     
  5. Replicator

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    awesome metallics . . . !
     
  6. Poconopete

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    Metallics rock!
     
  7. bighun

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    I agree, metallics look great, almost look like they're domed.
     
  8. Pro Image

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    Could you chrome dome the flame pattern............?

    That might be a nice effect............

    Liquid Fire............
     
  9. Fred Weiss

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    I tried it and thought it just ended up looking like a pattern. I'll tinker with it some more later and post the results. To me the problem with flames is confining them to within a vector when flames by their nature are not confined so rigidly.
     
  10. Pro Image

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    If it was that easy we all be millionaires.......................:Big Laugh:Big Laugh:Big Laugh
     
  11. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Five Flame Images

    I call this one "Global Warming". It has five different treatments to the flames. Tell me if any of them please your eye.
     

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  12. ChiknNutz

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    I like the last one the best, though I'm not 'super' crazy about it.
     
  13. Ken

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    #4 if any, but as you suggest, they are all constrained by the vector edges..unnatural. Is the flame fill of your own making? I'm wondering if the fills from Digital Flames might be more realisitic?
    Cheers!
    Ken
     
  14. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

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    Yes they are of my own making using the Filter Forge software.

    I don't think it would be any better with Digital Flames although I would not use his because I will be selling licenses to the images. I had thought about using a photographic image but I think it will still come down to the fact that containment within a vector is the real problem.
     
  15. gvgraphics

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    The Metallics are nice!
     
  16. signguy95

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    I like #4 the best but it kinda has a wood feel to it.


    Jay
     
  17. Techman

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    A side note..

    Certain porducts makes some really nice fire such as blender and 3d max, FumeFX plugins..
    . Im not into this type of work. However a neighbor is and he makes some really nice captures that i printed for one of his displays..

    If I were into this type of work I would most definatly look into this.. The fire is so realistic.
     
  18. Ken

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    At my recent demo-derby, this guy had flames to die for..on a crash car!
    I'll see if I can dig up the photo..
    Ken
     
  19. Velocity

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    Would you recommend this filter forge as a purchase necessity? How do you like it?
     
  20. GK

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    fred, if you choose to do those metallic ones...print them on reflective, they come out freakin awesome, trust me =)
     
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