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    Default Drop Cap November 2013

    This month Design a letter B Drop Cap
    Here are a couple I have so far.

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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    I know it not quite the same as the others similar to this but here is another form me.

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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    "B" for BOLD. C'mon guys and gals, let's see your work! Here's a link if you need some inspiration.
    Bob.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    I love the 'B' in Post #2, Larry.
    How did you do that?

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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    Good one Bob. Thanks for the Link. Here is one for you http://www.dailydropcap.com/
    Rik what I did was fairly complex. Mostly it was a combination of Xara and FilterForge. with some fills and transparencies.
    outlines, The outlines was done including the B with no fills Will I did have fills but then copied the B fill to the Clipboard and cleared the fills so all I had was just the line work, grouped all the outlines lines together and used FilterForge. Then added back the the B and removed that particular line and then cloned, and, this is where I may have done something weird, I filled the clone with a glass fill then applied a brightness transparency, brought the line work to the front and made the other fills with harmonious colors and put those to the back.
    I don't remember where I got that particular glass so I cannot give the source credit but if you want it here it is. Gary not quite but good guess.

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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    Ah! I see, Larry.
    It was a very simple thing to make.

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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    You are getting very good with those stained glass Drop caps Larry. Here is a simple one with a repeating pattern and a letter with a simple flat fill. I kind of like the contrast between the complex pattern and the simple letter.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    Gee thanks Frances. Coming from you that is high praise indeed. I kind of thought I liked the last one but changed my mind again and now prefer the one in post 2 that Rik commented on. I don't know about you guys but I plan on doing the entire alphabet with certain ones the stained glass being one. Of course they will be done one month at a time. Personally I like this challenge almost as much as the scribbles, and from the looks of it you like it too. OK back to your drop cap. Good Job Frances! One thing I wonder though is when your drop cap is reduced down to a small usable size if that background will hold. I do hope people do not get tired of this challenge before the alphabet is complete though. There was a couple people that went great guns but I haven't seen them this month yet, but, who knows they might still.I hope so anyway, and, I hope a few more people join in. The stuff I do is fairly simple because I'm just not good with flourishes and lots of curly cues. Ah well, we do the best we can eh.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    Here's one using an unusual display font.
    I used the convert to editable shapes/ungroup twice method to apply the different colours.
    Thanks for the link, Larry.
    Bob.
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    Default Re: Drop Cap November 2013

    You are welcome Bob. That font works well for that, what you did with it makes it look like zip-a-tone was applied. Interesting technique, Bob. Thank you for another fine contribution.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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