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    Bronto is offline Xara Group Ltd Content Producer Member
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    Default Drawing a steel bearing?

    Hi all,

    I've been playing around with Pro for a while now, followed quite a few of the tutorials from Messrs Priester and Bouton - which have been great, and a really good way to learn stuff with Xara.

    I'm trying to draw a steel ball bearing 'cos I think that would be great way to experiment with gradients and transparencies, - but like a lot of the black arts of digital graphics I can't get a decent result. Does anyone have any tips or tricks?

    Cheers
    Bronto

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    Default Re: Drawing a steel bearing?

    Welcome to TalkGraphics.

    Can you show us some of your efforts? That will help give us a guide line as to how you think a steel ball bearing might look.
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    Last edited by Soquili; 07 November 2012 at 04:19 PM. Reason: added one final example image
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    Default Re: Drawing a steel bearing?

    Welcome to Talkgraphics, Bronto.
    Is attached drawing what you have meant?
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    Bronto is offline Xara Group Ltd Content Producer Member
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    Default Re: Drawing a steel bearing?

    Yes that's exactly what I mean, Soquili's bottom right drawing and one of the actual bearings inside Black Panther's race bearing.

    I'll give those a go and post result(s) - Thanks!

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    Default Re: Drawing a steel bearing?

    In one of Gary's tuts or workbook he has a full metallic colour palette and steel is included and in an other he has made a steel brush. There are other like a fork and knife that he has done so have a closer look on your CD or look in the Xone.
    Design is thinking made visual.

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    Default Re: Drawing a steel bearing?

    Bronto the image of mine you say looks as you would like is very simple. It consists of only four shapes.
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    Bronto is offline Xara Group Ltd Content Producer Member
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    Default Re: Drawing a steel bearing?

    Thanks for all the advice - plenty to play with there!

 

 

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