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  1. #11
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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Here's my effort on Part 1, of the tutorial.

    I did the roulette wheel, as per the instructions.
    Because, what I've never really used before is the 'Fit Blend to curve' and 'Rotate along curve'.
    So, that was a new skill.
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    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    It looks perfect, Rik, and I'm glad you tried out the blend, which can be used to make any number of slices on a circle, as long as you use the math I figured out and showed.

    You're all set for next month where I show how to build a brush out of 3D card suits (spades, diamond and so on).

    To go 2% off-topic, now that some of you know the formula for making glass, if you watched the March 2013 Tutorial on making neon, youcould make a shickwave or GIF file of a neon sigh off (showing glass) and then going on (showing neon), like this:



    Cheap trikc, huh? The Xara file is a mess and attached.

    -g
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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Here's my effort!

    Click the image to see!

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    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    The reflection of the text on the "on" part of the animation is very effective Rik. I like that a lot.
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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Egg Bramhill View Post
    The reflection of the text on the "on" part of the animation is very effective Rik. I like that a lot.
    Thanks very much for saying that, Egg.

    Featured Artist on Xara Xone . May 2011
    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Lovely, Rik.

    See how all this stuff we review has a ceretain convergence? I hesitate to say, "Like, oh, man, it's a synergy", but putting the puzzle piecesin Xara together definitely results in a complex, beautiful product if you think about it and approach it at a moderate pace.

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Hi Gary

    I am afraid that for me it is not so easy to follow:

    I am struggling with the part where you add in writing to your spoken words:
    Ctr click (select inside)
    then Ctr C
    then Ctr Shift V

    (whereas in the spoken words you say ´so Ctrl click on the original circle after you have duplicated it´ This is about 4.43 minutes into the video. I have tried both instructions and still do not come up with a circle which I can make smaller like you do which is exactly in the middle of the of the guidelines. Also my blend will not follow the decreasing circle.

    I enclose my file. Did I do something wrong?

    Thanks

    Hélène
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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Hi Hajeem—

    I am attaching the solved problem.

    After you create all the triangles around the circle, you hold CTRL and then click on the circle, and the status line says you've selected a shape inside the blend. Without deselectinhg the circle, take a corner control handle, hold Shift to scale equlilaterally from the center of the circle, and then drag toward the center of the shapes.

    Watch the video once again, and take a look at the solved circle I've attached. If it still doesn't work for you, contact me here, okay?

    My Best,

    Gary
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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    I finally found time to give this a shot.
    I had the same problem that Hélène did but I did it over and over and finally got it to work.
    Anyway you will notice some slight differences but here it is anyway. The black outline around the page is just to show you where it is based on your image.

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    Oops I forgot to do the green background. I'll do that and submit a revision. Tomorrow.
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    Default Re: February 2015 Video Tutorial -- Creating a Casino Poster Part 1

    Revised.

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    Well darn, now I'm missing the white part.
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

    Never give up. You will never fail, but you may find a lot of ways that don't work.

 

 

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