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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    Now that you mention it, Rik, I'd invite anyone to visualize a more fitting design for any of the characters, but I meant, "Recreate an original using vector shapes." By vectorizing them, they can be scaled to fit any size. The bitmap can go up to about 5" on a side if you use poor resolution like an inkjet printer.

    Oh, just have fun with them and don't listen to me any more!

    -g
    I'm normally up for a challenge, but, that's a very difficult one. Your designs are unique, to say the least.
    If anything springs to mind, I'll try and draw it!

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    . A Shield . My First Tutorial
    . Bottle Cap . My Second Tutorial on Xara Xone

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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Quote Originally Posted by Rik View Post
    I'm normally up for a challenge, but, that's a very difficult one. Your designs are unique, to say the least.
    If anything springs to mind, I'll try and draw it!
    You go first Rik, I'll follow your lead! What me chickening out? dead right I am Rik, that's a challenge indeed

    Stygg

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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Quote Originally Posted by stygg2003 View Post
    You go first Rik, I'll follow your lead! What me chickening out? dead right I am Rik, that's a challenge indeed

    Stygg
    OK, stygg.
    I'll get thing started, then.
    And I'm not trying to replace Gary's original letters.
    I don't take on impossible things.

    All you've got to do (and I'm quoting you here) is 'follow my lead'.
    So, come on stygg. Your turn.
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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: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Rik, the character is very nice! We might wind up with enough new ones to begin another new TG font in the Typography section!

    Cross-pollination on tg is an unexpected but exciting ride, no?

    But as I said, for now, it's cool to just play with the alphabet—that's what this monthly sharing thing is all about. You get something, you play with it, it leads to inspiring others and so on.

    I'd like to see some "unheard of" uses for the characters. You people always surprise and delight me with novel, sometimes twisted uses for the Giveaways, novel, and in the sort of spirit that encourages creativity. You wouldn't believe how I got the whole alphabet done, some of it the hospital, always trying to make the next character as distinct but as compatible with the following and preceding ones as possible!

    My Best,

    Gary
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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Nice one Rik, ok I'll get my thinking head on, me and my mouth!

    Stygg

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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Stygg—

    Alternatively, and yes, I do recommend this, do a layout that incorporates some or one of the existing drop caps I provided.


    I did not intend this to become an art competition, but instead, just a fun resource. Please, let's have fun with these things, okay? Let's attract members and perhaps we can stretch this inot a call-for-entries down the road. There will be no TV tutorial because the top news on XaraXone this month is Gary Priester's First Looks at Web Designer 11.

    So I need to work with what I got here to attract attention and encourage participation, with your support and help!

    *****OFF-TOPIC LEG NEWS*****

    I'm still supposed to use a walker around the home for six more weeks, but the surgeon I visited yesterday says I'm healed up enough now to take stairs and drive the car. Talk about sudden, unexpected freedom! Barbara, do you have a moment to pop some corn and stream a movie into our Theatre Room?* Name:  smsmirk.jpg
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    My Best,

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    *(She told me to do it myself...)

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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    I did a mixture if you like of drop cap but used one of the Alchemy symbols instead, it's not great but it got me thinking

    Stygg
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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    I dunno, stygg. I really like it. Perhaps we should collaborate on a follow-up set for alchemists, or make it a typeface?

    -g

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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    I've got a small (ha-ha) member challenge for you, perhaps the first out of Xara Xone.

    so you know it's gonna be weird.

    A group collaboration to draw "Infinity" .

    I'll be chairing this, seeing as I don't have a video tute for June, but don't take that as supervision, because this should be a group working together, or not. I'm just going to pick up later, collect the deposit bottles and get some refunds we'll put in the General Fund.

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: June 2015 Xara Xone Giveaway - Gare’s Dimensional Drop Caps -

    Looks really interesting and intriguing infinity, I'll have another look on Saturday, unfortunately and sadly, I have a funeral to attend on Friday so not really concentrating at the moment. What I did do though, was manage to do a trio of the Alchemy symbols, I know I've posted one already but in this image I've included the shapes I had drawn to make the extrudes and if anyone wants the xar.file of all six images to do what they want with them, I'll gladly upload it.

    Best regards

    Stygg
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