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    Default Gare's Non-Xara Artwork, Vol. 3

    Kate, please let me know when the server is running out of space, please.

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    This is a piece of personal retouching using P'shop. No 3rd party filters. The way I got the exposure up is to convert the pic to 16 bits per pixel so major adjustments would fit into the =gamma of the pic without clipping. Then I used the Exposure command, not Levels, not Curves.



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    Her name is Smudge, for reasons hopefully that are obvious.

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    Default Dubloons

    These are a historically accurate render of doubloons, not pieces of eight and not your archetypal Pirates of the Caribbean doubloons which were made from silver.

    These are replicas of gold doubloons used in Mexico and Spain. It tool about a month to sculpt them from detailed bitmaps of both sides, and then I just duplicated them to make the scene.

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    Default Re: Dubloons

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    These are a historically accurate render of doubloons, not pieces of eight and not your archetypal Pirates of the Caribbean doubloons which were made from silver.

    These are replicas of gold doubloons used in Mexico and Spain. It tool about a month to sculpt them from detailed bitmaps of both sides, and then I just duplicated them to make the scene.

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    very cool Gare
    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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    Default Birthday cupcake

    I have twin cousins, Debby and Darleneó

    so it was just a matter of changing the text in Xara to address both congratulations. :)

    Modeled and rendered with modo 701. Cupcake texture is a Painting I applied as a texture pre-rendering.


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    Default Booo, Ho, Ho (or something like that)

    Free Bouton-generated Halloween Art




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    It's free, it's eleventh hour...you might want to snag this now and use it next year, why not?

    Scary thought, huh?

    :)
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    Exclamation More or less free tutorial

    I was just finishing this:


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    When I thought to myself, "This would be as neat image to try out text if the labels were blank.

    And so I did and it's attached here.


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    Script fonts for soda or beer will work, but use your imagination! I've included a swash for you in the Xara file. I used Ballpark Franks.otf, which is free in you look around your favorite font resource.

    My Best,

    Gary


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    Default Re: More or less free tutorial

    Its not just great work, but your imagination is seemingly endless!
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    Default Really messy guitar

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Duke View Post
    Its not just great work, but your imagination is seemingly endless!
    =D>
    My self-inflicted pressure to crank out enough stuff to be my own legacy is seemingly endless, Ron!

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    Jury is still out on imagination!


    Thanks, nevertheless!

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    Default CFT bulbs contain mercury. But not Venus

    It's just stunning how short the life of the CFT was/is. Incandescents were still sold when the CFTs came out and the cool white made everyone look like a corpse.

    So I salute the short-lived but long-life Fluorescent bulb.

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    My Best,

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    Default Re: CFT bulbs contain mercury. But not Venus

    Gare,
    The guitar pic is awesome.... Would look good displayed on a wall.

    The bulbs look just like a photo, I can't tell the difference.

    Just amazing.
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