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  1. #111
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    Default Happy Birthday to ______ !

    You're most welcome, Fred! Good to have two people on tg. Here's to making it three. :)

    This is a piece I did in Xara, and then used Nik's Filter Suite to smear darker tones and add a little grain.

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    —gary

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday to ______ !

    I like the texture, Gary. Adds another layer of interest.

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday to ______ !

    Thank you!

    I did it, to tell the truth, because I was not confident the piece would "play" at something more photorealistic than a bunch of extruded primitive shapes.

    IMO, it's a piece that falls apart if you only use one drawing. Together, in the cold type box, they seem to work.

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday to ______ !

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    You're most welcome, Fred! Good to have two people on tg. Here's to making it three.

    This is a piece I did in Xara, and then used Nik's Filter Suite to smear darker tones and add a little grain.

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    I like it too Gare
    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Re: Happy Birthday to ______ !

    I like your choice of Square Meal Hearty font for this!
    Fabulous work as always, Gare.
    (May I be added to the list of people on TG)
    ** Detailed "Create A Spinning Logo Tutorial" is available in .pdf format for download at this link **
    Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx.

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    Default Xara splash screens; past fiction :)

    Quote Originally Posted by iamtheblues View Post
    I like your choice of Square Meal Hearty font for this!
    Fabulous work as always, Gare.
    (May I be added to the list of people on TG) ;)
    Okay, Bob,we're up to a whopping 6 tg members. Hold on while I build an extension to accommodate all the people—oh, Gary P. on the mod forum makes 7 now oh god. :)

    Love, love, love Stu Sadler's Font Diner fonts. Both whimsical and either Retro or immortal.
    Stu'd WordPress site is down at the moment (how embarrasing!); keep trying Stu's Font Diner to see the whole store.

    He, in cooperation with Bitstream, also have some Web fonts over at FontSquirrel.

    And there are some free fonts (but buy one or two for good Karma, eh?) at

    dafont

    I have been created my own Xara splash screens ever since miromax stopped designing them back with version 5 Extreme. I'm putting them here in my Xara gallery rather than my non-Xara gallery, because although I often create a splash image with a non-Xara program, I lay the screen out, design it, and ultimately export it from XD.

    And besides, the splash screen is for Xara, not non-Xara!

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    Default Re: Continuing Ron and Gary's discusssion. All are welcome!

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    Hey, Ron—

    It's just an abstract thought, drawn out.

    The little piece of art was an icon I " upgraded" to become a piece of art in its own right. Simple stuff can benefit immensely as a statement just by filling in some "missing pieces".

    If anyone would like to, attached here is a simple vector drawing of a lime slice. The screen snag below shows it and a couple of minor variations.

    Attachment 121908

    Take something simple, and while keeping it simple, add some human (IE: Your) qualities to it.

    Because why not?


    Well Gare, I finally did something with your lime, it's not simple.
    Mostly it's a photo manipulation. The lime is yours, the text and stream made up, assembled in Xara almost everything else is bitmap.Click image for larger version. 

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    Larry a.k.a wizard509

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    Default Splash Screen for version

    THAQT is funny, Larry!

    I'd never had thought of this on MY own!

    Is there also a Tequila Nebula and a Salt Quadrant out there? :)

    Here is yet another splash screen I designed (photo plus mostly Xara layout, text, design) eons ago...

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    I took the colours from MAGIX's abstract original splash and tried to make it equally abstract, but a little more artistic. Some day, I will try to put these bitmap strokes into XD's Strokes Gallery. I created them using ArtRage.

    OMMMMMMMMMMmmmmm....

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    Default Re: Splash Screen for version

    Took me long enough to do something with the lime 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 Re: Bouton's stuff, Volume 2

    Ah well at least I came up with something.
    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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