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  1. #151
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    Default Re: From Russia with Love :)

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    I did not see it yesterday, and as a Mod I can see what's deleted, except when a member self-deletes a post.

    Hopefully, Igor, if this is what you posted yesterday, I am flattered and hope you don't mid me sharing the graphic you sent me in PM.

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    Спасибо. Igor!

    (Phonetically pronounced Spasibo)


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    Gary
    c удовольствием

    Dear Gary
    I was happy to make the picture for you . You know

    I understand and speak Russian
    BTW I'm not Russian. I'm Slovak.
    Bratislava is as far from Moscow as Liverpool, NY from Orlando, FL
    and Ukraine is between Slovak and Russia

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  2. #152
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    Default Re: From Russia with Love :)

    I am among many, many Americans, completely ignorant of any country that is East of our Atlantic shore. :)
    I also do not speak Russian.

    I know how to Google translate.

    But my mother is Russian, and I know a few phrases, not worth repeating.

    Wow! Liverpool is quite far from DisneyWorld! Barbara and I went there, and it was a 49 minute airplane ride.

    How many minutes is that in metric?

    But you're even farther.

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    My Best,

    Gary

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  3. #153
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    Default Re: A thorny hamburger

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    Barfing out loud!

    (BOF!)?

    Thanks!

    Here is one that is only partially mine. I discovered the original, scanned at 1 bit per pixel, too small for just about anything. There is no copyright; I offer the Xara version freely as a gift to the community.

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    For anyone who is into the origins of symbology, this piece, very sdimilar to the eye in a pyramid on the back of U.S. currency, is an early Christian symbol, not a demonish one as suggested by the superstitious.

    The eye is the all-seeing eye of God. The pyramid is actually a triangle representing the 3 expressions of God: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.


    I'm not inclined to revel or attach any super significance to symbols, precisely because they are symbols, representations, icons of something that is often intangible.

    Anyhow, I like this particular, woodcuttish version, as a nice design.

    Please help yourself.

    My Best,

    Gary

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    Thanks for that information 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.

  4. #154
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    Default I've expanded!

    I asked The Admin whether I could start a blog on tg.

    She said no.

    So instead, when I have content to share, I'll post it on a new Xara Art Gallery of mine, along with the piece.


    Bouton's new test site. Volume III


    If I get high score for most hits, Kate tells me I'll get a prize.

    I'm kidding: She told me it I get any more thousands of hits, I'll get to pay the host bill monthly.

    I'm lying about most things above.

    Cheers!

    Gary

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    I did this at about the same time I wrote the book on Xara. One was published and I gave away the XAR drawing, and this one I didn't. It's almost entirely Extruded I later traced off so I could export it and stuff.

  5. #155
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    Default Pantone colors and paint strokes

    I have very little idea why PANTONE skipped right past the year 2021, and went straight to Spring/Summer 2022.

    Whatever; Here are most of the colors in a XAR file.

    And as a little bonus, I hand traced these paint strokes.

    Use 'em in good health, but you MUST use PANTONE colors on them.

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    And as usual, I'm kidding.


    My Best,

    Gary
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  6. #156
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    Default Re: Pantone colors and paint strokes

    Thanks, Gare. They're nice colors albeit a bit pale, faded.

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    Default Re: Pantone colors and paint strokes

    Oh, I agree. It was my way of giving our the paint strokes, if truth be known. Someone didn't understand what an EPS file is, a long time ago, so what I did was use P'shop to write it out as a standard bitmap collection of strokes, auto-taced it and did some hand noodling.

    As far as color palettes go, Barbara recently repainted my office a specific shade of green.

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    We got the color out of a Valspar (TM) paint catalogue, and I fell so in love with the samples I photographed the chips and am in the process of making a color palette for Xara out of them.

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    Not thinking about colors in a piece of art is like using Arial for al your text needs.


    TEDIOUS!

    -g

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    Default Re: Pantone colors and paint strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Gare View Post
    As far as color palettes go, Barbara recently repainted my office a specific shade of green.

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    You could almost use that green wall to chromakey videos.

  9. #159
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    Default Re: Pantone colors and paint strokes

    Quote Originally Posted by Boy View Post
    You could almost use that green wall to chromakey videos.
    I think the lighting, which is all LED, corrupted the true color of the green, Boy. It's more like billiard table felt green.

    But I DID experiment several years ago with green screen material, and it's not as important what the RGB values are as it is that no other color in the scene has a similar shade. Barbara and I bought a small stage green screen years ago, and after ironing it and fussing with it, we went to stock green (acid green) fabric, worked out how to avoid spill, and we did some nice chromakey work.

    I don't know how others do compositing work because in film I'm officially a Nobody, but I use Adobe After Effects and I can "tune" the key areas I want to drop out.

    This is 11 years ago, so please look at the concept and not the quality!




    -g

  10. #160
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    Default Re: Pantone colors and paint strokes

    I knew that you also did some creative greenscreen video stuff! The fire of chi!

 

 

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