Welcome to TalkGraphics.com
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 18

Thread: Metal fills?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    419

    Default Metal fills?

    Hello

    Are there any additional fills (for Xara Design Pro X - v18.5) that we can just download from Xara.com?

    The Fill Gallery comes with: Brick, Fabric, Ground, Plant, Stone & Wood...
    ...but I am looking for a metal finish, ideally Brushed Steel or Brushed Aluminium.

    Many thanks

    J

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SW England
    Posts
    14,196

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    shipen, Xara provides a very limited range indeed.
    All these fill are just jpegs that have a seamless texture.

    Just try a Search: brushed aluminium steel seamless texture fill.
    I am sure you'll find something.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    ...Granada province, Andalucia, Spain
    Posts
    5,294

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Just type 'Brushed Steel' or 'Brushed Aluminium' into Google Images and fill your boots with the results. (Acorn beat me to it!)
    ** 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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    419

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Quote Originally Posted by Acorn View Post
    shipen, Xara provides a very limited range indeed.
    All these fill are just jpegs that have a seamless texture.

    Just try a Search: brushed aluminium steel seamless texture fill.
    I am sure you'll find something.

    Acorn
    Hmm... I did have a quick look, but I can't find anything that:
    A) looks like FLAT brushed metal
    B) look like a bright bit of chrome or steel (rather than a dull grey aluminium)
    C) have a grain brushed stroke at an angle off vertical (ideally a shallow angle like 20 or 30 degrees off vertical)
    D) if possible repeat cleanly without borders

    Everything seems to either:
    - look like rather dull grey metal and/or
    - look like a cylindrical rather than flat piece of metal and/or
    - fail to repeat cleanly and/or
    - have an annoying logo in it !

    J

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Placitas, New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    39,882

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Insert > From Content Catalog > Stock Photos and search for Metal. 3 pages worth.
    Gary W. Priester
    Mr. Moderator Emeritus Dude
    , Sir

    gwpriester.com | Custom-Stereograms.com | eyeTricks on Facebook






  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    London
    Posts
    419

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Insert > From Content Catalog > Stock Photos and search for Metal. 3 pages worth.
    TBH, I still can't find anything that works - mostly random metal objects rather than metal textures.... but thank you. Very well worth knowing about

    Cheers

    J

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    3,962

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Did you do a Google search? E.g., https://www.google.com/search?q=seam...F_enNL881NL881

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Aug 2000
    Location
    Harwich, Essex, England
    Posts
    20,831

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    You can easily create your own J:

    DEMO
    Attached Files Attached Files
    Egg

    Intel i7 - 4790K Quad Core + 16 GB Ram + NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1660 Graphics Card + MSI Optix Mag321 Curv monitor
    + Samsung 970 EVO Plus 500GB SSD + 232 GB SSD + 250 GB SSD portable drive + ISP = BT + Web Hosting = TSO Host

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2018
    Location
    London
    Posts
    663

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Combination of Boy and Egg; select one you can work with, use fills, transparencies and colours to suit:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Brushed-Metal.jpg 
Views:	18 
Size:	21.4 KB 
ID:	130702

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    SW England
    Posts
    14,196

    Default Re: Metal fills?

    Egg's demo is useful but @shipen might not realise how to take anything and make it seamless.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Repeats.jpg 
Views:	13 
Size:	128.6 KB 
ID:	130703

    The larger, lower block is a rectangle with the letter B, clone and flipped to the right and both cloned and flipped down.
    All four were then selected and a Bitmap Copy make.
    The result is a seamless repeating pattern.

    Just do the same for a metallic design that otherwise may not be seamless.

    Clearly, the pattern ought to be subtle enough.
    Patterns of different scales can be stacked in semi-opaque layering to make the design seem more random.

    Acorn
    Acorn - installed and active Xara software: Cloud+/Pro+, XDPX, XWD Premium 15 & 12, XPGD10, X3D7, Xara Xtreme 5, back through time (to CC's Artworks).
    Raise software faults with MagiXara: http://support.magix.net/; if Cloud+/Pro+: https://xara.com/contact-us/

 

 

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •