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About gdenby

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  • Birthday 08/17/1950

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    CG, obviously. Traditional visual 2d and 3d art. History. Music, piano emphasis. Nature conservancy, gardening, cooking.

    Too old for martial arts or treking.

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  1. Hi, Bob - Murder, See attached file, and review the history steps. Top row is separated. Start w. a layer w. Shape. Create a bunch of rectangles to whatever aspect you need that form a a mass of tiles that cover the shape. Duplicate the shape, and intersect w. one of the rectangles. Repeat till all the rectangles have intersected the base shape. Tedious, but works. IntersectShape.afdesign
  2. Hi, Dorian, There are large numbers of bitmap tracers available, some free, most others very inexpensive. I would hope far more for a blend tool, and a mesh warp. A vector halftone would be fine. But Adobe has very deep pockets, and they didn't bother w. it, but left it to someone else.
  3. Hey! Polygonius, Doomed, you are. Does w. iPencil, pencil an' vector brush in Designer it can :
  4. Hi, justmaggie, You have a mis-conception many people seem to have at the start. If you select any of the lines, you will see that each one has a black stroke, and no fill. A curve in AD can be closed or unclosed. Both types can have 2 attributes, a fill and a stroke. In your work, you have all unclosed curves w. only a stroke attribute.It you click on any of them, and assign a fill, you will see a solid color that extends between the 1st and last nodes of the unclosed curve. There is a way to remedy this, tho' it may seem a little complex. Select all the curves at once. Use the layer/expand stroke command. This will turn all the stroke attributes into individual black filled curves. With them still all selected, use the geometry Add operation. This will create a layer called "curves." The spaces between the lines are empty, and not defined as vectors. Next, use the geometry Divide operation. You will end up w.what appears to be a solid black silhouette. But note that there are now many curves, all black showing in the layer panel. You now have lines that can be colored, and shapes also. There will be some miniscule fragments left from the divide operation, which probably can all be discarded. Attatched, my attempt at this, took less time than typing the post. jellypins ram filled.afdesign
  5. Hi, Darita, I used Sketch-up extensively for years as part of my job. For what it did, it was remarkably easy to use. Not long ago, I d-loaded the free personal version so I could open some of my own files. I was surprised at how much I had forgotten. I suppose you need to get a handle on the camera views, and perspective settings. It is basically a 3D app, and so the perspective needs to be off. Otherwise there will be a depth projection instead of plan/view/elevation. To date, I haven’t come across anything easier to use, tho’ w. bloat, its more complex now than a few years ago. Does Sketch-up support .svg now? You could bring it AD files for dimensioning. don’t have access to my desktop just now, House is being re-wired, and I running off iPad
  6. Thanks, I dug into the tutorials, and found where to fine the brush editing button. Another step toward coming up to speed.
  7. Usually,thick ends means the pressure curve isn’t all the way to the bottom. On thin lines, it won’t be noticeable, but on thicker ones apparent.
  8. Hi, Andy Lin, I haven't figured out how to edit brushes yet on the iPad version, but in the desktop version, the position of the brush stroke ends is determined by the head and tail offset. Brushes can be made so that the texture does not go the whole length of the vector stroke. Typically, those are "wash" type brushes which are intended to look like separate brush or reed pen strokes.
  9. Hi, Claus, From my very fuzzy recollection, Designer seems to be where Illustrator was maybe 25 years ago. Lots of stuff is just not there yet, or fairly tedious work arounds. As far as I can tell from hanging out on the forum, development is focussed on implementing really basic things. Most every one would love to have arrow line ends built in. But for myself, a decent blend tool would be about 1000% more useful.
  10. Umm, just delete it? But seriously.... Basically it appears that even when separate curves have nodes at the same co-ordinates, the combine and add functions do not destroy any nodes, they are joined by a length of zero. It appears to me that it allows the shape of the line from the original curves to stay the same when combined w. the others. I'm going to guess that what you show was from a combine where the nodes were not on top of each other, and so you can see both.
  11. Hi, elephant999, There was an earlier post to the same Adobe demonstration some time ago. What MEB shows will allow you to get inflected strokes. One can make many variations, and save the profiles, and assign them to various lines for variety. My recollection of the tutorial was that it was also intended to create fills after the "sketchy" lines were made. Designer does not work at all like what is shown there. Try this. Manually trace over an area, set the stroke to none, and the fill to whatever color seems right. Duplicate that, and get rid of the fill. Assign a pressure stroke. Then, moving around the perimeter, start breaking the line up. Each section will have the pressure stroke. The end result will be rather sketchy.
  12. Hi Johan Crous, Certainly AD can rescale images by percents or by units. But I'm uncertain about what you are asking. Can you post an URL to the Adobe method? I suppose you need a specific piece of printed paper or digital file with cut lines for some specific cutting/plotter application, which is something I know little about. But creating the vectors should be pretty easy.
  13. gdenby

    [ADe] Design for a Tattoo

    The style is fairly new, so I don't know that she has had anyone come back for a refresh, but she has refreshed other colored works. I have no idea about what pigments are used for color, but even dense solid patches appear faded after 5 years. At a recent family meal, I heard her and her younger brother talking about maintenance on an all color work she did on him about 6 years ago. I don't think either my daughter or son-in-law are yet doing all their work straight from computer, tho' I know my daughter is working on it. So providing the original paper work is probably a good idea.
  14. gdenby

    [ADe] Design for a Tattoo

    Looks nice to me. My daughter does tattoos, as well as traditional arts, and has been doing the "watercolor" style tattoos for a couple of years. They are currently fairly popular, but she does advise her clients that they tend to fade away faster than traditional line art. I just spent some time looking at pics of my daughter's work, and her husband's, and it appears that while very fine lines can be made, they never finish quite as sharp as what you did w. some of the line art. Also, I think they both sometimes put their designs on a kind of paper that transfers the image to the clients skin. Hopefully the chosen artist has sufficient skill, and equipment to pull it off.