My first vector project

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by caloysam, Apr 24, 2004.

  1. caloysam

    caloysam Guest

    Like the topic says :) I made my first vector image this evening while waiting for the clock to strike 11pm before I go out clubbing. After about three tutorials, two hours and almost five glasses of water, here it is :) let me know what you think and feel free to give me some more tips. It's kind of fun. Just wanted to share.
    By the way, I'm using macromedia freehand so if you have some tricks using that program, let me know. Peace and have a safe but fun weekend!:beer:
     
  2. danieldy

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    Very well done Caloysam! The fact that it's your first work makes the feat even more impressive!
     
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    The Vectorization of PhilMUGgers goes on!

    Nice, CALOY!
     
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    nicely done...

    this was my first one too... wish I could do it
    half as good as all you guys... ;)
     
  5. caloysam

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    hahaha! funny thiing is that i vector better than i draw on paper, and this is my first crack at it. five year olds with crayola can do art better than me. thank God for macs and multimedia :)
     
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    Can it be done using Adobe Illustrator? Tips anyone?

    W

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  7. winZu

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    Guys meet Telly Savalas (Arel) and Jay Manalo (caloysam) of PhilMUG. :D

    Sorry, can't help it.

    W

    [Edited on 4/25/2004 by winZu]
     
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    winzu, I used illustrator cs... the outline is pretty easy... it's like tracing your image basically... but the fine details is the kicker... that's where I had a hard time somewhat...
     
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    myles said that just like caricature drawing, the trick is finding which detail to include and which one to leave out. Making the avatar too detailed makes it look too real, while leaving out important details makes the picture look unfinished.

    Any tips, master vectorizer carlo?
     
  10. Carlo

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    The U2U messages were overwhelming so I guess I'll post most answers here. I did not think I'd actually get requests for drawings or tips. Any person familiar with Macromedia Freehand could actually do this. It's easy. Here are some tips:
    -choose a very nice picture with good contrast.
    -Use Freehand MX. The masking is more intuitive. Illustrator can give the same results but not as fast as our favorite vector/lay-out application.
    -Do not trace everything. Tracing everyhing is.. uhm.. simply tracing.
    There are parts that I did not trace at all but were drawn by hand.
    -Use less flesh tones as possible.
    -never use the white on teeth and eyes.
    - do not hide imperfect contours/shapes, eye bags.

    PS
    My apologies for not accomodating the recent requests. Most of what I made were from people who asked 6 months ago. There is suddenly a huge demand for it and I am not really a full-time "avatar maker".
     
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    wow... the popular "avatar maker" Carlo!!! hahaha... thanks for hearing OUR VOICE.... don't worry, you'll always be the original.... hahaha...

    thanks...
     
  12. caloysam

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    hahaha! :) salamat WinZu.

    Carlo, great tips. I'll keep 'em in mind. Actually, the don't trace everything is very true. Looks better if the artwork is kept to its very basic.
     
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    everyone's going vector-crazy!!! :lol: keep up the good work guys. i've been surfing the web for some vector art as well, (got into the craze myself, hehe). really cool ones at deviantart.com :)

    pwede bang mag plug :p ...my friend does great vector art too. check out Icemanflaming
     
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    Telly Savalas? Jay Manalo?

    WINSTON, magpagawa ka na rin kasi ng vectorized avatar mo! :) Hahahahaha!
     
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    well said Kelvin, one must have an eye for details and sort of mastery of drawing lines and curves pen tool.. i wonder how to make vectors "soft" and fluid. someone says you have to turn on anti-aliasing feature...

    i'm using Adobe Illustrator for vectors.

    1. place bitmap on canvas, set transparency to -50%
    2. using pen tool, intricately trace/ outline bitmap as desired. (vectoring is done manually, so it needs lots of patience guys)
    3. edit shapes using pathfinder tools/ selection tools.
    4. put colors using the eyedropper tool i use visibone2 color swatches.
    5. tada, ready to export file. cut and paste or whatsoever.

    my two cents :)
     
  17. i13ki

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    Doing vector graphics are ways to kill time :):evil:
     

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