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Old 06-07-2008, 07:08 PM
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Hi all! Sorry, I am still trying to get to do these other techniques. I'm fighting with a print problem with my Epson and I have to figure that out as it's very important. If anyone owns a Photo R800 and can contribute... the thread is here:
http://www.retouchpro.com/forums/ima...pson-r800.html

Sheesh, if it's not one thing it's another eh! LOL

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Redid this one only using Inkscape (4 levels in the tracing interface).
Lyle that is pretty awesome. I wonder if you could use a lighter peachy pink color in place of the white? I will really have to try this. Will it work with a 300dpi image?

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Old 06-07-2008, 07:16 PM
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You're not the only one who called me Larry. lol

The sky's the limit Nat. Just pick a color theme and run with it.

As a side note, my name's Lyle. lol

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The sky's the limit Nat. Just pick a color theme and run with it.

As a side note, my name's Lyle. lol

Lyle! I am so sorry! I could have sworn there used to be a Larry Kroll on here but I could be mistaken! My mind is abuzz with a million things and I apologize that I put the wrong name! Forgive me!

OK I will have to try what you suggest. I can do 300dpi output for print? I'll have to do some research... just a lot going on right now so bear with me.

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I hope this helps.

Janet
Hi Janet! I had a go with your technique (part of it) and I got a pretty neat result. It's not exactly vector, but it's pretty good! I got a bit lost when you went to the Paths toolbox. I am not sure how I'd color it. Anyway, I'll have to read more closely and try again.

I've attached what I got with the first part of your tutorial.

Thanks so much for taking time to write the steps out!
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Hope that helps.
That did help.. and got me wandering down a slightly different path. I took the image and used Unsharp Mask and applied it very strongly to the image. Then I dodged and burned and sent the image to Illustrator. Below is what I produced.

Now my only question is: how do I apply the colors I want? It seems to default to that brown color.

Any suggestions!

Great work everyone, some really usable stuff here!
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difforent take on what you all are doing. If this is somthing you all would like to know step by step how to do just let me know
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Hey Nat,
I like what you've done so far.
To change color, start by dragging and making a new layer.
After you do the live trace do live paint-make from the same drop menu.
Click in the image with the selection tool , then just choose color guide from your color pallet and then click on the little circle (mouse-over reads "edit or apply colors").
That will bring you to my screen shot and if you have the recolor art tick box checked (it defaults that way) your colors will update on the fly.
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difforent take on what you all are doing. If this is somthing you all would like to know step by step how to do just let me know
I'd love to know the steps Matthew. Thanks for having a go.

This technique looks really cool in the many variations I'm seeing.
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Hey Nat,
I like what you've done so far.
To change color, start by dragging and making a new layer.
After you do the live trace do live paint-make from the same drop menu.
Click in the image with the selection tool , then just choose color guide from your color pallet and then click on the little circle (mouse-over reads "edit or apply colors").
That will bring you to my screen shot and if you have the recolor art tick box checked (it defaults that way) your colors will update on the fly.
crazyfly: thanks very much for your helpful info. I'm going to look at the live paint stuff and see what colors best match the outside as part of this will show through the CD Jewel Case. Got your PM btw and will message you from MySpace when I have a moment.
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