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crazygutgut 11-09-2005 10:27 AM

Am I the only one? (MALC read this)
Who wants to know how malc is doing those "illustrations"

They are SWEET!!!
it looks like your using "illustrator", but I am wondering if you are using pshop and a technique similar to this one

am i right? am i right?

malc 11-09-2005 10:53 AM

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Iīm using Adobe Illustrator CS2.
I open the photo in illustrator, draw in line then color it up.

(By the way, itīs a secret)

crazygutgut 11-09-2005 11:06 AM

okay I wont tell, where did you get the rims? or did you just make those too?
its pretty sweet... I never got the hang of illustrator

malc 11-09-2005 11:09 AM

I took pics of my Cragars, and copied them into my drawings.
I canīt get on with Photoshop.

crazygutgut 11-09-2005 11:16 AM

I know you can do almost the same thing is Pshop, but illustrator has MUCH better line tools, and that is apparent in your illustrations... I think someone is gonna dust off illustrator this weekend...

camberbrandt 11-09-2005 11:23 AM

Illustrator will also be true vector, were as Photoshop is not fully vector based.

malc 11-09-2005 11:37 AM

I used to do parts manuals for GM in the UK, in 1978 I went to Germany and did the same for VW, in ī91 I came to Spain and itīs here I HAD to learn to illustrate on the computer.
I still pine for my Rotring pens and elipse templates. :(

WakBordr7387 11-09-2005 12:11 PM

Im gonna have to go download a free trial of illustrator and try that later.
Thanks malc


grouch 11-09-2005 07:31 PM

Couple of free alternatives to Adobe Illustrator:

Inkscape (I have this one installed, but don't have talent enough to do anything but make doodles).

Karbon14 (This was originally called Killustrator but Adobe, understandably, objected to the name. The KDE team starts all their projects with a 'K', btw).

crazygutgut 11-09-2005 08:31 PM

I have illustrator 7 on one pc, and I think 10 on the mac...

I actually hear you about the Rotrings!! I went to school for graphic design and graduated in 1986, RIGHT BEFORE the computer took over! I still have a tube of rubylyth and amberlyth! not to mention like 50 x-actos!! I was never into technical drawing, all though, since the development of cad and others, It has intrigued me!

crazygutgut 11-09-2005 10:53 PM

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okay i took a stab at doing my ranchero in Pshop..I gotta try this with Illustrator! Pshop has way less control for the lines.. also I think I should have done the lines with out aliasing them, illustrator has better shading for objects too! and not to mention this took like 2 hours!!

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