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11-09-2005 10:53 PM
crazygutgut 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!!
11-09-2005 08:31 PM
crazygutgut 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!
11-09-2005 07:31 PM
grouch Couple of free alternatives to Adobe Illustrator:

Inkscape
http://www.inkscape.org (I have this one installed, but don't have talent enough to do anything but make doodles).

Karbon14
http://www.koffice.org/karbon/ (This was originally called Killustrator but Adobe, understandably, objected to the name. The KDE team starts all their projects with a 'K', btw).
11-09-2005 12:11 PM
WakBordr7387 Im gonna have to go download a free trial of illustrator and try that later.
Thanks malc


Brad
11-09-2005 11:37 AM
malc 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.
11-09-2005 11:23 AM
camberbrandt Illustrator will also be true vector, were as Photoshop is not fully vector based.
11-09-2005 11:16 AM
crazygutgut 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...
11-09-2005 11:09 AM
malc I took pics of my Cragars, and copied them into my drawings.
I canīt get on with Photoshop.
11-09-2005 11:06 AM
crazygutgut 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
11-09-2005 10:53 AM
malc Iīm using Adobe Illustrator CS2.
I open the photo in illustrator, draw in line then color it up.

(By the way, itīs a secret)
11-09-2005 10:27 AM
crazygutgut
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

http://www.photoshopchop.com/photosh...2_articleid/39

am i right? am i right?

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