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Old 11-08-2012, 02:45 PM
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hello, I have CS6 on my pc and noticed in another post that some of you use this software to create patterns. Would anyone be able to post me a link for any training or help videos for this? I am guessing the pen tool is used to do this, but me and the pen do not get along at all!!! I also have adobe illustrator if that may be of use? currently i am only using my mouse until i can afford the tablet and stylus.

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Old 11-10-2012, 03:09 PM
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I found a pic of a sectioned nautilus shell and traced it in Corel Draw, but Illustrator is basically the same. I then scan the item if its flat and trace the engraving space. I then use my pre-drawn backbone to do the layout. All the extra parts are drawn directly onto the piece.
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Old 11-10-2012, 03:10 PM
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You need to practice your freehand drawing of scrolls and learn how you can adapt them to awkward spaces.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:41 PM
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Thanks, I do draw a lot of free hand. until work picks up i am just messing around with scraps and a dremel engraver. I just liked the way the above mentioned design looked and figured my CS6 program should do the same.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:25 PM
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few time ago I had made a tutorial about photoshop, you can find it on a tutorial page here.
I use photoshop and now sometime illustrator with a intuos table.
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:10 PM
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Thank you sir! Very much!
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:54 PM
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I use Adobe Illustrator and a graphics tablet quite a lot. A Cintiq would be as great toy.. err tool, i meant tool!

But if thats not in your budget, a cheap windows tablet with graphics pen will do. I opted for a EP121. LOVE that device.. truly one of my better buys. I woudl say a better investment than a Cintiq. I can draught stuff in 2D and 3D cad on the train etc. ideas never get lost.

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wacom-Cin...ht_2050wt_1163

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http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/ASUS-Eee-...0cb40b3&_uhb=1
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