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Tex-Twil

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:57 am

Help a newbie to create some cockpit graphics :)

Hello,
I need cockpit graphics for WW2 planes. I decided today that I should give it a try and make them myself. I'm a total newbie with Photoshop that I've used until now only for very basic tasks (resizing/cropping pictures).

Based on those 2 tutorials #1 #2 I made this graphic from scratch in some hours:

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Now I'd like to ask you for some help to basically create the bezel and add some effects to make it a bit more realistic. Could you point me to some other tutorials or give me some hints ?


A friend of mind who is a graphic designer told me that I should stick to vector graphics so that I can resize them to my needs without loosing any quality and that's what I've done until now. I wonder though which are the limitation when I use only vector layers. For example, in one of the tutorial some grain was added to the numbers and tics but this makes the picture rasterized. What would be a workaround for this ?

Other question, I did this in Photoshop but would Illustator be better to do such graphics ?



Thanks for your help,
Tex
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{HVY-E}Jinxx

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:32 am

Re: Help a newbie to create some cockpit graphics :)

Try simmers paint shop.

There you will find all you need.

S!
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Tex-Twil

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Post Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:24 am

Re: Help a newbie to create some cockpit graphics :)

{HVY-E}Jinxx wrote:Try simmers paint shop.

There you will find all you need.

S!


I already asked there as well :)

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