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Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« on: November 20, 2011, 06:54:08 am »
UPDATE: Click here to download the Bolton font. Click the images to download the templates.





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Here's a newer design for the card. The Chronometer was made with Blender. Unfortunately, I'm horrible at reflective surfaces.

http://i.imgur.com/ChQk5.png
http://i.imgur.com/KxmX5.png

And here's the front design template.

http://i.imgur.com/NJ8cB.jpg
« Last Edit: January 22, 2012, 04:05:55 pm by tushantin »

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 08:31:22 am »
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I'm horrible at reflective surfaces.
Really? They look almost perfect to me, except some part of the edge of the hard light.


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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 01:15:20 pm »
I think it looks pretty damned good myself. The only thing about the whole thing I might suggest is that you find a way to incorporate the actual Arcana itself into the card. For your example, have something actually with the sun in it, such as Lucca in the pose she makes to cast Flare, only instead of the waves of fire behind her, it's... well, a picture of the sun. If you have to, you'd probably have some luck with commissioning them from those of us around the site.

Just a thought, really. Otherwise, I'd say you're making great progress.

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 02:11:46 pm »
...except some part of the edge of the hard light.
I don't see what you mean. Which of the edges are you talking about?

The only thing about the whole thing I might suggest is that you find a way to incorporate the actual Arcana itself into the card. For your example, have something actually with the sun in it, such as Lucca in the pose she makes to cast Flare, only instead of the waves of fire behind her, it's... well, a picture of the sun.
Thanks! That sounds like an interesting idea. We'll keep that in mind.

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 04:49:56 pm »
I love the brown one!

I think what utunnels is talking about with the edge of the hard light is between the brown/red border and the yellow border, the edge where the "highlight" meets the background is noticeably pixelated.

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2011, 09:20:35 pm »
I don't see what you mean. Which of the edges are you talking about?
The jagged edge.
It seemed you stretched a smaller image?

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 01:55:32 pm »
I think I see now. How about this? Fixed the Jagged edge and added a red back-light.


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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 03:05:08 pm »
The one I was talking about is here. Don't get me wrong, I think the design looks fantastic. But if you're trying to be a perfectionist then you might want to fix this.

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2011, 11:19:50 pm »
Is the back template available for download?

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2011, 05:56:35 am »
There is now.  :wink: http://www.box.com/s/6ek9qn3f9iig90b9hmzf

Just a note that initially in GIMP I used "Grain Merge" and "Grain Extract" for layers "Sheen" and "Shade", but it doesn't get carried over to PSD for some reason. I had to tweak settings to export to PSD in different blend modes. The outcome might be different from the original renders.

Also (to everyone), CMYK separation inevitably makes shades darker than they originally are. Shall we get rid of the black shade at the corners top left and bottom right?

@Bekkler: How about now?


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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2011, 12:53:02 pm »
Now THAT is beautiful, mate.

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2011, 07:39:28 pm »
Honestly, I like it with the darker bits. The contrast signifies that, considering that they're for tarot readings, your fortune could end up either good or bad. Keep 'em.

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2011, 11:46:38 pm »
Just a note: I tried my own PSD export file in Photoshop recently... and it sucks. It looks different in PSD than it does in GIMP. Some masks shift about, some blends don't work as expected

I'll try to make a "proper" PSD file. But since I'm using CS4, I need a vote: Would you guys prefer a PSD file or GIMP?

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2011, 08:10:25 am »
Gimp and Photoshop aren't friends, so here's a better "working" template for folks to work on (requires CS4 or higher; if you need more compatibility, just ask). (CMYK conversion is perfect now -- just "Flatten Image" then "Mode > CMYK")

First, download this font. Click on the images to download the relevant templates.

« Last Edit: November 23, 2011, 08:12:01 am by tushantin »

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Re: Chrono Tarot -- Trigger Card Designs and Templates
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2011, 08:38:03 am »
I don't like the Chrono font in there, it just looks... out of place =/
Everything else is perfect though =D