star template challenge

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Registered: 10-19-2004
star template challenge
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Wed, 12-02-2009 - 6:55am

This is one of my all-time favourite siggies that I ever made.

Angela used to be a regular on here but then life got in the way - doesn't it always? I wonder where she is now.

Anyway, the template challenge today is for you to make a starry siggy like that. Here's the template -

To try and not make it too complicated for you, I've also got the triangle shape to share -

You can use the triangle to cut your photo then duplicate it 4 times and fit them where they go on the template.

If you want it to be exactly the same, the angle you need to rotate the triangle each time is 72º. So the green triangle is the red one rotated by 72º, the blue one by 144º, the jade one by -72º and the orange one by -144º.

Then you just make the tips of the corners meet and voilà, a star!!

Crumbs, I hope I haven't blinded you with all that mathematical stuff. Just ignore it if I have!

Please don't worry about getting yours perfect. The whole point is to play with your program and this one will definitely make you do that.

Have fun! :o)

  



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Registered: 08-20-2007
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:06am

great challenge! Here's mine:



iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:16am

They are both absolutely brilliant, Janet! Great job! :o)

  



iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2004
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:22am
here is mine.. its not as good as yours.. but its ok i guess..

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-19-2004
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 10:37am

Oh stop. It's way better than okay! It's absolutely fabulous, Renee.

  



iVillage Member
Registered: 04-01-2004
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 11:53am
oh thanks Anne!

 

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-20-2007
Wed, 12-02-2009 - 12:01pm
thanks Anne!!! =)

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Registered: 11-17-2007
Fri, 12-04-2009 - 12:33pm
Just got off the boat. Here is my first picture.

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Registered: 10-19-2004
Fri, 12-04-2009 - 3:30pm

It looks great, Rosie. :o)

I'm not sure if the black line at the right hand side is meant to be there? If not, you should be able to get rid of it with the eraser.

  



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Registered: 07-13-2008
Fri, 12-04-2009 - 5:03pm


I couldn't figure out how to do the number rotation in CS2 so i had to do it all by hand, i don't think it looks to bad though


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Most specifically my “niece” Cloey (unless otherwise stated)


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Registered: 10-19-2004
Fri, 12-04-2009 - 5:27pm

When you do ctrl-T to bring up the transform function, if you look up in the top option bar you'll find, amongst other things, these boxes.

Starting at the left:

W is the width. If you want to make something half as wide, for example, change the % to 50%.

H is the height so, if you want something to be a wee bit smaller, change the 100% to 90%.

If you want to size your image down in proportion - ie width and height reduce by the same percentage, just click on the chain between the W and H boxes. That locks them together so you only need to put your figure in one of the boxes.

The next box is the angle. It takes angles up to 180º and down to -180º. So, let's say you wanted to rotate your triangle by 72º, you put 72 in that box and click the check mark to do the transform.

The H and V to the right of that are horizontal and vertical skew. The best way to see what those do is to play with them. If you hover your mouse over the H (or the V) a wee hand with arrows above it will appear. If you click and drag your mouse to the left, the skew will go one way. Click and move it to the right will skew it in the opposite direction.

That wee hand appears when you hover under the W, H and angle signs as well. Incidentally, it also appears if you hover it over the various parts of the character palette. Saves knowing what numbers to put in - just click and drag the mouse until you're happy with it.

Okay, now, having said all that, the siggy looks fabulous! Great job! :o)

  



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