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Author Topic: Make A Sticker  (Read 1878 times)
tomh38
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« on: April 01, 2010, 07:29:16 am »

I didn't really think this was art as much as "cobbling something together," so I'm putting it here.

I made my own custom Linux sticker by printing an image (I found photo paper works better, but regular is all right), then putting clear packing tape over the image.  I then cut that out, and put double-sided tape on the back.  It's a little work, but it looks the way I want it to, which I think is pretty much in the spirit of GNU, Linux, and Free Software.

Here's the image I put together in the GIMP and then made into a sticker, which is now on the side of my VL desktop machine.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2010, 07:33:50 am »

That ain't half shabby! I may take that, have a graphics guru I know clean it up and repost for consideration as an inclusion for the VL store. Provided we could find someone who can make stickers/decals at a decent price.  Grin I'd even consider putting that on my notebook!
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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2010, 07:49:19 am »

Thanks, retired1af!  I'll tell you what - if you can get that (the cleaned up version, rather) put on a coffee mug, I'll buy one.
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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2010, 08:07:16 am »

I've tossed the image out to my members on the site I administer. Let's see what they come up with. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2010, 09:41:41 am »

Effingham! - that's my version of this (NSFW, so for those at work or those who dislike vulgarity, it means ... "darn tootin'").

retired1af - I meant that about the coffee mug.

Tom

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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2010, 08:41:58 am »

Last night I made a sticker of this and put it on my laptop.  I think it looks pretty good.

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Masta
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2010, 08:24:19 pm »

Last night I made a sticker of this and put it on my laptop.  I think it looks pretty good.


I like this one, run with it....
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2010, 11:18:54 pm »

Very nice! I'll make a sticker with it, too. Thanks for doing this.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2010, 04:19:13 am »

Thanks GrannyGeek, thanks Masta ... um ... in the interest of full disclosure, I got the chrome circle and blue background from here: http://www.wallsplatz.com/border.html, which means that it's a copyrighted image and shouldn't be used for anything "official" (I'm not saying it would have been, just that it shouldn't be).

Nevertheless, I've been playing around with how to do chrome effects in the GIMP, and I think I can come up with some very close (and unencumbered by copyright issues) in the next day or two, in case somebody wants to have it put on a coffee mug for the VL store or something.

Tom
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2010, 11:37:27 am »

This is as close as I could get for a quick spin.
Attempted to attach a zip of the .xcf for use in GIMP. Hope it worked Smiley

Preview here:

Note: the Black background is not actually there. Web thing I guess, click image for more accurate view.
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tomh38
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2010, 02:33:04 am »

Masta,
Ooooh ... nice work!  Thanks!  I wish I could say I had been working on it ... but things have been a little hectic.  I don't even have a gift for my mom for Mother's Day yet.

Yours looks better than the original.

Tom
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« Reply #11 on: May 11, 2010, 07:36:03 pm »

tom38,
            No hurry on working on it. Good things take time, right? Thanks for the compliment on the work, although in my eye mine is less quality than the other one... jagged edges around the inner part of the circle and such. Anyway, I thought that would be a fair start by using something that is not copyrighted.

If I get time I'll try to do a doc or pdf on how to make one of those. But for a quick run down, simply start out by making a circle. Use a gradient overlay (shadows2) to get desired light/shadow effect. Bevel inside, bevel outside. Make new layer. Using the select continuous region tool inside the circle, then fill that with color. Use script LOMO effect to shade outer portion of colored circle.

 I see I did not do this, but you can switch to layer of chromed circle, then choose colors/colorify.../default selection. This will remove the brownish clolor from the ring and should apear more as chrome.

I hope this comes in handy for everyone interested in using it. And thanks again tom38 for sharing some nice artwork and ideas.
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