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Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby Mike J. » Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:47 am

It's Feb. 19 this year, so there's still plenty of time to get those cards in the mail, hint hint :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_New_Year


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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby taimdala » Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:25 pm

OMG, you're right MJ.

For those who might be interested, it's the Year of the Goat/Ram. ;)

Side note:
My hubby and I are already trying to figure out the best day to do a "Pot Sticker" party with our gaming firends, preferably during a game. Saturday the 21st is looking good. Pot Stickers are very easy to make and boiling them (as shuǐjiǎo) is even easier than frying them (as guōtiē or "pot stickers").

Mmmmmm ... pot stickerssssss .....
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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby Mike J. » Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:49 pm

ZOMG, it's Chinese New Year!

Attached are some garish backgrounds I made using my New Year postcard art.

Enjoy!


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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby taimdala » Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:39 am

OOOOH!!!!! Shiny!!!!


I would love to learn how to replicate that 3D text effect in Photoshop. I'm sure there's a method I just haven't twigged to yet.

BTW, is that a picture of the "Pillars of Creation" from the Eagle Nebula shot by the Hubble Telescope? Just wondering. I love the BG floral pattern, too. Especially the red one. You REALLY NAILED IT with the RED ONE!!!


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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby Mike J. » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:05 am

It's from the Carina Nebula, actually...

http://sci.esa.int/hubble/46914-hubble- ... -mountain/

I do my 3D text effect in Illustrator. It's a little buggy, and this one required some retouching in Photoshop.

Thanks for the compliments :)
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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby taimdala » Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:38 am

Would this work better for you? 3D Retro Text Creator It's a freebie download and I snagged it before I realized it was geared for CS6+. I've got CS4 so, well, it's not entirely compatible. But I thought it was worth hanging on to it.

And dang it! Carina Nebula was my first choice and then I second-guessed myself out of it. LOL!
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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby Mike J. » Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:17 am

Hmm... That looks interesting. Thanks for that.
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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby taimdala » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:22 pm

MikeJ, I know it probably doesn't create the same depth as you're producing, but I thought I'd pass the info along.
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Re: Chinese New Year is Fast Approaching!

Postby AZSneed » Sat Feb 21, 2015 1:20 am

Awesome cards, Mike. You know just what is needed to get us Image Image!!!
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