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  • Ruby ruby ruby ruby soho

    Hey guys i'm drawing up a emerald cut ruby for a t shirt and i want to add some reflections and highlights and was wondering if anyone knew an easy way to do it or had a tutorial on something similar. i'm trying to keep it 1 color and vector if possible. any help would be greatly appreciated!

    "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

    This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

    there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

  • #2
    Look for tutorials on how to do blends. You could also look for information on how to use the gradient mesh in Illustrator.
    You want it when!? Well in that case, let me pull my magic wand out of my ass and take care of that for you.

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    • #3
      yea but if i do that then it won't be 1 color. if i was going to go that route i could just do it in photoshop. i'm looking for a reference for the specular highlights. i've never had to draw a shiny/glass object so i don't know how to draw the highlights correctly.

      "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

      This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

      there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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      • #4
        dunno but woooooo on the rancid ref rancid rule!
        The beginning is always today.

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        • #5
          I just did a google image search on "Gem Ruby" (not safe for work if safe search isn't on LOL) Rubies don't really shine and sparkle like a diamond. It looks like all you would need to do is darken or lighten some of the segments.

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          • #6
            hahaha thanks kool. i guess the 1 color idea is out. oh well that's not to big of a deal just trying to keep cost down. once i get this finished up i'll show how it turns out.

            "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

            This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

            there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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            • #7
              You could do it in one color, just start with a pretty dark red and screen back the lighter segments.

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              • #8
                ok im gonna sound like a total newb here but how would i do that? i've never done shades of a color before. would i just pick my color and adjust the slider under it to get the different shades?

                "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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                • #9
                  You can use 1 color with a blend and/or gradiet mesh. Google it or check Adobe.com
                  You want it when!? Well in that case, let me pull my magic wand out of my ass and take care of that for you.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Typically
                    would i just pick my color and adjust the slider under it to get the different shades?
                    Basically yes, this will create screens. From looking at those pictures all the edges of the facets are very sharp, unless you wanted to get into a super reality look I wouldn't even mess with gradients.

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                    • #11
                      If you are using illustrator, use a Pantone color, Or go into your swatch palette and create a swatch of the darkest red you want to use, double click the swatch, and change it to spot color. Now whenever you use the swatch you should be able to adjust the slider in percentages of the color. I created my business cards using one pantone color, with different tints. Good luck, I can't wait to how it looks.
                      Everywhere at everytime in the world, the artist has had to be a strong person in order to retain his own individuality.
                      -Sergei Shutov, painter

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                      • #12
                        thought this was a Rancid reference too. oh well, i hope you figure it out, shouldn't be to hard.
                        ‘Our great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is privately controlled. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of small groups of men.’ - Woodrow Wilson

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                        • #13
                          haha sorry to throw everyone off that song has just been stuck in my head since i got this project =] here is what i've got so far. the colors aren't right yet but it's getting there. do you guys think the reflections work or do they just look cheese?

                          "There's something about turning the pages of a book or magazine and the felling of rubbing your hands across the words."

                          This is my pen tool. There are many like it, but this one is MINE. My pen tool is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My pen tool without me is useless. Without my pen tool, I am useless.

                          there is no grey area when it comes to 1 color logos.

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                          • #14
                            Wow, a lot of non-screen printing non-one color info here.

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