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    Do you usually design them yourself, or use a set of custom ones instead ? If you do make them yourself, what's your software of choice in doing so ?
    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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    Illustrator. Learn to use the pen tool.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by budafist View Post
      Learn to use the pen tool.
      I'm already on it, but it can be a real pain sometimes. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon. How come isn't the polygonal lasso tool included in Illustrator CS 5 ?
      We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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        Create one. Use again.
        Create a stroke/brush you can use as a swirl, draw line/shape with pen tool and use stroke (like a thin triangle).

        I think I posted an outline view of one of my Ivy projects a few years back on here…in Crit Pit, maybe. Will try to look for it.

        not sure if that is what you meant. I drew some from scratch, many are repeats and some are repeats and swap with other bit and pieces. A few pieces are shapes I found free but there is so much overlaps.
        Create shapes to reuse.
        some Fonts have shapes like these.
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          http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=35713
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            Another member had posted this tutorial on how to make some of these shapes:

            http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...light=flourish
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BJMRGTIVR6 View Post
              not sure if that is what you meant. I drew some from scratch, many are repeats and some are repeats and swap with other bit and pieces. A few pieces are shapes I found free but there is so much overlaps.
              Create shapes to reuse.
              some Fonts have shapes like these.
              Yeap, that's what I meant. Yours are really nice.


              Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale View Post
              Another member had posted this tutorial on how to make some of these shapes:

              http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...light=flourish
              Thanks for posting the link, Virgo. I've been playing around in Illustrator and I Know one thing. Spiral tool is your friend!
              We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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              • #8
                Thanks for posting those links. Personally, my swilrs and such leave a bit to be desired, to something else to play with is very cool.
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                • #9
                  I personally avoid them completely like the cliche-laden graphic solution that they have become.

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