Hi! First of all thanks to all of you for joining this club.
I created this club because I love graphic desing and making printables and I'd like people with the same interests to share their creations in here.
I'd like you to tell me why did you joined this group and which are your interests. Do you like making small sculptures out of clay? Do you make wonderful dolly-themed illustrations? Please, tell me
What a great idea to start this group! *And doubly great that you MAKE printables!!!* Do you work in various scales? In addition to my Barbies and Monster High dolls, I've recently started working with 16" 1/4 scale dolls. Finding printables that work for them is next to impossible. I've taken to using ones designed for American Girls dolls and scaling them down. But more often than not those printables are very child oriented and not very realistic!
I've seen your miniatures on your blog before and I think they're amazing and very realistic. I'm sorry, but I'm just working in playscale right now because I'm doing them for my MH dolls, but I could help you if you need it. Have you searched on printmini ? I've taken a couple of blank patterns out of there and then I've made the design with adobe illustrator. For the shopping bags, for example, I draw the pattern myself (copying the type of bag that draculaura and frankie's "day at the maul" fashion pack includes) and then I took the mesurements of a real bag and scaled them(It's pretty easy to do that with illustrator because with the help of rulers and other tools the measurements will be very precise). Which type of printables are you looking for?
Thanks MC, I would definitely appreciate any help you could give me! I've searched just about everywhere are there are very few printables for 1/4 scale. But while I'm not very computer savvy I'm willing to try and learn. Some things are pretty easy like boxes and bags and such.
Right now I am working on miniature books. I took the dust jackets from my Harry Potter books and scanned them into my computer. They came out pretty good, but I'm wondering if there is a better way to get really CLEAR images in the small scale. I see people selling book charms in 1/6th scale that are really super clear. Do you have any tips for something like that?
I haven't done any books yet, but I've been thinking about that and I can tell you what I'd do. First of all, I'd try to search on the internet for images of the books that include back cover, spine and cover and then just scale them, like this one http://news.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42737000/jpg/_42737577_hp_kids7_.... That would be super easy to do.
You can also use the same tecnique they use for reproductions of paintings: take a high quality picture of you books and then scale them, but this is really hard because the camera needs to be completely parallel to the book cover to get a good image.
Maybe if your scanned images alredy look quite good you can try improving their quality with photoshop or another image editor. There's a focus filter on photoshop that maybe you could use and get a good result.
If any of this helps you, you can also take an image of the cover an then "draw" the spine and the back cover with photoshop or illustrator (that's what I'd do, but the spanish edition of Harry Potter books are much easier to copy than USA edition). Or maybe you can find images of the spine, the cover and the back cover separately and put them together (like if you were doing a collage).
Gosh, I think I'm not helping you at all, and I'm getting myself into a mess trying to explain this in english!
I'd never seen an image like the one you linked! I went and searched today and found several! :-)
I tried taking pics with my camera, but as you mentioned had trouble getting the whole image flat and completely straight.
My scanned images come through really good at larger sizes, but sadly my photoshop skills are next to non exisitent. But that might be something for me to look into for the future to learn.
Oh hun, you helped quite a bit and your English came across wonderfully! THANK YOU!
You're very welcome. Let me know if I can help you with anything else