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Thoreau Bakker
Black & white poster design (high contrast / line drawing)
on Sep 20, 2012 at 10:23:23 pm

Gentlemen!

I've been enjoying learning a bit of C4D for motion graphic video stuff, but have a bit of a different question.

I'm looking to make a simple poster, with block text, and mainly the outline / skeleton of the text to then export to photo shop.

I know I will have to change my output setting resolution for scale, but does anybody have any tips on how to just export skeletal structure / have an idea of what I'm going for?

I will be printing from home or photocopying, so I'm looking to avoid any shading shadows. Just plain block text, clean with a high contrast.

Any tips much appreciated!

Thoreau


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Brian Jones
Re: Black & white poster design (high contrast / line drawing)
on Sep 21, 2012 at 6:30:13 pm

do you want to have the objects with shape only-no shading or by structure do you mean the edges (polys etc) should be visible? (or both?)

Just the object shape with no shading you can get with luminant textures (which kills the shading) to see edges you need Sketch and Toon (or Cel Shader)


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Thoreau Bakker
Re: Black & white poster design (high contrast / line drawing)
on Sep 21, 2012 at 8:51:04 pm

Brian,

thanks for the response!

I'm not exactly sure how to describe what I'm going for.

Imagine a simple text block (mo text or whatever), a mat white.
The background would also be white, but there would be either black trim of a few pixels around every edge (to show the shapes) or even the sides of the text would be black.

My main goal is to have legible, block text, with very little black (easier on ink)and no gradient / color shading.

Sort of like the Metallica logo, but without the black background:
http://i85.photobucket.com/albums/k53/oskarotenks/MetallicaLogoDM.png

Again, thanks for your time and sorry for my poor explanations.. Does it make sense now?

Thoreau


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Brian Jones
Re: Black & white poster design (high contrast / line drawing)
on Sep 21, 2012 at 11:07:37 pm

you can make an exact duplicate of the Metallica thing (with White background and white text with black lines) with Sketch and Toon if you have it otherwise you can get close (with a much gentler learning curve with the Cel Renderer).


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Thoreau Bakker
Re: Black & white poster design (high contrast / line drawing)
on Sep 24, 2012 at 10:59:07 pm

Brian,

sorry for the delay in response (busy weekend)..

MUCH thanks for the great tips.

I have my Monday night planned!!

- Thoreau


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