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"3D" coin design

Jul 18, 2011 3:48 PM

I want to design a gold coin in Illustrator. I know how I want it to look and I can do it in Photoshop but I would also like to be able to have the bevel/embossed look in illustrator coin.  I have looked everywhere for a tutorial but they are all Photoshop..  Any help would be appreciated.

 
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    Jul 18, 2011 3:53 PM   in reply to sponger246

    It will be rather tedious work to achieve this in Illustrator. You'll have to draw each of the pieces, apply gradients, draw shadows etc. You might want to look for tutorials on drawing a medal. There are also some on drawing gold or other metals.

     
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    Jul 18, 2011 4:25 PM   in reply to sponger246

    I wonder if you're talking about faking 3D using pixels in Photoshop or whether you're talking about using Photoshop Extended to use the 3D Répoussé tools for a real 3D Photoshop object that can be texture mapped and lit.

     
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    Jul 18, 2011 4:47 PM   in reply to markerline

    i dont think its hard in illy: depending on the detail... here is a VERY simple concept i did in about 5 min...

     

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    coin.jpg

     
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    Jul 20, 2011 9:39 AM   in reply to sponger246

    A simple but effective approach is to create a real 3D

    model and render to vector output (.ai) instead of a bitmap output. Output opens in Illy just fine.

     

    I use Carrara Studio (DAZ 3D is developer) with vector output plugin.

     

    You get complete control and it is fast and easy.

     

    Other 3D programs can do same.

     
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    Jul 21, 2011 1:59 AM   in reply to sponger246

    sorry was away, could only reply now.

     

    without spending too much time I did this in ai (in about 15 min) more time results would speak for themselves.

     

    coinVector.jpg

     

    If you interested I can teach you how to get to this.

     

    Another option is using the mesh gradient: I did this for a client...

     

    hanVec.jpg

     

    as you can see the efeects you can achieve are pretty realistic. A coin won't be "too" hard to do.

     

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    Jul 23, 2011 5:04 AM   in reply to sponger246

    ok back: sorry been very busy:

     

    I am going to try a video tut and post the link: once again soz: Just very hectic week...

     

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    Jul 26, 2011 2:22 PM   in reply to sponger246

    cool: I am busy with it (discovered recording a vid tut a lot harder than i thought)

     

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    Sep 2, 2011 6:43 AM   in reply to sponger246

    Oh Man: I am very sorry mate: I promise i'll do something next week: I have been hecticley busy: (working 12 hour days even).

     

    Soz again

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    Jul 5, 2012 12:42 PM   in reply to Grant H

    Hey Grant,

     

    I have been looking for a tutorial on a gold coin and this is exactly what I am looking for. Did you ever get the time to create a tutorial?

     
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