5 Replies Latest reply on Jan 21, 2007 6:25 PM by Stowball

    Ping Pong racket

    myc1
      Does anyone know how to draw real life ping pong racket using fireworks? Whats the easiest way? I'm a beginner.

      Thank you so much!
        • 1. Re: Ping Pong racket
          Level 7
          the best advice I can give you is to follow the tutorials included with
          the program so you can become familiar with the drawing tools, specially
          the vector set.

          alex

          myc1 wrote:
          > Does anyone know how to draw real life ping pong racket using fireworks? Whats the easiest way? I'm a beginner.
          >
          > Thank you so much!
          • 2. Re: Ping Pong racket
            Level 7
            Alex Mariño wrote:
            > the best advice I can give you is to follow the tutorials included with
            > the program so you can become familiar with the drawing tools, specially
            > the vector set.
            >
            > alex
            >
            > myc1 wrote:
            >> Does anyone know how to draw real life ping pong racket using
            >> fireworks? Whats the easiest way? I'm a beginner.
            >> Thank you so much!

            Find a clip art version (photo or illustration) and use that for tracing
            purposes. I'd recommend using the vector tools for this, as Alex has
            suggested.

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            • 3. Ping Pong racket
              Stowball
              Hi myc1

              As Jim suggested, I traced a photo of a ping pong bat and came up with this in 5 minutes: http://www.mattstow.com/fw/ping_pong_bat.fw.png

              Once you get used to the vector tools, anything is possible :)

              The png is fully editable so you can mess around with it.

              Cheers

              Matt

              • 4. Ping Pong racket
                Level 1
                myc1 -

                Here's my version, took me about 10 minutes, first found a racket on the web with a good angle for the idea, then created the various pieces.

                Editable PNG:
                http://www.fireworksguru.com/images/racket.png

                1. First I created the racket surface which meant the need to create a custom pattern so I created a custom pattern, then filled the surface shape to give the appearence of blue rubber.

                2. Created the entire layout of the racket, added the handle and filled it with the default wood textures, adjusted the angle etc. of the pattern. I copied the handle shape and flattened it so I could burn the edges to give it a more realistic 3d look than just the pattern.

                3. Something didnt look right so I added a blue edge so the racket didnt look so flat.

                This is very basic, if I would have spent another 30 or so minutes on it, what I would do is more burning and dodge work and focus on shaping the handle to look more realistic.

                hope this helps!

                Hey Matt - The link to your PNG isnt working. :(
                • 5. Re: Ping Pong racket
                  Stowball Level 1
                  quote:

                  Originally posted by: Alan Musselman

                  Hey Matt - The link to your PNG isnt working. :(


                  Hey Alan

                  Thanks for that. I fixed the link.

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                  myc1

                  You now have a cartoony and a more realistic one to give you inspiration. I hope this helps. I'd be interested to see what you come up with.

                  Cheers

                  Matt

                  And your bat is really nice.