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I've been trying to get a good gold finish,
but even if I play with the gradient and blending modes, It still looks like crap,
How do you produce a nice gold finish?
lots of reflections
as a cymk breakdown? or as a visual effect?
noise + gradient - rather then that marbly texture - works well.
as a CMYK breakdown,
working on a logo which needs to be gold,
but all it looks like is a fake finish
if the logo is to be printed in gold, print it in metalic ink, or get it foil stamped. not much point trying to recreate it on screen.
- Unless the client insists, then it's an uphill battle to try and convince the otherwise.Continuity
- nah, the logo will be printed in digital, but needs to be given in vector formgeorgesIII
- well, he could try and explain that gold isn't a colour. but yeah, uphill battle.bumdrizzle
- oh... digital. you are fucked. you are going to end up with brown or yellow or somewhere inbetween.bumdrizzle
- Yup, you're fucked, georges. Let us know how therapy afterwards goes, will you?Continuity
- I like the term "on screen" for the printing press...ogduhsign
Problem is, georgesIII, is that gold isn't necessarily a color at all, it's a metal with other surface qualities. Even attempting to see it as a simple cmyk breakdown is problematic; you'll just end up with something between mustard yellow and brown. It needs a reflective and metallic quality to pass. Good luck.
monospaced resume it all.
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You need to build it logically thinking in terms of diffuse (base colour), specular (highlight colour), lighting and reflections (interaction with environment).
I'm so about to outsource this job,
Every metallic surface has a base color to it that is then affected by its having a slick, semi-reflective surface.
As a purely solid color, gold does not appear "gold" but rather somewhat of a mustard seed or yellow ochre. In order to get a metallic effect, you must do one of the two options:
1. Model or render it to give the type a metallic finish (hilights, shadows, reflections, etc.) or
2. When it comes to printing the logo, only use metallics. Refer to your Pantone metallics swatch book for the proper color, of course. If you print only four-color, it will appear quite dull unless you bling the crap out of it—at which point it will look quite cheesy.
And if you need to outsource it, feel free to send it over. I'll be happy to help.
- you're saying 3D render the metallic surface AND use metallic inks? LOL that's funny shitmonospaced
- oh, 1 of 2 options...hehemonospaced
- << for mono: http://www.wired.com…luckyorphan
- ...and while I understand I repeated some posts above, I didn't feel they explained enough. Cheers.luckyorphan
- thanks, I forgot how important reading was. I usually only read 50-100pages a daymonospaced
- Reading the same page of Dick and Jane over and over and over doesn't count, mono.detritus
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