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Submissions Discussion - Ranksets - Marine Officers (first rankset attempt)
Posts: 2
Jul 6th, 2016 - 17:36
Hai all!

I've lurked around here for over 5 years now, but never posted or contributed anything. Well, after marathoning some Voyager the other night, I got a rank insignia itch, and decided to try my hand at making a few myself.

I am by no means a graphic designer, and these ranks are entirely made up of simple vector shapes and layer styles from Pixelmator. You certainly have to use your imagination a bit with the major/colonel ranks. But I feel they are refined enough for at least a preview.

I'm not sure how I want to do the enlisted ranks yet. Fabric on fabric seems like it'd be tricky to pull off. Maybe I'll make them metal as well.

I greatly appreciate all forms of feedback. If there are suggested changes, I will try to implement them for future versions, but again, my skills are limited to dragging and dropping layer styles and effects, and other novice uses of my graphic editor.

Hope everyone enjoys! Here is a preview I put on imgur:

Will work on getting a zip download as soon as I decide where I want to host it.

Cheers!


Spenser
Posts: 208
Jul 6th, 2016 - 18:14
That's ... HUGE!

I like the texture you used. Nice job!
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Posts: 2
Jul 6th, 2016 - 18:16
I have struggles with making things small to begin with. Once when I tried to make a MC texture pack, I made them at 512x512 and scaled them down afterwards. Brushes get weird when you shrink them.

The texture is actually a filter that's supposed to add rain to a photo. I ran it once horizontal and once vertical, then adjusted transparency. Makes a simple linen texture. Then faded generated clouds over it for dirtiness.

Thanks!
Posts: 15
Jul 7th, 2016 - 01:13
I think it looks great. Good job on it.
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