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Help- Playing Cards Template

Discussion in 'General GIMP help' started by Anonymous, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. Anonymous

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    I am sure this is a simple thing, I just don't know how to do it. I am trying to design some decks of playing cards.

    What I want to do is create a layout or template. One that will allow me to change the card design easily. Without having to redraw each card over and over again. This will mainly be for cards 2-10. So the design of the suite (Hearts, Spades, Clubs and Diamonds) can be redesigned while still keeping the layout.

    I imagine it will be a layout like a proof sheet. Two for each suite, one for 2-10 and one for royals and aces.

    Any ideas how I can speed this process up would be appreciated. :wilber:
     
  2. istarlome

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    make a .xcf file of all the things that will be the same. keep the layers.

    then use this to create a card and save as a different name as a .xcf and .png

    next delete the new layers and do the next card....
     
  3. Maffe811

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    il might make an example!
     
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    soon done, made the brushes ;)
     
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    Here is a *.zip file with 4 brushes (Clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades) and a card template in *.png and *.xcf



    Enjoy and tell me what you think...

    Bragging time:
    Im really pleased with my self when i can give help to someone... even if it didnt help, just knowing that i got a way to... kind help, im happey!!!

    Well, the brushes are 100x100 images with, i think wingding (or soo), that has the clubs, spades, ect. ..
    So i took all the "symbols" and made them into *.gbr
    I didnt index them, that what you need for the user to change color right (?), so they are black/red... if wrong, gimme a note and il fix it as soon as posible!!




    Enjoy :D
     
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    come on guys, i wanna know how i did!!!
     
  7. Anonymous

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    Help- Playing Cards Template -Clarification

    First let me say thanks for the suggestions and the Brushes.


    I'm sorry, I should have clarified more in my first post.
    I'm not just looking to make one card at a time. I am looking to make a template that will allow me to make a whole suit of a deck with just a few quick changes. Fill in one blank and have the rest auto populate.

    For example, if I have 5 heart designs. Then I turn all 5 of them into suits of five different card decks. I won't have to hand draw 45 cards. (If doing cards 2-10) The Royals and Aces already get special attention.

    I have made several brushes and a rounded card layout. But it still takes awhile to place each shape/symbol on each card. That's 54 spaces for each suite in a deck.

    You can see why I am trying to find a time saver.

    So, is it possible to make a template that will auto populate or replicate. One image/design into several predetermined spots of a template? :question:

    If it is, how would I do that?

    Once again thanks for all the previous suggestions and I appreciate any future suggestions. :wilber:
     

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