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Mechanical switches

Postby TV1 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:44 am

Hi everyone,
Does some have an example on how to draw a mechanical switch such as one of the following in gimp? Such as the following:

rightSlideSwitch.png
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rightSwitch.png
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Re: Mechanical switches

Postby Maffe811 » Tue Mar 13, 2012 7:53 am

I would say that you would need basic pixel art skills and then just make one.
I do not think there is a switch specific tutorial out there, but you could look.
You should google pixel art tutorial gimp, or wait for someone else cause im not good with pixelart.
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Re: Mechanical switches

Postby Rod » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:50 pm

Many times i will download an image of what i want to create, and then look at it real good as if it were in layers.I do this for real life objects i want to create also. :)
There are many images (FREE) out on the web of light switches and other types of toggle switches.
I would start there. http://www.canstockphoto.com/images-pho ... tches.html
Download 2 or three and look at them real close.What does the lighting look like.Most bevels can be created in one layer with a gradient.Look at the image as if it were layers in a drawing.
You will be surprised what you can create. :)
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