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#395494 - 07/24/13 03:10 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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Absolutely very cool.

And, yeah, copyright doesn't seem to bother anyone.

How much is the printing, per panel?
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#395500 - 07/24/13 04:40 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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1 yard of material is $18 plus a couple of bucks for shipping. Shipping stays about the same for about 10 or so yards, plus you start getting discounts after 3 yards. Basically, I was looking at 7 yards to do 8 panels (2'x3'). Total was like $85 which is like $12 per yard or $10.60ish per panel (qty8 panels)
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#395503 - 07/24/13 06:09 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick. i have a question man...


Can i get the Room SPL graphs with an audyssey mic and a Mac? is there any software for the mac? Or, an iphone app?

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#395510 - 07/24/13 08:31 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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That is a good question. I've never created the graphs like I copied/linked above. I am also not a Mac/iAnything guy, so I don't have one to play around with.
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#395515 - 07/25/13 12:56 AM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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Room EQ Wizard at Home Theater Shack?
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#395517 - 07/25/13 01:27 AM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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Good call. I've always wanted to get REW and spend time graphing my room. I've heard that some people are using their cell phones and apps to get SPL readings. Not as accurate as a true meter, but fairly decent.
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#395575 - 07/28/13 10:30 AM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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Originally Posted By: nickbuol
I am pretty decent at modifying or tweaking photos and such, but straight up creation work is not something that I am good at.

I was wondering if someone with a little more talent would be willing to create an image for me.

I ordered some acoustical insulation panels (Owens Corning 703) today, and I will have 4 panels on each wall, and one on the rear wall. That one on the rear wall I want to have custom printed fabric put on it as my new sign for my theater.

There is a whole thread on AVS about this place that will print things up for you using a material that has proved to work with acoustical panels. A lot of people are making acoustical panels that look like movie posters (somehow getting around the copyright thing). I don't plan to do that, but like I said would like something for my rear wall.

That panel will be 24 inches tall x 48 inches wide on the face. That is where the main wording should go. Then the image needs to extend another 6 inches top/bottom/left/right as the panel will be 4 inches deep from the wall, and adds another 1/2" of thickness to each side (beveled so the image should still fit in the 24" x 48" space).

That means a total size of 36" tall x 60" wide with the main lettering within the middle 24" x 48". The fabric place likes 150 dpi minimum.

The theater has been dubbed "The Starlight Theatre" (notice the 're' and not 'er' in theatre) since my very first home theater years and years ago due to always having some sort of star ceiling.

I just want to update the look of my sign and at the same time use it for decor over an acoustical panel.

Here is the original sign in the photo from pre-V4.0 construction. It is black plastic with "sticker" type decals and gold frame done up at a local sign shop. It looks a bit dated.



I am a cheap sun-of-a-gun, but could probably find something to barter with for the time. I am sure that I could find some quality trinket reflective of the state of Iowa if nothing else. grin

Obviously I don't expect some massive 50MB or greater file. Although if you make one, you can post a smaller image of it here and I can give you a spot online (FTP account to my web space) to put a full sized file.

So let's see your creativity. Looking for something simple and clean with colors that would go with different shades of browns, deep (really deep) burgundy, or deep blue even (since it is "sky" like and the night sky is dark). Lettering or any design element shouldn't be "too fine" or too similar in color since this is going to get printed on fabric and contrast will help as will a little more "thickness" to any words/elements.


Nobody??
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#395589 - 07/28/13 06:47 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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I'll be getting back from vacation in CA in a couple days. I can't promise I'll be inspired enough to attempt something, but I intend to try.
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#395591 - 07/28/13 07:36 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick, I'm sorry but I'm likely out of the running. I had company here this whole past week and now I'll be backed up in my work for the next two weeks to make up for it!
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#395631 - 07/30/13 11:15 PM Re: Any graphic artists here? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I stared at a blank canvas in Adobe Illustrator for a bit and felt uninspired, so I tried some obvious stuff first. They all resulted in digital paper crumpling. frown I'm not feeling particularly inspired and wouldn't want to sully your walls with my amateur attempts.
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