|Re: Link to 34s overlay... Instructions for artists|
Message #3 Posted by Marcus von Cube, Germany on 13 Apr 2011, 3:20 a.m.,
in response to message #2 by Walter B
The PNG file has the resolution embedded. With proper software, it is printed at the correct dimensions.
The resolution is 141 dpi, the printed size is 6.4 x 9.9 cm or 2.5 x 3.9 inches.
For all the designers among us who want to improve on the skins or the overlay: Go to the repository at http://wp34s.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/wp34s/artwork/ and get the XCF files! I've done all my work with The Gimp. The files contain multiple layers and the bitmap files are simply exports with different layers made visible or hidden. The effect that Gene was aiming at with his version can be easily reproduced with the file wp34s_medium.xcf:
1. Make visible the two layers named Overlay and Overlay-Background.
2. Hide all other layers.
3. Adjust the opacity of the background to your liking.
4. Print or export the result.
The exported file has the dimensions of the medium skin file. You can easily crop it by reloading the result into Gimp and doing it there. The reason why I've put the overlay in the same file as the medium skin is easy to follow: Just turn on the visibility of the original bitmap background image and you see the keys shine through. This made it possible for me to get the dimensions right.
Edited: 13 Apr 2011, 3:43 a.m.