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by Kelly Thorson
Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:31 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pittsburg Safe Co graphics reference
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Re: Pittsburg Safe Co graphics reference

Thanks Larry, hello to everyone out your way. :)
by Kelly Thorson
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Pittsburg Safe Co graphics reference
Replies: 2
Views: 1342

Pittsburg Safe Co graphics reference

Does anyone have any ideas for reference information for the decals/graphics on a Pittsburg Safe Co safe?
by Kelly Thorson
Sat May 17, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Shell Gold for glass work
Replies: 1
Views: 1190

Re: Shell Gold for glass work

Hi Roderick,
I've used it on holidays.
I found it a bit flat, I think that is due to the wax binder.
by Kelly Thorson
Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Gold Spray Paint?
Replies: 4
Views: 3513

Re: Gold Spray Paint?

I use Duplicolor Perfect Match or Motomaster Near Match spray bombs. When doing gold I use a few shades and mist them on in streaks, it gives some nice dimension/sparkle on larger letters. If using on plastic I use the bumper versions. Because they are made for vehicles they hold up well. The mica i...
by Kelly Thorson
Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A Cloudy Forcast For All You Cloud Users.
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Re: A Cloudy Forcast For All You Cloud Users.

Just a little heads up. I also got a letter from Adobe suggesting I change my password because it was possible that my account could have been one of the ones compromised. I did change the password, but the past three days I have had a number of fraudulent charge attempts on my card. Fortunately onl...
by Kelly Thorson
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Looking for good software advice.
Replies: 25
Views: 9276

Re: Looking for good software advice.

You can cut directly from Corel Draw with Roland plotters and I understand you can with most other plotters too. You need to make sure your artwork has no fill and is a hairline outline. I have a Roland CX 24 and Corel Draw and I "print" directly to my plotter. How to set up vinyl cutter/plotter to ...
by Kelly Thorson
Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: It's Been Awhile
Replies: 7
Views: 2845

Re: It's Been Awhile

Lovey piece of artwork. W&B are wonderful to work with and have been very generous to the Living Sky Letterheads. We're still hoping to see Urban in Unity this weekend. :)
Hopefully they'll add this beautiful glass to their website.
by Kelly Thorson
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:44 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Yet another newbie
Replies: 38
Views: 15599

Re: Yet another newbie

Beautiful work, well thought out and executed. I've dreamed of doing a large glass tabletop with an old world map in this style and method. Having run a few practice pieces I have great admiration for the amount of time and skill you have put into these pieces. Well done!
by Kelly Thorson
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Black glass
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

Re: Black glass

Try glue chipping some for me, I've always wanted to see how that would turn out. I'd suspect if you chipped it, it wouldn't look as nice because of the areas that would stay blasted would have too much contrast, but if polished or etched with acid after I think it would look lovely. Mica acid etchi...
by Kelly Thorson
Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Black glass
Replies: 12
Views: 4114

Re: Black glass

Nice Eric, I'm glad you managed to find a source. There is no supplier in North America, but Dasha had told me there were two left in Europe. The black glass is beautiful and nothing I've seen can come close to making gilding pop like it does! I've managed to find some salvaged pieces for the projec...
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Drop Box
Replies: 4
Views: 1533

Re: Drop Box

Hi Rod,
Right click on an image and choose copy public link and send it to whoever you want to share it with, or if they are in a folder you can right click and choose share this folder and import contacts from your mail or facebook and choose who to share it with.
by Kelly Thorson
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:28 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: illustrator question
Replies: 16
Views: 4592

Re: illustrator question

Effects>Stylize>Rounded Corners Choose from the drop down menu and set pt or type in your own value.
I'm not sure which versions of AI this is available in.
This can mess with other parts of your text so do on a copy and compare.
by Kelly Thorson
Tue May 07, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 5148

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

Here is a link to what is offered. There are programs for game development, screenplays, web development and fonts, Behance and ProSite as well as Photoshop and Behance for ipods, Iphones, androids etc. I wish Photoshop Elements was included as well because there are some things I find simpler and ...
by Kelly Thorson
Tue May 07, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 5148

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

Lighroom is part of the cloud package Mike.
Muse looks like an interesting option for web pages for those looking to offer simple and user friendly web development.
by Kelly Thorson
Tue May 07, 2013 8:43 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Adobe going to Creative Cloud
Replies: 18
Views: 5148

Re: Adobe going to Creative Cloud

I signed up for the cloud a few months ago when they had a 1 yr promotion @ $30 /month. You download the programs right to the computer and as long as you go on line monthly they keep updating and running. I wanted the opportunity to explore some of the programs in Creative Suite to see if I wanted ...
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:53 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The $277,050 Calligrapher
Replies: 15
Views: 4458

Re: The $277,050 Calligrapher

I too prefer the hand rendered look, but then what did you expect to hear on "The Hand Lettering Forum"? :lol:
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:10 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork
Replies: 19
Views: 5573

Re: Film about the making of John Mayers Born and Raised artwork

The only time I was uncomfortable was when you picked up a mug of coffee or tea to drink. I still had it fresh in my mind that you had poured some acid onto the glass & I was about to reach out & stop you from drinking. Heck, that would have made a lousy ending. That's interesting, exactly the sent...
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4727

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

You may be able to get around the people in the pictures by inserting a text box or detail shot over them in your image. When done correctly it can look perfectly natural. I often use an image as the background and then superimpose photographs on top in my books and it looks nice. Just for the recor...
by Kelly Thorson
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: eBooks for your portfolio?
Replies: 13
Views: 4727

Re: eBooks for your portfolio?

Have your spoken to anyone on the legality of using the pictures in a commercial book Doug. I have no idea if there are any issues involved, but if you haven't, it's the first step I'd take. There is a whole lot of fuss on copyright and property rights these days, people are getting sued all over th...
by Kelly Thorson
Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Easel
Replies: 14
Views: 6203

Re: Easel

I'd like to see a closer view of that carving as well as the panels. I've always been fond of Mucha, but since being at the Mucha museum in Prague, even more so. The think I keep thinking when looking at the easel is how it looks like it protects the glass from accidental bumping. Looks like a fair ...
by Kelly Thorson
Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: colouring ideas
Replies: 4
Views: 2001

Re: colouring ideas

They've changed the site recently and I don't like it's new interface nearly as well, but colourlovers has endless colour pallets and different patterns that you can try them out on, or you can just create your own pattern and easily try out different colour combinations. You could do the same in Ph...
by Kelly Thorson
Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Original Dead Men
Replies: 686
Views: 252967

Re: Original Dead Men

Please take care of yourself Pat, the world needs more like you. Don't mess around with this.
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4446

Re: Deadman Meet 2012

Thanks Dan.
Looks like another fun get together, quite the goatee you are sporting. :)
Hope you all had a great time, every year I view the group picture with a bit of a nostalgic feeling. Maybe some day I'll make it back.
by Kelly Thorson
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: Deadman Meet 2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4446

Re: Deadman Meet 2012

Susan Banasky wrote: Is there any chance that someone could post a group photo?
Did anyone take picutres of the projects that were worked on?
I'll second that!
by Kelly Thorson
Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Aultman Taylor decal project
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: The Aultman Taylor decal project

Someone (Nancy I believe) decided it was time I was a project leader. I'd be a lot more comfortable taking a few key team members with me. I have the fire department mural and think we could have some fun with ornate borders. More importantly, you'll keep me laughing so I won't get all stressed.
by Kelly Thorson
Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: The Aultman Taylor decal project
Replies: 8
Views: 2986

Re: The Aultman Taylor decal project

It turned out excellent Rick! It's always great to see your projects, there is such a wide variety.
Are you going to come to Kewanee and help me next summer?
by Kelly Thorson
Fri May 04, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: New Video
Replies: 16
Views: 4210

Re: New Video

That was great Rod. I really enjoyed seeing and hearing you speak again. It's been a long time - too long! :) There are some lovely footage effects, I really like the start. Beautiful work, although I have seen a lot of it before, the collective is even more impressive. Good on ya!
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Mar 23, 2012 9:51 am
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art
Replies: 49
Views: 17583

Re: John Mayer, Born and Raised Album Cover art

Stunningly beautiful Dave! Like Tony said, those initial drawings are priceless. I think you may have just made a whole lot of work for yourself.
by Kelly Thorson
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: The Hand Lettering Forum
Topic: A LetterPress Film by Danny Cooke
Replies: 2
Views: 1234

Re: A LetterPress Film by Danny Cooke

Another great production. Thanks for sharing that Dave, I enjoyed watching it.