Updating Magic Set Editor

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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by USMCgeek » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:10 am

nico21000 wrote:I personally love the soft grainy style. It's purely subjective, but it mixes rather well with the illustration grain. Even if I'll offer updated and improved scanned illustrations later I won't be able to get something better than the original material, which is grainy, especially for almost all cards that weren't 'upgraded and re-released' in the 10 official ICE challenge decks.
The soft grainy look is a byproduct of the dated printing. There is some texture on cards, but they aren't soft on the lines purposefully. That is just old processes.

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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by nico21000 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:55 pm

USMCgeek wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:10 am
[snap] The soft grainy look is a byproduct of the dated printing. There is some texture on cards, but they aren't soft on the lines purposefully. That is just old processes.
I don't want to flood this thread with an elaborated answer and counter-examples but it is at least partially wrong. Your work is amazing and I love it anyway.

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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by USMCgeek » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:02 pm

Well I don't want to make these picture perfect, but I would love any evidence. What I see personally is the grain caused by the printing press dots. That is inevitable, but was much more noticeable in early print work. Much of the card design appears impacted by this, causing a softer look. A similar effect is noticed on many ccg cards from the 90s.

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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by USMCgeek » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:19 pm

First Round Minion Site Card draft:
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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by USMCgeek » Sat Dec 08, 2018 9:13 pm

***Feature update - Horizontal Region cards are fully supported and functioning in MECCG Set Editor now!

***Kjeld - I managed to add in a mask for the card art so it no longer overlaps the frame on the upper left corner. Looks much better now!

***Still working on Windows Compile sadly...

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Inkjet Print Test at home

Post by USMCgeek » Mon Dec 10, 2018 5:22 am

Not too shabby for regular quality on plain paper from my cheapo inkjet printer....
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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by nico21000 » Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 pm

Wow, I'm quite surprised : it is indeed VERY good ! Sad that the regions and sites icons lost their 'crispness' when printed, however. Are they the ones that you got from my site template ? If so, I made new more 'vintage' ones that should render better once printed, as they are slightly blurred, thicker and way close to the original ones. Download it here :

http://host.conseiljedi.com/~nico/MECCG ... Havens.zip

I'll send you the extraction password by MP on FB.

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Re: Updating Magic Set Editor

Post by USMCgeek » Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:47 pm

Thanks Nico! I'll check those out! My outline was too thin for the black.

I'll PM you the font files I'm using after work.

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