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Hi Jaron, All!

Some bad news =( , but first...

On 3/22/2011 11:33 PM, Jaron Kuppers wrote:
Hi Nik,

Fantastic work Nik, both on the "Scatter" design and on organizing the motif
Thanks Jaron! it's feedback like that that keeps a volunteer very happy =)
I think it resulted in a lot of great ideas which might find uses
someday in other things (like advertisement or event media).  It has been
great to show the potential of this community through this project and I
look forward to seeing what other major tasks the community can tackle.  GO
Design!  ;-)
+1, GO Design! =)

To all,

I've uploaded a usable version of the Scatter Motif to the Motif page, but unfortunately it is only in PNG format right now (although Hi-res);
Ideally I'd like to make vector versions available instead. Here's my problem...

The Motif uses complex transparency in the Design. It needs the support of a full Alpha channel in order to appear correctly. This is not a problem for raster formats (like the PNG file currently available, GOD BLESS PNG!) But so far I have had no luck exporting to a vector format that doesn't use binary transparency, including SVG and EPS.

This is not usually a problem for me because I use Adobe Creative Suite and support between the applications in CS5 is /superbly/ achieved via "smart-objects", but when it comes time to export, well, we get the problem I'm facing now, which is best demonstrated in image form... I've documented the problem at the bottom of the Motif page and added an image depicting the problem;

If anyone can lend a hand in this, I'd be most grateful. Since I don't use anything but Creative Suite, I can't even test for alpha support in other apps. I've uploaded a PSD file containing the Motif with Alpha as it is intended to be, here;

Also, while we are nutting this last step out, would either Christoph or Bernhard be able to raise the Scatter Motif with the SC to get it confirmed as "officially approved artwork" ?

Please don't let this setback hinder your desire to use the Motif. The uploaded PNG is hi-res enough (300dpi, 2500x2500 pixels) for most applications for now. Feel free to download and fiddle, it would be great to see some web banners/CD labels/print material etc soon? =)


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