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Hi Nik, all,

Nik schrieb:
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 project.

Same from my side - you did a great job!

[...] 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.

EPS doesn't support Alpha IIRC, but SVG should do.
As others stated already, please upload a SVG export somewhere - perhaps we'll find a way to extract the important information...

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" ?

In general I don't think that it is necessary to get an approval by the SC for any artwork and graphics we provide.

On tasks like changing the logo or updating our overall branding the SC should be informed and agree to it, because these topics relate to the entire community with implications on several other teams.

But the motif can become approved by our team - just like banners, posters and other artwork.

It will become an important part of our branding design and used in a multitude of areas. Therefore it is good to inform the community about this new basic element. But in my eyes we don't need a formal "okay" by the SC.

So let's go on, create artwork and define a set of graphics based on the Scatter Motif.

I'm still working on the Wiki gallery:

so these artwork might become the first to be positioned in the new gallery pages...

Best regards


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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