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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 11:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

So Ive got a couple ideas for themes for this one, but I have no idea how to photoshop and such. I know there used to be a program people used to be able to use with a jem in it or something, but that seems to be gone. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-31-2012, 11:48 PM
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

Yep--send your graphics and ideas to me, and I'll hook you up.
Send me a PM with your email address and we'll go from there.



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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 06:27 PM
 
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

This thread needs more Daffy Duck.
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

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Yep--send your graphics and ideas to me, and I'll hook you up.
Send me a PM with your email address and we'll go from there.
when I saw the title of this thread I thought,, A-bat is gonna be the 1st to post!

can't wait to see where this goes fellas
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-03-2012, 09:04 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

Hes got my ideas so hopefully it will end up something good Thanks in advance to the Bat!
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

Working it now!
I'm deviating a bit on your "first" idea. But--all black and white.



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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

Well I like them....but it is a bit stark for my taste just being the two colors...I like the layout out of the first one, but maybe with the graphic I sent over. I understand if that one is too difficult to work with since I have no idea how hard it is.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-04-2012, 06:47 PM
 
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

I'd love to take a shot at it.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-02-2012, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

Just a quick update on this one....no pics though

First Thanks to Bat and Axel for their help and expertise. Bat got me started and Axel really helped pull it all together. He is a wiz at the photoshop thing and put my ideas into a useable form! When I put this form into function it will be killer, I really can't wait.

This particular 570 body I was going to convert to a 520 setup, but I found a basswood 520 body on CL recently and will be putting this mockup on that body when I get it. Less work than plugging the single coil hole in this one. I am going to keep the mockup on the DL for now, I want to wait till its all done for the reveal.

Meanwhile, this 570 body is now up for a different experiment. I am in the testing process with some rattlecan finishes, Think purple chromeboy here. I am keeping my fingers crossed that my method will pan out. I am doing a test piece of pine right now, but Im still in the priming phase.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-03-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Starting a 570 project, how do I mock up themes?

Ok so this is what I have on my test piece six layers later. It is of course supposed to match the cap you see in the pic. Ive heard its near impossible to do unless you are actually spraying over a chromed metal piece, but I have got it pretty darn close. This is without letting the chrome layer cure 7 days also and no clear yet. I am going to let the piece cure and see if the other half turns out any different.

Thoughts on how the test piece turned out? Im not sure the camera really conveys the look, but oh well.



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