Version 2.0 Released

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Version 2.0 Released

Post by Chris Aguilar » Mon May 18, 2015 1:03 am

I'm very happy to announce that version 2.0 of the "Vector Playing Card Graphics Set" has been released

The download can be found here:

https://sourceforge.net/projects/vector-cards/

And a page with some frequently asked questions (which I will update as necessary)

https://sourceforge.net/p/vector-cards/ ... Questions/

While the main images sets (color, b/w, and gray scale) will work find with Adobe Illustrator, there are many extras in this new release that are designed to be edited with the free "Inkscape" vector graphics editor. I strongly recommend it as the best (and freely available) way to edit these playing card vector graphics.

https://inkscape.org/en/

I'm a bit beat now, but I'll soon post some demo images of some of the updates.
Some details of the updates can be found here.
5/17/2015 - Version 2.0 Released
  • Two proper Jokers added, one with a colorized version.
  • Eleven alternate decks with filtered faces added (INKSCAPE ONLY)

    Blue Faces
    Green Faces
    Purple Face
    Red Faces
    Sepia Faces
    Scribbled Faces
    Worn Face
    Worn/Dimpled Faces
    Platinum Faces
    Dimpled Faces
    Oversaturated Faces
  • Many new simple patterned backs added (INKSCAPE ONLY)
  • Major updates to clean up, fix, broken paths
  • Cards resized for consistency (All Cards are now 63mm x 88mm)
  • Pips and number characters cleaned up for proper symmetry
  • Alternate B/W Set added with hollow red Pips for visibility in printing.
I have several updates planned, with a the most pressing involving a tool kit to assist in prototyping card gaffs. Expect that one in 3-4 months, or perhaps sooner.
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Re: Version 2.0 Released

Post by Chris Aguilar » Mon May 18, 2015 2:01 am

The main set of cards (aside from a lot of internal issues, spacing, etc) looks pretty much the same externally, but the many filtered face sets (designed for use with the free Inkscape program) can attain some very different looks.

Here's my attempt to get a bit away from the digital look and go for something worn and faded looking. If you look closely, these have dimpled surfaces like real cards.

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Re: Version 2.0 Released

Post by Chris Aguilar » Mon May 18, 2015 2:13 am

One major advantage of all the internal cleanup of the vectors for the set is that I can now do really nice quick, custom face coloring using only automated tools and a little bit of judgement. Here are two simple examples (red and green), which have full sets included in version 2.0.

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Re-posting the new Joker designs from a previous thread so as to have them here in the official update thread.

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Re: Version 2.0 Released

Post by Chris Aguilar » Mon May 18, 2015 9:28 pm

Version 2.0.1 has now been released with some fixes to to the King of Spades (all sets) removal of layers (for compatibility/convenience) and some other minor tweaks.

https://sourceforge.net/projects/vector-cards/
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Re: Version 2.0 Released

Post by Chris Aguilar » Thu May 28, 2015 9:47 am

Version 2.01 has some slightly different metrics (slightly smaller pips, spacing) that I chose for purposes of enhancing the readability of the cards in print.

I had one of the more active card gaffers out there voice a legit gripe that the set no longer hews as closely to the standard faces as he'd like, thus making the set a bit less useful in terms of prototyping (or heck even outright using) the set for printing custom gaffs.

The good news is that I'll offer a set with the old pips (larger) and spacing (more like standard faces) specifically for those who need it. Once that's done, I'll slowly work in some "magician only" extras that won't be available on the main download site (i.e. gaff friendly templates, samples, etc.)
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