NOTE: I have quite exhaustively tried to figure out a way to reduce the file size but there is no method I can find that will work, without reducing the quality. I have one other idea that MAY work and I’ll give it a go then add a smaller PDF if it does. And I think this works! I had to process it a few times but I printed them and I think the quality is fine and THIS PDF is only just over 1.1 mb . And no need for Dropbox, plus I learned something new …
I make a lot of printables nowadays. Many of them spring from seeing a cool image on a free-to-use or free-with attribution site, and a desire to learn something new.
AGES ago I signed up for email blasts from something called The Green Bulb Gang. I think at the time DD was watching some show on Ceebeebies that had Green Bulb Gang in it, so when I saw the title I assumed it was something to do with that. It wasn’t. But I kept getting the very occasional emails and sometimes there was something great in there. This month there is a pretty doodled feather vector that I just knew would be fab to play with.
I was learning a bit about gradients in my program a couple of weeks ago and I wanted to revisit that. So I did. This is what I came up with, in the hour I had before heading off to the stamp show in Newbury, the one that is filling the gap left by Artistamps ending. Not rocket science but I like how they turned out. Using the gradient to make the dotty line was something I never tried before and I like how it turned out.
And here is a close up that shows all three feather styles
Now that file is just about 4 mb. The quartz filter reduction doesn’t work to bring the size down with no loss of quality. But I’ve added a zipped file to Dropbox here that is only 50kb. If you’d rather a speedy download, feel free to pop there and grab it.
Popping off with high hopes that this small stamp show will grow, in time. I also hope they will take advantage of the small number of exhibitors and not wedge them all in a small space, but give them the room to spread out. That was always my biggest complaint about Artistamps. And as it is going to be a hot one, a little breathing room will make it a lot better, I’m sure!