SETTING UP STICKERS ON A GRID:-
A sticker sequence is simply a series of stickers that wraps and repeats.
Eg.' First sticker, second sticker, third sticker….. Nth sticker' (the Nth value is the total number of stickers in your sequence), then repeats, back to First sticker again and on and on.
We need to keep this return from the last sticker to the first in mind when setting up our sticker grid as it becomes an important factor in how our stickers are spaced from each other.
Your sticker grid can be any number of rows and columns which will be determined by how many stickers you want in your total sequence.
If I have 3 stickers for a sequence then my grid will be 1 row with 3 columns. (technically it could also be 3 rows and 1 column but our monitors have a horizontal emphasis so working with more width than height is better)
If I have 9 stickers for a sequence then my grid will consist of 3 rows and 3 columns.
In the example we are working with there are 6 stickers so we will be making a grid that has 2 rows and 3 columns (horizontal emphasis)
We will also need to allow for spacing between the stickers as they cannot be touching each other.
There are many software packages that contain grids that can make this process more precise but for our purposes we are going to do it simply and more importantly quickly in AR3 Studio Pro, using the ruler as the width of the spacing.
Place your first sticker (Juz - Sponge01) on the canvas toward the top left, leave some space above and left (see first image below)
From the stencils dialog, choose the rulers section and grab a ruler.
Grab the green end of the ruler, hold shift and rotate it until it runs vertically.
Align the ruler with the right side of the art in the sticker as in the following image.
Right-click(windows) ctrl-click(Mac) on the placed sticker and choose 'Sticker Shadow'. Set the radius and opacity to 0%. Click OK (image two)
Last edited by Juz; 12-23-2009 at 08:32 AM.
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