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MD-50 Solid Monogram Inlay Set

Discussion in 'Custom Chip Mock-ups' started by QuiQuog, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. QuiQuog

    QuiQuog Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting this thread as a jumping off point for a custom set of CPC MD-50 (Diamond Square) solids. I've contacted J5 for help in designing the inlay but we haven't started collaborating yet. In the meantime I wanted to get started with the color selection and I'm looking for input. Being solids there won't be as much to consider as there would be with spots, but there are things to consider.

    Right off, I would like to stay away from the standard Vegas colors. I'm thinking about completely non standard, but maybe Cali-colors. Right now the idea is for a cash set, as I already have an Avalon tourney set. I already have a cash set too, but that's besides the point. The inspiration for the inlay design is the ASM 100 year inlay. I'll use it as a stand in for my actual inlay in the meantime.

    The denomination will be 25¢, $1, $5, and $20. I'd like to include a 5¢ but I think I'll just use my CPS cash set if I want to play that low of stakes.

    So let's start with this:
    Well, isn't this embarrassing. I don't know how to make a jpg with chip factory. If somebody can help, the colors I'm starting with are Charcoal, White, Dark Blue, and Light Chocolate. I may do a 214 spot on the $20 to make them more of a bonus to attain in a game.

    Some questions then. Do I need a $20 chip in a 25/50¢ game? Are the colors interesting enough? Would standard colors be better for players who play in casinos a lot?
     
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    I also am considering a solid cash set and I also have the same concerns. Watching with interest.
     
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  3. mipevi

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    Yes you want a $20 chip, but I'd either do all solids OR something like this:

    25¢ - hotstamped solid
    $1 - inlayed solid
    $5 - inlayed with inserts
    $20 - inlayed with inserts

    As far as (base) colors go, standard colors are easiest for people who play at casinos or home games using such chips. Mixing things up a little would be fine, but I'd avoid using standard colors for other denoms too much... Other than that pick any colors you like that look good together. :)

    Solid cash sets are way underrated...

     
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  4. abby99

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    Ever since I discovered the Snipping Tool accessory in Windows, I've been using that to create JPG files from screen shots. Easy peasy, and everything else seems almost cumbersome by comparison. If you have a Mac, there must be something similar.
     
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    I would be concerned with dark blue and charcoal together. Especially if they are solids.
     
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    Please let me know if any figures this out. My Mac doesn't even have a Paintbrush equivalent (at least that I have found)
     
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    Try Cmd+Shift+4 for a selective screen shot. Supposedly this will put a png file on your desktop, which should be relatively simple to convert to jpg if needed. Cmd+Shift+3 captures the entire screen. I'm a PC gal and don't know whether this will actually work on a Mac.
     
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    Most Macs come with Grab or equivalent for screen captures, and Preview includes most basic image manipulation tools under the -- wait for it -- "Tools" menu.
    :cool:
     
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    This. Shift-Cmd-4 brings up crosshairs. Click and drag to capture that section of the screen. Saves a .png to the desktop.
     
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    Yup, the cmd+shift+4 works great. I use it all the time to take snapshots of graphs at work.
     
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  11. QuiQuog

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    Thank you, points taken.
    Oh, SNAP! How did I not know about snip!? Thank you.
    Good point, the charcoal is darker than it appears in the Chip Factory IIRC.
     
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  12. QuiQuog

    QuiQuog Well-Known Member

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    How about this? I still want to kick around the idea of spots on the $20
    [​IMG]
    Something about these colors aren't singing to me.
     
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  13. QuiQuog

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    I like this a bit better. I added an inlay for better visualization. This is the ASM 100 year inlay, which is the inspiration for the one I'll be working on.

    [​IMG]
     
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    for cali colors, gotta have the yellow $5
     
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  15. QuiQuog

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    I wasn't actually going for cali colors, but I guess I did stumble into them though didn't I. I like the color combination so far though. If I were to call it cali colors then, how would this look?
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    I left off the spots on the brown, but they seem to have grown on me. Yay or nay on the spots?
     
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