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I’m wondering what software people are using to design the player aids here on the site.
I use standard design software that I use in my day job as a professional graphic designer (my business site is universalhead.com) – the Adobe Creative Suite: Illustrator (for some icons and all vector images), Photoshop (for backgrounds, logos and all bitmap images), and inDesign (to put it all together and for text); and then I save to PDF from inDesign.
SketchUp might be something useful for you (it used to be Google SketchUp but they span it off).
Universal Head is a pro designer so he uses the “second mortgage” suite of Adobe tools but for most of us I reckon SketchUp would do the job. I use the free one a bit myself as an artistic director in theatre design but some of the real stage designers in my theatre club do much better stuff with it.
There’s a free version (more than enough for me) and a paid (pro) one.
I used SketchUp for my first foamcore box insert plans, but it became too time consuming so I settled on the photographic system I now use.
You can only use SketchUp for 3D though – crustymonkey might be referring to my rules summaries?
crustymonkey might be referring to my rules summaries?
Doh! Of course he is.
ALL RULES, GAME GRAPHICS AND GAME IMAGES ON THIS SITE AND IN ANY FILES DOWNLOADED FROM THIS SITE ARE THE PROPERTY OF THEIR COPYRIGHT OWNERS. DOWNLOADABLE PDFS ARE INTENDED ONLY FOR THE PERSONAL USE OF EXISTING OWNERS OF THE GAMES AND MAY NOT BE RE-POSTED ONLINE, SOLD, OR USED IN ANY OTHER WAY. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE SOLELY THOSE OF THE SITE AUTHOR AND DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE OF THE PUBLISHERS OF THE GAMES MENTIONED.