суббота, 2 ноября 2013 г.

Rangoli - Part 04 - Tracing and Inking the Black-and-White Design of Rangoli

This Article consists of 4 Parts:

01. Rangoli - Part 01 - Shree Lakshmi Rangoli Pada - 12 Designs and natural colours for Rangoli - link

02. Rangoli - Part 02 - 40 Ideas for Diwali (with only about 5 viable in reality) - link

03. Rangoli - Part 03 - Making your own Black-and-White Draft of Rangoli with Invert and Colour Replace in Photoshop - link

04. Rangoli - Part 04 - Tracing and Inking the Black-and-White Design of Rangoli - link


In the previous post the preparement of the Design in the Photoshop has been discussed.

Now it is the time to print the Rangoli out and to trace and ink it!



For this I will use:

1. Comix Pad

2. Colour pens (with glitter and aroma!)

3. 2 capillar ink pens.

4. Rangoli Draft, of course

5. Strong light (powerful desk lamp) will be also necessary, because it is difficult to trace the image in poor lighting.

The Draft is fixed on a Comix pad

A new, white list is fixed over Rangoli Draft and the tracing starts. 

Half of the tracing. 

The Rangoli is ready!
One may ask: "Why there is no NAME "SHREE LAKSHMI" on the Rangoli and why the Feet are multicoloured (One is Pink and the Other One is Blue?)"

The answer is simple: "I have decided to write on Rangoli my favourite Mantras from "108 Names of Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi" in Sanskrit!". 

You can also make the replacement you cherish: 

for example, at first I wanted just to write 2 Mantras of Shreemati Maha-Lakshmi-Devi on the Rangoli, but then I have decided, that Mantras from "108 Names of Shreemati Lakshmi-Devi" would be very suitable for Dipawali!

As for the diverse colour of the Feet, I have decided that one Image must be devoted to Bhagavan Shree Narayana (the Blue One) and the Other Image - to Shreemati Maha Lakshmi-Devi, because Shreemati Lakshmi Devi hates to be without Bhagavan Shree Narayana. 

As you see the Feet are of diverse size too, but it is my mistake, as I have made a blunder, while tracing, but I have decided not to correct, being afraid of blurred inking!

Rangoli - Part 03 - Making your own Black-and-White Draft of Rangoli with Invert and Colour Replace in Photoshop

This Article consists of 4 Parts:

01. Rangoli - Part 01 - Shree Lakshmi Rangoli Pada - 12 Designs and natural colours for Rangoli - link

02. Rangoli - Part 02 - 40 Ideas for Diwali (with only about 5 viable in reality) - link

03. Rangoli - Part 03 - Making your own Black-and-White Draft of Rangoli with Invert and Colour Replace in Photoshop - link

04. Rangoli - Part 04 - Tracing and Inking the Black-and-White Design of Rangoli - link


IF YOU DON'T KNOW PHOTOSHOP, YOU CAN SKIP THIS PART AND DOWNLOAD 2 READY DRAFT(SEE FILES "PRINT_and_INK....."):

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In this post I will turn the Rangoli Design NO. 04 from the post about 12 Designs of Rangoli (it was here) into Black-and-White. 

Why I am doing this? 

Because I want to print this Rangoli out and to trace and ink it out on a paper with colour pens! In order to implement this, I need just B\W draft of the Rangoli (I will show how I am inking the Rangoli in the next post). 


STEP 01. The png-file must be opened in Photoshop. We will need only left, upper square (under the name "Step 4"). What I need to do right now is to copy this square to A4 landscape list and to stretch it to fit it into such list.


STEP 02. Edit - Copy.


STEP 03. Now the A4 list must be created. File - New and in the menu appeared chose "PRESET - INTERNATIONAL PAPER - A4" and other parametres like on the picture above (with DPI 160)


STEP 04. A4 list is ready, but you need to turn it 90 degrees clockwise in order to make it "Landscape".


STEP 05. Image - Image Rotation - 90CW


STEP 06. Now paste the Square NO. 04 into the Landscape list (just press CTRL+V).


STEP 07. Now it is necessary to stretch the Square and to fit it in A4 Landscape list. Use CTRL+T (or "EDIT - FREE TRANSFORM") and use the nods in order to stretch and fit.


STEP 08. I have stretched the Square in the following way. Don't forget to press ENTER or "MOVE TOOL" icon after you have stretched the Squre).


STEP 09. What I really need is just white background and black Rangoli (but as you see the background is violet and Rangoli is white). This problem is easy to solve out: just use "INVERT", that is "IMAGE - ADJUSTMENTS - INVERT".


STEP 10. OK, the Image is inverted now. The black Rangoli is ready, but the background is green now. The green background is very easy to remove, using "COLOUR REPLACE", that "IMAGE - ADJUSTMENTS - REPLACE COLOUR".


STEP 11. In "REPLACE COLOUR" menu, on the top you should point the colour you want to replace and in the bottom the colour that will live instead the replaced colour (so as you see, on the top there is green and white in the bottom).

Sometimes after such the replacement, the colour may look to pale or in grey hue. To amend this use "FUZINESS" and "LIGHTNESS".

As you see on the picture above, I have changed both these parametres.

So, the Image is ready now. Just save it either in BMP or PNG and print it out!

In the next post I will show how I have inked the Image with colour pens - http://vishnudut1926.blogspot.com/2013/11/rangoli-part-04-tracing-and-inking.html

Rangoli - Part 02 - 40 Ideas for Diwali (with only about 5 viable in reality)

This Article consists of 4 Parts:

01. Rangoli - Part 01 - Shree Lakshmi Rangoli Pada - 12 Designs and natural colours for Rangoli - link

02. Rangoli - Part 02 - 40 Ideas for Diwali (with only about 5 viable in reality) - link

03. Rangoli - Part 03 - Making your own Black-and-White Draft of Rangoli with Invert and Colour Replace in Photoshop - link

04. Rangoli - Part 04 - Tracing and Inking the Black-and-White Design of Rangoli - link


There was an article on thehindu.com with link to this article - http://www.artsycraftsymom.com/2013/10/40-diwali-ideas-cards-crafts-decor-diy.html

As for me, I prefer classic ideas, because you can't conceive anything better than classic lamps and candles. 

I have chosen the following ideas from the 40 listed:


01. Rangoli with Coloured Rice - http://plateandpour.blogspot.in/2011/11/indian-spiced-black-eyed-peas-and.html


02. Moroccan Lights - http://www.artsycraftsymom.com/2011/10/diwali-decor.html


03. Flower Rangoli


04. Lentil Rangoli (RED LENTIL IS PROHIBITED DURING NARAYANA AND LAKSHMI POOJA AS WELL AS SOME OTHER LENTILS) - http://www.puttisworld.com/2012/11/diwali-2012.html


05. Coloured teacandles - http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.in/2011/07/diwali-decor.html


06. Don't forget about the classic lamps of all the kinds (this is the advice from me personally)




07. LED-Candles, toy lights, electric aroma-lamps and etc. As for me I have electric aroma lamps and even LED-candle (on the photo above). This LED-candle costs about 20USD, but it is of good quality, you can programme either one of 12 colours or just use it in rainbow mode!

Anyway, my only advice is to visit both light (lamp) stores and especially gadgets' stores (such as Amazon and etc., in Russia we usually go to OZON.RU for gadgets), in which you will find a lot of technical light fancies.

Rangoli - Part 01 - Shree Lakshmi Rangoli Pada - 12 Designs and natural colours for Rangoli

This Article consists of 4 Parts:

01. Rangoli - Part 01 - Shree Lakshmi Rangoli Pada - 12 Designs and natural colours for Rangoli - link

02. Rangoli - Part 02 - 40 Ideas for Diwali (with only about 5 viable in reality) - link

03. Rangoli - Part 03 - Making your own Black-and-White Draft of Rangoli with Invert and Colour Replace in Photoshop - link

04. Rangoli - Part 04 - Tracing and Inking the Black-and-White Design of Rangoli - link


Very beatiful Designs from http://www.drikpanchang.com/rangoli/lakshmi-pada/rangoli-designs.html

Right now I am thinking how to process these Designs in Photoshop and Inkscape in order to print them out and to make my own Rangoli using just inking techique and colour pens!

My favourite Designs are NO. 4 and NO. 5.

By the way, these Designs are also very fit for everyday puja, not only for Deepawali!




I liked this Design very much

And this one is very much to my liking!








As for the natural colours, the following natural ingredients can be used:

White - Rice powder

Yellow - Turmeric powder, dals

Red - Sindoor/rose petals

Green - Mint leaves or
coriander powder

Orange - Marigold petals

Brown - Cinnamon powder, beans

Black - Mustard seeds

Blue - Lavender flower petals

Don't forget, that Rangoli can also be created from FLOWERS, NUTS, FABRICS, GLASS BEADS or just PAINTED ON PAPER. 

Befunky.com - new feature - "Collage" with rounded angles

There is a new feature on befunky.com, it is called "Collage" and it gives very decent results. It is especially useful if you maintain a blog and need collage pictures for your articles. 

As for me, I usually use just 3 squares designs or other extended designs. 

I will use 3 Pictures of Bhagavan Shree Narayana as an example below. 

The only bad feature in this collage creator, that it gobbles a part of the image. So, when you are preparing the Images for your collage, make the image a little bigger, than you expect it to look in the collage, that is leave the space, that will be gobbled by this editor!

So, I have 3 Images of Bhagavan Shree Narayana:




Actually, I have cropped the parts I need beforehand (you can use "Edit - Crop" in IrfanView or just any screenshot maker in order just to save the part of the image you need - I use Lightshot programme).



Now go to http://www.befunky.com/, choose Collage (upper, right corner in red, I am sorry for Russian language on the picture, but it is impossible to change!)


Now, choose any GRID you need, I am using very simple 3 Squares Grid.


Now, go back to very first tab, where added photos are stored. All you need now is to drag the Images into the squares. Don't forget, that every square has "EDIT" button (the notepad with pen on the each square).


Now the feature I liked the most - "ROUNDED ANGLES". It is in the Third Tab. As you see on the picture above it is called "Закругление углов" in Russian (yes, hahaha, tricky language)!

Ready!

Now it is time to save the Image, but if the size is very large (it was 4.4 MB for PNG), just change the size on the left (not 2400 x 800), but, for example 1200 x 400.


After the change the size is just 1.1 MB for PNG, which is OK for blog (I don't use JPG, because Google usually diminishes the quality of the image, when you publish in blog).


Kalpavriksha Kamadhenu


Very interesting blog, devoted to Shree Shreemad Madhwa-Acharya, Stotras, Bhakti, Recipes, but I haven't looked through it extensively yet - http://meerasubbarao.wordpress.com/

The Rubrique with receipts is really unique - http://meerasubbarao.wordpress.com/food/madhwa-recipes/