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Battlestar Pegasus Currency by vectorgeek Battlestar Pegasus Currency by vectorgeek
Had to do another currency note for the Pegasus.

Adobe Illustrator CS3

EDIT: Made the Pegasus ship emblem more legible than the original and centered it on the spar.

Pegaus render [link]
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TavishPirate Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
How do you make your watermarks in Illustrator the way you do? I wish the other site that had the other cubits didn't lose the site. I sure would like to have shown you the link.  I think they had the stealth viper on one of the other dollar bills.  I think I saw them on etsy or pinterest back then.
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I usually just draw them and use a blend mode like overlay. As far as the security strips go they have a gradient and a overlay or soft light blend mode depending on the color. I was planing on doing a back for this one with Cain as the portrait but never did. Maybe I'll revisit it.
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TavishPirate Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
Will ok after doing more practicing doing what you said doing a gradient and soft blend it only works if you have an item that has a fill to it. I guess Im not making myself more clear. If you look at the dollar bills you made like on the BSG dollarson the back of the 1000 behind the #1000 you have the decorative watermark lines. But Im trying to do those squiggly lines in the background that fade into the paper. And after trying to do a gradient and soft blend. It doesn't work. The gradient tries to give my pen stroke lines a weird looking fill before it does the soft blend. Yet thats not what I want I want to just blend the decorative squiggly lines into the watermark lines and the gradient doesn't work on just the pen stroke lines. Thats what Im having troubles doing. For the soft blend only works if I do a square or circle with a fill and it blends but not a stoke line. Thats what Im having troubles with. How did you do your pen stroke lines into watermark lines? Thanks
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Ok I thought you were asking about how to do the engraving effect. The squiggly lines are simple blends of lines with a zig-zag filter blended to a line with zero opacity. It's usually 3 or 4 lines blended with each line having different zig-zag settings and colors. You can also add a dashed effect to a line to get and interesting effect like on my new Putin bill. No gradients were used but with new versions you can apply a gradient to a stroke.
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TavishPirate Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2016
I love your artwork. Wish I could make water marks like that using my Illustrator when I try they dont look like yours do. Great work
But I am curious. did you make any others like this? And what about the backside of this cubit bill. Since this is the Pegasus did you use Apollo or Cain as the figure head on the other side?
I saw some on another site that is no longer active I guess. Where someone did some like this for like a $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 and $500. Did you do those too?
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I did 3 of them. I started but never finished the back of the Pegasus mainly because I didn't have a good pic of Admiral Cain. I might finish it someday because I started to create some flags of all the colonies. If you have a link for the others I'd like to see them.
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mackkenzzie Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
Wow, it's awesome!

Would you let me print some for my wallet? =D

(Also, is there Pegasus' backside anywhere?)
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sorry I never made a backside version. I started one but never finished because I couldn't get a good portrait of Cmdr Cain. I can make a print available for the front if you want.
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Shee-it, man, this is frakking sweet!
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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SillyMadman Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This must be brought into existence!
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zeno333 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
I presume the notes serial number signifies a date, so that would be November 25, 1987.....I can not find any reference to battle Star Galatica and that date, so i am curious what am I missing regarding that date?
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, that's just a birthday of one of my kids.
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zeno333 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
Ah, Figured that might be after I asked.....I presume the serial number on the 100 Cubit note is your birthday then. ;) ;) ;)
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zeno333 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
What typeface is it that is used for the "Gold Certificate" wording in gold at the upper right? Love that script....
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That is Kunstler Script font.
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Habatchii Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Habatchii says:

Very well...
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Blues1957 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Artist
Your Galactica currency designs are very cool. I wonder if there is a printing ship in the RTF.
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
They are just for desktop backgrounds since I can't sell them legally.
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OatmealCookies Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009
I guess you could call it a "starbuck"
(drumroll)
Forgive the awful joke...
Anyways,I love the small details only BSG fans would get.
My favorite it the "In Gods we Trust" at the bottom.
That's wicked :)
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, that a good one! Glad you liked it! I had fun making them. Still lovin the show!
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Lord-Shot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
really awesome series, really cool work you made.
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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Lord-Shot Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
no problem, your wellcome.
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Scotch-And-Soda Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks good. You've reminded me to post some new renders.
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
That reminds me to link to you for the original art. I originally sent an email to the site/forum that had this posted for the author info but never got a reply. I assume this render is yours since I saw the SAS logo on it.
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet! I'd love to see them!
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist
Lovely note there mate!
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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moonstix Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work! One lil thing though, wasn't Pegasus designated bsg 63?
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I thought that too but checked with the BSG forums and my DVDs. It says BSG-62 right on the DVD unless there are two Pegasus Ships. ;) I still see a lot of logos on the web that say 63 though.
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moonstix Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting......makes you wonder if it was an oversight or a plot twist in progress.......
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL, yeah, BSG-63 is the secret cylon. ;)
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moonstix Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I thought it was Gaeta....:P
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God, you really, really, really should do a flip side to this and start printing them up! You could sell a bizillion of them!!!
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I'm churning some neat ideas for the back. I'd sell them if I had the rights to the Battlestar Galactica properties. Maybe the Scifi channel will come knockin...LOL
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Screw the rights! Sell them, sell them! :rofl:
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
I like money:dollarus: ...LOL ;)
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So do I. That's why I have none :)
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
We should form a club. ;)
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner May 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, the "Give Us Your Money" club, lol!
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Nyxen Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
You always impress me with this stuff. :)
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 12, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Awe shucks thanks. They are a blast to do!
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Nyxen Featured By Owner May 12, 2008
You're welcome!
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