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Galactica Currency Backside by vectorgeek Galactica Currency Backside by vectorgeek
This is the back side of the Battlestar Galactica Currency 1000 cubits note.

I'm have a ton of fun coming up with designs for these!

Adobe Illustrator CS3

Update: Edited the portrait to give it a more engraved look. Instead of using an engraving plugin I opted to try a new technique I learned from a Computer Arts Magazine tutorial. It takes some tweaking and trial and error but the bitmap/halftone mode works pretty well. I'll have to play with it some more. This is my first try and it came out better than the stamp look I had before.

Update 2: I reworked the portrait for a better engraved look. I think I have the method down so I can start on the Pegasus back.
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UNOwenNYC Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014
Frakkin' Beautiful work.
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KUBAU Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice!
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Shadowviever Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
WoW what a great work!!!
I wish i can do that!
Than i want paint all time :cylon: zillons XD :community: (millons) :community: trillons ;))) :community: XD from Cylons on my walls, :gallery: and everywhere!
really great Job!
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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slworks Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010   Interface Designer
what? only four sides?!

anyhow. nicely done. good job m8. :D
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:iconmmustangg:
mmustangg Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
Awesome! Where is this tutorial you talked about? I would love to check it out.
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:iconvectorgeek:
vectorgeek Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
There's a tutorial here [link] for the halftone effect. I ended up using the cutline plugin [link] for the portrait though.
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mmustangg Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
When I ever upgrade from PS7 to CS2, I'll grab that plug in. Thanks for the info!
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MrMunkeepants Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
I notice you're using our modern astrological symbols, here's a reference for the stylized versions of the Twelve Colonies: [link]
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is just my concept art. I used a little bit from both the show and my own ideas but thinks for the references.
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vn37 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008
Great job! Only, wouldn't their currency have it's corners cut, like other sheets of paper?
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Heh, you're not the first one to mention that but no. If you watch the series when they play poker the currency is plain old rectangles.
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VixenFinder Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I'M RICH!!!!!
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
LOL
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ZebraHDH Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Serious update. This looks fantastic.
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:iconvectorgeek:
vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. You can call them "Star Bucks"...hehe..get it? Augh, I'll go now :)
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, heh. As the comedian said, "I'll be here all week folks!"
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Retoucher07030 Featured By Owner May 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Twice on Thursdays :)
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Nyxen Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Yay!
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artistdude88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
This is so WIN

LOVE IT

...Can't wait for Friday :D
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vectorgeek Featured By Owner May 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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