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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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KUBAU Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice!
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:iconshadowviever:
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 Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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slworks Nov 11, 2010   Interface Designer
what? only four sides?!

anyhow. nicely done. good job m8. :D
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:iconmmustangg:
Awesome! Where is this tutorial you talked about? I would love to check it out.
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vectorgeek 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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:iconmmustangg:
When I ever upgrade from PS7 to CS2, I'll grab that plug in. Thanks for the info!
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:iconmrmunkeepants:
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 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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:iconvn37:
Great job! Only, wouldn't their currency have it's corners cut, like other sheets of paper?
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