Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-24-2013, 11:13 AM - 9 Likes   #1
Pentaxian
Gray's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 412
Pentax Vector Artwork (updated 7 Jun. 2014)

I've been disappointed by the lack of good quality Pentax logos and artwork out there on the Net. So beginning today, I'm working up a portfolio of vector artwork that is highly scalable and compatible across computer programs and platforms.

First off... a set of artwork for the Asahi Pentax K series. The artwork is my gift to the Pentax community -- feel free to use it as you wish, but please credit your source.
Comments and criticisms are welcome.




////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
UPDATE June 2014: Updated artwork for the Pentax 6x7, 67, 645, 645D/Z series.
added Pentax 645Z and Ricoh logos
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Acknowledgement: some of the artwork is my own, the remainder is kindly supplied by Pentax.



6x7, 67, 645, 645D/Z series





The jpeg is just a preview. Click the image and download the full zipped vector file.

K-series (updated)




UPDATE 4 March 2013: Next up... artwork for the Asahi Pentax M series of cameras.


M-series


Last edited by Gray; 06-07-2014 at 10:09 AM. Reason: Updated 6x7, 67, 645, 645D/Z series artwork
02-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #2
Veteran Member
joe.penn's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Maryland (Right Outside Washington DC)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,902
Nice!!!
02-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #3
Pentaxian
Swift1's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Oregon
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,563
Cool!
Nice work!
02-24-2013, 01:48 PM   #4
Lens Hoarder
Loyal Site Supporter
monochrome's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: St. Louis, MO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 24,933
Right up my alley - very nice!

03-04-2013, 11:35 AM   #5
Pentaxian
Gray's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 412
Original Poster
Added M-series artwork -- see first post.

All artwork now contains two additional files (.eps and .pdf) for direct use in Photoshop -- see updated K-series.
06-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #6
Pentaxian
Gray's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 412
Original Poster
Added 6x7, 67, 645, 645D medium format series artwork (see 1st post).
06-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #7
Pentaxian
Gray's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 412
Original Poster
Updated 6x7, 67, 645, 645D/Z medium format series artwork to include new 645Z and Ricoh logos (see 1st post).
06-19-2014, 01:36 PM   #8
Veteran Member
LFLee's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Western MA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,287
QuoteOriginally posted by Gray Quote
I've been disappointed by the lack of good quality Pentax logos and artwork out there on the Net. So beginning today, I'm working up a portfolio of vector artwork that is highly scalable and compatible across computer programs and platforms.

First off... a set of artwork for the Asahi Pentax K series. The artwork is my gift to the Pentax community -- feel free to use it as you wish, but please credit your source.
Comments and criticisms are welcome.




////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
UPDATE June 2014: Updated artwork for the Pentax 6x7, 67, 645, 645D/Z series.
added Pentax 645Z and Ricoh logos
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
Acknowledgement: some of the artwork is my own, the remainder is kindly supplied by Pentax.



6x7, 67, 645, 645D/Z series





The jpeg is just a preview. Click the image and download the full zipped vector file.

K-series (updated)




UPDATE 4 March 2013: Next up... artwork for the Asahi Pentax M series of cameras.


M-series
very nice! Thanks for sharing!

what is the best way to use them if I want to put them as water mark in my picture?
Like I want to put the 67II in my picture (PSD file in CS5), is open the vector file in AI, copy the image, then paste in the PSD in CS5 as layer?
if I want to change color I will just do color overlay inside the CS5?

(I just tried that and just wonder if there is a better way).

They are very nice, thank!!

06-19-2014, 09:22 PM - 1 Like   #9
Pentaxian
Gray's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 412
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
what is the best way to use them if
Your version of PS should be able to open the EPS and PDF files directly as rasterized images. I use an older version (v. 7) which asks what dimensions and resolution I want to open the file at. Experimenting with the resolution (anything from 72 to 300 px/in) will automatically change the size and give a smooth rasterization of the images appropriate to the size. I'm not sure, but newer versions of PS may import and be able to use the vector images directly.

Anyway, I would experiment and open the image using PS at the size appropriate to your original picture, crop the "67II" logo and paste it in as a new layer. I'd then resize using Transform/Scale and recolour using the colour selections on the Image/Adjustments menu.

Hope that helps.
04-02-2015, 06:32 PM   #10
Veteran Member
LFLee's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Western MA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,287
QuoteOriginally posted by Gray Quote
Your version of PS should be able to open the EPS and PDF files directly as rasterized images. I use an older version (v. 7) which asks what dimensions and resolution I want to open the file at. Experimenting with the resolution (anything from 72 to 300 px/in) will automatically change the size and give a smooth rasterization of the images appropriate to the size. I'm not sure, but newer versions of PS may import and be able to use the vector images directly.

Anyway, I would experiment and open the image using PS at the size appropriate to your original picture, crop the "67II" logo and paste it in as a new layer. I'd then resize using Transform/Scale and recolour using the colour selections on the Image/Adjustments menu.

Hope that helps.
any plan for the newer K series? K10 - K3
04-02-2015, 06:52 PM - 1 Like   #11
Pentaxian
Gray's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Cape Town
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 412
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by LFLee Quote
any plan for the newer K series? K10 - K3
Yes, but I'm presently distracted by computer "upgrades". A month or so and I'll have most of my distractions out of the way... I hope.
03-04-2018, 01:38 PM   #12
Pentaxian
angerdan's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,140
Great thread and idea!
Found some original vector graphics recently (A to DFA*, MZ-S, lens pictures, mount comparisions).
03-07-2018, 07:49 AM   #13
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: PA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 441
cool. i've done a bunch of vector stuff in the past, based on the old boxes. have made a font based on the box lettering... incomplete though. there are a couple more in that same flickr album... although i didn't upload all of them. for some reason, the colors really got destroyed going from my pc to flickr to the bbs... anyway:




Last edited by sculptor666; 03-07-2018 at 08:13 AM.
03-07-2018, 02:49 PM   #14
Pentaxian
angerdan's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,140
The collection in the first post reminds of this:
CP+2018????????2018.3.1? - Pentax SLR/DSLM??
CP+2018????????2018.3.1? - Pentax SLR/DSLM??
CP+2018????????2018.3.1? - Pentax SLR/DSLM??
12-08-2018, 02:17 PM   #15
Pentaxian
angerdan's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2015
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,140
Nice work!
Do you also have the istD* logo?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
645d, artwork, asahi, pentax, photo industry, photography, series, vector
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lens for photographing artwork writerman Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 10 06-24-2012 01:38 AM
Misc Solar powered artwork eaglem Post Your Photos! 1 03-21-2011 01:20 AM
Cityscape Urban Artwork On A Limited Canvas TonberryKing Post Your Photos! 2 01-16-2011 11:39 AM
Lens for capturing Artwork mccarvindh Troubleshooting and Beginner Help 7 03-14-2009 06:07 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:38 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top