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Retro Face Including The Original Flaws

I don’t want to date me or anyone on the community but who remembers the first illuminated watch faces from the 70-80’S. i.e. the Timex Iniglo. They seemed to always have a slight bleed through or bright spot
somewhere on the face. This watch face represents that look and era. A couple bleed throughs at 12-1 o’clock and 5-6 o’clock. My attempt at the date needs work. This is what I like doing. Showing a true representation. You may think it looks like a mistake but it is intended.

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I think it is ok. Only thing I would change is the text color. I would use the same darker brown as is around it.

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Thanks,
I wish there was a way to duplicate the clock number font to match the date. The clock numbers are an image. I have to research “wood grain” fonts online. And work out the color after.

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You could always save each individual hour number as a transparent background image, edit them so you have 1-31, and then use them for the Date setting the Opacity so the right number shows on the right day :wink:

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Oh yeah, that’s a way. Just need to buckle down and do it. Thx

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Looking a bit Dark to me now. I am sure you can find a Font that is near the Numeral one. Use Three text / Date layers. The middle lighter offset - 1 px x and y and the bottom one offset + 1 darker. That gives a little fake Dimension. It can look really cool.

You should be able to use the Numeral Font in Creator as a Custom Font. I copy Fonts to a folder where I keep all my hands and stuff. Facer will not use the fonts in the Windows folder.

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thanks for the tips. I’ve found some ttf fonts at Google Fonts with wooded and rustic looks. Gotta get back to it.

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Well Done Plenty of Fonts out there . Surprised you found .ttf that look like wood i thought they were all Black . I suppose you mean they showed a Gain . Will you please share a link .

Google TTF Font, RYE. Looks pretty good. Gonna wait to publish after Halloween. The site is flooded with Halloween themes right now.

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From what I can See it looks Brilliant . I presume you have adjusted the light level to your watch . I set my watch to light level Three . Gives me a Bit of Free board . If you feel Inclined open your work for Inspection then We can Check / Copy what you have Done . :rofl:

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The image on the facer site definitely looks a little dark but it shows up great on my Galaxy Watch4. It is do to the image I laid over the face to show the LED bleed through.

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Don’t worry about copying anything. You’ve been a great help to me. :+1:

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Well done switching on Inspection . Great Work . That Font you Found is Perfect . I might get that for the steam punk I have been working on for a year . I can see you have put in a ;lot of work . I do not mean to be critical but you need some Nice Hands . Those Facer Jobbies are a bit of a let down to what you have done .You may be working on some but there are a Ton of beautiful hands on here .

For example . Some times they are difficult to hunt down .
My Bookmarks are not working properly at the moment .

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you’re right about hand choices on the creator. I changed the aspect ratio of the hands to help make them look better. I’ve checked out quite a few hands here. A lot of choices but the retro look I am going for. I would like to stay with an older style to go with the wood work. Online is really frustrating. The online hand images are usually pictured with all 3 hand in a tight image so you can’t configure individually to sit in the middle of the final image so they rotate correctly. Hope that wasn’t to confusing to understand, :roll_eyes:. I could work it out but haven’t taken the time yet.

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If you can post here something you like I will split them up for you . Or Explain how to do it . The secret is a grid .

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I haven’t tested them yet but looking at maybe switch to this style.

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I can work out the color.

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I made similar quick in powerpoint.


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Never liked PowerPoint, but I seem to underestimate its capabilities :sunglasses: and of course your skills, Peter!

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Very Nice Sir.

Nice job.