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A W A R D S & C U S T O M I Z A T I O N 1 0 0 G R A P H I C S P R O A P R I L 2 0 2 2 G R A PH I C S - PR O.C O M results, I grouped the two objects, dupli- cated, and mirrored the image and moved it to the right side of the "stage." My next step was to create the valance between the curtains. I rst drew a rect- angle and rounded the bottom corners and used a fountain ll with the same colors as before. It was then duplicated, moved over, then the two were blended to get the pleat- ed look in Fig. 4. I moved it behind the curtains and aligned it with their top edge. With the stage curtains now completed, I began to work on the comedy and tragedy masks. As with the curtain, a basic shape was necessary for each mask, which were drawn again using the Bezier tool. Fig. 5 shows the masks with Mesh Fill applied to each mask, this time with 12 columns and 12 rows. Each mask was lled with white then shadows added with shades of gray to achieve a 3D look. en the facial details, eyes, mouth, eyebrows, wrinkles, etc. were drawn on top for a nished look. Each of the masks was then rotated. e comedy mask 15 degrees counterclockwise and the tragedy mask 15 degrees clockwise. A white glow was then added to each with S O F T W A R E T I P S & T R I C K S Fig. 6: Selecting all nodes, I made them all curves. I then selected the top and bottom nodes and made them symmetrical. This resulted in a smooth image, the basis for a leaf design. Fig. 7: Possible use of the image, duplicating, rotating, and scaling it.

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