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Caleb Morton
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Has anyone every stumbled upon guide grids for a standard deck of playing cards. I have been looking for hours for a grids to layout the 2-10 cards but I cant seem to find them ANYWHERE. Obviously people designing cards use grids/guides like this or the card faces would never look good.

Any thoughts?
 
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do you mean a guide fitting cards onto a sheet or to locate the pips on the card itself?
I assume you may have better luck if you search by whatever software you intend to use.
 
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Caleb Morton
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mafman6 wrote:
do you mean a guide fitting cards onto a sheet or to locate the pips on the card itself?
I assume you may have better luck if you search by whatever software you intend to use.


I am looking for the pip locations themselves. I have tried searching by program, I am using illustrator, but with no luck. Likely I will end up creating the guides myself and sharing them somewhere so others can use them.
 
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nothing useful here?
https://www.google.com/search?q=playing+card+template&rlz=1C...=_
its even got an illustrator tab
 
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I strongly suspect that whenever people design a new deck of cards, they create the positions again from scratch. It's not something that happens every day - and certainly I've seen decks of cards the same size which have distinctly different positions for the suit icons, even if they're in the same overall scheme (e.g. the eight is two columns of four icons, the three is a top-right to bottom-left diagonal of three icons, etc.).
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Caleb Morton
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mafman6 wrote:
nothing useful here?
https://www.google.com/search?q=playing+card+template&rlz=1C...=_
its even got an illustrator tab



No, I have scrounged through that a bunch of times. I am not looking for a template on illustrator art boards, or bleed areas for cards which is all I can seem to find. I am looking for guides that help you easily locate the pips as you lay them out on the cards 2-10. I would upload a photo of an example but I do not know how
 
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Do you mean a regular playing card - where a 2 of hearts has 2 hearts in the middle of the card and a 4 of clubs has 4 clubs in the middle of the card?

Is that what you mean by 'pips'?
 
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Bichatse wrote:
I strongly suspect that whenever people design a new deck of cards, they create the positions again from scratch. It's not something that happens every day - and certainly I've seen decks of cards the same size which have distinctly different positions for the suit icons, even if they're in the same overall scheme (e.g. the eight is two columns of four icons, the three is a top-right to bottom-left diagonal of three icons, etc.).


This was my thought as well. I just thought it seemed redundant to have to do that every time, especially if you design a lot of cards.
 
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adamw wrote:
Do you mean a regular playing card - where a 2 of hearts has 2 hearts in the middle of the card and a 4 of clubs has 4 clubs in the middle of the card?

Is that what you mean by 'pips'?



Yes that is exactly what I mean, This is the term for those little symbols.
 
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CalMor wrote:
I am looking for guides that help you easily locate the pips as you lay them out on the cards 2-10. I would upload a photo of an example but I do not know how

yeah I follow you but I don't know illustrator well enough I guess. I assumed some of those would be what you were looking for as a few had pips.
 
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adamw wrote:
Do you mean a regular playing card - where a 2 of hearts has 2 hearts in the middle of the card and a 4 of clubs has 4 clubs in the middle of the card?

Is that what you mean by 'pips'?

That is the usual meaning of the word "pips" in this context.
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The Game Crafter seems to have some playing card templates. https://www.thegamecrafter.com/design-assets/playing-card-te...
 
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I'm using nanDeck for card layouts. Lurking Meeple made a couple scripts to do the work. I tweaked it a little to suit my taste in the pip layouts.



nanDeck can take some getting used to, but it's pretty powerful. For this script I just feed it the fonts to use and the letter in the pip font but people can go crazy with it since it's essentially a programming language.

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