Design Mart's new Color Kit works with GIMP to help users add granite colors and textures to drawings created in popular CAD and Illustration programs such as Gerber Omega and Corel Draw.
This 30-minute video shows how easy it is to use Design Mart's granite fills to make monument drawings look colorful and realistic.
This video will show you how to:
To start using Design Mart's Color Kit Granite Fills, first download the free, open source GIMP program. It is similar to PhotoShop, PhotoPaint, and other photo editing applications. Next, you'll need Design Mart's granite fills, which include colors as well as textures.
The Basic Color Kit selection is $199 plus shipping & handling for a USB flash drive, with an Expanded Color Kit available. The Basic Color Kit includes GIMP, a video tutorial, as well as polish, frost, and rock pitch textures of Blue/Gray, Pink, Red, Black, and Mahogany granites. GIMP may also be downloaded here, and the video may also be watched here.
The Expanded Color Kit selection is $499 plus shipping and handling for a USB flash drive. It includes all of the colors and textures of the Basic Color Kit, as well as the GIMP program and tutorial video. Like the Basic Color Kit, the Expanded version includes polish, frost, and rock pitch textures of Blue/Gray, Pink, Red, Black, and Mahogany granites. In addition to these Basic colors the expanded version includes the colors and textures shown below: American Black, Bahama Blue, Blue Pearl, Chapel Rose, Green, Kershaw Pink, Marble, Missouri Red, Morning Rose, Paradiso, Royal Emerald, and Saint Cloud Gray.
Design Mart can also create custom colors and textures if you'd like. Prices start at $79 per color. Prices are higher if multiple files must be tried or if samples need to be edited. Larger samples are better. Small samples can be problematic, especially with variegated granites that may repeat across the face of the monument as shown below. Clearly, a larger, more representative sample would be better.
We'll be glad to take a look at your granite sample, if you'd like to email it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Backgrounds are nice way to dress up a monument presentation for your customer. You can add your own photo, or use one of the many backgrounds shown below.
The Color Kit also comes with a basic assortment of paint choices for filling sandblast lines or painting carvings if desired.
Orders may be placed by email, phone, or with our Online Order Form. Feel free to call 800-736-7455 with any questions.