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    Thanks @Dannage!

    I'm really not that skilled tbh; for example the corridor signs are little more than a PS traceover and embellishment of some old Mike Okuda art....

    Maybe my best piece of advice with regards signage or GUI would be to first get a good example of an existing design / style that you like, and then rework it to create a "visual reference", adding and removing elements until you reach a look that best suits what you're aiming for. Once you've arrived at an aesthetic that you like, you can use that visual ref to create new pieces based upon it.

    Hopefully that makes sense! Happy to DM if you'd like to discuss what you're working on some more
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    Initial idea for what the early bridge display screens might have looked like for the USS Constellation prototype at the time of her launch by the late 2270s/early 2280s... The layout is based upon one of Uhura's upper displays, while the content is informed by one of the TWOK-era Engineering readouts.

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    I'm looking to strike a balance between the background screens on the USS Saratoga at the start of The Voyage Home, and those we saw on the Enterprise-A at the end; so I may yet decide to make the graphics borders thinner and square-edged (or even lose them entirely), and add a smidgen more color.

    Ideas? Opinions? Rotten vegetables?
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    Another one; based on what I think is an Impulse Reactor Ignition control... or something...

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    I've added a touch more color ala the Saratoga's displays for this one; I'm pretty sure I'll be going with straight-edged and incomplete borders from here on in.
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    And you just put him in charge of the entire nation.

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    Really nice! I love the TVH/Ent-C okudagrams, they look a lot more fresh than the TUC style I think (maybe because we saw less of them).
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    Cheers! Yes, I always felt that was a missed opportunity not seeing the full 1701-A bridge... Though I'll also say I'm finding I like the Saratoga's "blues plus some colors" palette a bit more.
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    Some more from the prototype Constellation; this time three screens for the lower Science display; intended to evoke Spock's honeycomb library computer diagnostic in its three onscreen color variants:

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    In hindsight I should have modified the "code" text layer for each one, but tbh I couldn't be bothered in the end
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    Not really PS (apart from newly added watermark lol), these were done a decade or so ago on MS Paint, based on stuff I'd done even earlier. @Rusty0918 reminded me of these when he was talking about a potential commission for one of Jay Hurst's Ingram-class variants:

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    The first was designed to be an amalgam of TVH and TUC aesthetics, reflecting the exterior design itself; while IIRC the second was intended to depict how the class would look after its first refit. The Helm consoles were -roughly- based upon the Excelsior type seen in STIII.
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    Almost forgot to post this! With @Rekkert's generous approval, below is my extensive rework of one of his previous commissions' floorplans into the Main Bridge of Ambassador-class USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-C.

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    The design here takes elements from the Galaxy-class (providing the initial 2D components), as well as Excelsior, SeanR's bridge, and a couple other designs. At some later stage I'll be posting the TNG-era USS Excalibur (as well as working up a side profile of the walls/consoles and drawing the faces of the consoles themselves, which sit midway between TNG and TUC). And yes: that is a table for a tea cup.

    NB: I know the canon-obsessed will cry havoc, but the bridge we saw was IMHO from anything but a Ship of the Line. I'm going with the interpretation that it was either Auxiliary Control, or a predecessor to the TNG Battle Bridge (since it was the same set as the TNG S3/4 Battle Bridge, it'd make sense).

    Thoughts, comments, harsh language? I'll take any of the above but please keep back the rotten vegetables - I've already had my five a day...
    He's not just a moron. He's the product of the greatest minds of a generation, working together with the express purpose of building the dumbest moron who ever lived.

    And you just put him in charge of the entire nation.

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