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A private burgee, or owner’s signal, is a way of expressing your own vision of the pleasure of sailing, and pride in your boat. The tradition of a unique pennant flown from the masthead goes back hundreds of years. The word “burgee” usually refers to a yacht club flag, but modern yachtsmen often use the term for any private flag. You can choose to make your own flag or hire someone to do the sewing.

Sketch some of your ideas on paper, keeping the concept simple. Use only a few colors, and think about how the flag will look from a distance. If you must include a letter, select one that looks the same from both sides, such as the letter “A”.

Decide the shape of the flag that suits your taste: pennant, swallow tail, tapered or rectangular. Draw the outline of the shape, with the hoist (vertical edge) about two-thirds the length of the fly (horizontal edge).

Apply a contrasting border to one or more edges of your drawing. Try several combinations of borders to see how this will accent your design.

Sketch your drawing on the shape you have chosen, then turn it over and hold it up to a bright light to see how it will look from both sides.

Scale the size of your design so that the flag will be in good proportion to your boat. A burgee that is too big or too small looks awkward and inappropriate. Using a marking pen, try drawing a burgee on a photo of your boat, then estimate suitable dimensions from your sketch.

How to design a flag

Preparation

Conceptual Basis for Lesson:

Elementary students will learn how to collaboratively incorporate pattern, symbolism, logo design, and layout into a representational work of art. They will be creating a community flag which represents themselves as individuals as well as a unified community working together.

Relation to the Series:

Part of the series: My Community, lesson five. This lesson will serve as the conclusion to the series tying together what students have learned about their community, the important people, and themself. While this series was designed for elementary children it could easily be adapted for older levels.

Art Resources:

Visuals of flags from different countries, visual representations of the alphabet/stylized letters.

Art Materials:

  • scissors
  • tacky glue
  • felt (various colors 8 1/2×11 in size)
  • white paper for brainstorming/sketching
  • assorted markers
  • wooden dowel (to hang flag)
  • yarn/twine/string (to hang)
  • large piece of canvas/fabric prepared for hanging

Materials depend on time available for lesson and class size. Teacher may alter materials based on budget and availability as well.

Vocabulary:

  • symbolism: to use an object/idea to stand for something other than its original depiction
  • layout: the placement of objects and/or images to make a cohesive statement
  • collaboration: to work or cooperate with one another for a greater goal

Motivation:

As a group, the teacher and students view flags of other countries and discuss what the symbols, color, and designs stand for. The teacher discusses with the class about creating their own flag to represent their community.

Students will create an individual portion of a class flag by designing personalized initials using felt and markers. Their initials should somehow represent the student, symbolize something about them, or any interests they have. These initials will make up the border of the flag. Students will then collaborate to create images and/or symbols for the center of the flag to represent their community.

Class Learning Activity:

The teacher shows students examples of stylized letters and visual alphabets so they can get an idea on how to alter their initials and make them personalized. (doing a Google search for stylized alphabet or letters in images brings up many examples) Students then sketch and brainstorm their ideas on paper. Once they decide what they are going to do-they are given felt and supplies to create their individual portions of the flag.

Once the students have completed their initials-as a whole group the students brainstorm ideas for what to put into the center of the flag. The students can decide to consider their classroom as their community or their school. (Or neighborhood) In smaller groups they work together to add images to the middle of the large canvas by drawing.

The student’s initials are glued (or tied together) to make a border for the flag.

Regardless of culture or ethnicity, in history and in the world, the idea that the sum of parts makes up a whole, is an important concept. Much like quilt making where each individual square may be a work of art or masterpiece on its own, when combined with other squares produces something even more harmonious and extraordinary. Students should see that individually their initials were awesome pieces of artwork, but together they are something more profound.

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The idea that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts is an important concept in history and the world. Through numerous lessons students will produce artwork expressing their individuality as well as specific information about their community and where they fit in.

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Thank you for your interest in this beta version of the new Flag Designer.

Before you start, we have a few things to let you know.

Please read the information that follows carefully.

We want to get this new version right. That’s why we’d really appreciate any feedback you have.

Whether you find a bug, or just have some general comments, we want to know.

The more detailed and specific you can be, the easier it is for us to act upon it.

You can give feedback any time by clicking ‘Give Beta Feedback’ at the top of page.

We already know about some bugs, and there’s sure to be more out there.

It’s important to remember that we’re still actively working on Flag Designer during the beta period, and things can and will change as time goes on.

You may also notice that some features are disabled at the moment for this reason.

Any flags that you save on this beta version of Flag Designer will not be visible in your account on the current version of Flag Designer.

Similarly, any new flags you save on the current version will not be visible in your account on this beta version.

At the end of the beta period, we will merge your saved flags so that they are all accessible.

Once again, thank you for your interest.

We hope you enjoy the new Flag Designer!

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Create your flag exactly the way you want it! Head over to the Canvas tab to make sure your design has the right dimensions, and enable the printing guide to ensure nothing is cut off.

Generate a mockup to see how your flag should look when it’s printed. Note that not every flag is exactly the same – the mockup is just a guide as to how your flag will look. Make sure that everything important is within the Safe Area.

Mockup looking good? Then you’re almost done! Upload your flag to the store and proceed to purchase.

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This week for our Summer STEAM series, we are learning about the American flag (or flag of your country) and then create our very own flag!

STEAM represents the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.

Teaching children how to think creatively and learning to be problem solvers is how we can prepare our children for the future. No matter what unknown technologies, industries or careers lay ahead, creative problem solvers will be the innovators in their field. Read below for the full tutorial on this week’s challenge.

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STEAM Challenge: Can you design a flag that represents you?

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Objective: Create and design a flag that represents what is special about you.

Materials:

  • Book, “F is for Flag” by Wendy Cheyette Lewison
  • Construction Paper
  • Art materials; markers, crayons, scissors, tape & Glue (we also used these paint sticks).
  • Wooden Dowel Rod

How to design a flag

Teaching Strategy:

Read the book, “F is for Flag”

Discuss the meaning and symbols of the American flag. Discuss what symbols may represent what you like to do. You may wish to use the planning printable to help brainstorm ideas.

Use the art materials and paper to design and create your own flag.

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Modifications for a Younger Child:

Have pre-cut shapes and colors available for children to arrange on their flag and glue.

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Attach your flag to a wooden dowel rod and display.

Guiding Questions:

  • What do you like to do?
  • What are your special talents?
  • What symbols represent you?

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STEAM Integrations:

Science: Where have you observed the flag flying in your community?

Technology : Research flags of different countries online.

Engineering : Build a stand to hold your flag upright.

Art: Design a flag the represents you.

Math: What shapes and patterns can you identify in the American flag?

Jamie Hand

Welcome to Preschool STEAM!

I’m Jamie a STEAM educator and certified art instructor with more than 12 years experience.

My passion is to show how you can inspire and encourage your students’ creativity through hands-on learning and problem-solving.

You do not need to be an artist, scientist or mathematician to make learning fun and engaging for your students.

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Creating custom flags is simple; It’s all about sizing and placing the file in the right area. For this demonstration I shall be using paint.net to customise my flag, but you may use any art tool you feel comfortable with, like GIMP (all OS), FireAlpaca (Windows, MacOS X), paint.net (Windows) or PaintToolSAI (Windows). Microsoft Paint isn’t recommended but it works too.

Contents

  • 1 Stage one: Design stage!
  • 2 Stage two: Inserting the design
  • 3 Stage Three: Inserting the flag to your KSP directory!
  • 4 The Lazy Option

Stage one: Design stage!

How to design a flag

Alright, first you will need a blank canvas with the dimensions (256×160) You may then find the center by using the selection tool to make a line at 128 pixels in and proceeding to cut the line at 80 pixels up. You should be left with a 2×2 mark on the flag. You may also download the file on the next stage. I have made mine more target-like in appearance in order to improve accuracy.

Stage two: Inserting the design

How to design a flag

At this point you have two options: Draw the design straight on or attach a logo. If you wish to draw it straight on; great! You can do that and skip ahead to Stage Three, if not: Read on!

Assuming you are using a program with layering enabled, change the white to transparent (on Paint.net you can do this by using the magic wand on the white and pressing delete). You should then create a new layer and make it white; set this layer below the previous layer. You may then color this white layer to match the logo/photo you want to put over it.

Going to the logo you wish to add, find the center. If its dimensions are indivisible by two (e.g. 1, 3, 5, 109, etc.) then stretch the image by one pixel in either direction, if it is divisible by two then great! You’re half way there! Now, insert it over the design. You may need to scale it as the flag is rather small in comparison to most logos. For my example I am using a photo of a corgi.

On the subject of the corgi photo: it is an obscure shape! If you are in the same predicament as me then you should consider taking color samples from the center before placing a dot, using that to line it up, and then adding the color back in its place.

Stage Three: Inserting the flag to your KSP directory!

This is the part that lets you actually use the flag! Huzzah! First, you must save your image as a PNG. Next, you must go to your KSP root directory!

Find the folder named GameData, inside the root directory, and open it. Inside you should find a folder named Squad, open this also and you will come to a few more folders. Finally, open the Flags folder and move the custom flag into this folder. Congratulations! It is now available to use in your Kerbal Space Program experience! Plant the flag on the Mun, plant it on Kerbol! Plant it on Jool! Plant it on its self! Hit it with a rocket! Put it into orbit!(Little known fact: flags have physics enabled! You can rocket propel a flag into orbit if you plant it just right!) But make sure that whatever you do, you don’t kill Jeb. Until next time, have fun with your flags!

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One of the best ways to customize your island on Animal Crossing New Horizons is by designing town flags. You can make your own or import designs that other people have made. In this guide, we compiled a list of our favorite Animal Crossing New Horizons town flags codes and QR codes.

How to Create Your Own ACNH Town Flag

Creating your own town flag is easy in ACNH. You can use a website turn nearly any image into a QR code, which you can import into your game and use as a flag. Another way is by scanning someone else’s QR code if you like what they’ve already made. We have some included down below for you to browse through.

Go to the Nintendo Switch Online App, which is available for Android and iOS. You’ll need to make sure your Animal Crossing New Horizons game is linked up with your app. Click on Animal Crossing New Horizons, then go to Custom Designs and Scan QR code. You can use your phone to scan the QR code you just made over on the website.

Now, click ZR and go over to Patterns and Custom Designs. Press plus on your controller and go over to the “Download” button. Doing this will download any custom designs you recently scanned into your game.

Animal Crossing New Horizons Town Flags QR Codes

Here are some of our favorite Animal Crossing New Horizons Town Flag QR Codes you can use on your own islands. Simply follow the instructions above and scan any of these codes to get them into your game. You can also enter the custom design codes through the Kiosk in the Able Sisters shop.

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As some of you might know, v11 has been a huge initiative for the Carbon team for well over a year now, involving every single team member working to improve so many different moving parts of the Carbon ecosystem. While thinking about how we wanted to build, create and iterate on features without disrupting the workflow of our community, and minimizing the disruption of ours, we decided to use feature flags.

Our team has been dynamically involved in the development v11, but that also hasn’t stopped us from attending to our everyday work around the design system. We release every two weeks, with fixes to bug reports, feature requests, or a11y enhancements. With a continuous two week release cadence, running in parallel to our v11 work, we needed a workflow strategy that would allow us to work on new features as a team, and still work together on everyday issues — thank you feature flags.

Our team uses trunk based development, working off of a single main branch. While we are all introducing a complexity of new features, feature flags help us prevent potential merge conflicts and broken builds. We are able to test features locally, and build them out incrementally.

While planning for v11 and its release, we didn’t want to be bombarded with future merge conflicts or have to keep track of multiple feature branches created by different squads within the team.

As a design system, we also have to be careful about the changes we make to our codebase. We don’t want to accidentally introduce any breaking changes to our users (that would suck) or unintentionally release unstable features (that would also suck). With a feature flag we can keep unstable features shielded behind a flag from our community.

Feature flags allow us to safely write and test all of the component changes and updates our hearts desire, without the fear of accidentally pushing to production code. Basically, we can break, create and re-write our code, behind the flag, in a controlled environment.

  • Reduces risk of introducing breaking changes to our community
  • Prevents potential merge conflicts within the mono-repo
  • Avoids potentially breaking any builds
  • Allows us to stay organized, without managing multiple feature branches
  • Allows us to build out features incrementally

What we decided to flag:

In our major release there are two main categories for our upcoming features: net new and breaking changes.

New features in our v11 release included things like, new color tokens, inline theming, and new components such as Popover, Theme, Tooltip and a few others.

Work on many of these features was done over several sprints, involving a constant feedback loop between design and development. Using a feature flag allows us build out features alongside our designers, get feedback internally, and continue to work incrementally, leading up to our release.

We are able work on features such as prop updates, component refactors, and move from CSS grid to CSS flex-box, by developing them behind a feature flag.

The flexibility of a feature flag, allows us to develop and run these net new and breaking changes, in our main package, alongside our production code, without ever interrupting it. We are able to test and build tools such as CSS flex-box, in a controlled environment before introducing it to our users to be consumed.

  • Potential breaking changes
  • Net new (release specific) features

To see a list of breaking changes, and net new features that we included in our v11 release — checkout our migration docs here.

User interviews & feedback:

Feature flags have provided us with the flexibility needed around our release, testing and feedback process.

With the release of v11, we developed an incremental release process, that would enable teams to test out new features and provide us with feedback. Through our Release Partner Program, teams have the ability to turn on the feature flag, and test out features that have been recently released. We followed an alpha, beta, etc. release cycle, to fix and improve upon features, before announcing a more formal GA release.

Feature work fell into our two weeks sprints, targeting specific v11 release dates. Learn more about how we have structured our release timeline here.

We want teams testing out new components and potentially breaking changes to feel excited about the value of this new release. For us, that meant making sure this migration was as frictionless as possible. Alongside our Release Partner Program, we conducted a series of user interviews with developers, designers and product managers, from a variety of different teams. We got direct feedback on new features they had tested, code they had implemented, and ways that we could improve our v11 migration experience from previous ones. (ex: v9 — v10).

Our user interview questions boiled down to:

  • Do you mind walking us through what your experience has been with the Beta release?
  • If there has been an issue with a feature (in early release stages — there more than likely is) → Can you walk us through the challenges of building with X feature?
  • What are some improvements we can make while your team is migrating or using X feature?

While we continue to work through the testing and feedback process, using a feature flag gives teams the ability to quickly disable the flag and continue with their as-is Carbon version until we were able to able to move features to a more stable status.

  • Perfectly flexible for an incremental release process
  • Teams can quickly test, provide feedback, and disable flags as needed

In conclusion:

Feature flags have been an integral part of v11 release strategy. We can create and build features iteratively. Our community can turn on a flag to test, and run features enhancements without disrupting their workflows. We as a team, can switch between work streams by turning the flag off and on. And we can release features incrementally as the are scheduled into our release cycle, without accidentally deploying any risky code.

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Difficulty : Beginner
Estimated Time : 15 Minutes
Software : Photoshop CS6

Open your flag image with photoshop And rename the layer as “Flag“.And save your file as “Flag Effect.psd“.

Now create new layer and Place [File → Place ] fabric image you have.You can get one from by googling.Or use mine.[Fabric 1 , Fabric 2] And rename the layer as “Wave“.

Now select “Wave” layer and first “ Right Click → Rasterize Layer“.
Then go to “ Filter → Stylize → Emboss” set the values as you feel appropriate.

After that go to “ Filter → Blur → Gaussian Blur “and set the value as below.

Now again choose “Wave” layer and then “ Right Click → Duplicate Layer” .
Then a new window will appear.Set the values of new window like below screenshot.Then you you will get “Wave” layer in a new tab.

In the new tab First “ Right Click the layer → Flatten Image”
After that apply “Image → Mode → Grayscale“.Save the file as “Flag Map.psd” and close the tab.

Now back to our “Falg Effect.psd“.First hide the visibility of “Wave” layer and then select “Falg” layer.

Then apply “Filter → Disort → Displace“.And set the values like below and finally it will ask for displacement image,then browse to “Flag Map.psd” file that we saved in Step 6

Repeat the above Displace Step 2-3 times by changing horizontal and vertical scale values to get more waving effect to your flag


Now you will get a disorted image of your flag.

Now turn on the visibility of “Wave” layer and then make its Blend Mode to “Hard Light“.

Then you will get a waving flag like below image

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It’s seriously rare to see a country change its flag, especially without announcing it to the world. But it seems France’s recent flag modification has slipped under everyone’s radar for a whole year.

The blue on France’s flag has been reverted back to its original shade of navy to honour the French Revolution. The change was initiated by President Emmanuel Macron last year when flags featuring its new navy shade were hoisted up at the presidential palace. The blue shade was originally changed to a lighter blue in 1976 to match the EU flag. (Looking for inspiration? Check out our guide to colour theory.)

It’s hard to spot if you haven’t got the two flags sitting next to each other, but if you properly squint you might be able to discern the difference between the two (it’s hardly as exciting as when someone turned the Union Jack into an optical illusion, we agree).

According to euronews, the changing of the flags was only announced to the public via the book, Elysée Confidentiel. The book goes on to explain that Macron describes the lighter, EU-inspired flag as “not the real French Flag”. “The President of the Republic [Emmanuel Macron] has chosen for the tricolour flags that adorn the Élysée Palace the navy blue that evokes the imagination of the Volunteers of Year II, the Poilus of 1914 and the Compagnons de la Libération of Free France,” the book reveals.

The news has unsurprisingly spread like a wildfire, and plenty of people are talking about Macon’s sneaky switch. Many people have taken to Twitter to flag up their feelings, with one user calling the new flag, “ugly”, whereas another user conversely tweeted, “The new French flag slaps”.

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While it would have been fascinating to see a brand new design, this almost imperceptible change will have to do. If you want to have a go at coming up with your own flag design on Photoshop, then why not check out our top Adobe Creative Cloud discount page – and be sure to take a look at today’s best Creative Cloud deals below.

Tastefully adequate flagpole lighting doesn’t only add aesthetic “wow” appeal to your home landscaping decore.

In the case of the American flag, it’s an often little-known legal requirement.

The US National Flag Code states, and we quote, “It is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open. However, when a patriotic effect is desired, the flag may be displayed twenty-four hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness.”

Essentially, this means you may only fly the Stars and Stripes after dark if the flag pole is properly lit. Now, there are a bunch of ways to do this.

You can either use existing landscaping lighting to create ambient illumination or install dedicated flagpole lighting.

Of course, in keeping with global green and cost-saving trends, solar lighting is certainly the most popular way of doing this. Let’s have a closer look at how to properly light up Old Glory.

Flagpole Lighting: The Aesthetics and the Legal Implications

The WOW Factor

A well-illuminated flag pole is a thing of beauty in any front yard, or anywhere else for that matter.

And solar landscape and flag pole lighting are arguably the best way of leveraging that impact.

Installing a solar flagpole light is the easiest and often the cheapest way of giving the flag the respect it deserves.

The Law

On December 22, 1942, the then US National Flag Use and Display guidelines were written into Federal law.

Now the National Flag Code serves as a guideline to the correct handling and display of the American flag.

That code has served since as a foundation for state laws regarding the US flag and its use.

And it is pretty specific about the requirements for flying the flag after dark.

The foundation of these requirements is the “proper illumination” of the flag during the hours of darkness.

So, what constitutes concepts like these. The Cornell Law School has the following to say regarding proper illumination of the flag. We quote, “a light specifically placed to illuminate the flag (preferred) or having a light source sufficient to illuminate the flag so it is recognizable as such by the casual observer”.

A clear interpretation of the term is found in the Washington State Legislature’s Revised Code of Washington (RCW). In section 46.04.200 the code states and we quote, “Hours of darkness means the hours from one-half hour after sunset to one-half hour before sunrise, and any other time when persons or objects may not be clearly discernible at a distance of five hundred feet”.

In layman’s terms, at around sunset, you have to light the Star-Spangled Banner up well and properly.

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The Three Best Ways to Light your Flagpole

Although there are many different ways of illuminating a flagpole, these are the three most popular and effective solutions.

All are low-power, environmentally friendly solutions that focus on the importance of solar energy.

  • Focused uplighting
  • Ambient floodlighting
  • Pole top lights

Focused Uplighting

Focused pin spots and directional floodlights are all base-of-pole solar flagpole uplighting fixtures.

They are either mounted directly under the flag pole and direct their beam spread lighting vertically.

Or they are mounted within 10 feet of the pole and light up the flag diagonally.

How to design a flag Diagonal flagpole spotlighting

The number of spots or floodlights you use will largely depend on the height of the pole.

Generally, flagpoles of 25 feet or less will require two lights placed around 10′ from the pole and 180° apart.

Taller poles would benefit from a three-light layout at the same spacing and located 120° apart.

These guidelines are based on fittings with an approximate beam spread of 15°.

Some solar uplights attach to the pole itself and are directed vertically to illuminate the flag from below. These are, however, not always compatible with telescoping flagpoles.

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Ambient Floodlighting

Ambient lighting is sometimes the most effective and striking option. Especially if the flagpole is the centerpiece of a larger garden feature.

Ambient floodlighting is most effective when the lighting sources are located fairly high off the ground.

For example, light fixtures on balconies, lamp posts, or under the eaves of the home’s second story.

The same can be said for 45° building-mounted flagpoles. These are actually far easier to illuminate with ambient lighting.

Pole Top Solar Flagpole Lights

These fittings are among the most effective and visually appealing ways to keep Old Glory illuminated during the hours of darkness.

They are typically mounted at the top of the pole directly under the pole top ornament.

Featuring a solar panel on the light cover, they direct a wide beam of light directly down onto the flag’s arc.

How to design a flag Pole top light at night

Just try and keep in mind that. in strong winds, the flag extends straight out from the pole.

So, if your flag is 5 feet wide, your lighting has to cover a 10-foot area around the pole.

Additional Considerations

For the most part, the lighting you’ll use to light your flagpole will be pretty bright.

In addition, most residential flagpoles are in the front yard. When choosing positions for your flagpole lighting, be conscious of the effect they may have on your neighbors.

And make certain they don’t pose any blinding risks for traffic in the streets around your house.

Paying respect to the Stars and Stripes shouldn’t come at the cost of the comfort or safety of others.

The Conclusion

Flag poles are not only a symbol and source of national pride but make striking landscaping features.

And illuminating them well is worth any effort that goes into getting it done. And with solar lighting, getting it done won’t impact your energy bill.

So, if that patriotic effect is desired the flag may be displayed not only from sunrise to sunset.

It can be displayed 24 hours a day if properly illuminated. Even if it is the universal custom to display the flag only from sunrise to sunset!

By Amelia Bamsey published 18 November 21

Oui had no idea.

How to design a flag

It’s seriously rare to see a country change its flag, especially without announcing it to the world. But it seems France’s recent flag modification has slipped under everyone’s radar for a whole year.

The blue on France’s flag has been reverted back to its original shade of navy to honour the French Revolution. The change was initiated by President Emmanuel Macron last year when flags featuring its new navy shade were hoisted up at the presidential palace. The blue shade was originally changed to a lighter blue in 1976 to match the EU flag. (Looking for inspiration? Check out our guide to colour theory.)

It’s hard to spot if you haven’t got the two flags sitting next to each other, but if you properly squint you might be able to discern the difference between the two (it’s hardly as exciting as when someone turned the Union Jack into an optical illusion, we agree).

According to euronews, the changing of the flags was only announced to the public via the book, Elysée Confidentiel. The book goes on to explain that Macron describes the lighter, EU-inspired flag as “not the real French Flag”. “The President of the Republic [Emmanuel Macron] has chosen for the tricolour flags that adorn the Élysée Palace the navy blue that evokes the imagination of the Volunteers of Year II, the Poilus of 1914 and the Compagnons de la Libération of Free France,” the book reveals.

The news has unsurprisingly spread like a wildfire, and plenty of people are talking about Macon’s sneaky switch. Many people have taken to Twitter to flag up their feelings, with one user calling the new flag, “ugly”, whereas another user conversely tweeted, “The new French flag slaps”.

wake up babe new french flag just dropped pic.twitter.com/2leByfWo59November 15, 2021

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the yassification of the French flag pic.twitter.com/9XzpPX7IloNovember 16, 2021

While it would have been fascinating to see a brand new design, this almost imperceptible change will have to do. If you want to have a go at coming up with your own flag design on Photoshop, then why not check out our top Adobe Creative Cloud discount page – and be sure to take a look at today’s best Creative Cloud deals below.

Many years ago, my Father-in-Law found our family crest, at that time he had some hats and shirts made, but beyond that, no one ever really did anything with the crest. So when Doug and I were planning what we wanted to share for Olympics Week, a flag was a must have since a large part of the Olympics is the parade of nations with the flags from each country being represented.

The question was, how could we make a flag that would represent our family, then the light bulb went off and I remembered the family crest. And the Family Flag was designed.

How to design a flag

Now, I’ll have to say, this project was a little more challenging than some of the others. But after a little trial and error, we figured it all out. Let’s gather our supplies…

How to design a flag

Family Flag Supplies:

  • Drop cloth, canvas or heavy fabric
  • Colored fabric
  • Heat n’ Bond fabric adhesive
  • Letters
  • Iron on Transfer Sheets
  • Family crest
  • Sewing machine
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Iron

How to design a flag

  • First you need to determine the size of flag, we used 2 foot long by 3 foot wide. Cut and hem the edges on the sewing machine or use fabric glue. Then you need to determine the width of the fabric, depending on how many colors. I cut 5 1/4 inches wide on the top and bottom colors and 5 1/2 inches on the middle. Just determine your width and add 1/4 inch for seam allowance. Sew the seams together, iron seam to darkest fabric. Place on the corner of the flag and trim to the edge.

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Step 2:

  • Apply Heat ‘n Bond to the back of the fabric triangle, according to directions on the package. Iron onto the flag.

How to design a flag

  • Now it’s time to prepare the crest. Find the picture you want to use, and according to the directions on the Print n’ Press package, print out onto the transfer sheet. We decided to use this particular kind, because it was specifically made for adhering to fabric.
  • Remember! You need to reverse the photo so when you iron it on it will be right side out.
  • Then using small sharp scissors, carefully cut out your crest , this took some time and was pretty tedious, but the results were well worth it.

How to design a flag

  • Now you can add your name, I used the Heat n’ Bond and simply ironed on the letters. You could also use stencils and paint.

How to design a flag

And you’re done…now you can attach a stick at one edge or hang it up like a banner.

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Visit Riverside Theatres Parramatta to see this very first round of designer’s ideas towards a Peoples’ Flag of Sydney. These are displayed beside some of the worlds best City Flag designs, both official and unofficial.

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Without doubt, in hotspots around the planet City Flag re-design is transforming time weathered symbols into a new minimalist visual language. Some flags are loathed for their inaccessible and cluttered old-school compositions, others just labelled as ‘dreadful’ among a critical design profession. Avante-garde designs however are beauties, such as Amsterdam (1975), Chicago (1917) and the new ‘unofficial’ Achterhoek Flag (2018). These examples have compact meaning that distills pride of place and transcend a normally invisible municipal function to reach deeper into levels of community endearment.

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How to design a flag

Want to add a bit of patriotic flare to their videos? Here’s how to create stylish and convincing waving flag animations in After Effects.

From various sports teams to regional and national holidays (July 4th for Americans, for example), there are many reasons to create a flag animation for a video.

Creating a realistic flag animation is something that I’ve had to do quite a bit of in my career. Whether you’re working in a news graphics department, or just have a general need for flag animations for various social media accounts and explainer videos, this is a problem that you want to know how to solve quickly.

Knowing these techniques will pay off in other areas as well, as the plugins and method used will be useful for many other looks and needs as well.

Using A Displacement Map

In the above video, Ignace Aleya does a great job of explaining what is perhaps my favorite way to do this effect. It provides one of the more realistic looks, and is by far the most customizable and professional looking of any of these looks.

The core idea is to create a displacement map yourself. To do this, you’ll need to create a new comp, and a new solid. On the new solid, add a fractal noise effect. Here you can customize the look of the waving of the flag. The darker and lighter areas (the contrast) of the fractal noise is what will ultimately displace your flag. First, you’ll add a time expression to the evolution of your fractal noise (I like time*15 for the most natural look). Then you’ll need to animate the noise position over time. I think adding position keyframes and slowly moving the noise to the right and slightly down looks the best.

How to design a flag

Then, turn off uniform scaling, and scale the width and height until you get something that has the look of a flag slowly waving in the wind.

Drop your flag layer and displacement map layer in the same comp, then drop the displacement map effect onto your map layer. Next, set the displacement map comp as the displacement layer. Now you can customize the effect and the amount of displacement.

How to design a flag

If you want to add realistic looking shadows, you can duplicate your displacement map layer, drop it on top of your flag layer, and set it to multiply.

Using The Wave Warp Effect

This method is going to be your preferred route if you’re going for a more cartoonish or illustrated look. This will be good when working with vector-based flag files. This is also a good choice for explainer videos or animated cartoon-style videos.

To use this effect, it’s quite simple. You take your vector object and simply add the wave warp effect on top of it. Now you’ll have some customization options that you can play around with.

To get a more natural look you might want to add keyframes to the wave height parameter, and also changing the angle of the waves can give a more random and natural look.

Using Basic Distort Tools

How to design a flag

There are also a number of other tools from the distort tab inside of After Effects that you can use to create hand animated flag waving looks and effects. This is definitely a bit more of a DIY route in terms of the animation, but you can play with a mesh warp effect to get a wavy look. This effect adds a grid on top of your object, where each cross section of the grid can be warped and animated.

You can also play around with the CC Bend It or Liquify tool in the distort section. These will require a whole lot of customization, but it’s a good way to get your hands dirty and learn some animation techniques on your own.

Looking for more After Effects tips and tricks? Check these out.

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The City of Menifee is calling on all local artists to submit their designs for a new city flag.

Menifee has only been incorporated since 2008 and has no flag.

Jonathan Nicks is the Community Services Director with the city and says Menifee wanted to do something fun and get the community involved. He said, ” Menifee is a very much growing community; we’re the third fasted growing community in California. And so with that, there’s a lot of new people moving into town, so it’s kind of also to draw people in.”

Menifee is accepting designs from all city residents and will first judge flags based on the age groups of elementary, middle school, high school, current college students, and Adults.

Ted Kaye is the Secretary of the North American Vexillological Association. Vexillology is the study of flags. “A flag is the ultimate symbol of a person, place, or thing. It’s in effect an icon or a logo that is the one symbol that is used to represent that place.”

Kaye authored the book Good Flag, Bad Flag, which lays out five simple flag design principles. Those principles are Simplify, meaningful symbolism, two to three colors, no lettering or seals, and distinctiveness.

Menifee themselves included those guidelines in their submission rules.

Kaye added, “You need to be able to remember it and recognize it, and once you do that if you have a great design in Menifee, that Flag will recognizable and memorable.”

Submissions for the contest will be accepted through Nov. 19, with the design expected to be determined sometime in the Spring of 2022.

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For example, a flag design would be registrable if:

  • It formed another design, number, or letter;
  • It was substantially obscured by other matter in the logo;
  • It was not in the normal flag shape;
  • A significant feature of the flag was in a different color; or
  • A significant feature of the flag was changed.

However, if the flag is simply a true and accurate representation of the flag of the United States, or of any state, municipality, or foreign nation, then the Trademark Office will reject your trademark application.

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How to design a flag

Today we’re gonna go over how to make a flag look like it’s waving in After Effects. This technique is quick but the results are really nice. You can see the flag has some shadows and warping to make it really look like it’s waving. So let’s dive into After Effects and take a look at how to make this effect happen!

Alright, let’s get started. I’m gonna make a new composition and then bring in my flag image. Now I need to bring in some footage. I’ve got this clip of some flowing cloth from Motion array that I’m gonna use. It’s important to have high quality footage for this technique as this is what drives the effect.

So with my footage in my composition I’m gonna scale it down to fit my composition size. One way I can do this is to right click on the layer and go to Transform > Fit to Comp. This perfectly scales my layer to the exact dimensions of the composition. Now I’m going to precompose the footage. This way if I ever use multiple instances of the footage (which spoiler alert: I will) I only need to make edits to the precomp, rather than all the duplicates. I’m gonna select the option “Move all attributes into the new composition”and click “OK”. I’m also gonna go ahead and turn this layer off as I don’t need to see it anymore.

Now I’m ready to apply some distortion to the flag image. To do this I’m going to go to Effect > Distort > Displacement Map. The default settings aren’t what I’m looking for so I need to make some changes. The first thing I’m gonna do is change the “Displacement Map Layer” to my footage precomp so that it’s looking at the footage to drive the displacement. Then I’m gonna change the channels the effect is using for horizontal and vertical displacement to “Luminance”. With Luminance, After Effects is looking at the brightness of the layer. Where the layer’s dark, there won’t be much distortion, and where it’s light, there will be a lot. Now, when I preview, you can see I’m starting to get closer to what I’m looking for.

I’m going to bump my max displacement up to 10 for both horizontal and vertical to help push the effect. One thing I’m noticing is that I’m getting some weird tiny distortions in my flag. That’s got something to do with my footage so I’m gonna go into my pre comp and check it out.

In the footage I can see there are these tiny little blocks that are reflecting light and that’s what’s causing the weird distortions. To fix that I’m going to add a blur to smooth things out. I’ll go to Effects > Blur > Gaussian Blur. Now I’ll just crank up the blurriness until things smooth out. I’m also going to check “Repeat Edge Pixels” to get rid of the fade at the edges. While I’m in here I’m going to make a few more edits to the footage to help out my effect. First I’m going to crush the levels to add contrast which will in turn make my displacement more pronounced. I’ll do this with Effects > Color Correction > Levels. Then I’ll just bring in my black and white values. I’m also going to speed up my footage since the wave is pretty slow right now. By toggling the brackets at the bottom left of my timeline I expand out some options for In, Out, Duration, and Stretch. I’m going to take my stretch percentage and drop it to 50%. That will make my footage twice as fast. I’m going to call that good and go back out to my main comp.

I think the flag’s almost there but what’s missing are some shadows on the flag to really sell that waving effect. To add those in I’m going to duplicate the pre comp. Good thing I precomped that footage, right? Then I’m going to drag it above my flag layer, set it to Multiply, and then turn it’s visibility on. The shadows are too dark for me, so I’ll drop my opacity to 50%. Now I just need to matte the shadows to the flag. So I’ll duplicate my flag and drag it above the shadows. Then I’ll change the shadow’s track matte to Alpha Matte so the shadows only appear where the flag is. And there you have it, a waving flag!

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How to design a flag

In this post we’ll go step by step through how to design your own custom pirate flag; from choosing the right colors to making sure you’re broadcasting the right message with your symbol.

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Step 1 – Choose your flag’s main color

A pirate’s flag color was one of the most important choices a pirate could make and typically signified how friendly a ship might be towards it’s captives.

During the late 17th and early 18th centuries, pirate’s flags were typically just one of a few colors – each bearing it’s own meaning:

Black
Black pirate flags were the most common among all colors; they typically signified a ship was willing to give quarter and spare the lives of those whom surrendered.

Red
A red pirate flag was flown by the most treacherous pirates and typically signified no quarter would be given and no lives would be spared. The most notorious pirates in the seven seas would fly this flag telling all to head their presence.

Green
In a few instances, pirates would fly a predominately green flag; typically signifying the calling of a meeting of the fleet or representing some other way of communicating to the rest of a pirate’s fleet.

Step 2 – Choose a pattern and secondary color (optional)

Traditional pirate flags from the 17th century were quite simple in their design and did not typically bear any of the patterning seen in more modern flags.

In Custom Pirate Flag Designer we’ve included several patterns for you to choose from:

Upper Hoist Canton
A canton in today’s flags typically signifies unity and may be referred to as simply the Union of the flag; flag’s from such places as the United States and Great Britains colonies carry a Union in their design. The upper hoist area of a flag is typically the upper left or upper flag-pole side of a flag.

Diagonal, Horizontal, or Vertical Bicolor
Bicolor flags have two prominent colors to their background, typically divided horizontally, vertically, or on the diagonal.

Quartered
Quartered flags represent some of the more elaborate flag designs, flown typically in bicolor, each of the quadrants may contain it’s own symbol or design.

Step 3 – Choose your symbol

A pirate flag’s symbol was a pirate’s way of communicating to other ships his crew’s intentions.

Popular symbols of the day included:

Hourglass
Representing limited time, pirate flags often bore the hourglass indicating their foe’s time was running out.

Swords, daggers, cannons, and other weapons
Various weapons were flown by pirates over the years and typically indicated a pirate’s intent to act with violence. Weapons on a flag were seen as a warning: surrender or face the penalty.

Skull and Crossbones
The most traditional and widely flown symbol on a pirates flag, the skull and crossbones typically signified imminent death.

Lifted Drinking Glass
A toast to satan or to dying; pirates were often surrounded by death and the proposition of dying so in order to relish in the brutality of their world they’d fly it on their flags.

Horned Skeleton
Satan

Bleeding Heart
Typically flown to signify a slow and painful death awaits

Red Skeleton
The red skeleton, flown most notably by Edward Low – often referred to as the most brutal of all the pirates, signified torment or torture with eventual death.

Step 4 – Yer a pirate Johnny

Great! Now that you’ve designed your very own pirate flag, fly it proud. Go forth across the high seas in search of abundant treasures 🏝

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Wildlife, beaches, friendly people, fascinating cultures, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mt Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar Archipelago – Tanzania has all these and more wrapped up in one adventurous, welcoming package.

The national flag of Tanzania represents the historical union of two countries.

Flag facts

Adopted: 1964
Design: A diagonal band of black, with yellow borders, between triangles of green and blue.
Usage: National and civil
Ratio: 2:3

What does the Tanzania flag mean?

Green represents fertile land. Black stands for the people of the country. Blue represents the Indian Ocean. Yellow symbolises the mineral wealth of the country.

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The history of the Tanzania flag

Home to Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is quite a young country. In 1961, the area of Tanganyika became independent from the UK, then joined with Zanzibar in 1964 to form the country of Tanzania. Its flag’s design and colours reflect the former flags from Tanganyika and Zanzibar and how they combined to become one country.

Tanzania flag facts

• The Pan-African colours of red, yellow, and green are used by many African nations that were once colonised. These colours symbolise African independence and solidarity.
• The narrow yellow stripes on either side of the broader black stripe on the flag are known as fimbriations.
• The flag of Tanzania combined the green, black, and yellow of Tanganyika’s flag with the blue, black, and green of Zanzibar’s flag.

Each flag you see is a picture that has a meaning and sends a message to everyone who sees it. Every country in the world has a flag that represents it and announces to the world that they are proud of our country. Regions and cities often have flags, too. To explore more about the amazing world of flags, check out Lonely Planet’s The Flag Book.

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