I’ve been torn recently between saving money to have the hard drive recovered on my laptop and picking up new cards. As you may have guessed, after going to a card show, buying a repack and offering a case break, the cards are winning that battle.
The main reason is this:
Losing the template to my ATCRCS set was the most painful part of losing the hard drive. But by piecing together parts of finished cards in Photoshop, I have managed to create a Franken-ATCRCS template. The texture matches up and the shading is only off a little. Because I would get them printed at different places, none of my originals necessarily came out the same shade either. I can live with that.
These are a mix and match of some originals and some Franken-ATCRCS. Not much difference, right?
And yes, I have not only saved this template file in 3 different places, I emailed it to myself as well!