mattlussier wrote:would love to know how may hours you spent on this... the tedium of modifying numbers to patterns is crazy
You know, it wasn't all that bad. I spent about 4.5 hours on this, but it wasn't all spent on arranging the numbers. I used the area type tool in illustrator on a nautilus shell shape - I had to monkey around with the font size, the justification and the kerning. (it was all one color at this point)
Then I brought it into Photoshop and used layer masks to color it-
I made three layers (base color, highlights and shadow) selected the pixels from the layer with the text, made a mask for each of the three layers, and then painted each.
I think I spent more time on the nautilus face/tentacles, though.
It would have taken a lot longer to make it how I suppose you made your Pi shirt... Sorry.
Hope that helps!