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What technique is used to create these image based icons?

I just saw a mailbox zero inbox icon and thought it was cool! I am wondering: what is the technique to create this artwork? Mask with an image? I am looking for a keyword to google it. Example:
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Advice for creating a fluid and responsive graphic

So I'm creating an entirely responsive website, with the aim of using as few media queries and magic numbers as possible. I've found after a number of attempts, that using the content to create the ...
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Is there a command-line program that can output ascii art as an image?

Is there a command-line program (for Linux) that can convert an image to ascii art and then save that output as an image e.g. jpg or png? To illustrate what I'm in need of, I want to convert the ...
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Quality of .gif output from Photoshop

I'm trying to output a .gif from Photoshop (CS6) and have run into some difficulty with the quality it is producing. Ideally, each image should resemble these stills - 1, 2 and 3 which are crisp and ...
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Better image compression by combining images?

What is the name of the technique where many small images are copied into one large image to get better compression and avoid loading many separate images int memory? And is this still useful in ...
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How to create new image from a group of layers of the exact size as the biggest layer extends? (Cropping in photoshop)

I am trying to crop an element in photoshop and I want to make sure it is perfect. I have a PSD that has many web elements that are grouped together nicely. I want to create a new image with the same ...
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Best way to add an individual image to pdf form letter

I want to add an individual image to a static pdf. Like I have 200 individual images and one pdf that is always the same. Then I want to say something like 2 inch top and 3 inch left and then the ...
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Is it ok to use .pngs on business cards to print?

I want to use a background image from here though these are usually just used for websites. I am worried the quality will not be sufficient enough for print. Would I be correct in this assumption? Is ...
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How do I use a vector graphic to cut an image in Fireworks?

I am designing a website with Adobe Fireworks and I want to have a design where I have divs with rounded corners. Inside those divs I want to have an image that gets cut (rounded) by the containing ...
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Common ground for image sizes when using Photoshop save to web

Recently, I was working on an image in Photoshop and wanted to save it for web usage. I wanted to know whether there is a good size to go with for the modern design standards when it comes to ...
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insert the same image on every other page

I am creating a booklet and want to include a small image on every odd page. To do that, use master pages, right? But here's the catch - I want to rotate and move the image just a little as the pages ...
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Make Illustrator use the embedded result images

I have been tasked with updating a poster that the client used last year. Should be fairly simple, just edit the file, change the date and shrink it from A2 to A3. But I only have the pdf that was ...
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Adobe Photoshop XY coordinates export

I have tried to use amrok's script (given here). I'm trying to export the XY coordinates of corner points of a selection - ideally to a text file... Would you be able to help?
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Chop up an image in to blocks of the same color

I want to chop up an image into blocks of lets say 10x10px (the size is arbitrary). The blocks can only have one color and therefore it is allowed that the image will be slightly changed (its the ...
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How to design a site without pictures

A site I'm creating is a directory which sorts and displays information for about 300 businesses which are part of a specific business partnership/network. The site is meant to provide information to ...
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How to sharpen a shape layer or vector mask without rasterization?

I am attempting to clean up the below vector image at the bottom, since the pixellation is not very sharp. However, I am told that I will need to rasterize it in order to adjust the pixels. So my ...
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Can I recreate a model and post it?

Can I create a 3d model from pictures that are available on the internet and put it into a small animation and post it on YouTube? For example I want to create a 3d model of a car from images found on ...
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How to include images in my book to hand over to the designer

I am creating a practical guide book with images. I am currently using Scrivener which is writing software for the edit stage. I need to include images into the text, but I will then pass over my ...
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Batch resize and OUTPUT multiple images

I need to batch resize multiple images and thats really easy in Photoshop insert a folder and get a output in anther folder. But i need this to output multiple images of all the images inside the ...
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How can I create a stretchable / scalable button texture with uneven edges?

I'm trying to create a cloud image which can be resized without stretching, for an iPhone application. There's a method in iOS called resizableImageWithCapInsets which allows me to specify a number ...
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Autoconverting PNGs to sRGB

Tools like PNGOUT blithely strip out color profiles (the iCCP chunk), which arguably makes the tools lossy because it changes the appearance of non-sRGB images in nearly all modern browsers. I've ...
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3D Facial Expression Database

Can anyone suggest 3D Face Expression Database which has basic expressions like happy, sad, surprise, anger, disgust, ... I am trying to simulate different expressions on a 2D face image. As a ...
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How to batch resize a group of images by area?

I know how to run a batch resize based on fixed width, height, or percentage... but what if I have a number of photos of all different sizes and shapes and I want them to be roughly the same size ...
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How much effort should I put in to optimizing (cutting up) images for the web?

I often get designs from our artists which contain large complicated images that can be turned into a background-color, some tiling, and overlaid smaller images. The problem is, doing this often takes ...
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How to make a picture look like it's torn off?

How do I cut off the boundary of a picture all zig zag like it is in this picture Or in this one I have Paint.NET, a free image editing software. How can I do this in Paint.NET?
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How do I save 9patch image in photoshop?

I am using a image, and I would like to draw 9 patch for that image. I am not sure in which format i have to save this. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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How can I make this image transparent using Photoshop?

I am using Adobe Photoshop version 13.0 (CS6) and I am trying to make this image transparent: I am trying to do something like layer --> new layer ..but it isn't working for me. I am very new to ...
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Gimp Pasted Layer Move Tool

What I want to do is paste a picture to a new gimp file. I have the background layer and when I paste it puts it into the floating selection like expected. I found that I'm supposed to turn it into a ...
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How can I save only one layer as a PNG file in Photoshop

I wanted save some layers as PNG files and I had opened a new window for every .png file and pasted in there and sometimes crop it. Is there a way to export just a few or one selected layer and not ...
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How to get bokeh images to use in web design?

I'm looking for online resources, image libraries, Photoshop actions, tools, or any other means of getting or designing bokeh images (those highly blurred pictures, with colorful circles) for use as ...
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Create an artboard automatically to the size of an image (Illustrator)

I am trying to figure out how to make an artboard automatically snap to the size of an image. I know that you can draw a rectangle, then go to the Artboards window and choose "Convert to Artboards" ...
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Resizing With Photoshop Elements

Usually, when I crop an image in Photoshop, I can drag around the area and just crop. But when I try this in Photoshop Elements, however, the image is always resized. Is there a way I can just crop ...
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Free vector graphic images, for commercial use

Is there a free library of vector graphics for commercial use?
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How do I find the original color version of b&w artwork?

I'm collecting late medieval and early renaissance artwork for a personal online project. In doing that, I've accumulated a number of early-internet black and white images which I know originally ...
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Advice on what to put on my home page

I need a little help, and general advice, on what I can put on the front page of my software company's website. I realise that this question is not as specific as some may like it to be, but I hoped ...
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A very strange favicon file (atleast for me) where one single file contains 3 different sized images

I have this favicon file. Dowload favicon file I can not upload the image file since its does not have the proper format. When you view this file in windows 7, you get the following. This single ...
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How to batch update multiple image links in InDesign CS5 or CS6?

I am using Adobe InDesign CS5.5 and / or CS6 (depending on if this feature can be found in one or the other program). Does anyone know if there is a way to batch update multiple image links in ...
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Dotted Overlay Creates Monitor Flicker

There was a recent question discussing dotted overlays/dithering patterns on images, and I wanted to explore the method. I set it up so it was one black pixel, one blank, one black, etc. After ...
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How to make an image look like it's been printed

I'm wondering if anyone has any tips, tutorials or templates on how to 'fake' a printed effect. I want to make it look in my portfolio like I have printed business cards and other collateral without ...
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Resize a big image into a small one without constraining proportions or stretching it

I have am image which is 1920px X 1200px. How would I make it small in such a way that it turns into a 960px X 200px exactly. If I do it without the option of "Constraint Proportions" checked in PS, ...
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Image Sizing problem from photoshop to web

I'm new to the web designing stuff, so I bought a template. I want to change some text in my header. It is saved as a png image. I opened the PSD file in photoshop and changed the text. I then ...
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Placing images in Illustrator CS5

When I place images in Illustrator CS5, I face the following problems. I have a AI-CS5.1 file which is 902 KB in size. I have a image file in JPG format which is 618 KB in size. The File is 1600 ...
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Reduce file size without losing quality

I would like to save files in Photoshop but keep them as small as possible. I use Save for Web (and Devices) and save as a JPEG. Here are the settings I used: I really do not want to lower the ...
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If you had to choose, would you rather go without luminance or chrominance?

We are learning image processing in computer vision course. There is question given in slides that "If you had to choose, would you rather go without luminance or chrominance?" So on which ...
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What is it called when an image pokes above text/design elements?

Publications often seem to like to make parts of images poke above text or design elements, either subtly or clearly. For example, in this Radio Times cover, the top of a woman's head is positioned ...
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Save for web feature in Photoshop for image size reduction

Save for web feature in Photoshop for image size reduction, would this be the simplest way for a beginner (like myself) to try and save on (some) loading time without losing too much quality. I am ...
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Drawing and importing hand drawn images into mobile game

In the article about DragonBox iPhone game, I've read that: the dragons were all drawn by a fourteen-year-old girl I would like to do exactly the same: ask someone to draw some images for the ...
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How can I create a realistic 3d model from my 2d photos of furniture?

Before you point your finger and laugh, please take into consideration that my boss is asking me to do this for him. As a faithful employee with some Photoshop skills and no experience with 3d ...
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Remove background from a shadow effect

I have the following image: It is a shadow effect created in Photoshop. I need to have that black shadow with transparent background in order to be used with different background colors. The ...
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What is a “sprite”?

I am studying Fundamentals of Multimedia by Ze-Nian Li and Mark S Drew. They use the term "sprite" but I don't understand the meaning. Can someone explain to me what sprites are and how they are ...