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http://www.tineye.com/ is a great reverse image search. It basically searches through the internet to find images that are identical or very similar to your own. There is no perfect 1-stop-get-all solution, but it's a start. Edit Google images also has a feature now that lets you click-and-drag an image into the search bar and it will find all similar ...


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I would say if you want to mask propellers then you need to create a new mask in propeller form :) 1) Create a new shape with three line. Here i will create a very simple form of the propeller, you can extend it in your test 2) Now rasterize the shape layer (right mouse button click on the layer and then click on "Rasterize layer") and assign a new ...


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Yes, you may. I contacted Microsoft support and they confirmed this. However, I don't know how much trust I would put into a chat representative for legal concerns. So, I've provided some more information... Here is an excerpt from Microsoft's own website: Clip Art and Sample Art The End-User License Terms that accompany your software describe ...


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The chances are that it's a cachebuster - used to ensure that the url is unique (typically a random number or a time stamp) and that the image is therefore forced to be reloaded. It might be used where images are generated by the server on the fly, as an alternative to using a different actual image name every time (which has knock on implications), this ...


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Another technique to try without having to recreate the propeller from scratch. Uses the images own tonal information as a layer mask. Result: I simply duplicated the image layer, made a brightness/contrast adjustment then pasted the inverted result into the original layer's layer mask.


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Choice of the best compression method depends on your image content. If you're trying to save image with a lots of colors and smooth transitions between them, your choice would rather be JPEG. Otherwise, if you've got some lineart, text, image with a couple of colors you should try PNG instead. Specific compression scheme, parameters, color reduction etc. ...


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I'd say there's no quick and dirty fix for choppy lines, you just gotta recreate it using vectors. The following took me 3 minutes in Photoshop with Circles and Stroke effect: I'm not going to do it all for you, but all you need is two more half circles and you've got a shape based logo, which should scale beautifully to any size. So that's 6 circles, two ...


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As per my comment, this effect can easily be made with a gradient. Below is an image that has had a Gradient Map applied (purple & orange) and had the blending mode set to Screen. The potency of the effect is determined by the colors as well as the opacity. Playing around with different blending modes may also lead to some other cool results.


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I suggest making the font bold (just a change of weight, not the font itself) and respecifying the shadow so that it defines all the edges of the letters: font-family: Raleway; font-weight:900; text-shadow: 0px 0px 3px #000; You can even combine more than one text-shadow to create a definite outline as well as a blur: text-shadow: 0px 0px 3px #000, ...


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Insert linked image Open XML editor and select the image Change the xlink:href attribute to be relative instead of absolute. For example, if your image is in the same directory as your svg file, then the value for xlink:href would look something like this: "./MyPic.jpg" After saving, closing, and moving your svg file along with your image file, Inkscape ...


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I'd probably focus on two things: Typography and Color. There are lots of sites that only use typography, for example: Sites that Use Typography As The Only Design Element As you mention, stock images are a great option, but I'd recommend you buy some credits in iStock or similar, though. You will probably need really good quality ones if your site will ...


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If we look how the Moiré pattern is created we can see that it is the result of rotating linear patterns: Soure: Wikimedia This is mostly unwanted on fast method scaling of images that have a regular pattern, or on displaying such images on a display made up of regular patterns too (like our screens). To intentionally produce this effect we need a source ...


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As an alternative to the already great answers, how about adding a black div with 50% opacity behind the text? This would allow the font to work on basically any image also. div { position:absolute; top:250px; left:140px; width:500px; height:50px; background-color:black; z-index:0; opacity:0.5; } EXAMPLE


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Coincidentally, someone posted a link to these subtle patterns on the UX SE in response to quite a different problem to do with backgrounds. I think there's some good options for you there.


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Tracing software may help getting started, but then there's still a lot of illustrating craft there. Photoshop and Gimp does not sound like the right tools for the trade, Illustrator and Inkscape are more like it. IIRC both should have embedded tracers.


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You mean the one at the top that says "deadmau5" in large green letters? It's this image, which is 960 × 175 pixels, but the actual element that uses the image as its background is only 926 pixels wide, so 34 pixels from right side of the image are cut off. How did I find it? I used Firebug and just right-clicked the banner and selected Inspect ...


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If it's a stock photo available on the web, they'll find it eventually. Especially if they know it's merely a stock photo. If you can't resell it, then your choices are clear - give a link or tell them no. The bigger question is how important is the client? Especially compared to the value of the stock photo? Trying to hold on to clients with an iron grip ...


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All images - everything you see - is copyrighted. Google images is not a viable search method for images to reuse. If you want to reuse images, especially those of known origin, such as Garfield, you must contact the creator and ask permission. Often permission comes with a fee.


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Yes. In many cases the Save for web feature will reduce your file sizes. This is because in addition to allowing you to change the quality of your image (for example, jpeg quality 10 to 100), it also strips out a lot of unnecessary (for web purposes) metadata from your images like camera model, time the photo was taken, white balance, and so on. Using "save ...


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Mundanely enough, it's just an overlay or overlap. The reason for it is twofold, and also somewhat mundane: 1) because we can (Photoshop makes it easy), and 2) it's the fashion. This is one of those cases where technology drives fashion. Before Photoshop, this kind of effect required some very exacting work with a razor-knife on a big transparency. You'd ...


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Here are some options: Use another format other than JPEG (PNG or GIF); the results in terms of both file size and image quality will depend on the content of your image; each is better at certain kinds of content Make the image smaller in terms of pixels - this will have a very significant effect and should definitely be considered if you have control ...


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Regarding how this is possible, according to wikipedia: ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_%28file_format%29 ) An ICO or CUR file is made up of an ICONDIR ("Icon directory") structure, containing an ICONDIRENTRY structure for each image in the file[...] (emphasis is mine) Header ICONDIR structure Offset# Size (in bytes) Purpose 0 2 ...


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There's numerous ways you could go about doing it; the clone tool is certainly a valid method. It also depends on what version of Photoshop you have as the later versions may be better at filling it than the earlier versions (such as having content-aware filling) I user Photoshop CS5, and here's how I'd do it: I just used the magic wand and a quick ...


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Use the Slice Tool like this: Drag out a slice that encompasses the entire image. You want a "slice", in other words, that is the entire image. Right-click (Ctl-click with 1-button mouse on a Mac) and choose "Divide Slice" from the context menu. Select your slice sizes and click OK. (Note: you might consider choosing how many slices, rather than what size. ...


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The best option here I'm aware of is the Google Chrome extension RevEye. It allows you to right click on any image and do a 'reverse image search' with many reverse image search services at once: Google image-based search (this search includes relevant web pages as well as 'visually similar images' and matching images) Tin Eye Cydral (this service ...


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ppi = pixels per inch = typically used as a measurement for screens (the iPhone 4 has twice the ppi as the iphone 3) dpi = dots per inch = typically used as a print measurement and refers to the number of pixels in the image that will be used to render 1" on paper scaling = this is a loaded term and why the answer isn't simple. For raster images, you can ...


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As you probably know, the viewing distance of two feet is ludicrous. If people were going to view whatever this is from two feet, it wouldn't need to be 34 feet tall. When people get up close to something that big, they're used to seeing image issues. From a reasonable distance (20 plus feet?), Scott has the right idea. Depending on the photo, the ...


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I would take a different approach to this, because the task is like wishing for the moon. There's no unicorn filter in Photoshop yet. (And I'm surprised nobody has so far pointed out that Photoshop's pixel limit for a PSD is 30,000 in either dimension, so 86,400 would only be achievable by slicing the image into separate files and enlarging those.) The ...


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Here's how I'd do that. This assumes the shadow colour is black. If you want the transparency to match perfectly, you may need to make some adjustments near the end of this process (easy to do though). Open the Channels panel. Duplicate the green channel. Apply Levels to it, so that the highlight point hits the right end of the graph data on the ...


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I don't know about a template. You'd need to select an image or texture for your surface drop your art in at the desired angle overlay the setting with a gradient and add shadows for a lighting angle add soft-focus for effect judiciously apply film grain to temper that overly-smooth cgi look Get one setting working the way you like, then create a few ...



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