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http://browse.deviantart.com/photography/ http://www.sxc.hu/ http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ http://www.freedigitalphotos.net http://www.freefoto.com/ http://www.morguefile.com/ http://www.stockvault.net/ And over thousands of free stock images


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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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The closest you'll get is the Trim… command in the Image menu.


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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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Usually, text is a smooth, solid color, which makes it easy to select with the good old-fashioned Magic Wand tool. Alternatively, marquee select (keep the boundary as close to the text as you can) will get you something. Use Select > Modify > Expand and add a few pixels to the selection. How much depends on your image, but it doesn't need to be more ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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http://www.iconfinder.com/ Robust icon search engine, with licensing filters.


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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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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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Scott is partially correct. All images are, by default, copyrighted in the United States--a) unless otherwise noted or b) the copyright has expired. There's lots of exceptions. Lese mentioned one, Creative Commons licensing. One can also put something in the public domain, or open source it. Copyrights also expire, though the media industry in the US is ...


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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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Veer hasn't been posted yet. Veer makes it easier to be creative with a reliable and affordable selection of creative stock photography, stock illustrations, and fonts. Our creative elements help people add style to business, marketing, and personal design projects—from websites and blog posts to business presentations and ad campaigns.


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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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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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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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I suspect your image mode is set to Grayscale. Change it to something else using the Image → Mode menu.


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P22 has a font mirrored after these type of toy blocks called Toy Box Blocks: http://www.myfonts.com/fonts/p22/toybox-blocks/



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