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I'm more of a designer than a programmer, but I program for the web, using PHP, Javascript, and unless I can avoid it, MySQL.

I also grasp Bash shell scripting, a little LAMP server administration, and various other things that ultimately lead to creating and managing web sites.

When it comes to programming, and the things I do for IT work in general, my main issue is that of being a Jack of all trades - limited knowledge about many things, without being truly expert at any one of them. So I'm always having to ask questions because when it comes to any specific goal, almost certainly someone knows better than me how to do it. ;)


Oct
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revised How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters?
Put the focus on the image I wanted.
Oct
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awarded  Cleanup
Oct
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revised How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters?
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Oct
1
revised How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters?
Changed example image to one that is a more clear example of what I mean. Altered text accordingly.
Oct
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asked How do I create a bevel effect on a complex object in Inkscape?
Sep
15
revised Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
Removed slightly argumentative phrases.
Sep
14
comment Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
@Scott: Fair enough. I suppose there are lots of people looking for shortcuts. But I assure you, I'm willing to do what it takes, I'm just not sure how to get there. All I mean by "global" is that I have an existing colour layer, so I think that going in with, say, some kind of brush and making touch ups runs the risk of some sections being inconsistent with others, unless I repaint the whole thing, which squashes the work already done.
Sep
14
revised Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
Clarified that it's not just looking for one filter.
Sep
14
comment Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
@Scott: Where does it say I'm looking for a shortcut? In both questions, nothing I have said excludes the possibility of multiple layers of technique, or of time and effort. The key difference is that in this question I am looking for something with global effects across an entire image, as opposed to spot specific effects that one might achieve with a specific brush or localized technique. The only implication of looking for a shortcut came with your assumptions based on the mention of the term "filter".
Sep
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revised Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
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Sep
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revised Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
Clarified that I am looking to act on an image with already existing colours.
Sep
14
comment Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
@Scott: The other question specifically looks for brush techniques, and this one is asking about filter techniques. In this question, I already have an existing set of colours, but I need to modify them, not draw them from scratch. In the other question, I'm starting from scratch. They are separate issues, requiring separate answers.
Sep
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asked How do I get this uneven airbrush effect similar to old art deco posters?
Sep
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asked Is there a filter I can use to create this 1960s poster texture?
Aug
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comment Which graphic design application should I learn after Photoshop and Illustrator?
I agree whole heartedly with this answer's essential premise that for what you are trying to do, getting deeper into Photoshop and Illustrator will be better than learning other graphics tools. However, while I don't disagree that books are helpful, I would suggest that it's far more worth your while to just keep making stuff. Keep playing, trying things out, and post them somewhere to get feedback. Hope that helps.
Aug
17
comment Resize a big image into a small one without constraining proportions or stretching it
I downloaded and looked at your original image. Because of the placement of the cows, it is physically impossible to crop this image to a 960px X 200px, and not cut the cows, and keep the sky in, and without stretching or squashing. The only way you can acheive all those criteria is to use Photoshop's many other tools to reposition the cows, edit how low the sky goes, repeat the image on one edge to extend the area, or something like that.
Aug
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comment Technical term for stray pixels
I think you're confusing what aliasing is with what aliasing looks like when seen in unintended ways. In other words, of course aliasing looks bad if you are close enough to see the jagged edges. But then, so does anti-aliasing if you zoom in and see the gray dots. That anti-aliasing looks better at low resolution and on screens and aliasing looks better at higher resolution in print just goes to show that each has its place.
Aug
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comment Technical term for stray pixels
@horatio: No, I am talking about aliasing. While it is often visually unappealing, especially on video, it is not by default, a problem. Especially when you are designing for certain print needs, anti-aliasing is not desired, as it causes murkiness in the print process. Thus, whether or not you want to have "aliasing" depends on your goals. Since aliasing is not always a problem, but "stray" pixels are (because they're "stray") you can't simply equate the two terms.
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