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Dec
17
comment Is it a copyright violation to trace everyday objects and use them for commercial use?
The best guidance on these questions I've seen is that to infringe, there has to be substantial similarity with protectible elements of the original. So in your case I'd imagine (not a lawyer) that it would need to be a) recognisable and b) of something distinctive or unique. Generic features (e.g. the shape of an average sofa): no problem. Distinctive features (e.g. a particular pattern, or distinctive chair design): a problem unless you use it as only inspiration, creating something that is not "substantially similar".
Dec
16
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
based on feedback from asker's testing
Dec
16
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
based on feedback from asker's testing
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
@KromStern if those links helped you make a script that works and if you don't mind sharing it for other people facing the same problem, you could edit the working script into the end of the answer. People could then also edit in new features or improvements if they wanted.
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
That script is basically the same as the pixelalign script I linked to - it only aligns objects, not points within objects
Dec
13
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
confirmed that save as SVG exists in CS2
Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
If it's a minor value it's likely to be consistent (or, very very similar) for every point - so can't you then move all points at once to get them exactly on the grid?
Dec
13
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
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Dec
13
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
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Dec
13
revised How to align all selected points to a grid?
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Dec
13
comment How to align all selected points to a grid?
No idea what the downvotes were for - this is a really clear question. On some StackExchange sites there's a really ugly undignified trend where some people downvote questions when they don't know the answer... (i.e. any interesting, challenging questions...) I really hope that's not what happened here because I thought we were better than that.
Dec
13
answered How to align all selected points to a grid?
Dec
12
revised How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?
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revised How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?
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Dec
12
answered How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?
Dec
12
revised Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
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Dec
12
revised Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
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Dec
12
comment Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
If he did the "digital tracing" method I described using layers, then it wouldn't be surprising if the photo and image were near-identical - any differences would simply be where he got bored of tracing details. Mau Horng posted a link to an overlay comparison he made showing several very small differences which was deleted for some reason: tiny differences would make sense if the guy did 200 hours of tracing then finally got bored.
Dec
11
comment Illustrator assumes I want to type on a path— can that be changed?
Just did some experimenting, weird observation (in CS6 on Mac): if you click while holding down ctrl (not cmd) and alt while over/near a path, it doesn't put the text on the path. It does, however, create the text as a text box with a seemingly random size and position... other versions might give other results...
Dec
11
comment Illustrator assumes I want to type on a path— can that be changed?
I'd be surprised if there is, unfortunately. One possible workaround if you're working on something with many paths adding many text points would be to have the paths on one layer, text on another, and lock the paths layer while you work on text.