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revised Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
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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
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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
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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.
Dec
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revised What is this font used in many academic papers and notes?
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revised What image file format is used by Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile?
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comment How can I make a nav bar thats not boring!
A thought: dull isn't always a bad thing for something functional like a nav bar. You don't want a nav bar that distracts from your main content and trips up users because it's not what they are familiar with. I'd suggest saving the spice for those things you want to be eye-catching, and keep everything else simple, familiar and easy to use: this will also make the genuinely eye-catching stuff stand out more strongly. If everything stands out, nothing does.
Dec
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comment Cut a square in half to produce line corners
So, an easy way to go from your first image to your second image would be to use the direct selection tool (white arrow, a), select the points at the corner of each triangle (holding shift), then copy and paste just those points.
Dec
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comment What are some techniques to drawing abstract art
Surrealist artists were very big on devising fixed formalised techniques for coming up with ideas and starting points accidentally, randomly and/or subconsciously. Search on 'surrealist techniques' and you'll find some relevant stuff.
Dec
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comment Change viewbox attribute in svg exported by illustrator
Strange - definitely can work in CS6. Must have changed between CS6 and CC - seems like an odd change though.
Dec
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comment What image file format is used by Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile?
It only allows one save file? :-/ not ideal... I generally find Infinite Painter to be better than SBM - also, the guy behind it has a pressure-sensitive galaxy note version, a vector drawing app (Infinite Design) and an animation app (Animation Studio), as a kind of Android design suite.
Dec
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comment Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
Can you add links to the "some other video" mentioned, and if possible images of zoomed side-by-side high-detail areas (e.g. hair) of the photo and painting to support "you will see that there is not even one pixel difference betwen them"? Also - to clarify - is what you are suggesting that the first 80% of the video is real, but the final steps leading to the final image are just erasing the painting to show the photo?
Dec
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comment Adobe Creative Suite alternative
I've heard that Corel is popular in fashion illustration (not sure why, but I think Corel encourage it with community resources aimed at fashion related things). It's worth mentioning that Corel hasn't run on Macs for 10 years or so - but Macs and PCs are pretty much the same for design purposes these days, I'd choose software then device then operating system.
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comment Could this photo-realistic Morgan Freeman painting really be done like this on an iPad?
Yeah that's the photo he worked from. It says so on the description of the video: "Original Photograph Taken by Scott Gries - scottgries.com "
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