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up to date feature overview On a free tool is not a pain at all. You download it and you take a look. So I'm a bit curious as to which one is the better pick to invest time in. Inkscape is a solid tool, you see people actually using it everywhere. You find tutorials, etc. I feel you are a bit scared to "waste time" on the tool, thinking that you can ...


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Here's a tip from long experience with Photoshop removing people. Wake up early. I mean really early, grab a banana and skip breakfast. Be the first guy taking that photo. No software needed and this will also save you breakfast money.


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For myself, I started off in vector art with Macromedia Freehand and Aldus Pagemaker... then switched to Adobe Illustrator, and some Inkscape... those two were my workhorses for a looong time. I developed a huge library of Illustrator assets over fifteen years of graphic design, technical illustration and architectural illustration. More recently, a couple ...


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Use any application capable of changing the color of text - there are probably hundreds, if not thousands - from Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign to Scribus, Sketch, Affinity, to Word, MSPaint, Paintshop Pro, Gimp, Inkscape... Type a paragraph Select the entire paragraph, set its color to the lighter color you wish to use Select a section of the paragraph, ...


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It is a bit broad about what you want. Probably more specific than a real-time render engine is a game engine. So my first choice would be Unreal Engine and Unity. I would think about a 2D interface as simply a 3D object fixed in space in a relationship with the camera. After-effects has little to do with this. The main goal is to produce a video unless you ...


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Use whatever works for you and results in the final item you need. Any choice of software has much to do with a users preference. This is especially true if the final product is to merely be a raster image.


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Google Docs If the intention is to share the list.... Then just with that single factor being predominant, I'd suggest Google Docs which are designed to be easily shared. Then digging further if you want a list, perhaps with dates, turnaround times, or other items in a table-like structure, a Google Doc Spreadsheet seems to be a good choice. There is also ...


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Affinity Photo (which reads PSDs as well as most typical image and photo types) is specced to handle 65.5 Gigapixel (256000 x 256000) images - this may be your best bet. Bear in mind that at a colour depth of 24 bits per pixel, each pixel takes up 3 bytes of memory, so if you're working in RAW, and have a lot of layer effects & filters, you may simply ...


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From Adobe's options, I agree After effects is the one, but the most suitable program could also be a 3D one depending on the "look". You can also take a look at Blender. But it can potentially be a challenge to learn if you are not familiar with any 3D program. The good thing is that there are a lot of tutorials out there.


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You can use Photoshop. Select your image, and Right Click → Free Transform and then Right Click → Distort Now drag your edges from the corners and tweak until you are happy with the output. You can also use Filter → Lens Correction with the Custom settings to edit the perspective distortion. (For more complex images it may be better to use the more manual ...


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user287001's suggestion to use Inkscape is supported by another StackExchange post, which says verbatim: With Inkscape I can save an .svg files to PSTricks (.tex) via the Save As dialogue. I did a copy image on the pig, pasted it in Inkscape, performed a Path, Trace Bitmap using colors as the separation parameter. The result was just about perfect. I ...


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These drawings can be made in vector graphics programs as 2D drawings. I'm sure that the result is usable without exact projection nor perspective. Thus one can draw circles as ellipses and other projected things without calculating the right projection details. Here's one approximately as complex drawing made in Inkscape: Inkscape is freeware. It's ...


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FrameMaker is specifically designed for things like manuals and text books. It has more robust cross-referencing, indexing, etc. needed for such projects. That's the entire point behind FrameMaker. While I have not directly worked with FrameMaker, I would be inclined to download the trial and try it. FrameMaker would be the next logical step if the InDesign ...


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Nearly anything goes, but a vector drawing program is the easiest. I mean such as Illustrator, Inkscape, Affinity Designer, CorelDraw or Xara Designer. They have smoothed pencils and the pen for Bezier curves. Preset curve drawing tools make regular outlines such as ellipses, rectangles and circles easily. Drawing is possible even with a mouse. Mouse is ...


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Software like adobe photoshop and adobe lightroom can transform to black and white (which is different than desaturation) in an automatic manner, that will ensure more contrast between the colors present in the image. For example, in photoshop: For maximum contrast, once you have the resulting grayscale image, you can apply automatic levels adjustment so ...


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I use Autodesk Sketchbook which is now free, it has different types of brushes like for coloring skin, rocks, clouds, etc. But if you draw on the phone/tablet, you could use Ibispaint - there is a free app - which also has different types of brushes that you might have to buy or you could watch an AD to use them for free in 18 hours. (I don't buy them, I ...


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If it is for students, a good call is for free software. Then your option is Inkscape, that can draw the examples you posted very easy... and it is free. IF you want a real 3D program, also free go for Blender or Sketchup... Did I mention free? And those are really good programs. I think an important part of the assignment is to use legal software. ...


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If you really want to learn to animate, then After Effects is the way to go. While you can more or less let things move around in most Adobe tools, I'd say that After Effects is by far the best tool for this, with the best control over any aspect. You can create your assets in Illustrator and then animate them in After Effects.


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I got 2 application suggestions for Mac: ColorSnapper — Color Picker ~$9 Latest update April 23, 2018 Sip Color Picker ~$10 Latest update February 15, 2019 (Version 2) They are OS wide color pickers so they can be used to pick colors from practically anything. I like Color Snapper, because it has this zoom toggle, which zooms in really close when you ...


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Make a search for Color Picker. You find several tools like this: It's here: https://imagecolorpicker.com/en If you can run legacy Photoshop, you can as well do PrntScrn to copy an image to the clipboard, then open a new image in PS, paste and check the colors with the picker.


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If image is in web browser, it is rendered as RGB, so basic color pickup will work. Use Colorzilla or any other color pickup tool (browser based or local installation doesn't matter). CMYK image have no use of values without knowledge what color profile is used, so no simple solution is possible. Mozilla have several Color Management solutions built in in ...


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You can check out Adobe Captivate. It seems to be able to do what you are looking for. Here is an example cursor movement editing.


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These images are quite simple. Any 2D vector based program will do. Free: Inkscape, Gravit Designer. Paid: Corel Draw, Affinity Designer, Illustrator. On each program, it could imply a slightly different way to do it. Some of them have tools like a 3D extrusion for example. But it is not necessary. What you need to have in mind is to draw the basic shape ...


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I will weigh on on this one as books, manuals etc have been and are my bread-and-butter in many ways, as I'm (amongst other things) a technical writer. For what you're proposing, I'd look at DTP tools like Affinity Publisher or Adobe InDesign as my first choices. FWIW, I've been an Adobe Suite user for decades, but have actively been transitioning to ...


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Use GIMP. Open your file. If it's not RGB, change the mode to RGB (=Image > Mode > RGB). Insert alpha channel, if it does not already exist. Goto Layer > Transparency. Option "Add alpha channel" is grayed, if there's already one. Increase the contrast with Color > Curves so that paper is full white. Adjust the hue and saturation of the writing good after ...


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If you prefer python you should probably use numpy (or scipy) package, with PIL as loader. Basically for the speedup that you get from its matrix manipulation tool set gets you doing anything quite quickly (see here). Or if you want to do it in real time use OpenCV instead. With your additions it seems clear that your not looking at all into a software with ...


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This looks like something done in either a specifically tailored astronomical engine or in a general purpose game engine - if I were building this, I'd do it in the Unity game engine.


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I ended up animating text with Apple Keynote (setting transitions to automatic) and then exporting to a 1080p .m4v movie which I could import into iMovie.


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I'm going to give a graphics software answer here, which is in a different direction than all these - both Affinity Photo and Photoshop support 360 equirectangular painting Photoshop you'll want a 360 VR plugin like Flexify - Affinity Photo supports this natively. I will address method in Affinity as I have that on hand here, and am embedded at a client ...


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These Wikipedia images should make it clear: You want to draw an image which is distorted like the right one. Your VR system will map it onto a sphere like in the left and the system user watches it sitting in the midpoint of the sphere. You "simply" take a rectangular area which is 2 times as wide as it's high. You want obviously draw space dust, stars ...


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