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Posted by ThatsWhatSheSaid on 11/18 at 10:01 pm to timdallinger
Roughly how is this done? I edit a lot and would love to add this my bag of tricks and i was wondering if this effect has a particular name!


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Posted by emanresu on 12/5 at 8:33 pm to ThatsWhatSheSaid
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Roughly how is this done? I edit a lot and would love to add this my bag of tricks and i was wondering if this effect has a particular name!


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Posted by timdallinger on 12/6 at 8:44 am to emanresu
I create these images. They are called vectors.

I described the vector vs raster images before and gave a brief overview of the process:

Generally speaking, there are two types of digital images: raster and vector. Most images you see are raster. They are made of pixels. The more pixels, the higher resolution. Zoom into any raster image and you can see the individual pixels. When you change the size of the image, a computer just resizes those pixels. That is why most enlarged images appear fuzzy.

Vectors are different. They are "lossless." That means they are saved in smooth lines. If you zoom in very close to a vector, the line remains smooth. Vectors are characterized by clean, solid lines. They don't have gradients. For this reason, they are good choice for logos.

Here is where things get a little a complicated. The files I posted are raster images exported from vector files. I create a vector illustration but to post it, I have to export it as a bitmap. So you are truly seeing a raster image of the vector.

The type of image I create is like a rotoscope (think Scanner Darkly). They are vector traces of photographs. Their complexity depends on the detail and the number of discreet colors used.

There are filters that can create vector images. For example Vector Magic. I use filters to help but ultimately draw almost every image line by hand. A design done by hand will look better than a filter. These can be very labor intensive.

For example, there is a specific rotoscope filter that was used for A Scanner Darkley (it is not available for purchase). Anyway, even with that incredible digital tool, it still took 50 artists over 500 hours to create that film.

Here is a tutorial from a very talented artist:

rotoscope tutorial

He doesn't use any filters and the results are extremely impressive.


Hope that helps. I have been working on Christmas projects and haven't had time to create any new wallpapers. If I make anything new, I'll be sure to post.



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Posted by TxTyger13 on 12/6 at 11:57 pm to timdallinger
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timdallinger


Dude..just saw the vector and thats freaking awesome!!



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Posted by DeafJam73 on 12/7 at 12:35 am to TxTyger13
The large sized ones make a nice wallpaper for my laptop. Fantastic work guys.




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Posted by Uncle JackD on 12/7 at 8:51 am to timdallinger
Nice work tim, thanks


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Posted by emanresu on 12/7 at 11:52 pm to timdallinger
First of all,

Second:

quote:

I use filters to help but ultimately draw almost every image line by hand.




I had a feeling that was the case, because the shadows and highlights looked too good to be purely a filter. So much for an easy button.



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Posted by timdallinger on 3/22 at 4:18 pm to timdallinger
I haven't posted much lately but I have been busy. No new LSU pieces but I wanted to to my collection here in case there were any motorcycle enthusiasts. I will likely avoid greyscale images in the future as this was really very detailed. There are 2 additional greys that aren't visible at this resolution.

The bike was built by Faith Forgotten Motorcycles.

Iphone Size:


EVO/DROID:



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Posted by DeafJam73 on 3/22 at 4:43 pm to timdallinger
Your work is flat out amazing.


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Posted by HooDooWitch on 3/22 at 5:17 pm to timdallinger
Tim you never cease to amaze me with your level of detail and time you invest in these works of art!


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Posted by timdallinger on 3/23 at 9:27 am to HooDooWitch
Thank you. While the small nuances aren't too noticeable at this resolution, they certainly are when printed. For an 11x17 print, the resolution needs to be 3300x5100 to yeild a 300 dpi image. That is a lot of detail.


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Posted by timdallinger on 3/30 at 9:22 am to timdallinger
The all-time NCAA leading scorer; our very own Pistol Pete Maravich

Iphone:



Blackberry:



EVO/DROID:




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Posted by Iamnick on 3/30 at 1:11 pm to timdallinger

Pistol Pete!



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Posted by LSU-MNCBABY on 3/30 at 1:18 pm to timdallinger
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timdallinger


Is there any way you could put this logo




On this part of you other image?




That would be awesome, I've been trying to play around with it on photoshop and cant get it to look right.



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Posted by Mac on 4/2 at 5:03 pm to timdallinger
Love the PP23 ones. Any baseball themed one on the horizon?


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Posted by ATLienTiger on 4/3 at 4:08 am to Mac
I don't have a Droid/Evo but holy heck, is the screen really comparable to the size of the images paired with in this thread?


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Posted by LSU_Richoux on 4/3 at 10:41 pm to timdallinger
Tim...Great Job! These are great!

Any chance you could do these in iPad resolution which I think is 1024x768, especially the LSU Defense one?



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Posted by timdallinger on 4/4 at 8:52 am to LSU_Richoux
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1024x768


For most images, I post one at that resolution on the Wallpaper thread at the top of the page. The Defense image is posted on page 3 of that thread, I believe.

Thanks for the support.



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Posted by timdallinger on 4/4 at 8:59 am to timdallinger
Lo Lo Jones- an incredible young lady with such poise and resolve. Her attitude makes her a wonderful role model for aspiring athletes. Expect big things from this former LSU Tiger in London.








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Posted by Sam Waterston on 4/4 at 3:41 pm to timdallinger
I love Lo Lo, she's even beautiful as a vector.

Great work tim



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