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adrian
August 23rd, 2007, 11:21 AM
I created a vector image of my car, and I thought I'd get input on my first vectored image:

http://pyehac.com/2/mazda3vectorsample.jpg

(and if this is the wrong place for it, please move it mods/admin)

tutusue
August 23rd, 2007, 11:50 AM
Well, I'm certainly impressed, Adrian, however I have no idea what a vectored image is!!! :o Regardless, looks good to me!

1stwahine
August 23rd, 2007, 12:15 PM
Quite impressive indeed. Will it help you get a Job?:confused:

Auntie Lynn

scrivener
August 23rd, 2007, 12:24 PM
If that's really your first vector image, it's very, very good.

Sue and Lynn (and anyone else, I guess): There are different ways computers can interpret images. The way you're used to seeing it is as a collection of different colors of dots. This is called raster imaging (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raster_graphics) and it works just fine for most things, but not for enlarging or shrinking images. Vector images (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vector_graphics) are really images generated by a computer as a series of lines, curves, and shapes, and they are much better for tasks such as enlarging, shrinking, rotating, or moving images. The illutration at the Wikipedia link above kinda helps you get it.

There's a lot more to it, of course, but that's the basic difference. Applications like Flash, Director, and Freehand use vector graphics, primarily. Apps like Photoshop use raster images.

tutusue
August 23rd, 2007, 12:30 PM
I love to be edumacated! :D Thanks, Scriv...

1stwahine
August 23rd, 2007, 12:34 PM
Mahalo Scriv!:)

Lynn

adrian
August 23rd, 2007, 01:57 PM
Will it help you get a Job?
I hope. My graphics skills are still small but growing.

christa
August 23rd, 2007, 02:31 PM
whatever vectored is, i'm a fan. this is dope adrian.

now. we're hiring. radio. fun? YES! pm me.

cw

1stwahine
August 23rd, 2007, 02:37 PM
Go Foa it Adrian!

Mahalo Christa!

Auntie Lynn

christa
August 23rd, 2007, 02:38 PM
ooooo auntie i LOVELOVELOVE your new avitar :)

1stwahine
August 23rd, 2007, 02:41 PM
ooooo auntie i LOVELOVELOVE your new avitar :)

heheheh

Got it through http://www.simpsonizeme.com/
Courtesy of Kalei of Walau.org

Auntie Lynn

scrivener
August 23rd, 2007, 04:07 PM
Adrian, did you free-hand this, or did you use a photo as a guide layer? What app did you use?

adrian
August 23rd, 2007, 04:40 PM
Adrian, did you free-hand this, or did you use a photo as a guide layer? What app did you use?
I used a photo as a guide layer in photoshop

Peshkwe
August 23rd, 2007, 05:38 PM
Nice base and a good start, particularly because most likely you did it with a mouse. Keep going with it. Save it with a new name so you don't mess up your original then go in on the new one and pick out the darker (but not black or super dark blue) shadows to help bring out the form of the car more....then post it in this thread.

If you really like doing this, look around in comp stores or on-line for a graphics tablet. Some can be found that aren't as expensive as say a Wacom.

My first pen and tablet set up was this an Aiptek Hyper pen I found on sale for $40.00

http://www.aiptek.com/

scrivener
August 23rd, 2007, 07:50 PM
I didn't know Photoshop could do that. I'll have to play around with it. I've been using Flash and Freehand for this kind of thing. Any advantages to doing it with Photoshop?

SusieMisajon
August 23rd, 2007, 08:49 PM
Quite impressive indeed. Will it help you get a Job?:confused:

Auntie Lynn
What Auntie said. I hope that you are not doing these images in the time you might be out, looking for a job.

Mike_Lowery
August 23rd, 2007, 10:27 PM
has anyone used CorelDRAW before?

azerivista.com
September 28th, 2007, 12:23 PM
Nice car.
You should draw a hot chick in it:)
Anna

Mike_Lowery
September 28th, 2007, 01:26 PM
Nice car.
You should draw a hot chick in it:)
Anna

women can be SUCH pigs! :D