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Beat.
Nov 22, 2003

Hey, baby, wanna come up and see my etchings?


Wooh posted:

This is super noobish but how does one thumbnail link. Does SA do it for you or do you have to do it manually?

if you use waffleimages for hosting, it gives you a thumbnail link automatically

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3rd World Dictator
Jun 28, 2006

Ask me about my tasty empanadas


Beat. posted:

if you use waffleimages for hosting, it gives you a thumbnail link automatically

Thanks. Guess I know who to use for hosting.

Customer Service
Jun 20, 2004

I'm not wearing any pants

I think my earlier question got lost in all the other posts, but I need to expand on it anyway.

I need to do a website for someone who wants it to have a side menu where submenus fly/pop out to the side when you mouse over it.

The only way I know to do that is some sort of CSS/javascript thing. (I've been trying to find a good program to make one with) But my boss insists we can't use javascript and that there's a way to do it in plain html. I haven't been able to find that way myself.

Does anyone have any idea on alternatives, or am I out of luck?

Colonial Air Force
May 22, 2002

Bombing Redcoats since 1775



I have a Photoshop filters question, and it's entirely possible that this isn't doable.

Is there a simple way to make a photo look like an 18th century painting? Obviously, I know that a filter is basically just going to give a rough idea, and then it'll need touching up from there, but I haven't been able to find anything all that close.

I'm try to do something like a Trumbull painting, basically.

pipes!
Jul 10, 2001


Nap Ghost

Further clarification on the nudity issue: If you're concerned about nudity being an issue, it's probably an issue. A little warning in the title of the thread you make is great, as well as thumbnailing artistic nudes in a post of a thread that isn't yours (say one of the daily draw/paint/photo threads).

If, for whatever reason you want feedback on your explorative Godzilla action figure bukakae guro series, tag a text link with surrounding smilies and brace for shunning and ridicule.

Wooh posted:

Thanks. Guess I know who to use for hosting.
Adding a "t" before the "img" in the image vB code should also automatically convert it into a thumbnail, regardless of host. That being said, Waffleimages is pretty awesome.

Fantasmo
Dec 19, 2008

by Fistgrrl


Is it okay in a piece of fiction to talk about another piece of fiction as long as you don't claim it as your own?

For example, can I have my main character be a huge fan of, say, The Cosby Show, and have him constantly talk about how Cliff Huxtable is his role model and even have him emulate some of that character's mannerisms?

I've been assuming that so long as I don't steal the character as my own and I've made the distinction that it is from another piece of well known fiction, then it's kosher to refer to fictional characters as fictional characters. Is this correct?

Slashie
Mar 24, 2007

by Fistgrrl


Fantasmo posted:

Is it okay in a piece of fiction to talk about another piece of fiction as long as you don't claim it as your own?

For example, can I have my main character be a huge fan of, say, The Cosby Show, and have him constantly talk about how Cliff Huxtable is his role model and even have him emulate some of that character's mannerisms?

I've been assuming that so long as I don't steal the character as my own and I've made the distinction that it is from another piece of well known fiction, then it's kosher to refer to fictional characters as fictional characters. Is this correct?

Yep. People do it all the time. Similarly you can have your character buy a real product or talk to a real (notable) person, as long as you don't say anything libelous.

Fantasmo
Dec 19, 2008

by Fistgrrl


Thank you, Slashie.

Slashie
Mar 24, 2007

by Fistgrrl


Fantasmo posted:

Thank you, Slashie.

Is the Cosby guy an actual character you're writing? If so are you going to post that here?

Fantasmo
Dec 19, 2008

by Fistgrrl


Slashie posted:

Is the Cosby guy an actual character you're writing? If so are you going to post that here?

No, sorry. The Cosby guy actually sounds like a funny premise, but that was just a random example. Specifically I'm talking about Godzilla. A character in a novella I've written is obsessed with Godzilla and talks about him a lot, and I was wondering if that could land me in some trouble with ToHo (they're the ones who sued that artist for using a tiny image of Godzilla in a collage but this is hardly the same thing).

Slashie
Mar 24, 2007

by Fistgrrl


Fantasmo posted:

No, sorry. The Cosby guy actually sounds like a funny premise, but that was just a random example. Specifically I'm talking about Godzilla. A character in a novella I've written is obsessed with Godzilla and talks about him a lot, and I was wondering if that could land me in some trouble with ToHo (they're the ones who sued that artist for using a tiny image of Godzilla in a collage but this is hardly the same thing).
Oh, no I think you're probably fine. I'm not a lawyer, but my lawyer (whom I did not consult about this) would probably get a claim like that laughed out of court. You're not writing a new Godzilla story, you're not degrading their IP (a gray area to define, but presumably you're not writing Godzilla furry porn here), and Godzilla has been around so long and has permeated the culture so extensively the name is almost generic now. Having a character say "Hey, let's stay up all night and watch old Godzilla movies" or "My boss is the Godzilla of middle managers" or even "Man that Matthew Broderick Godzilla movie was just godawful, wasn't it?" are all well within my understanding of fair use.

Suprfli6
Jul 9, 2008

God I fucking love Diablo 3 gold, it even paid for this shitty title

Okay, I have a question about trying to acquire a print of a portrait. The portrait in question is Francois-joseph Ducreux's 1793 self portrait with him pointing and laughing at the viewer.

So far, I have not had any luck finding this available at any poster website. They all seem to only have other portraits he's painted, or his other self portrait (which shows him yawning). I have found one or two places to buy oil-on-canvas reprints of the portrait, as well as a site that has the portrait on t-shirts. I really want this awesome French bastard hanging on my wall though, but I'm not sure that I want to shell out $200+ for a canvas version.

Anyone happen to know of a place where I could find it, or could direct me to a better place to ask? It would be much appreciated.

vonnegutt
Aug 7, 2006
Hobocamp.


If you can find a really high quality image of it online (at least 1,000 px on one side), you can probably get a decent print of it at any profession poster printer's. There are some in every town and they'll probably have a few different options. Basically you want a color printout on photo quality paper (at a size you like), and then maybe have it mounted on foamcore.

That Genuine Stank
Apr 25, 2004

by Ralp


I have been thinking, I would really like it if I could figure out a way to make the fonts in indesign work like the palette in that I could remove unused fonts. The best way that I can think of to do this is to deactivate the fonts. The problem that I am running up against is that, even though I am using an external font manager, suitcase fusion, I can't seem to deactivate anything that is already activated.

What gives? Am I forever condemned to having papyrus and comic sans pollute my font menus? I am usix osx 10.5.6 by the by.

Elijya
May 11, 2005

Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.

I have a 50% off of any one item coupon for Michael's art store, good for this week only. Are there any particularly expensive art supplies I should be looking at to use this on? I'm a painter, and I have a cheap easel I like, but maybe I could use another one. Is there anything else anyone can think of?

pipes!
Jul 10, 2001


Nap Ghost

Commissar Lord posted:

I have a Photoshop filters question, and it's entirely possible that this isn't doable.

Is there a simple way to make a photo look like an 18th century painting? Obviously, I know that a filter is basically just going to give a rough idea, and then it'll need touching up from there, but I haven't been able to find anything all that close.

I'm try to do something like a Trumbull painting, basically.
A lot of painting mimicry is done without filters. I'm assuming you want to create something that looks like this?

You can probably get a good way of the way there with hue and saturation adjustments, a texture overlay to suggest canvas texture, and some gradient shadowing. If you're going to use filters, keep them light, subtle, and minimal to keep it from looking too "filtery." I got some decent results with Noise/Dust and Scratches, but it's about playing around and finding what looks right.

Colonial Air Force
May 22, 2002

Bombing Redcoats since 1775



pipes! posted:

A lot of painting mimicry is done without filters. I'm assuming you want to create something that looks like this?

You can probably get a good way of the way there with hue and saturation adjustments, a texture overlay to suggest canvas texture, and some gradient shadowing. If you're going to use filters, keep them light, subtle, and minimal to keep it from looking too "filtery." I got some decent results with Noise/Dust and Scratches, but it's about playing around and finding what looks right.

Cool, thanks. I'm pretty much a novice, but I thought this could be a fun project, and I"m sure I'll learn things.

Elijya
May 11, 2005

Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.

I don't really know the names of different art styles, but my next assignment is called something like formal expressionism, or abstract formalism, something like that. The examples the teacher showed me were mainly shapes and colors, but not crazy random patterns like a Jackson Pollack, you're supposed to plan it out before hand., and they looked to have more of a geometric structure to them. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I wanted to find more examples of it.

plaguedoctor
Jun 26, 2008

I CAN DUMP MY GIRLFRIEND CAUSE SHE'S LIKE A WHORE, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT???

Elijya posted:

I don't really know the names of different art styles, but my next assignment is called something like formal expressionism, or abstract formalism, something like that. The examples the teacher showed me were mainly shapes and colors, but not crazy random patterns like a Jackson Pollack, you're supposed to plan it out before hand., and they looked to have more of a geometric structure to them. Does anyone know what I'm talking about? I wanted to find more examples of it.

Things like Rothko?

Elijya
May 11, 2005

Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.

plaguedoctor posted:

Things like Rothko?

::does a google search::


Not quite, far more complex. In any one picture there might be tons of curves and circles and triangles and squares, all different colors.

Elijya fucked around with this message at Apr 10, 2009 around 04:56

plaguedoctor
Jun 26, 2008

I CAN DUMP MY GIRLFRIEND CAUSE SHE'S LIKE A WHORE, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT???

I guess I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, unless you mean stuff like Mondrian's work from the 20s and 30s.

Do you have a time frame of when this movement was popular? I'm not very familiar with a lot of post-war art movements, so I don't really recognize the name you are giving. Unless you mean "abstract expressionism"? Though that encompasses a lot more than just geometric shapes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Expressionism

In any case, Soviet Suprematism is where it's at, and I won't be convinced otherwise.

The Pimpin Panda
Feb 19, 2008


Hi everybody, I'm working in Dreamweaver designing (essentially) my first site and am attempting to have a image fade in over another image when I roll over it and then fade back out when I mouse out. I tried using the behavior effects to do this but they seem very buggy and almost never work like I want them to. Is there an easier way to do this?

Elijya
May 11, 2005

Could you please continue the petty bickering? I find it most intriguing.

plaguedoctor posted:

I guess I'm not quite sure what you're referring to, unless you mean stuff like Mondrian's work from the 20s and 30s.

Do you have a time frame of when this movement was popular? I'm not very familiar with a lot of post-war art movements, so I don't really recognize the name you are giving. Unless you mean "abstract expressionism"? Though that encompasses a lot more than just geometric shapes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Expressionism

In any case, Soviet Suprematism is where it's at, and I won't be convinced otherwise.

I whipped up a quickie example in MSPaint, it was more like this

plaguedoctor
Jun 26, 2008

I CAN DUMP MY GIRLFRIEND CAUSE SHE'S LIKE A WHORE, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT???

Elijya posted:

I whipped up a quickie example in MSPaint, it was more like this



Sorry, I'm kind of at a loss. The two names that really pop out for me are Picasso or Miro.

You might try browsing through the Artchive and see if any of the names or terms stand out.

The Pimpin Panda posted:

Hi everybody, I'm working in Dreamweaver designing (essentially) my first site and am attempting to have a image fade in over another image when I roll over it and then fade back out when I mouse out. I tried using the behavior effects to do this but they seem very buggy and almost never work like I want them to. Is there an easier way to do this?

Is your javascript disabled in any way? Do you have NoScript installed on Firefox?

You could also do an image rollover using CSS, by having your image as a sized link with a background image that hides non-active portions, and then using the a:hover tag to move the image placement to show the mouseover state.
Here's a very brief tutorial: http://www.tutorio.com/tutorial/pur...mage-rollovers/

This was just the first result from googling "image rollover css", but I'm sure there are better tutorials out there.

The Pimpin Panda
Feb 19, 2008


plaguedoctor posted:

Sorry, I'm kind of at a loss. The two names that really pop out for me are Picasso or Miro.

You might try browsing through the Artchive and see if any of the names or terms stand out.


Is your javascript disabled in any way? Do you have NoScript installed on Firefox?

You could also do an image rollover using CSS, by having your image as a sized link with a background image that hides non-active portions, and then using the a:hover tag to move the image placement to show the mouseover state.
Here's a very brief tutorial: http://www.tutorio.com/tutorial/pur...mage-rollovers/

This was just the first result from googling "image rollover css", but I'm sure there are better tutorials out there.

Hi, thanks a lot for the response. But to clear up, I wasn't having problems with just a rollover, the problem was I was trying to have the rollover image gradually fade in instead of just appearing. I got that figured out though so thanks.
Haha the only problem is now my other javascript (lightbox) won't work.

no broccoli please
Apr 20, 2007

no broccoli please you are nice here is a Nathaniel Hawthorne avatar

Did a couple Google searches, looked at the first page of this subforum, and would search if I could, but does anyone have any recommendations for metadata viewing plugins for Google Chrome (preferably) or Firefox?

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

I'm Mr. Frybo, look at me!

Grimey Drawer

Are there any suggestions for DeviantArt-like sites for writing, that don't suck?

Searching Yahoo Answers has brought up writing.com, indyfluency.com, chapteread.com, and fanstory.com, but before I sign up to four sites to check them all out I'd like to hear from anyone who knows about dedicated writing communities on the internet.

EDIT: I may also post this in the resources thread once I get an answer. Thanks in advance!

Son of Thunderbeast fucked around with this message at Apr 13, 2009 around 00:21

Rolled Cabbage
Sep 3, 2006


I've recently gotten really into pastels, I have a windsor and newton set that is very good, but the pastels are too large and soft. I keep getting raved at about how awesome nupastels are as hard pastels, (even by people in the UK), but they are impossible to get hold of over here. Is there anything roughly the same by european companies?

I have some contes and misc. pastel pencils already but they are a bit too scratchy for what I want

Impper
May 10, 2003



Son of Thunderbeast posted:

Are there any suggestions for DeviantArt-like sites for writing, that don't suck?

Searching Yahoo Answers has brought up writing.com, indyfluency.com, chapteread.com, and fanstory.com, but before I sign up to four sites to check them all out I'd like to hear from anyone who knows about dedicated writing communities on the internet.

EDIT: I may also post this in the resources thread once I get an answer. Thanks in advance!

Zoetrope.com is the best for this. There are a lot of good reviewers, a lot of good writers, and even better, the editors of Zoetrope All-Story peruse the highly-rated stories. There are also requirements for critiquing (you must critique 5 pieces for every one you submit for criticism). Really, the best part is that not only will your pieces definitely get good critiques, but you can also see the work that your critics are churning out themselves. I've looked at a few of those sites, and they seemed to be pretty particularly bad. Stories that were objectively terrible (it's been a few months since I really looked into the writing forums, so hopefully I'm not trashing the wrong sites) and rife with crippling mechanical errors were getting rave reviews. It seemed like a big ego-rubbing festival... something that Zoetrope definitely is not.

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

I'm Mr. Frybo, look at me!

Grimey Drawer

Impper posted:

Zoetrope.com is the best for this. There are a lot of good reviewers, a lot of good writers, and even better, the editors of Zoetrope All-Story peruse the highly-rated stories. There are also requirements for critiquing (you must critique 5 pieces for every one you submit for criticism). Really, the best part is that not only will your pieces definitely get good critiques, but you can also see the work that your critics are churning out themselves. I've looked at a few of those sites, and they seemed to be pretty particularly bad. Stories that were objectively terrible (it's been a few months since I really looked into the writing forums, so hopefully I'm not trashing the wrong sites) and rife with crippling mechanical errors were getting rave reviews. It seemed like a big ego-rubbing festival... something that Zoetrope definitely is not.
Thank you thank you THANK YOU, this is precisely what I've been looking for.

I decided I wanted to get back into writing recently and dusted off my DA account, but then was like "wait, what kinds of literature do they have here anyway" so I looked under Literature\Prose\Fiction, sorted by Popular of All Time, and found bullshit like this.

Thanks again, I really appreciate that.

Son of Thunderbeast fucked around with this message at Apr 22, 2009 around 00:34

Impper
May 10, 2003



Haha. I clicked the first one and thought, "This isn't too bad for a sixteen year old writer." Then I clicked the second one and, well,

windwaker
Jul 9, 2004

That's like killing a unicorn!


So, one of my friends and I are exchanging pictures. I've been trying to get into drawing, though it is difficult and I have only just begun.

Anyway, I'm drawing them a picture of some ice skates. Here's what I did in my sketchbook:


Click here for the full 800x600 image.


Not really great, sorry for the cell pic, but you get the idea. I want to draw it for them on something larger, like 8.5x11" paper, however, I want something more "visible" and bold than pencil. Would I just use markers for this? Are there specific markers that would be good for this? I might want to fill in the skates with some sort of tan color. Hopefully this way it'll be visible if it's on the wall, whereas the sketchbook doesn't really matter since you're using pencil and it's like a few feet from your face.

gmc9987
Jul 25, 2007


windwaker posted:

Not really great, sorry for the cell pic, but you get the idea. I want to draw it for them on something larger, like 8.5x11" paper, however, I want something more "visible" and bold than pencil. Would I just use markers for this? Are there specific markers that would be good for this? I might want to fill in the skates with some sort of tan color. Hopefully this way it'll be visible if it's on the wall, whereas the sketchbook doesn't really matter since you're using pencil and it's like a few feet from your face.

Sharpies might work well. Prismacolor markers and Copic markers are the top "professional" quality marker brands out there, but they're much more expensive as well. I think Copics run about 6 bucks a marker. In all honesty though, if you're just looking for a solid black outline I'd buy a pack of sharpies and go to town.

vonnegutt
Aug 7, 2006
Hobocamp.


windwaker posted:

So, one of my friends and I are exchanging pictures. I've been trying to get into drawing, though it is difficult and I have only just begun.

Anyway, I'm drawing them a picture of some ice skates. Here's what I did in my sketchbook:


Click here for the full 800x600 image.


Not really great, sorry for the cell pic, but you get the idea. I want to draw it for them on something larger, like 8.5x11" paper, however, I want something more "visible" and bold than pencil. Would I just use markers for this? Are there specific markers that would be good for this? I might want to fill in the skates with some sort of tan color. Hopefully this way it'll be visible if it's on the wall, whereas the sketchbook doesn't really matter since you're using pencil and it's like a few feet from your face.

Get a brushpen! They have a flexible felt tip that can make more interesting lines than just a Sharpie. Faber Castell's PITT artist pen (make sure to get a brush tip, they have several varieties) is my favorite, and is only about $3.

Microns are the standard for a fixed width small pen. They are also ~$3 each. I have three Microns (005, 03, and 08) and a PITT brushpen and I can honestly say that as far as B+W linework goes, that is all I need.
(Although a 00 brush and a bottle of ink is fun too, as are Crowquil pens, as are sharpies, as are etc etc)

awkward saw
Jul 14, 2004

North, West, South, West.

Is there a free (ie non-watermarked trial version) pdf converter out there? I'm helping a friend with a cd cover and the format needs to be pdf or ai, all my stuff is bmps and jpegs. Thanks!



VVVVVVV That's perfect, thanks!

awkward saw fucked around with this message at Apr 27, 2009 around 00:42

Son of Thunderbeast
Sep 21, 2002

I'm Mr. Frybo, look at me!

Grimey Drawer

awkward saw posted:

Is there a free (ie non-watermarked trial version) pdf converter out there? I'm helping a friend with a cd cover and the format needs to be pdf or ai, all my stuff is bmps and jpegs. Thanks!

I use and love CutePDF. It's so easy to use, just print the document and select CutePDF as the printer.

It's not sophisticated of course, but it works well enough for my needs, I have no idea how sophisticated a PDF converter would need to be. But a quick Google search of "free pdf converter" comes up with quite a few results.

ok go etc
Sep 15, 2005

bach, kafka and licks

What do you call two colours art ? I'm thinking of old school computer display aliased black and white, not shades of grey or anything like that. Can anyone point me to a gallery somewhere ? Artists ?

Basically the kind of art I'm interested in is the sort of images you would see in old games for black and white computer displays.

ok go etc fucked around with this message at Apr 24, 2009 around 16:17

vonnegutt
Aug 7, 2006
Hobocamp.


ok go etc posted:

What do you call two colours art ? I'm thinking of old school computer display aliased black and white, not shades of grey or anything like that. Can anyone point me to a gallery somewhere ? Artists ?

Basically the kind of art I'm interested in is the sort of images you would see in old games for black and white computer displays.

Bitmap images are two color, although the pixels may be really close together to look greyscale...

Net artists, and 8 bit artists are the first things to come to mind...

Do you mean things like on
https://www.mathwrath.com
?

plaguedoctor
Jun 26, 2008

I CAN DUMP MY GIRLFRIEND CAUSE SHE'S LIKE A WHORE, RIGHT GUYS? RIGHT???

ok go etc posted:

What do you call two colours art ? I'm thinking of old school computer display aliased black and white, not shades of grey or anything like that. Can anyone point me to a gallery somewhere ? Artists ?

Basically the kind of art I'm interested in is the sort of images you would see in old games for black and white computer displays.

Duotone? Are you considering black to be a color as well?

If you are looking for purely computer graphics stuff, the term you might be thinking of is "monochrome" (B&W, or green and black)

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Pepperoncini
May 21, 2008

Not to be confused with pepperoni.


I need to gesso some paper for an oil pastel and ink drawing I'm going to work on. I went to the art supply store and saw that white gesso primer is expensive as all hell. I do have some normal white primer paint in my garage though. Is there any real difference between the two?

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