Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Gavin Kenne » Tue, 12 Mar 1996 04:00:00




>I've been asked to produce a line of clip art for a certain cause.
>This clip art will be posted for free downloading from a Web site, so
>it must be in a format universally available, I guess, or whatever I
>can produce with the following setup:
>I have:
>WFW 3.11
>16 megs RAM, a 600 dpi PCL5 laser, not postscript, Wacom tablet.
>a handheld,  Logitech greyscale scanner (can't afford to upgrade tho,
>not yet!)
>CorelDraw 5 suite
>Painter 4
>just got...Illustrator 4.1
>with (?) Streamline..hope not just a demo.
>Photshop 3.04
>Picture Publisher
>Hijaak
>Pagemaker 5
>Pen & ink, other traditional hard media.
>Since this is a major freebie, I can't afford to buy more. What can I
>do with this setup? I have used a little clip art, but not eps, as I
>don't output that way. Our target audience is less likely still to
>have access to Postscript printing. So to make nice crisp images for
>mainstream users, what is my ideal format? For creating, and to save
>in? It will take quite a while to be comfortable with Illustrator, and
>I can do the job by hand quite easily by comparison, but I understand
>I'll have problems trying to scan hand drawn originals (?)
>The majority of the images can be B&W, which I gather will simplify a
>lot. I have seen very nice clip art sets created this way in catalogs
>such as Image Club's. I can do anything imaginable with Painter, so I
>don't want to limit myself out of ignorance; neither do I want to
>waste my time.
>Thanks for a bit of yours...sorry I'm so ignorant, but we're out of my
>field here...
>     -*-
>Patricia Powers     Grey Dun Studio


Clipart is usually in vectors. I would draw my product on paper, scan
it with Photoshop, import it into Corel, and trace over it with
vectors. Then export to CGM from Corel.

Sheldon

 
 
 

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Tom Mone » Wed, 13 Mar 1996 04:00:00


Patricia,

How about this, Show the images with Jpegs, have links to .CDR (corel) images
and Illustrator .EPS, and possibly .WMF. This should cover almost everyone.

Make the JPegs by exporting TIF's from corel. Shrink them in photoshop, save
as JPEG, or GIF for transparency.

Tom Monego
http://www.argo.net/~mlphoto

 
 
 

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Rodney Lee Gibbon » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00


There use to be a program call Streamline, which was great for
creating vector images from tiff images. Don't know if its still
available or not.
 
 
 

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Fritilla » Fri, 15 Mar 1996 04:00:00



Powers / Grey Dun Studio) writes:

Quote:

>I've been asked to produce a line of clip art for a certain cause.
>This clip art will be posted for free downloading from a Web site, so
>it must be in a format universally available, I guess, or whatever I
>can produce with the following setup:

(snipped setup)

The way I make mine is...

1) Do line drawings by hand
2) Scan and save (I've got an ancient scanner that saves best in .pcx)
3) Open saved file in CorelTrace, trace, and save as an .eps file
4) Open .eps file in CorelDraw and clean up the nodes
5) Export from CorelDraw as whatever format I need

Terran
http://www.kaiaghok.com

 
 
 

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Bruce H. Johnso » Sat, 16 Mar 1996 04:00:00



> There use to be a program call Streamline, which was great for
> creating vector images from tiff images. Don't know if its still
> available or not.

It is (was) an Adobe product. Check http://www.adobe.com

--
Bruce H. Johnson
Corporate Knowledge, Inc. -- Your knowledge transfer specialists.

#include <disclaimer.h>
http://www.business1.com/cki/

 
 
 

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Brian Griff » Tue, 19 Mar 1996 04:00:00




> There use to be a program call Streamline, which was great for
> creating vector images from tiff images. Don't know if its still
> available or not.

Rodney,

Streamline is an Adobe product. Check out their web site for more info:

http://www.adobe.com/

Regards,
Brian Griffin.
Melbourne, Australia.

 
 
 

Artist needs help on making clip art...PC platform

Post by Rao Sri G. 810-575-22 » Wed, 10 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Hi folks:

I have a speed issue I wanted to run by you folks and get your opinions.
Here is my problem.

I am comparing the speed of loading a JPEG file into Paintshop Pro 3.0
on the following two m/c's

        486SX/33 with 8mb Ram and Windows 3.1 with 512 video ram
        133 MHz Pentium with 16 Mb ram and Windows 95 with 2Mb VRAM

The Pentium runs three times slower than the 486 m/c. I have tested
the load speeds using other Graphics packages under VB 3.0, getting
similar results.

Have you guys encountered a similar problem, in your graphics apps?
if so, have found a solution? I recently installed win 95 on the pentium
Could there be something I could change in the settings to speed it up.

Please respond directly or via this group.
Thanks for your time and help...

Sri