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Old 11-05-2006, 06:47 AM
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Is This a Vector or Pop Art Technique?

I am wondering if anyone here knows how to achieve the effect that is on the woman in this small thumbnail. I'd love to know how to do that? Is this done in Photoshor or by live tracing the image in Illustrator?

If anyone can share how I can get an image to look like this, I'd sure apprecaite it!
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Old 11-05-2006, 08:43 AM
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Re: Is This a Vector or Pop Art Technique?

Hard to say for sure given the image size, but it does look like vector graphics.
I do not know much about Illustrator, but it could be done in Photoshop using pen.
A tutorial giving some basics could be found here
(a few more tutorials on this cite as well).
While manually tracing a image could be very tediuos work, software can do autotracing for you. Lyle (aka LKroll) was posting terrific renditions using autotracing. For example:
here
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While using Autotrace (or installing it, for that matter) is too much challenge unless one is not not a software developer, coulple of more user friendly softs are there as well:CorelTrace, Adobe Streamline

Hope that helps. Please let me know how this turns out. I was looking at vector graphics for a while myself, so far haven't done much.

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Old 11-05-2006, 01:44 PM
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Re: Is This a Vector or Pop Art Technique?

Pavel,

Thank you for all that wonderful info. I am going to take a crack at it and see what I can come up with. I really haven't had much experience using the pen tool, so I imagine I will have to learn that first.

Thanks!
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Old 11-05-2006, 01:49 PM
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Re: Is This a Vector or Pop Art Technique?

You aer welcome.
Using PS pen is something I do not have much experience with either (or patience, for that matter). A tutorial on the same web cite gives some basics.

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Re: Is This a Vector or Pop Art Technique?

Pavel,

Yeah, I am reading that tutorial now. I am going to try it later on. I really have trouble with the pen. Getting it to do what I want is ellusive to me! I've read a few tutorials on it, but I can never get the curves to be exactly as I want them and I find that judging distances and where angles will be very hard. I wish I could find a much more robust tutorial series on using the pen tool.
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Re: Is This a Vector or Pop Art Technique?

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Pavel,

Yeah, I am reading that tutorial now. I am going to try it later on. I really have trouble with the pen. Getting it to do what I want is ellusive to me! I've read a few tutorials on it, but I can never get the curves to be exactly as I want them and I find that judging distances and where angles will be very hard. I wish I could find a much more robust tutorial series on using the pen tool.
My feeling exactly. If you do find a better description, please let me know.
I've seen so many great sketches done with pen tool & I know some people would use it for any task, including selections, so I would assume it's a matter of figuring how the damn thing works. Me, I gave up for the time being, I'lll try to get a soft to do the hard work for me.

Cheers.
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