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Re: cheap & good clipart photos? 462 Views / 8 Replies  
Hey.

Here's another:

http://www.morguefile.com/

Also, dot-gov sites can be good. I've been going through http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/ like a blue whale through high-res, copyright free...
Posted by splode, on Sep 27, 2004 at 11:06 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: edge effect, shortcut tips ? 446 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey.

I'm betting that that "effect" is from a series of frames some company was/is selling. I've seen 'em advertised, can't think of the name (Extensis?), but most likely was a bought thing. Kinda...
Posted by splode, on May 5, 2004 at 06:00 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey. Here's a link I just saw about the very... 439 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey.

Here's a link I just saw about the very thing yer lookin' for. Apparently Flash is a popular tool. I'm gonnahafta give it a whirl:
...
Posted by splode, on Mar 10, 2004 at 12:31 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: traditional tattoo font 7,131 Views / 4 Replies  
Hey.

"Make" isn't the proper word. It's hand lettered. Like old-school sign-painters, tattoo artists just drew it on the spot. You should be able to find something approximating the look. Worst...
Posted by splode, on Nov 21, 2003 at 01:16 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: United States Map 406 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey.

I was in the same boat as you, 'cept I was looking for just Louisiana. I ended up finding eps files from a .gov page. Do some googling and there's a good chance you'll find something. Worst...
Posted by splode, on Jul 16, 2003 at 10:44 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Mod Forums? 588 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey.

Check out www.applefritter.com. Someone there did just that.

Here's the link to the thread:
http://www.applefritter.com/cgi-bin/YaBB/YaBB.pl?board=hacks;action=display;num=1047537916
...
Posted by splode, on May 30, 2003 at 10:33 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Jesus. Ain't that the truth. And they usually... 1,503 Views / 40 Replies  
Jesus. Ain't that the truth. And they usually wanna add a shitload of text to it too.

splode
Posted by splode, on May 14, 2003 at 11:35 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Netscape versus Internet Explorer 755 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey.

Is it just me (and my iBook) or does IE suck at downloading?

It seems to DL slower than Netscape, and if IE is in the background the DLs go even slower, eventually crawling to a "Waiting...
Posted by splode, on Apr 10, 2003 at 05:55 PM, in Classic Macs and Mac OS
Re: need copyright free image 460 Views / 6 Replies  
Hey.

There are also some free or near free "royalty free" image collections online. They are often just submissions from people with digital cameras who post anything from low-res crap to hi-res...
Posted by splode, on Apr 3, 2003 at 12:11 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Ken Burns-esque 400 Views / 5 Replies  
Hey.

You might consider the Ken Burns techniques (apologies to any documentary producers who preceded Burns). The Civil War stuff was very well done and primarily only with stills. The "pan and...
Posted by splode, on Feb 4, 2003 at 10:20 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
T-Shirt design, pantone #s... 365 Views / 1 Replies  
Hey.

I'm a newbie graphic designer and I'm designing a t-shirt for a student organization. The shirt color is going to be "Stone Blue" and a google search ended up in a Pantone press release that...
Posted by splode, on Jan 30, 2003 at 01:14 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey. My iBook (a 2001 500 mhz) has converted... 1,223 Views / 23 Replies  
Hey.

My iBook (a 2001 500 mhz) has converted me to laptops for good. Someday I'd love to have a tower for hardcore graphics work, but 95% of the iBooks use is internet, digital camera, DLing...
Posted by splode, on Jan 17, 2003 at 03:38 PM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey. I'll second the rechargable batteries... 823 Views / 13 Replies  
Hey.

I'll second the rechargable batteries tip, but would modify it to suggest that the camera you choose can use standard store bought batteries, like AAs. Buy some rechargabe AAs (2 sets would...
Posted by splode, on Jan 2, 2003 at 12:16 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hell, Even without a basestation, it's a... 1,214 Views / 27 Replies  
Hell,

Even without a basestation, it's a must have. I can't rationalize spending $200+ for an ABS without a fast connect at home, but use the Airport card all the time at various free access...
Posted by splode, on Jan 2, 2003 at 11:44 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey. You should make a "mock-up" page with... 540 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey.

You should make a "mock-up" page with the perfs printed (or drawn with a ruler) as dotted lines. I ran into a similar problem when printing out my Xmas cards. The HP Deskjet printer was...
Posted by splode, on Dec 16, 2002 at 02:35 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Re: Portable copier: Can anyone recommend the best camera for photographing documents? 3,567 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey.

Hmmm... Well, I guess there's a few features you should look for. Optical zoom, a macro mode, B&W capabilities, and probably some control of the flash and lighting.

I have a Canon...
Posted by splode, on Nov 7, 2002 at 10:57 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Skalie, 545 Views / 15 Replies  
Yeah,

It'd definitely be usable. You could throw it in a bus-powered firewire case and have a handy lil portable drive.

splode
Posted by splode, on Oct 31, 2002 at 10:50 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey. If ya got 'em, I'd love to see the... 909 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey.

If ya got 'em, I'd love to see the Black and clear pics! And is there a story as to why/how it finally ended up red?

splode
Posted by splode, on Oct 7, 2002 at 10:44 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Re: Power Mac case skins/decals 1,176 Views / 1 Replies  
Ya mean MacSkinz (http://www.appleskinz.com/)?

splode
Posted by splode, on Sep 19, 2002 at 10:47 AM, in Hardware Hacking
Photodisc (or Getty Images, now) is gonna cost... 622 Views / 5 Replies  
Photodisc (or Getty Images, now) is gonna cost ya. The 10 mb file (5x7 @ 300 dpi) is (Jesus!) $120! Gone up a bit since I worked there.

If you're looking for cheap/free, do some digging on google...
Posted by splode, on Sep 4, 2002 at 10:30 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Wow. That's a handy tip. Especially for... 1,625 Views / 11 Replies  
Wow.

That's a handy tip. Especially for those of us with limited knowledge of color management (know just enough to f*ck us up) and LCD monitors to boot. Nice to know you could lighten up every...
Posted by splode, on Aug 29, 2002 at 05:24 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Well, I shoulda just referred him to your post in... 609 Views / 3 Replies  
Well, I shoulda just referred him to your post in the Illustrator thread. Or copied 'n' pasted ;-)

Couldn't you just make a thick =, define that as a brush with spacing and stroke?

Sadly I'm...
Posted by splode, on Aug 29, 2002 at 05:16 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey. I think the same trick applies. Use the... 609 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey.

I think the same trick applies. Use the paintbrush. You can make a dotted line with a circular shaped brush and altering the spacing. Or create a dash shape, select it, then Define Brush in...
Posted by splode, on Aug 29, 2002 at 10:11 AM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey. Carl, first I gotta say, long time... 555 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey.

Carl, first I gotta say, long time reader, first time poster (in one of your threads). As an iceBook owner, I keep a close eye on your page and your threads. Thanks!

Anyway, when I saw...
Posted by splode, on Aug 21, 2002 at 10:14 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Re: iBook screen turns black 582 Views / 11 Replies  
Hey.

As someone who just got their iBook back from Apple for the very same issue, may I humbly suggest you send it in if yer still under the warranty.

My iBook had been doing a "flicker", or...
Posted by splode, on Aug 14, 2002 at 10:16 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Scratches... 616 Views / 13 Replies  
Hey.

I suspect the "Turtle Wax" tip would work for scratches on the outer shell. Not that I've done it, but it was well known at a record store that I used to work at that the expensive CD...
Posted by splode, on Aug 6, 2002 at 11:03 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Hey. They work great. I have an IDE... 270 Views / 3 Replies  
Hey.

They work great. I have an IDE hard-drive and a CD-RW (Que?) in 'em. They come with software to flash the bridge for either a drive or a burner. The only problem I've had is wwhen I unmount...
Posted by splode, on Aug 1, 2002 at 10:59 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey. Does iPhoto import in keywords/data,... 385 Views / 9 Replies  
Hey.

Does iPhoto import in keywords/data, like from tab-delimmed text/spreadsheet? Like Portfolio does? If so, ummm... Wow!

splode
Posted by splode, on Jul 31, 2002 at 01:11 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Kay. I'll start the bidding. I've bought two... 270 Views / 3 Replies  
Kay.

I'll start the bidding. I've bought two ADS Pyro Firewire enclosures from CompUSA, both at $99. The new ones (with 2 firewire ports, not 3) have a 911 bridge.

I'm sure there's cheaper,...
Posted by splode, on Jul 31, 2002 at 01:06 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey. Excellent tutorial, C.J.! I gotta... 253 Views / 8 Replies  
Hey.

Excellent tutorial, C.J.!

I gotta apologize for my short and spiky answer. I used to work tech support for Photodisc, an internet stock photography company and was thus ALWAYS trying to...
Posted by splode, on Jul 26, 2002 at 10:56 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
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Posted by splode, on Jul 24, 2002 at 04:24 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Hey. Some great ones mentioned (Gibson,... 947 Views / 89 Replies  
Hey.

Some great ones mentioned (Gibson, Stephenson). I used to be a big trad Sci-Fi fan, but more and more Heinlin's writing comes of as very, ummm... masturbatory. And I just reread Number of the...
Posted by splode, on Jul 10, 2002 at 01:21 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey. There are some goodies on this thread... 563 Views / 34 Replies  
Hey.

There are some goodies on this thread so far, but lemme add a few of my faves...

Life, A User's Manual - George Perec
A jigsaw puzzle of a book, and like jigsaws, hard to get started...
Posted by splode, on Jun 28, 2002 at 11:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey. When I'm serious about buying... 401 Views / 23 Replies  
Hey.

When I'm serious about buying chocolate, I always go dark. And, I check the ingredients list, if sugar is first, I put it back. The more chocolate, the better.

splode
Posted by splode, on Jun 21, 2002 at 10:29 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey. Thanks for the post, the mp3s and the... 316 Views / 20 Replies  
Hey.

Thanks for the post, the mp3s and the suggs! I'm a bit of a dub fan myself, but haven't gotten too far from the On-U stuff (and their sources (Prince Far-I IS the Voice of Thunder!), assorted...
Posted by splode, on Jun 18, 2002 at 05:44 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hey. Very nice. Makes me kinda angry,... 417 Views / 26 Replies  
Hey.

Very nice. Makes me kinda angry, actually, but, I'll try and keep my cool. I'm not a designer (yet), but liked what I saw. The skate decks were great, if ya ever hear of a way to put custom...
Posted by splode, on May 31, 2002 at 12:59 PM, in Art & Graphic Design
Hey. And as you may be aware, turn Appletalk... 242 Views / 7 Replies  
Hey.

And as you may be aware, turn Appletalk off to conserve battery drain as well as speed up waking from sleep. Also, turn off Airport, though it's always fun to see if there's a free network in...
Posted by splode, on May 29, 2002 at 10:10 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Advice on OSX install: iBook, ext. firewire... 255 Views / 2 Replies  
Hey.

After years of mucking about in the Classic swimming hole, I'm wanting to jump into the Olymic sized pool filled with pure clean OSX goodness.

But, I'm seeking advice on what to install...
Posted by splode, on May 24, 2002 at 12:56 PM, in Mac OS X
 
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