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Crystal Clear app gimp.png This page, part of the Graphics Lab Wikiproject, is an archive of requests for January 2011.

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Emblem of India

  Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:02, 28 December 2010 (UTC)

Article(s): Emblem of India

Request: Please create:

including the text "Government of X" as in the examples above. Government websites show these versions. Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 14:02, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

Empire of Brazil

  Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): José Paranhos, Viscount of Rio Branco and Teresa Cristina of the Two Sicilies

Request: Hello! In the first image: I'd like to see the letters at the top and at lower left removed. If possible, leave the image itself a little more... darker so it can contrast with the white background. Also, leave the background completely white or even translucid.

In the second image: remove the yellowish background in the signature, please. Thank you very much! Lecen (talk) 13:55, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Pardon me for asking but why was the first image uploaded above this one? It's blurry, of lower resolution and overall inferior to the one below it. At least they should be moved to different files. Regards. -- Orionisttalk 19:01, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, but the previous version has dark shades in both sides because the page did not fit in the scanner. If someone was capable of improving it, that would be certainly wonderful! --Lecen (talk) 22:57, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
I see. But we usually upload different file if the images are different regardless of quality. I'll upload the overwritten image as a separate file, and will see if something can be done to the shades on the sides. However, if you have access to the original printed image, you can scan it in 2 parts or more, and they can be merged into one, much better image. -- Orionisttalk 21:56, 18 December 2010 (UTC)
The shades don't really strike me as being the difficulty, it's a fairly straightforward fix and not an overly-noticeable problem. Personally I think the issue is that the original image has the sides cut off, whereas the current image pictures the entire cabinet. Also there's the issue of a lot of blurring on the edges (especially the right). I agree that scanning it as two separate pictures and stitching them together would be sensible, if we have access to the original printed image, - Kingpin13 (talk) 22:17, 19 December 2010 (UTC)
  Done, first image located at File:Gabinete conciliação 1853.png, signature image was uploaded over. - Kingpin13 (talk) 17:21, 18 December 2010 (UTC)

8th Circuit Court of Appeals

  Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, USA v. $124,700, Gerald Heaney, List of U.S. states by Alford plea usage, Citizens for Equal Protection v. Bruning

Request: Vectorize Cybercobra (talk) 21:47, 20 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

23rd World Scout Jamboree

  Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): 23rd World Scout Jamboree

Request: Please redraw the svg, treat the whole as an image, not as a font or text. png is correct stylistically. please match png. Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 11:36, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):


  Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:02, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): X-SAMPA and other phonetics-related articles

Request: Most IPA images have transparent backgrounds, but some do not. Please give the following transparency: (talk) 19:26, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): All of these symbols, in vector form, can be found in the PDF-manual for the LaTeX package TIPA. I'm unfamiliar with phonetics, so someone else may be more efficient in pick the right ones to replace the low resolution PNGs systematically. Jon C (talk) 08:07, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

Hydrosphere's map

  Stale: DyceBot (talk) 07:02, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): Hydrosphere and pt:Predefinição:Esferas da Terra

Request: Make a world map of the Hydrosphere, including talassosphere, cryosphere and limnosphere, each a different color. Luan (discussão) 16:09, 15 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): This may be better suited as a request for the Map Workshop. In any case, I don't have sufficient info to know what are the extents of each of these talassosphere, limnosphere, and cryosphere. Are there a complete map for each of these that the graphists can composite? Jkwchui (talk) 09:03, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

I might have the right map for this. But I need to know if the "limnosphere" includes rivers and streams, or is it lakes only? My web search produced very little mention of this term and no definition whatsoever. Is there another word for it? I also found that "talassosphere" is often called "Oceanosphere". If you have good sources about these, I'd also suggest creating articles for them. Regards. -- Orionisttalk 10:51, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

  Stale: Kintetsubuffalo

10:47, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Article(s): Sahara Pune Warriors

Request: Do something with them so that the image becomes svg format. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 05:22, October 31, 2010

Graphist opinion(s):   Not doable The fluttering trail behind the rider is photographic; the rider itself also has pieces which looks like (digital) brush strokes to me, both of which cannot be vectorized well. These details can be seen more clearly in the larger version. Jon C (talk) 07:10, 3 January 2011 (UTC)


Vostok 1 patch


Article(s): Vostok 1, Vostok programme, various others.

Request: Hi folks, could this patch please be vectorised? I think the text on the globe is supposed to read 'CCCP', and the text below reads 'Восток'. Many thanks in advance! Colds7ream (talk) 07:56, 9 December 2010 (UTC)

It definitely reads 'CCCP', this one does. -- Orionisttalk 11:46, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Request taken by Orionist.

  Done The original image was not very good so I used the pin image linked above as a reference for colors and some details. If a difference is found in another source image I can change it in a heart beat. I hope you like the result. Regards, -- Orionisttalk 17:50, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Thanking you very much! That's beautiful! :-) Colds7ream (talk) 18:04, 30 December 2010 (UTC)
Wow, this was an excellent restoration. Keep it up! (just had to comment) Evan.oltmanns (talk) 23:11, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Artefact removal, and general cleanup of Eunuch image


Moved to Photography workshop

Tibet Expedition


Moved to Photography workshop

Text position broken in thumbnails despite converting to paths


Article(s): en:Brewster's angle (though currently removed as it's broken)

Request: As SVG help is no longer maintained I thought I'd ask here. I've done everything required for inkscape files as given in wp:SVG Help. If I look at the SVG in inkscape or firefox it's fine, but the text placement is broken in the thumbnails. What can I do to fix this? Thanks. ChrisHodgesUK (talk) 11:12, 21 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s): Sorry, it's now fixed, converting to paths did the trick. Even after purging the thumbnails took a while to update, which is why I thought it was still broken.

I've left this request in rather than deleting it, but I don't mind if anyone wants to tidy it up (or wants me to)


ChrisHodgesUK (talk) 11:43, 21 December 2010 (UTC)   Done

Giant-Carlisle and Martin's logos


Article(s): Giant-Carlisle

Request: Requesting that these two images be converted to SVG. Thanks! SchuminWeb (Talk) 03:18, 24 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Request taken by Orionist.

  Done Extracted from their official documents. These are text logos and hence free, so I uploaded them to Commons. Regards, -- Orionisttalk 16:24, 29 December 2010 (UTC)
Great work! Thanks! SchuminWeb (Talk) 17:41, 30 December 2010 (UTC)

weird SVG thing (easy request)


Article(s): Moose, possibly others

Request: For some reason, there's a white box and a small gray line on the left of the image for no real reason. It should be removed. Headbomb {talk / contribs / physics / books} 03:38, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):

  •   Done Mono (talk) 04:10, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Offset cap icon


Article(s): Lingzhi mushroom and other mushroom-related articles

Request: Vectorize it, along the same lines as the other cap icons of {{Mycomorphbox}}. (talk) 04:43, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Vectorized, SVG, Transparent  JoeGazz  ▲  21:43, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the effort, but there's two important points you have missed:
  • Embedding a bitmap image inside a SVG does not make it any more vectorized than it was before. You have to recreate it in vector form, which usually means redrawing all the content (in Inkscape, for example).
  • If you have altered an image on Wikimedia Commons, then upload it there (and not on enwiki) by using the derivativeFX tool.
I guess you can at least upload the transparent-background version you created over the original PNG. —Quibik (talk) 22:38, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
  Done I traced Joe's image and overwritten the SVG. Jon C (talk) 23:34, 2 January 2011 (UTC)

Seal of San Carlos


Article(s): San Carlos, California

Request: Change surrounding whiteness to transparency. Cybercobra (talk) 04:31, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done - Fallschirmjäger  21:07, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! --Cybercobra (talk) 23:07, 8 January 2011 (UTC)

Sudanese independence referendum voting form, 2011


Article(s): Southern Sudanese independence referendum, 2011

Request: Please redraw this voting form as .SVG - it would be great if also with text written. Vearthy (talk) 03:13, 10 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Request taken by jkwchui.

A draft SVG is attached above, but the text is too small for me to trace. The Arabic text is currently a simple google-translate of the English text. Can an Arabic speaker please paste the text here? Jon C (talk) 03:24, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
  Done I've added the Arabic script to the file, also the English text needed to be in bold so I've done that too and outlined them all. It's ready for you to pick up! Regards, -- Orionisttalk 14:40, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
Wikigraphists Tag Team, whoot! Jon C (talk) 17:06, 10 January 2011 (UTC)
That's a great one. Thanks. Vearthy (talk) 00:02, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Cat and bear silhouette


Article(s): For use as logo for WikiProject Warriors

Request: Cleanup the drawing (get rid of jagged edges), and vectorize into SVG. Brambleclawx 03:13, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion:   Done New image to the right. Jon C (talk) 03:34, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, that's wonderful.Brambleclawx 03:40, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. Good luck with the project. Jon C (talk)

New York City Economic Development Corporation

New York City Economic Development Corporation logo

Article(s): New York City Economic Development Corporation

Request: Vectorize, or at least convert to PNG. Cybercobra (talk) 00:50, 1 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done I vectorized the logo (now at NYCEDC_logo.svg). Please check and update the copyright information accordingly. There's lots of information on organization logos (tl;dr). Jon C (talk)

Kotoden IruCa


Article(s): Kotoden, IruCa

Request: Using and/or please pick up the dolphin mascot and vectorize. I don't care which one you choose. The dolphin is always put in cute poses and situations, and it changes about monthly. Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 08:50, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done Jon C (talk) 20:57, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

That is fantastic, thank you! Can you trim away some of the blank space so it displays larger?--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:45, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
  Done Jon C (talk) 06:15, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, that's it, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:23, 14 January 2011 (UTC)
Glad to help. Jon C (talk) 16:00, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Conscription map of the world


Article(s): Conscription, Military service, Army

Request: Color "Burma" as yes as a mandatory conscription registion law has been passed. Details murky. Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)   Changing the world one edit at a time! 20:56, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done Makeemlighter (talk) 08:04, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Yup that's what I wanted. Thx --Tyw7  (☎ Contact me! • Contributions)    As flies to wanton boys are we to the gods. They kill us for their sport.  14:20, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Logo for Portal:London


Article(s): Portal:London

Request: I'm hoping to revive Portal:London, and envisage a clever logo parodying City of Westminster street signs, which would head the page. The only imaging program I have isn't up to the job so I hope a Graphist can do a large .svg version along the same lines as my attempt above. I used Franklin Gothic Medium but I think something in the Univers family would be closer to the actual font. I would also like the text at the bottom to read WIKIPROJECT: LONDON rather than WIKIPROJECT OF LONDON as I have put it in the example. Thanks! Ham 19:01, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done Jon C (talk) 19:54, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

The font's perfect, but could it please have the black border with the rounded corners, and a white rather than transparent background, as in the Paint version? Thanks. Ham 16:01, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
  Done Jon C (talk) 17:42, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
Brilliant; thank you. Ham 18:25, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

rendering error


Article(s): Coat of arms of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic

Request: Did I do something wrong when I uploaded it? It won't show up under all circumstances... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 07:48, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done I checked it with SVG check on Commons. That told me that some url() had &quote; inside. I edited the SVG in a text editor to remove those, then uploaded over the original file. It looks good now. Makeemlighter (talk) 02:51, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Smiling and nodding in pretended comprehension, but thank you! I don't know how to make these, or apparently properly upload svgs (this one was sent me by another Wikipedian), so thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 09:30, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

quick fix


Article(s): Guides Catholiques de Belgique

Request: just need the background transparent, thank you... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:41, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done The original file was a JPG wrapped inside a SVG. I vectorized the JPG and took out the background. Jon C (talk) 04:12, 19 January 2011 (UTC)

Brilliant job, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 06:31, 19 January 2011 (UTC)


File:Association of Greater Manchester Authorities.gif
SVG version

Article(s): Association of Greater Manchester Authorities

Request: Vectorise and replace, please? (talk) 13:54, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Request taken by Orionist.

  Done I extracted the logo from a PDF on the AGMA website. The cube pyramid shape has been used for ages and there's too much prior art, including well known optical illusions. It's ineligible for copyright so I uploaded it to Commons. Regards!-- Orionisttalk 08:00, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks! (talk) 18:31, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Blank Wikipedia logo using new version


Request: I was wondering if you could remove the characters from the new Wikipedia logo and upload a blank version, with no characters on the puzzle pieces. One blank Wikipedia logo exists, but using the old version. This image would be employed in the Wikipedia:Trading card game, a project to raise funds to keep Wikipedia running. Thanks! TomasBat 02:08, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done I only removed the text paths, but somehow the logo seem lighter now - maybe my eyes are tricking me? Jon C (talk) 03:31, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

  Fixed Your eyes were not tricking you, sometimes files done with Inkscape get broken when opened/saved in Illustrator and vice versa, especially when they contain patterns, gradients or blurred areas. I had to use a text editor to remove the characters "safely". Regards! -- Orionisttalk 10:40, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
Gee — that was very fast! Thank's a lot guys! TomasBat 16:04, 20 January 2011 (UTC)
I wish we could have used PDFs in the WikiWorld. It seems so much more robust (and powerful) than SVG. Jon C (talk)

Coat of arms of the Lord Lyon


Article(s): Several across this Wiki and others, but particularly Scottish heraldry and Lord Lyon King of Arms.

Request: SVGification. It is worth pointing out that the lions are "sejant". The blazon is:

For an escutcheon, Argent a lion sejant erect afrontee gules armed and langued azure holding in the dexter paw a thistle proper and in his sinister an inescutcheon gules on a chief azure a saltire argent, the whole ensigned by a royal crown proper. For supporters, Two lions guardant gules royaly crowned proper and powdered with thistles ensigned by the royal crown Or upon a grassy compartment proper. (talk) 02:07, 6 January 2011 (UTC)

Done, Sodacan (talk) 19:33, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Request taken by Sodacan.

Easy - Seal of Arizona US District Court


Article(s): MDY Indus. LLC v. Blizzard Entm't, Inc., United States of America v. Arizona, Collins v. Brewer

Request: Convert to PNG, using last image of animation. (The animation breaks thumbnailing.)

Graphist opinion(s):

  Done. —Quibik (talk) 13:48, 9 January 2011 (UTC)

Inverted pyramid


Article(s): Inverted pyramid

Request: Please redraw as an svg P. S. Burton (talk) 22:21, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):   Done Changed the font sizes so words were big but still fit. Also, I left the words as text. I can convert them to paths if you'd prefer (paths often render better). Cheers, Makeemlighter (talk) 09:09, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

I went ahead and converted to path. It looks better now :) Makeemlighter (talk) 09:19, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Looks very good. Thank you :) P. S. Burton (talk) 09:26, 24 January 2011 (UTC)
Font changed to Arial from Dejavu Sans — it scales much better in thumbnails. gringer (talk) 21:01, 26 January 2011 (UTC)



Article(s): Bleimor

Request: please change from internet green to 00FF00... Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 04:30, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

Graphist opinion(s):  Done Uploaded over the top. I can revert and upload as separate file, if desired. Makeemlighter (talk) 21:39, 28 January 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I made a mistake, I was going for a darker green, more like 009900 or the "done" checkmark. My mistake.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:42, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I can do that. Do you have a copy of the flag somewhere that I can take the color from? If you had a sample of the color, I could match it exactly. I can change it to 009900 easy enough, though, if you're sure that's the right color. Makeemlighter (talk) 13:34, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Everything I have is black and white, I just know they didn't use bright internet green as a flag color-it would be impossible to get a cloth that color in 1946 France.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:56, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Uploaded over the top again. It's 009900 now. Makeemlighter (talk) 20:35, 29 January 2011 (UTC)
That's it, that's beautiful, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 03:17, 30 January 2011 (UTC)