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This workshop is part of the Graphics Lab, a project aimed at picture retouching to improve the graphical content of the Wikimedia projects. More information about the lab can be found on its main page and requests pages (Illustrations ; Photographs ; Maps ; Video and Sound). To ask questions or make a suggestions, see the talk page of the graphic lab page.

This specific page is the requests page for the Illustration Workshop. Anyone can make a request for an illustration to be created or improved. The standard format for making a request is shown below, along with general advice, and should be followed.

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genericized WikiProject Scouting emblems[edit]

Article(s): WikiProject Scouting

please create free-use [[WikiProject Scouting (name of country).svg]] using the genericized emblems, thanks (none of these match existing emblems, but they will be clearly recognizable as to meaning)… Creativity is welcome, I just laid out the basic outline!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:04, 6 October 2016 (UTC)
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A Wikigraphist friend e-mailed me and asked "why do you need this? wouldn't the flags be enough?" Good questions-here's why:

1) -we've been having some users make their own userboxes for their own country's Scouting, which is great except they've been using their country's copyrighted logos. ☹ This covers every country we have members in. I would think flags are okay, but they are using the emblems.

2) there are Scouting WikiProjects in several languages, so these could be used by multiple Scouting WikiProjects

3) the colors for Germany are not Austria, they are based on the original German Scouting

--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 12:51, 11 October 2016 (UTC)

Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

alcohol content[edit]

Article(s): en:Unit_of_alcohol#Quantities

The axes of this graph could be expanded greatly so as to cover beer (lower %, higher volume) and spirits (higher %, lower volume).

Sensible axes to encompass these drinks would probably be 3-50% ABV, and volume 20mL to 500mL. The x-axis should also have a label stating the units of ABV, (i.e. %) -- 13:55, 10 October 2016 (UTC)

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The horizontal axis is labelled "Alcohol content, by volume". But no units are given. I suspect that what it shows is not volume, but percentage of alcohol, calculated by volume. If that is right, a better label would be "Percentage alcohol (ABV)". Maproom (talk) 09:45, 17 October 2016 (UTC)

Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Flags of the Provinces of Sri Lanka[edit]

Article(s): Sri Lanka, Provinces of Sri Lanka, and many related articles and nav templates.

Please assist to create accurate/proportional SVG versions of the nine main administrative regions (Provinces) of Sri Lanka. The current available images are listed above. Thanks in advance! Rehman 23:48, 22 October 2016 (UTC)
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Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

Anatomy: Hypophyseal portal system[edit]

Article(s): en:Hypophyseal portal system, de:Hypophysenpfortader, en:Superior hypophysial artery, …


Create an SVG-version of picture 1, add details from the Gray-Picture 2 and 3. Later, the created SVG or derivatives of it could also depict come pathways like those in picture 4 ScotXW (talk) 21:50, 23 October 2016 (UTC) Some information:

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@ScotXW: Your first link is broken.
I could do this one for you but before I take it I want to be sure that you will help me by checking the different drafts I will have to do. I have zero knowledge on this subject so without you I can't make it. Get back to me, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:05, 8 May 2017 (UTC)

Red x.svg Stale MaxxL - talk 09:34, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

4 Game Boy logos -- SVG-ize and add transparency[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedLommes (talk) 21:15, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Images of DS/3Ds logos (for comparison purposes only)

Article(s): w:en:Game Boy line, w:pt:Linha Game Boy, and w:es:Línea Game Boy

Please SVG-ize these 4 logos and convert their white backgrounds to transparent backgrounds.
The transparency would improve the appearance of the table in w:en:Game Boy line, w:pt:Linha Game Boy, and w:es:Línea Game Boy, because the current white background is contrasting with the gray color that is used in the "wikitable"-style table headers. (these articles contain other GB logos, but the ones that I did not mention are already SVG files with transparent background)
I am just asking for SVG-ization because these images already have the box saying "This logo image could be recreated using Vector graphics as an SVG file." and maybe it could be part of the process of removing the white background anyway, but for the current stated purpose, I feel that having a transparent background takes precedence over SVG-izing; I guess you don't need to SVG-ize if you don't want, though that would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. Daniel Carrero (talk) 01:38, 23 November 2016 (UTC)
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@Daniel Carrero: Please tell me if File:Nintendo Game Boy Logo.svg is good enough as a basis? I will then do the other ones. Best, --Lommes (talk) 10:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for asking. :) Unfortunately, I've found two problems with File:Nintendo Game Boy Logo.svg: 1) the image seems to have a white background, while I'd think a transparent background would be best; 2) the image has thick invisible spaces around it, while it would be best to have no space around it.
I added a gallery of DS/3DS logos above, which should serve as a good basis. These DS/3DS logos look great to me and fit well the tables in en:Nintendo DS line and en:Nintendo 3DS line. I didn't include other 3DS logos here because they are not in Commons, or they are not SVG or they have space around it too, so I don't think they serve as equally great examples. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 12:30, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Daniel Carrero: Please check again, and it would be great if you notify me using {{replyto}}.--Lommes (talk) 16:54, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes: Yes, File:Nintendo Game Boy Logo.svg looks great now. :) --Daniel Carrero (talk) 17:01, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Daniel Carrero: sorry, the "SP" is not really good, but i could not find any hi-res basis for creating it. the "pocket" is quite okay, I think. I will do the "LIGHT" later, have to go now. If you have any request for changes, please.... --Lommes (talk) 17:44, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes: OK, thank you. I added your corrected logos so far to w:en:Game Boy line, w:pt:Linha Game Boy, and w:es:Línea Game Boy. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 17:53, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Daniel Carrero: Finished, i think. ✓ Done - If you have no further request, please do me a favour: Go through the original (PNG/GIF/JPG) files and look where they are used. They are likely used in more articles, and can be replaced there as well. --Lommes (talk) 17:58, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
@Lommes:: All the logos look good, and I don't have any more requests. ✓ Done - I went through the original (PNG/GIF/JPG) files and replaced them as well. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 18:26, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Great. Thank you. I mark this as resolved then. Cheers. Lommes (talk) 21:15, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

Design the Wikispeech logo until December 4th, vote on designs until the 11th[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedLommes (talk) 17:00, 28 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi all
The Wikispeech project is looking for an official logo. You can submit designs until the 4th of December and vote on which are you favourite logo until the 11th.
The Wikispeech project aims to create an open source text-to-speech tool to make Wikimedia's projects more accessible. You can find out more about the project, submit new logo designs and vote on existing logo designs here.
Many thanks
--John Cummings (talk) 17:18, 25 November 2016 (UTC)


Wikispeech logo.svg

We chose a logo :) You can read all about the project in a blog post on the Wikimedia blog here. Thanks --John Cummings (talk) 10:32, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Stewart - Earl of Menteith coat of arms[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedLommes (talk) 09:46, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Article(s): en:Earl of Menteith, en:Walter Bailloch and en:John de Menteith

Can somone create a coat of arms based on this file? Thank you Newm30 (talk) 16:41, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Sory I have just found this coat of arms on here, but not this one Sorry. Please advise also if I can just upload these files too. Regards Newm30 (talk) 02:28, 12 December 2016 (UTC)

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@Newm30: like this? File:Stewart_Menteith.svg - --Lommes (talk) 17:09, 28 April 2017 (UTC) @Lommes: - Yes. How did I miss that? Thanks Newm30 (talk) 05:28, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@Newm30: You didn't. I uploaded it yesterday. Cheers. --Lommes (talk) 09:46, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Logo for 15th anniversary of tamil wikipedia[edit]

Hi, I am an active user in tamil wikipedia. Please change 10 to 15 as we are going to celebrate our 15th anniversary--Shriheeran (talk) 14:32, 13 January 2017 (UTC)
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@Shriheeran, AntanO: The author is still active, did you let him know that? Or can the logo be fully redesigned? -- User: Perhelion 13:28, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
User: Perhelion, Why don't you try to change 10 into 15--Shriheeran (talk) 13:33, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Because it is a PNG and the numbers are in expensive 3D-style, so I've no draft for this. -- User: Perhelion 13:37, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
Do not make any change in this logo. It's unique logo for 10th anniversary of Tamil Wikipedia. --AntanO 13:40, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
@AntanO: Can you please answer the question or say anything productive to the request!? -- User: Perhelion 14:13, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
The request is from a user, not community or on behalf of the community. Still there is no community consensus to make logo for 15th anniversary or change/redesign the current logo into new. Moreover, the current file is used over 100 files that reflects 10th anniversary. By changing the current logo, could mislead the contents where the logo is used. --AntanO 14:26, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
@AntanO, Perhelion: The thing which I wished was mis-written here. My request is to design a new logo like 10th anniversary logo. My wish was to create a logo for the 15th anniversary of tamil wikipedia as like the 10th anniversary logo. Not to change that but to create another one with Number15. Here just a mis understanding occurred because of my old request. Sorry for that and hope you'll try to create a new logo. To this is a request from me not from Tamil Wikipedia Community. If anyone design any logo then I will suggest those/that logo to our coomunity and get approval. Cheers!--Shriheeran (talk) 15:21, 18 April 2017 (UTC)

Logo of Three's Company[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedLommes (talk) 01:47, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Article(s): en:Three's Company

The SVG logo should be created. Also, the text border of the logo should be less thick. Look at the logo in YouTube. --George Ho (talk) 05:32, 27 December 2016 (UTC)
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✓ Done --Ivi104 (talk) 09:52, 14 February 2017 (UTC)

@Ivi104: Thank you for creating the SVG. While transparent background is great, can you color the logo white? The show has used white font color for the logo. --George Ho (talk) 10:03, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
@George Ho: I've uploaded a new version with the background parameter set to white, but my browser didn't acknowledge the parameter, so I added a white rectangle in the back of the image. Be sure to bypass your cache in order to view the newest version. --Ivi104 (talk) 10:36, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
Okay. Take your time to remove the white background but retain the logo white. I'll hold my patience for now. :) --George Ho (talk) 10:39, 14 February 2017 (UTC)
@George Ho:, @Ivi104: I have completely redrawn the logo from a poster, and uploaded a black version, and an outline version. Please tell me if this satisfies your request. Thank you.--Lommes (talk) 13:15, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Much better, Ivi104. Nevertheless, the font border is still too thick compared to that (different screenshot). --George Ho (talk) 15:16, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
Well... I meant the outline SVG version. --George Ho (talk) 15:17, 29 April 2017 (UTC)
@George Ho:, I am not Ivi104, I am User:Lommes. :-) If you look closely at the youtube video you linked, there actually is no outline. Instead below the white logo, there is a black logo shifted a bit to the right and the bottom, as if it were a shadow. There is no black to the top and the left side of the white logo. Do you want something like this? --Lommes (talk) 22:36, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Oh, my apologies, Lommes. ;-) Well... you can create a separate file, just in case of doubt. Then we'll see what happens. --George Ho (talk) 23:13, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

@George Ho:This is now very close to the version in the intro, as can be seen, for example here. Do you want it like this?--Lommes (talk) 00:30, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
Eureka, Lommes. I changed the image in one article and found it most accurate. --George Ho (talk) 01:14, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

Replace electric motor by electric stove[edit]

Article(s):Residual-current device

3-phase electric motor is used as load, which is very bad example because load is symmetric there and it doesn't use neutral wire; also 3-phase electric motors are very rare in direct contact with human. Please replace electric motor by electric stove in this image. Second mistake is symblol of fuses above RCD - there should be direct line inside of rectangle between contacts, see fuse symbols. Thanks! --Dmitry G (talk) 12:37, 15 January 2017 (UTC)
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@Dmitry G: To be able to do this I would need more information from you, remember that we are graphic workers not experts on your favorite subject.
At commons I couldn't find a symbol for an electrical stove so you would have to show me which you want.
In the gif file you will have to show me which is the 3-phase electric motor to be replaced.
Also you will have to show me which is the fuse symbol that should be edited, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:02, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

Make Babel boxes as printable stickers[edit]

Could someone help with the image request at phab:T128722? The idea is to be able to print a page of mailing labels (or similar, standard-sized stickers) that look like the Babel boxes (e.g., on my talk page). Then, if you go to a Wikimedia event (e.g., Wikimania), you could optionally use a sticker to show what languages you speak. (Please {{ping}} me if you have any questions here.) –Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:06, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
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Tea glasses[edit]

Article(s): Uses in discussions and in illustrations of users pages or others.

The same as the first image with 2 sugars and spoon but with the shape of the glass should look like the following pictures. Thanks in advance--Ghybu (talk) 15:24, 28 January 2017 (UTC)
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Remove 2 horizontal lines from 14 Roman numeral images[edit]

Article(s): wikt:Appendix:Unicode/Number Forms

Please remove the two horizontal lines from these Roman numerals. I'd like to use them as image examples of each character on Wiktionary. This was done already for a few other characters in the past: File:U+2187.svg, File:U+2188.svg, File:U+2185.svg, File:U+2180.svg, File:U+2181.svg, File:U+2182.svg. Thanks in advance. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 03:25, 29 January 2017 (UTC)
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@Daniel Carrero: Shall it be uploaded as new version of the same file - or as new, separate file with other name? -- Uwe Martens (talk) 07:39, 15 March 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the question. I would like them to be uploaded as new versions of the same files, please. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 11:05, 15 March 2017 (UTC)


Article(s): incubator:Wy/bn/উইকিভ্রমণ:বৃত্তান্ত

Proposal for the Bengali WikiVoyage-Logo including an idea of User:‎Danapit --~ Moheen (talk) 22:25, 2 February 2017 (UTC)
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Article(s): ku.wiktionary


Can we vectorize the logo used on "ku.wiktionary"?

Here's what's written on the logo:

Ferhenga azad
فەرھەنگا ئازاد

The Arabic script is the transliteration of what is written in Latin Kurdish--Ghybu (talk) 15:53, 6 February 2017 (UTC)

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Coat of arms of cities[edit]

Article(s): pt:Rákóczifalva / pt:Pugmil

I'd like a SVG version of these files without background. --Mr. Fulano (talk) 01:25, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
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@Mr. Fulano: First one would be easy to create, but for the second one you need to organize a better resolution por favor! ;) You might get it from the government. -- Uwe Martens (talk) 02:48, 8 March 2017 (UTC)
@Uwe Martens: The coat of arms of Pugmil I download this image by city site, and I can't found a better image. Mr. Fulano (talk) 17:11, 8 March 2017 (UTC)

Translation of Wikiquote logo into Welsh (cy)[edit]

Main home page

I request the translation of the main Wikiquote logo into Welsh (cy), as we do NOT have the letter q in the Welsh language, this is a reall turn off for users. --Llywelyn2000 (talk) 18:32, 18 March 2017 (UTC)
OK. So I take it that nobody is interested in helping with this request. I will therefore do it myself. Thanks! Llywelyn2000 (talk) 07:01, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by -- User: Perhelion 13:17, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
That would be much better than my feeble attempt! Thanks. Wording: Wiciddyfynu. Llywelyn2000 (talk) 18:04, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
✓ Done @Llywelyn2000: Sorry for delay, okay? -- User: Perhelion 16:01, 2 May 2017 (UTC)
Brilliant! @Perhelion: It looks good; many thanks! Do i need to do anything to get it on? Llywelyn2000 (talk) 06:49, 3 May 2017 (UTC)
@Llywelyn2000: I'm glad you like it. Yes, you should should report this image on the Welsh Wikiquote!? PS: I've requested the update: phab:T164414. -- User: Perhelion 19:11, 3 May 2017 (UTC)

2016 Canada Pop Pie[edit]

Article(s): List of Canadian provinces and territories by population

Please update with new data from List of Canadian provinces and territories by population in a new SVG —አቤል ዳዊት?(Janweh64) (talk) 19:29, 20 March 2017 (UTC)
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@Janweh64:✓ Done. With best regards, Донор () 19:43, 23 March 2017 (UTC)

File:Coat of arms of Slaný.svg[edit]

Article(s): later Town of Slaný

The SVG coat of arms should be fixed vectorized properly. Thanks, --ThecentreCZ (talk) 22:52, 5 April 2017 (UTC)
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I've tried making refd.svg to replace the PNG version. Is it obvious enough to the viewer at x20px Refd.svg what the image is of? —Jc86035 (talk) Use {{re|Jc86035}}
to reply to me
13:35, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
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SVG edits needed[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Could someone edit the SVG to have more realistic colors (brown door, light blue windows, gray walls), shading, and thin black borders (similiar to the "School IP" icon)? --KATMAKROFAN (talk) 22:05, 6 May 2017 (UTC)
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Spanish knot - new image[edit]

Article(s): en:Knotted pile carpet, wikidata:Q29886386

Can someone please create a new image of the concept Spanish knot? It should be based on this, be categorized under Category:Carpet knots. and "match" these:

Thanks! - PKM (talk) 20:33, 10 May 2017 (UTC)

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I've done quite a few knot images, but these seem to have more to do with weaving. (I don't see knots in the Persian and Turkish images.) The Spanish one has loose overhand knots, but I don't really understand where the ends come from or go to... AnonMoos (talk) 04:43, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Carpet knots (as you say, used in weaving what is called "knotted pile") are more just loops around the weaving rather than traditional knots. It's a very short loop of thread and what is significant is how many of the ground threads it wraps around and how. A Spanish knot is something like a pretzel wrapped around one strand of warp (vertical) thread. Does that help? - PKM (talk) 21:47, 12 May 2017 (UTC)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:00, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

@PKM: I could do this but if you look at the first page (at the bottom) of where the image is, it is clear that we need their permission to use this image.
I have sent them a question for this so we have to wait for an answer, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:00, 17 May 2017 (UTC)

@PKM: I got the permission now. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:14, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: Thank you! - PKM (talk) 19:50, 17 May 2017 (UTC)
@PKM: So now there is draft for you. This is a png rendering of the svg file. Give me feedback on it, any thing goes thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 17:18, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: That's great. Just what we need, thanks so much. - PKM (talk) 19:05, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

@PKM: Then I will need the following;

  • Name of the file
  • Description
  • Category/ies at commons

to be able to upload it at commons. --Goran tek-en (talk) 19:35, 21 May 2017 (UTC)

@Goran tek-en: I think i remember your sample knots were pink? So...
  • file name: Spanish knot.svg or .png
  • Description:
    English: Spanish knot or single warp symmetrical knot. The pink yarn is the pile and the horizontal and vertical yarns are the warp and the woof.
  • category: Category:Carpet knots
- PKM (talk) 01:08, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

The background is transparent. --Goran tek-en (talk) 13:52, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Perfect, thank you again. - PKM (talk) 17:43, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

✓ Done

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Article(s): [[]]

i want to link this picture to my new noval called So BCreative its also going to be used on my website
Details of your request go here… --Barbara Ackles (talk) 03:01, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
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File:UK Threat Levels History Aug 2014.jpg update[edit]

en:UK Threat Levels
Could someone update this image so that it shows the recent change from "severe" to "critical". Thanks. --Seagull123 (talk) 16:49, 26 May 2017 (UTC)
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Tafel von Curtis[edit]

wrong place, transferred to Fotowerkstatt, ✓ Done --Siga (talk) 06:50, 29 May 2017 (UTC)

Coat of arms[edit]

Article(s): es:Rancagua, en:Rancagua, and many other articles.

Hello, I wanted to ask if somebody could upload a new svg version of the coat of arms of Rancagua (image #2), that be identical as the real one (image #1). Thanks, --Warko (talk) 18:43, 28 May 2017 (UTC)
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Article(s): en:Benetton Group

Correct font to make it similar to 2009 logo --John123521 (talk) 06:09, 29 May 2017 (UTC)
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Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. -- User: Perhelion 08:32, 29 May 2017 (UTC)