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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)

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)

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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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)

Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 18:54, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Fulano: Now there are two drafts for you to look at, give me feedback, thanks.
  • Pugmil, it's hard to see everything on this and the book is drawn in a strange way to me, but I tried to stick to the original.
  • Rákóczifalva. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:26, 20 July 2017 (UTC)
@Goran tek-en: For me is great. Mainly in Pugmil coat, because the original has a bad quality. Mr. Fulano (talk) 18:44, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

@Mr. Fulano: Now you can find them here;

✓ Done

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Goran tek-en (talk) 15:44, 21 July 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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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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Unencyclopedic. Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose. KATMAKROFAN (talk) 00:09, 3 July 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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Broken PDF thumbnails[edit]

The thumbnail images for a few pages of these PDFs are broken, as described above. The PDF files themselves, and the thumbnails for all the other pages, seem to be fine. John P. Sadowski (NIOSH) (talk) 04:51, 1 June 2017 (UTC)
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Phab tracked -- User: Perhelion 14:12, 8 June 2017 (UTC)

Evadale High School coat of arms[edit]

Article(s): Evadale High School

Could someone create a SVG/vectorised version of the Evadale High School coat of arms for use on Wiki projects please? There is no copyright issue as the arms are of unknown authorship from 1955 so ineligible for copyright --The C of E (talk) 06:10, 4 June 2017 (UTC)
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@The C of E: ✓ Done Used the Image Trace tool from Adobe Illustrator, so it has around 5 MB. No time to draft it from scratch, perhaps somebody else can create it meanwhile. Better ask the high school to get the original. Made it also as transparent GIF, better to use this for the article. -- Uwe Martens (talk) 20:56, 21 June 2017 (UTC)

Hello @Uwe Martens:, it is indeed now in "SVG" format but exact this type of SVG what is absolutely not wanted here. It is a full huge code garbage. As you commented on your talk, I uploaded at minimum a PNG version (see COM:Filetypes #GIF). Another thing is the copyright and source for the GIF, you must specify that it is not your fully work (up-scaling/cutting and conversion made no authorship). @The C of E: -- User: Perhelion 16:42, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@Perhelion: I have autotraced this SVG with Adobe Illustrator CC 2017 from an existing photo in the best way it was possible! Perhaps I could take another photo, but I requested the original file at the administration of the high school. Why redraw the whole coat of arms, if they simply can send us their version for upload in Commons? For questions to the copyright see the introduction of The C of E! -- Uwe Martens (talk) 16:52, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@Uwe Martens: If you get a better version from the school, superb. @Copyright: it seems you misunderstand the situation (and asserted I have overlooked something again), you claimed authorship and declared free copyright by you although it is unknown. -- User: Perhelion 17:00, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@Perhelion: Sorry, but your uploaded version as PNG was really poor! I exported it now directly from my retouched TIF. Feel free to correct the copyright at the other files. I'll do so after I got the original from the high school. -- Uwe Martens (talk) 17:16, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
It seems you kidding a bit, it was not as poor as you GIF and SVG and I also had no TIFF source. However go ahead. -- User: Perhelion 17:21, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
Hello @Uwe Martens, I've cleaned up a bit. But the file is still much too large with more than 3 MB. I have tested the code, which is now valid. Regards, MagentaGreen (talk) 18:07, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: Thanks! But there are white spots visible now. I will upload a better version after I got a usable file from the High School. Anyway, I don't think, that this file is sooo important to spent so much time for it! -- Uwe Martens (talk) 18:13, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
White spots? Where? In your browser or illustrator? In the new Chrome and old Opera everything looks fine. MagentaGreen (talk) 18:21, 23 June 2017 (UTC)
@MagentaGreen: Oh yes, sorry, the white spots appear also in my previous version (Mozilla Nightly). Let's wait for the original. -- Uwe Martens (talk) 23:37, 23 June 2017 (UTC)


Rothe Erde
png of arms only, please… -- Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 10:24, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
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Minar (Firuzabad)[edit]

w:en:Minar (Firuzabad)
I wonder if there is a quick tool to turn this drawing into an SVG or something. This is an artistic reconstruction of a ruined building on paper, the structure of which is described vaguely and contradictorily in primary sources. Other reconstructions that are made so far (a least the ones available online) are inaccurate and based on misconceptions. I'm not an architect, but I reconstructed it based on the latest consensus in scholarly articles discussing the purpose and general features of the structure, and real-world facts. Yet, the shape of the outer wall (I favored certain primary sources), and the size of the second and third "stories" and the dome are based on speculations by me, I didn't even use a ruler for those. Anyway, this is one possible structure. The other possible reconstruction would feature outer walls similar to the Image #2 above. -- Z 15:05, 1 July 2017 (UTC)
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Load this into Inkscape and trace over it by hand. I would do it, but you have a better vision of how you want it to look. It's free software and shouldn't be too hard to learn the basic tools. Guanaco (talk) 16:15, 3 July 2017 (UTC)

Boy Scouts of Manchukuo[edit]

Yes check.svg ResolvedKintetsubuffalo (talk) 13:47, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Article(s): en:Boy Scouts of Manchukuo

Please reproduce the emblem based on this information, thanks!
The main elements are the outline only of en:File:Scouts of China.svg
Because of its age and the elements that make it up, this can be uploaded at Commons.… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 02:24, 14 July 2017 (UTC)
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Nuvola flag[edit]

Article(s): th:User:Thyj

Like this style of the icon, request to make this flag into this style. --Thyj (talk) 14:31, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
This flag is my design, there is no meaning of promotional. --Thyj (talk) 15:51, 15 July 2017 (UTC)
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Note this is only a promotional flag for the user's many accounts and not used in any articles anywhere.--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 15:08, 15 July 2017 (UTC)

Be Bold[edit]

Article(s): en:Wikipedia:Be bold

Font needed to fix. had been broken for years --John123521 (talk) 07:56, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
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Notable New Yorkers of 1896-1899 cover[edit]

Article(s): en:Moses King

Rotate clockwide slightly? Remove black background to the top, right and bottom of the image, please. Perhaps round the left side corners to follow the outline of the book. Make it look like a photo of the book on a white background, in other words. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 20:58, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
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