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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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Tuscany barnstar[edit]

Article(s): personal and users talk pages

With the regional coordinator of Wikimedia Italy (User:Kaspo) we are reorganizing the network of users living in (or interested in) Tuscany and working on different platforms and I think it would be nice to have a barnstar to give them because some of them did a great work so far. Nothing elaborate, and if I may without the modern post-1975 "pegasus flag" which is IMHO "lame", but as you like it... I am also not a fan of a specific monument like the duomo of Florence or the tower in Pisa as a central image, but again that's just my opinion. No hurry, of course, that's just something nice to have soon or later. I am just not good in designing barnstars. Thanks in advance.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:53, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
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Traditional Chinese keyboard[edit]

Article(s): en:Keyboard layout

Traditional Chinese version of File:KB United States.svg. Traditional Chinese keyboard layout can be seen on second picture. --John123521 (talk) 02:24, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
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What I understand that what you want is a svg file but with Traditional Chinese keyboard layout, is that correct?
If that is what you want please write all of the correct signs here.
Please do understand that we are graphic workers and we do not make research or similar, thanks. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:45, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Worth noting that something similar already exists. Tsange (talk) 19:43, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Commons App[edit]

This screen need icons
Would anyone like to help with the community revived Commons app (IEG Grant)? We would need some icons for near-by places that motivate users to go there and take a picture of them. The details are in this Github thread. Icons for "bridge", "river", "church", "general building", etc.. would be needed. Thank you for you help! --Tobias1984 (talk) 07:35, 3 September 2016 (UTC)
I second this request, the app would look so much better with nice illustrations! The list of needed illustrations is: city, waterbody, railwaystation, river, park, forest, event, sport, university, road, isle, building, mountain, bridge, church. Thanks a lot! Syced (talk) 03:07, 7 September 2016 (UTC)
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I'm not really an artist but I'm taking a shot. At worst you get more unified temp art :P. Any thoughts? See Category:Landmark icons by User:BMacZero. BMacZero (talk) 06:16, 8 September 2016 (UTC)

I think they are really nice! @Syced: might have some artistic and technical input? --Tobias1984 (talk) 19:48, 8 September 2016 (UTC)
BMacZero: Wonderful! It is very nice, 1000 times better than the icons we have now :-) By the way, the grey circle is not a requirement, it just happens to be the first icon we found for "undefined", so it could as well be rectangular icons, actually right now we just use photographs like this (photographs are not good, not abstract enough). Would you mind create icons for the other categories? We will start using them as soon as you are done. Syced (talk) 03:30, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
The icons look great, BMacZero! :) Misaochan (talk) 06:29, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I agree: They look great. But they should be converted to a vector format, so they can be displayed in different sizes without loss of quality. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tkarcher (talk • contribs)
In addition to the categories I mentioned above, an "undefined" category in the same style would be great, a lot of items are actually undefined so it is one of the most important ones. Cheers! Syced (talk) 10:38, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
Great, I can easily upload them in vector format. I'll chip away at them this weekend. BMacZero (talk) 01:01, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks BMacZero! I'll add whatever is ready to the app next week, they look much better than what we currently have. :) We would also like to add you to our credits file, would you prefer your Commons username or something else? Cheers! Misaochan (talk) 11:39, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
@Misaochan: You can credit me as Brian MacIntosh. BMacZero (talk) 21:24, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
Done! :) Misaochan (talk) 11:03, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

Just as a note for prioritization of symbols. This query shows what P31 ('instance of' on Wikidata) value most things with coordinates have in a country: query. A lot of items are also 'railway stations' or 'gatehouses' for example. I think a few thousand missing images would warrant its own symbol. You can switch the countries to see what is most missing where you live. --Tobias1984 (talk) 18:41, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Nice tool, I'll refer to that. I'll start with the more general ones and work down if I have time. BMacZero (talk) 01:01, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

I've added this table to keep track of the icons in the Commons App Landmark Icons category.Offnfopt(talk) 13:01, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

I've also been working off of the results of the query for United States (Q30). I tried running the query without a country constraint but it times out. Some possibly notable entries that show up much higher on the US results are 'radio station', 'city', 'airport', 'neighborhood', 'protected area', 'sports venue', and 'ghost town'. BMacZero (talk) 00:11, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

Flags of the Governorates of Bahrain[edit]

Article(s): Bahrain, Governorates of Bahrain, Capital Governorate, Central Governorate, Muharraq Governorate, Northern Governorate, Southern Governorate. Including related articles in other languages.

Please assist to create accurate SVG versions of the five main administrative regions (Governorates) of Bahrain. The current available images are listed above. --Rehman 10:05, 10 September 2016 (UTC)
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wikiversity project; labo[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Details of your request go here… --Bennia Bachir Nadir (talk) 15:18, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
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@NadirPRof93: You haven't written anything for what or what you are requesting. --Goran tek-en (talk) 16:25, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Revise elements of coat of arms[edit]

Article(s): en:Coat of arms of the Philippines

Would somebody be willing to rework the lion and eagle on this coat of arms? They're quite poorly drawn... Here's the official rendition of the arms by the government: [1] (you can zoom in to see the proper detailing...) Many thanks. --WikiEditor50 (talk) 08:56, 23 September 2016 (UTC)
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Stock-brush-red.svg Request taken by Goran tek-en (talk) 17:55, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

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)

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)

Roscrea Castle[edit]


Grateful if someone would create a free image based on the current (likely copyrighted and so very soon to disappear) image; thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 23:05, 12 October 2016 (UTC)
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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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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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Spanish motion picture rating icons[edit]

Article(s): d:Q27253939, d:Q27253940, d:Q27253945, d:Q27253947, d:Q27253952, d:Q27253956, and potentially thousands of articles on eswiki

Hey, I'd like eight SVG pictograms based on Anexo II (page 5) of this document. The licence is to be {{PD-SpanishGov}}, the file names could be ICAA A.svg, ICAA 7.svg, ICAA Ai.svg, ICAA 7i.svg, ICAA 12.svg, ICAA 16.svg, ICAA 18.svg, and ICAA X.svg. – -Máté (talk) 05:51, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
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The SVG shapes are in the pdf, so I'll extract them, apply the colours and upload them in a couple of hours. -- Begoon 06:33, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

  • ✓ Done - you might want to edit the file descriptions and/or categorise them. -- Begoon 08:15, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
    You are the best, thanks! – Máté (talk) 08:20, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Texas Tech schools[edit]

Article(s): en:Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts

Please clean up these files and reduce Talkington to 444 x 109, as well as reduce the coding. (I created the text for Talkington here, but I didn't do something right... even after following this page! Face-smile.svg) The last three files above are PNG files uploaded by another user and saved as a "SVG" image. The excess space around those will need removed, as well. The colors are found here, but Red is #CC0000 (204,0,0), Gray (204,204,204), and black is #000000. I'm not talented enough yet to fix the problem! Thanks! --Corkythehornetfan 21:30, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
The spacing on "your" Talkington College logo uses incorrect font, spacing, and alignment. Standards for TTU departments follows what I originally uploaded. Lubbockite (talk) 22:32, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
The current version is YOUR version. The one I uploaded uses "Charter", the school's font. Just let the experienced editors fix this for us. Corkythehornetfan 23:18, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
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  • File:Talkington Visual & Performing Arts logo.svg is ✓ Done. Not sure why the specific requirement of 444 x 109, I went ahead and ignored that and just imported the vector directly from the pdf in the archive linked on the page above and left it at its default size and cleaned up the markup. If no one else does any of the others, I'll try to import some more of the other official ones from the zips. I'll try to do at least one a day. Offnfopt(talk) 23:30, 25 October 2016 (UTC)
    I downloaded that zip file. In the expanded zip is -\TTU_DblT_College of Visual and Performing Arts\For PRINT LAYOUT and GRAPHIC DESIGN\Vector PDF\TTU_DblT_CoVaPA_2line_fl4C.pdf from which the logo extracts to 451 x 109, and has the same red as seen on the web page - rather than the darker version we currently have. The size difference from what Corky quotes above seems to be just the ™ symbol. I uploaded that version, and reverted because I may be missing something, but it's there in the file history in case it's useful.

    I agree we shouldn't be altering the text from the official version, unless there is an updated one. I understand the college has changed name to "J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts", but on their website ( they use the generic "TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY" logo with no school name. It's not up to us to redesign the logo, so if there is no official version with the new name perhaps we need to do as they do and use the generic one, at least until an official version is available. I put the generic version, from in the history too, in case we decide to do that.

    Adding to the confusion, their website uses the darker red too - strikes me that maybe the University style guide is not being properly followed by the schools, or needs updating. Again, perhaps I'm missing something... -- Begoon 03:05, 26 October 2016 (UTC)

    Just looked into this, the lighter color is what is imported if you import without using a color profile and the darker color is what I got when importing with a color profile. The darker color  #CC0000  is correct according to the colors listed here. I went ahead and uploaded the colors you get when importing without a color profile and reverted so someone else can make that decision to revert if need be. Offnfopt(talk) 04:15, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
    Here's something interesting. Do you see a difference in red between this png thumbnail rendered from the current svg, and the current svg itself?
    Incidentally, you were correct - Inkscape changed the red from #c00 importing the pdf - Illustrator does not. The pdf has *:::<xmpG:swatchName>4C Red</xmpG:swatchName><xmpG:type>PROCESS</xmpG:type><xmpG:tint>100.000000</xmpG:tint><xmpG:mode>RGB</xmpG:mode><xmpG:red>204</xmpG:red><xmpG:green>0</xmpG:green><xmpG:blue>0</xmpG:blue> in raw text - for rgb 204,0,0 - but Inkscape alters that to 238,0,0 while Illustrator preserves it. I'll stick with Illustrator for pdf import, since I'm not seeing how to get Inkscape to change that behaviour. -- Begoon 06:35, 26 October 2016 (UTC)
They may not use it on the webpage itself, but that is their logo. The red should be #c0, but Inkscape does place it as #e0. I have yet to see this version. I have only seen this version. Corkythehornetfan 21:41, 26 October 2016 (UTC)