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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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Logo of Joey (TV series)[edit]

Article(s): en:Joey (TV series)

Should have a stand-alone logo from either en:File:Joey title card.jpg or a larger version at Wikia. --George Ho (talk) 08:32, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
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@George Ho: I mean you can simply use this. -- User: Perhelion 22:03, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
Hmm... on second thought, is the 3d font copyrightable? George Ho (talk) 22:33, 25 November 2017 (UTC)

RTVE logos[edit]

Article(s): en:TVE Internacional, en:RTVE, en:Televisión Española, en:Radio Nacional de España, en:La 1 (Spanish TV channel) and others

All logos need fix as they included raster graphics, Logo of TVE Internacional need to remove opaque background--John123521 (talk) 09:08, 28 October 2017 (UTC)
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I need a logo for my proposal project![edit]


A logo for the sister project that I proposed, Kidswiki Fcbbminiestadi (talk) 16:32, 30 November 2017 (UTC)
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Can the labeling of this diagram be fixed at all?[edit]

Article(s): [[]]

Something must have gone horribly wrong here, the names of the railway stations are almost undecipherable. The diagram is over ten years old, but perhaps it can still be salvaged? --Schlosser67 (talk) 14:36, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
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Original svg looks perfectly fine here. Just have to figure out why Commons renders it different from my browser. If you want a .png of what it should look like, just ask. W3ird N3rd (talk) 17:43, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
@Schlosser67: I redrew it with consistent font, curvature, and spacing. Cheers, Mliu92 (talk) 22:45, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
I tried both Firefox and Internet "Exploder", the original version looks weird in both browsers, while the revised one looks fine. Thanks! --Schlosser67 (talk) 08:19, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
The author @BaseTurnComplete: also uploaded a PNG back in 2007, I've added it to the gallery. Using an old renderer but with antialias enabled, I've also created a new PNG. SVG is generally better suited for this kind of image though. W3ird N3rd (talk) 13:24, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
@Mliu92: There was no need to redraw it. As shown in File:Fonttest-Kerning.svg increasing the resolution by a factor of 10 (<svg ...><g transform="scale(10)">...</g></svg> and increasing the front-size=".6" to front-size="6" would have been enough. @Schlosser67: I could easily overwrite the old file in the old style, if you want to have a second version.  — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 18:33, 17 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks again! I just find it great that the file could be fixed, whichever way it was. Both work for me. I believe the old file should indeed be replaced, but do not feel competent enough to decide by which version. I'll leave that to you graphics specialists and - if necessary - the administration. --Schlosser67 (talk) 07:49, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
I prever Mliu92's revised drawing it is more beautiful, and also the old version had missaligment in the line to Huddersfield Bradford Exchange, which is also in the acutal version of File:Sheffield Area 1950.svg
 — Johannes Kalliauer - Talk | Contributions 16:17, 18 January 2018 (UTC)

Logo of Are You Being Served[edit]

Article(s): en:Are You Being Served?

A stand-alone logo of "Are You Being Served?", shown in a local non-free image, should be created. However, there are two versions: one without quotation marks and one with them. Background should be transparent; font color should be black as readable to readers; typeface should be similar to the series's title logo. --George Ho (talk) 05:39, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
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Hi @George Ho: Like this? Can you add proper categories and description to the images please? Amada44  talk to me 17:15, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

Almost close, Amada44, but the files should resemble the logo more. The letters are too thin, while the actual ones are thicker (probably by ink). Here's a better close-up (for the one used in series 2 and thereafter). George Ho (talk) 22:43, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Here's the close-up of the series 1 logo. George Ho (talk) 22:58, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
And a close-up of the logo used for the pilot. George Ho (talk) 23:04, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Amada44 pretty much got it right. The "ink" you speak of is a drop shadow in the pilot. The series 1 logo is different. You need to decide what exactly you want. The pilot logo (you already have it), the pilot logo with dropshadow and/or the series 1/series 2 logo. (series 2 is seems to have slightly different question mark) W3ird N3rd (talk) 00:39, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
I duplicated the file and the info into File:Are You Being Served pilot logo black colour.svg. I do want black-coloured logos resembling the ones used for the series, including one with quotation marks for the whole series 1. The first two need change as I already made the duplicate under the different title. George Ho (talk) 02:37, 21 January 2018 (UTC); edited, 02:38, 21 January 2018 (UTC)
For clarity's sake, I guess no need for the copy of white-colour logo containing drop shadows at the moment as it would be harder for most readers to see (unless someone else wants to do it right away). George Ho (talk) 02:54, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

I have not realized that creating an SVG file is a total drag. I recently downloaded Inkscape and thought that I can make it. However, something went wrong with the application, so my unsaved work was erased. Now I realize that I have to start over and all that. George Ho (talk) 08:04, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

Whew! What a relief. The program was kind enough to save the duplicate file under a different name when the execution of the application was terminated at one time. Now I would be able to continue working on the logo, but I should frequently save the work in case something like that happens again. George Ho (talk) 13:52, 21 January 2018 (UTC)

✓ Phew, I created my very first SVG version. Well, I replaced one version in File:Are You Being Served logo.svg. George Ho (talk) 01:00, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
I decided to upload hand-drawn replicas as separate files because I think I might have trouble being very precise. George Ho (talk) 03:48, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

@George Ho: I've added a version with drop shadow based on Amada44's version. What do you think? W3ird N3rd (talk) 15:48, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

@W3ird N3rd: The shadow versions look good :-) Amada44  talk to me 19:29, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
@Amada44: Thanks. :-) One thing I am curious about: what font did you use? W3ird N3rd (talk) 20:30, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
@W3ird N3rd: I used Bodoni 72 Smallcaps . Found it by chance. I had to adgust the 'G' a little, everything else fitted quite well :-) cheers, Amada44  talk to me 20:56, 22 January 2018 (UTC)

Metrication by year[edit]

Article(s): Metrificación, Sistema internazionale di unità di misura and many others

Update map and friendly coloring
A lot of work here. It is supposed to be the "replacement map" for metrication pages; nevetheless it has a lot of issues. There are no South Sudan boundaries; the color palette isn't the best for visually impaired people. I'm not good at all at Perl and similar, could you help me? The palette is shown in the second image.--Carnby (talk) 18:04, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
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Missing Irish speed limit signs[edit]

Article(s): en:Road speed limits in the Republic of Ireland.

40 km/h speed limit sign. RUS 064. Deletion request
20 km/h speed limit sign. RUS 065.
30 km/h "Slow Zone" sign. F 403
--2A02:8084:2164:8C80:71E5:F26E:CC20:684C 22:18, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
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Undeletion request made. - Alexis Jazz 04:06, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

The deleted image is not what is requested here. It needs to be created. (to clarify, I am not taking this request) - Alexis Jazz 08:08, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

Qatar cinema icon[edit]

Article(s): Template:Videos from Qatar by year (Commons)

Just like upper request.--Rafic.Mufid (talk) 12:31, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
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@Rafic.Mufid: Are you planning on requesting any more clapperboard flag icons? It's likely easier for the workflow if you just request them all at once. The Qatar flag appears to be wider than usual, how would you like to see it integrated in the clapperboard? The clapperboard height could be reduced, the flag could be stretched, cropped or borders above and below the flag could be added. - Alexis Jazz 15:06, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

@Alexis Jazz: Actually there is not any plan! i just focused on videos this days, btw i checked now, i will appreciate you if you make clapperboard flag icons for Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Kuwait (3-2), Libya (3-2), Oman (3-2), Somalia and Sudan (3-2). For Qatar you can use it's 3-2 version. --Rafic.Mufid (talk) 15:55, 2 February 2018 (UTC)
Both in this request and the one above file:Mplayer.svg should be used as base and the result file should be a true svg file. --Goran tek-en (talk) 18:59, 6 February 2018 (UTC)
I'm not taking the request. I've become disillusioned. - Alexis Jazz 22:03, 8 February 2018 (UTC)
@Begoon: can you look at this request, weeks ago i requested and made templates needs this cinema icons. --Rafic.Mufid (talk) 14:41, 21 February 2018 (UTC)

Melania Trump's signature[edit]

Can you please create a vector version of Melania Trump's signature? --InfattiVedeteCheViDice (talk) 09:53, 9 February 2018 (UTC)
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Article(s):en:Karnali Pradesh

Can you please remove the description bar of the right side, the logo at the left-bottom and the red strip on top of the map and put the small index map on the top-right corner?---Raju Babu (talk) 08:04, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
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  • Is Kiran215 really the copyright holder? Is he a member of that Maze Solution company? If not, the image should be deleted.--Carnby (talk) 22:12, 26 February 2018 (UTC)
@Carnby: Even if he works there doesn't mean he has the authority to share screenshots. And even if he does, Maze didn't create the map. Why did nobody spot this sooner? Just added copyvio to 115 maps. And now (although it doesn't really make much of a difference) do I spot the screenshots credit Openstreetmap. But only in part. These will just have to be replaced by Openstreetmap images. - Alexis Jazz 22:55, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Those maps are deleted now, but we have lack of maps related to en:Nepal.---Raju Babu (talk) 03:46, 1 March 2018 (UTC)

Humanista Party (Mexico)[edit]

Article(s): Partido Humanista (México), Partidos políticos de México, Elecciones federales de México de 2015, etc.

Convert in SVG. --Wiki-1776 (talk) 19:47, 5 March 2018 (UTC)
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Does cover logos from political parties? - Alexis Jazz 04:53, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Las palabras estarían libres de derechos de autor como dice la ley pero ya no estoy tan seguro del logo del Colibrí. ¿Quizás entra o no en el umbral de originalidad?. En eso no estoy seguro pero hago notar que hay otras imágenes similares que están en Commons: File:MC Party (Mexico).svg, File:Movimiento Ciudadano.svg, File:PVE dark logo (Mexico).svg, File:PES logo (Mexico).svg y véase esta consulta de borrado de esta imagen. ¿O se tendrán que borrar todas las imágenes, incluso File:PNA logo (Mexico).svg? Posdata: Is someone encouraged to translate my answer? --Wiki-1776 (talk) 17:08, 9 March 2018 (UTC)

Signature for Queen Mariam and Tea Tsulukiani[edit]

Article(s): Mariam Dadiani (1783–1841)

Dear friends, please vectorize signature of Queen Mariam. -- 21:36, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
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  • File:Mariam Dadiani signature.png. I didn't vectorise it, because in my opinion you'd lose too much of the subtle weights of stroke and variations etc. Someone might want to try to do a good vectorisation of this, but I couldn't "improve" on the png. There is a version with a "plain" background in the file history of the png here: [3] which you can revert to if you like.
  • I do hope she didn't have to sign many documents on any given day - her poor hand would be aching... (joking apart, maybe there's a better term for this than "signature"? "seal" doesn't seem right? something else?.. there is already File:Mariam Dadiani signature.jpg and File:Mariam Dadiani's signature.svg) -- Begoon 06:02, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

User:Begoon Thank you dear friend. It is good. Those jpg and svg signatures are for different Mariam Dadiani :) There was couple of them with same name so those 2 signatures are not hers :) Can you please SVG vectorize also if you can dear friend signature of Georgian Justice Minister Tea Tsulukiani from [4]? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 12:44, 11 March 2018‎ (UTC)

  • Ah, yes, I see the "other Mariam Dadiani" was 17th century.
  • Ok, here's File:Tea Tsulukiani signature.svg, but you should really open new request(s) if you need any more. I'm actually not terribly keen on this trend we have of sticking people's signatures in their article as decorations, unless there's a particular significance to the signature itself, like there is with Mariam's, (and I don't really like vectorising them much because they are never 100% faithful that way). Face-smile.svg But you asked very nicely, so... -- Begoon 14:07, 11 March 2018 (UTC)

Thank you dear friend User:Begoon :) It is really good. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk • contribs) 17:54, 11 March 2018‎ (UTC)

Heraldry request[edit]

Article(s): [[:]]

I need a template created, as I can't seem to (basic Inkscape skills) fit a double tressure flory counterflory within a bordure. The template would be a bordure with a double tressure flory counterflory within. I am trying to create the following arms: Gules, three mullets or, on a bordure of the second a double tressure flory counterflory of the first. Newm30 (talk) 23:51, 10 March 2018 (UTC)
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Article(s): en:Oil_refinery

Convert to SVG -- 03:31, 11 March 2018 (UTC)
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Rupert Bruce-Mitford[edit]

Checkmark This section is resolved and can be archived. If you disagree, replace this template with your comment. Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:18, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
en:Rupert Bruce-Mitford
please vectorize or at least remove background… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:18, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
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There you go. Rode raaf (talk) 19:33, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
  • ✓ Done
Fantastic, thank you!--Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:16, 14 March 2018 (UTC)

North Carolina 1939 plate[edit]

en:Vehicle registration plates of North Carolina
using ,, and , please make a free-use graphic version. Embossed silver numbers on maroon plate; "North Carolina 39" centered at bottom, Any number combination is okay, but the unique shape of numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 may be best, like today's FE-Schrift

… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:18, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

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please vectorize signature from this version The signature has been trimmed away from the present version.… --Kintetsubuffalo (talk) 01:18, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
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Couldn't get it much better, 'cause the resolution isn't high enough to make a clean tracing. Hope you'll can use it anyway. Rode raaf (talk) 17:01, 15 March 2018 (UTC)

✓ Done

Colorado 1958 skier plate[edit]

en:Vehicle registration plates of Colorado
similar to above, using
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Domentius IV of Georgia[edit]

Article(s): en:Domentius IV of Georgia

Dear friends please SVG vector the signature of Patriarch Domentius IV. Dear User:Carnby User:Begoon if you have time please see this also :) Thank you lots :) -- 20:58, 13 March 2018 (UTC)
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  • Well, I tried to redraw this as a vector, but I'm really not happy with any of my results. Here's a png instead, slightly darkened, with background removed, that might work ok in an infobox. -- Begoon 12:46, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

Herbert Maryon signature[edit]

en:Herbert Maryon

Please vectorize, or at least remove background. --Usernameunique (talk) 18:45, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
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  • I removed the background from the png. -- Begoon 03:23, 15 March 2018 (UTC)