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finding better art

Discussion in 'Tips & Tricks' started by The Vector Doctor, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    often a customer will send art that is far from ideal. There is a little known function at google image search that will try to find a better version of the same image.

    Just click on the google image tab and upload your art by selecting the camera icon located on the right side and let it do the work for you. I often have success

    Here is one that I am working on today that is far better than what the customer sent even though they told me it was the best art they could find.


    http://www.eglin.af.mil/shared/media/ggallery/hires/AFG-070104-013.jpg
     

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  2. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    you can also just drag and drop on the search bar :thumb:
     
  3. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    When I do that it just opens up the image in my browser
     

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  4. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

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    hmm i always just drag/drop onto the images search bar to use it
     
  5. Gene@mpls

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    I don't see the camera in Firefox. Is it similar to Tineye?
     
  6. The Vector Doctor

    The Vector Doctor Very Active Member

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    It is in Firefox too. Not a browser issue, make sure you click on the images part of google not just the default google homepage. I have much better success with this versus Tineye and I previously used Tineye and was looking for a better solution
     
  7. GAC05

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    Good tip, thanks.

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    guam usa
     
  8. royster13

    royster13 Very Active Member

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    I sometimes ask clients to send me files ending in PDF......Yesterday I got an order for 3 colour mugs, along with a crappy JPG.....After a couple emails back and forth they found a PDF which turned out to be a proof of some other products the ordered elsewhere and the PDF included perfect vector art...
     
  9. peavey123

    peavey123 Active Member

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    How did I not know you could search with an actual image?! Thanks Doctor.
     
  10. 2B

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    +1

    Thanks for the tip
     
  11. Tim Aucoin

    Tim Aucoin Very Active Member

    Wow... just when you think you know everything!! Thanks Eric. This is a great tip! :thumb::clapping:
     
  12. Marie

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    Love this tip - Thanks for sharing!
     
  13. SAR.Summerlin

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    Best tip I have seen ever this will make my life easier. Thanks Doctor
     
  14. fresh

    fresh Very Active Member

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    I'm kinda an jerk that way... Before I send my proofs, I convert them to bitmap. On VERY rare occasion will I send a vector file to a client. I do this mostly so they can't go to another sign company with my fantastic files. Also, if someone sends me crap, and I vectorize it, there is no f'ing way they are getting that file from me (unless they pay pay pay for it.)

    For example, someone gave me their crappy printed menu with their very nice, obviously well designed, logo on it. I asked him to have the designer forward me a vector file, but that was too much work for this particular guy. So we freaking redraw the logo (typical.) A year later, he calls me asking for the vector file... He went to Staples to order a banner (didn't even think to call me,) and they said it won't look very good using a photocopy of his menu. I suggested he just order the banner from us, and he said we were more expensive. He didn't understand why we wouldn't give it to him. Um, yeah.

    So now when people call me for artwork, I send them back what they originally sent to me. If they question me, I just say "I was able to use that, I don't know why so & so can't. Maybe they don't really know what they are doing. You DO KNOW you can order those items from us, don't you?"
     
  15. SueSchmidt

    SueSchmidt New Member

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    Great tip - thanks for sharing!
     
  16. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    sweet!
     
  17. spawk

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    Wow

    Thanks for the tip.. Its something i should have known long ago..
     
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