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applefan1997
Jun 11, 2010, 11:01 PM
Well, in my art class I used a canvas board to replicate the famous Picasso Mac image. I was going to do the original one, but decide to freshen it up a bit with a new iMac, which I believe best serves the spot of the original 128.
12x16, acrylic on canvas.Let me know what you think!
http://att.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=230032&stc=1&d=1276315626
The original for comparison:
http://igomac.com/igomac/Images/mac_picasso_logo.gif

BeamWalker
Jun 12, 2010, 04:40 AM
Looks nice, the magic mouse however does not have a cable. But that counts as artistic freedom.

applefan1997
Jun 12, 2010, 01:09 PM
Whoops, you got me! I only remembered its lack of a button :), but it just woudn't be the same. I guess you could say it's the pre '09 model ;).

tdgrn
Jun 12, 2010, 01:15 PM
Looks awesome man!
You should take a high res photo and make it your computer background.

ucfgrad93
Jun 12, 2010, 01:26 PM
Looks good, I like it.:)

applefan1997
Jun 12, 2010, 08:55 PM
Thanks for the comments! I might get a bette picture (with a better camera) of course.

cloroxbleach4
Jun 12, 2010, 09:01 PM
I like it, good job!

Yakuza
Jun 25, 2010, 07:15 AM
AWSOME!!! :D

i love it. Would be great to had that in the todays iMac manuals :p

Other than that, i would buy a copy of that, as a sticker or a poster

applefan1997
Feb 1, 2012, 11:12 PM
Sorry to revive such an old thread, but I recently found this piece in my closet, which I'd forgotten about, and I was wondering how hard it would be to digitize it, or of someone could do it for me. After all, I'm assuming the original was hand drawn as well and then redone digitally.

Thanks!

Mal
Feb 2, 2012, 10:22 AM
You could try to simply scan it, or photograph it and then trace it with Illustrator. I'd love a digital version.

jW

applefan1997
Feb 2, 2012, 10:50 AM
You could try to simply scan it, or photograph it and then trace it with Illustrator. I'd love a digital version.

jW

I tried scanning it... the canvas creates awful effects on the finished scan.

I think tracing it is what I was thinking of... now if I could teach myself to use the copy of Illustrator I have.

cambookpro
Feb 2, 2012, 10:52 AM
I'd love to have it as a wallpaper if/when you do it! It's a really great piece of work. :)

avro707
Feb 2, 2012, 07:41 PM
I tried scanning it... the canvas creates awful effects on the finished scan.

I think tracing it is what I was thinking of... now if I could teach myself to use the copy of Illustrator I have.

You can use the pen tool instead of tracing, and then use the pathfinder to to get the required white cut-out areas.

I still know Illustrator quite well and could do that. In photoshop, you could probably use the levels tool to tweak your scanned image into something looking more solid, and use the replace colour on the canvas coloured sections to make them look solid white (depending on how the canvas looks when scanned).

Michaelgtrusa
Feb 2, 2012, 07:46 PM
I like it.

SPNarwhal
Feb 5, 2012, 04:46 PM
The only thing I would change is the outline of the iMac and the yellow outline of the screen. I think they're both too full compared to the original one's take.

But regardless, it's cool. :cool:

chrislaw
Feb 5, 2012, 05:37 PM
Very cool indeed. Nicely done.

applefan1997
Feb 8, 2012, 09:35 PM
Thanks again!

I was able to take a 16MP picture of it, so if anyone here would be able to do the aforementioned work to it, I'll be glad to email it to you. I tried to do it myself and gave up.

cambookpro
Feb 10, 2012, 02:02 PM
Thanks again!

I was able to take a 16MP picture of it, so if anyone here would be able to do the aforementioned work to it, I'll be glad to email it to you. I tried to do it myself and gave up.

Can you post the photo? FWIW I'd like to see it.

Goftrey
Feb 10, 2012, 02:15 PM
Yes, please post it. It's awesome, I'd really want to get my grips on it too :D

applefan1997
Feb 10, 2012, 08:20 PM
What I have is a plain picture of it... what I need is someone to smooth it out and have it look like the original image as opposed to the textured finish of the canvas. The file is 5.8MB though, so I can't host it through photobucket or here in it's full quality. I need to email sit to someone who can work on it.

This is it, though!

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q267/applefan1997/file-2314.jpg

t0rr3s
Feb 11, 2012, 12:15 AM
What I have is a plain picture of it... what I need is someone to smooth it out and have it look like the original image as opposed to the textured finish of the canvas. The file is 5.8MB though, so I can't host it through photobucket or here in it's full quality. I need to email sit to someone who can work on it.

Just a quick bash at it. How'd ya like it?

http://f.cl.ly/items/0A1q42213m2s300g2C3h/file-2314.jpg

fun173
Feb 11, 2012, 12:33 AM
Looks great. Nice job.

applefan1997
Feb 11, 2012, 12:35 AM
Nice job! Definitely more then I could conjure up. What program or method did you use? It has an interesting chiseled quality to the color and shape like some cartoons I used to watch as a kid.

t0rr3s
Feb 11, 2012, 08:49 PM
pure 30 second work in photoshop. ;)