Derby #306: Space Infographics
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Galactically Clueless

Galactically Clueless
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lyonscc


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Re: Galactically Clueless


This idea came about when an unnamed family member referred to someone as "galactically clueless" - and an infographic, demonstrating the actual distance between this individual and the clue, seemed to be the appropriate response...

Mavyn


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Re: Galactically Clueless


Which stock photo site do you buy these pics through?

My speech is not parsing. I am speaking in ellipsis.

lyonscc


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Mavyn wrote:Which stock photo site do you buy these pics through?


This isn't a stock pic.

For this, I customized several Photoshop filters, along with using some effects from Illustrator in order to come up with the overall effect.

Edit: In this particular effect, it primarily uses a random noise generator with a rotation that decays based on phi. I have it set on four (really five, I guess) different 'presets' that I isolate and set to different colors. However, when I was done, I ended up just being happier with a radial gradient across the overall black & white result, which I tweaked in a few places to give it a little more 'flow'.

lyonscc


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Mavyn wrote:Which stock photo site do you buy these pics through?


Here's a quick screenshot of some of the editor functions I was playing with for this design:



Along with one of the snippets this created, later combined into the whole:

j5


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lyonscc wrote:This isn't a stock pic.

For this, I customized several Photoshop filters, along with using some effects from Illustrator in order to come up with the overall effect.

Shockingly accurate reproduction.

edit, because tineye only lasts 72 hours.

move along

deborah11565


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j5 wrote:Shockingly accurate reproduction.


Wow.... helluva of a sw program !

lyonscc


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j5 wrote:Shockingly accurate reproduction.


I'm guessing they also use the same filter editor...

Give me a sec, and I'll upload all of my interim work...

j5


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lyonscc wrote:I'm guessing they also use the same filter editor...

The star placement is algorithmic also?

move along

lyonscc


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lyonscc wrote:I'm guessing they also use the same filter editor...

Give me a sec, and I'll upload all of my interim work...


Here you go:













(NOTE: Each different render was given a different color and then combined into a final image, which is why some of the "cloudy areas" appear darker in the final image (since they have darker color associated with them).

Also - here's an alteration I made in my original mockup, to rotate it in space, before I decided to go top-down:

lyonscc


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j5 wrote:The star placement is algorithmic also?


Yes - it's possible to re-seed the random number generator, though I didn't do so.

Here's a quick-and-dirty run I just made w/ the same editor, using re-seeded values:



(NOTE: Since this was quick-and-dirty, I didn't do the different color separations (which requires lots of playing w/ the filter editors), so the color looks pretty bad and it's not halftoned - that process takes several hours)

Edit: One more mock-up, using completely different settings, just to demonstrate that this isn't using photos, but just mathematical algorithms:

lyonscc


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FWIW, I can recognize a few other artists here that use the same filter editor - or at least use some of the same sets of filters (whether or not they can edit them, I don't know) in PS. While they can do quite a bit, graphic-design-wise, converting the results into a usable halftoned design is nigh-on impossible in most cases...

Kharma does, by far, the best job using the filter sets...

Johndis5


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lyonscc wrote:Yes - it's possible to re-seed the random number generator, though I didn't do so.

Here's a quick-and-dirty run I just made w/ the same editor, using re-seeded values:



(NOTE: Since this was quick-and-dirty, I didn't do the different color separations (which requires lots of playing w/ the filter editors), so the color looks pretty bad and it's not halftoned - that process takes several hours)

Edit: One more mock-up, using completely different settings, just to demonstrate that this isn't using photos, but just mathematical algorithms:


It must be really frustrating having to deal with all these crazy photo coincidences week in and week out. I guess some people are just unlucky.

lyonscc


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Johndis5 wrote:It must be really frustrating having to deal with all these crazy photo coincidences week in and week out. I guess some people are just unlucky.


In this case, it's a pretty easy explanation - someone else is using the same SW application and made similar filter modifications (which are posted in a discussion thread on the sw company's site) - lesson being, I should have randomized before I got started, rather than using the preset "random" seed...

j5


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lyonscc wrote:In this case, it's a pretty easy explanation - someone else is using the same SW application and made similar filter modifications (which are posted in a discussion thread on the sw company's site) - lesson being, I should have randomized before I got started, rather than using the preset "random" seed...

Interesting. So if you use a tut or published method to reproduce an existing work, who owns the final product? (Thought exercise)

move along

lyonscc


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j5 wrote:Interesting. So if you use a tut or published method to reproduce an existing work, who owns the final product? (Thought exercise)


Interesting. Especially when you start talking permutations. Since changing the "random" seed (which isn't, apparently, very "random") gives a completely different result, that is also an angle.

I will say that the ULA for the software states that any shared filters (they only allow shared filters - you can't charge for them) are considered to be free of any licensing or other IP constraints, and that the works you make with them are your own. It's a very open-source-based community...

j5


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lyonscc wrote:Interesting. Especially when you start talking permutations. Since changing the "random" seed (which isn't, apparently, very "random") gives a completely different result, that is also an angle.

I will say that the ULA for the software states that any shared filters (they only allow shared filters - you can't charge for them) are considered to be free of any licensing or other IP constraints, and that the works you make with them are your own. It's a very open-source-based community...

Permutations are different, since that's the part left to user discretion/experimentation/creativity.

move along

bluetuba


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Re: Galactically Clueless


Without getting into the photo/filter issues I think this is a poor design because galactically clueless is a phrase you made up and isn't something anybody is going to recognize or understand.

And having an arrow that says YOU and points to a spiral galaxy is going to make most people think it's referring to OUR galaxy, and most nerds will recognize that your image isn't anywhere near accurate to where we are in the Milky Way.

grahamcrackercoyote


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bluetuba wrote:Without getting into the photo/filter issues I think this is a poor design because galactically clueless is a phrase you made up and isn't something anybody is going to recognize or understand.

And having an arrow that says YOU and points to a spiral galaxy is going to make most people think it's referring to OUR galaxy, and most nerds will recognize that your image isn't anywhere near accurate to where we are in the Milky Way.


Thanks for pointing this out. I was going to give it a pass after I figured it could be any random galaxy, but I'd never wear it to teach in since it doesn't look like the Milky Way

edgrrrzzmom


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lyonscc wrote:Interesting. Especially when you start talking permutations. Since changing the "random" seed (which isn't, apparently, very "random") gives a completely different result, that is also an angle.

I will say that the ULA for the software states that any shared filters (they only allow shared filters - you can't charge for them) are considered to be free of any licensing or other IP constraints, and that the works you make with them are your own. It's a very open-source-based community...

Oh just confess, you stole my photo for this. I was standing there on the right just outside the starfield just about halfway between "you" and "clue."

taternuggets


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Re: Galactically Clueless


Here's a thought... stop finding photos on the internet, slapping some sort of distortion filter on them, and calling them good to go.

I missed your totally plausible explanation on this one.


Nothing follows.

ignorant


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taternuggets wrote:Here's a thought... stop finding photos on the internet, slapping some sort of distortion filter on them, and calling them good to go.

I missed your totally plausible explanation on this one.


Well clearly the saxophone photographer used the same Photoshop filter.

lyonscc


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edgrrrzzmom wrote:Oh just confess, you stole my photo for this. I was standing there on the right just outside the starfield just about halfway between "you" and "clue."

You got me. Though I thought you were only about a third of the way from "You" to "clue"...

FTR - the point wasn't for it to be the milky way, but just to show the distance between "you" and "clue"...

harzack


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