Image Request

Discussion in 'Tech & Support' started by Doctor Evo, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Doctor Evo Registered

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    Hey guys,

    I'm trying to create a series of paleomaps to track distributions of a certain group of sharks through geologic time, but I'm having trouble finding a map marker that can be easily copied and pasted on top of the maps.

    Ideally this marker would be a red circle with a thick black outline without a rectangular border (in other words, I could copy and paste it directly onto the map and drag it to the desired location, no further modification necessary).

    It shouldn't be very large, either. The maps aren't huge, and bigger markers would obscure some of the detail where there are clusters.

    If anyone could find this for me (or something very similar), I'd be extremely grateful!

    Thanks!
     
  2. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    I'm guessing you don't have Photoshop or Gimp (which is free)?

    Here you go.
    map marker

    Go into the images section. there's lots to choose from.
     
  3. Doctor Evo Registered

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    I downloaded GIMP yesterday and I'm still trying to figure it out. I guess I have some more learning to do!

    Do you happen to have another link? This one doesn't seem to work for me! I've been trying to find markers/icons on Google Images, but they all seem to have some type of box around them.

    Thanks. :yay:
     
  4. Hotwire Dealin' W/ Demons

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    I use GIMP quite often and there are tons of tutorials online for it. Just Goolgle whatever you're trying to do, there's a tutorial for it.
     
  5. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    Here's a link to an actual marker.
    http://www.clker.com/cliparts/I/l/L/S/W/9/map-marker.svg

    Sometimes they look like they have a white box around them, but if you look closely you'll notice a few that have tiny white and gray boxes behind it, that means the background is clear.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Couldn't find a tutorial, but I figured out how to get exactly what I wanted after about an hour of messing around. :yay:

    I was trying to avoid the teardrop shape; I really wanted a red circle outlined in black. And I got it!

    I really appreciate it, though! Thanks!

    Was even able to turn it into a .gif animation. It turned out fantastic!
     

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