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    Is it possible to take any picture and use the basic structure and color of an object therein ... and make it into a graphic.

    For example,
    http://www.myhomecooking.net/brownie...k-brownies.jpg

    Is it possible to make that brownie photo into a cool brownie graphic.

    Explanation,
    There is ultra-realism in a photo and then there is impressionism, post-modernism, classicism (as it relates to art) All different ways of rendering the same object.



    Onto Google Maps, http://maps.google.com
    Let's take a basic snapshot of Dallas, TX
    http://maps.google.com/maps?q=dallas,+tx&hl=en

    It's real data that's animated over. How did they do this? Does it relate to my first question?

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    I'm sorry, the more you try to explain yourself the more confused I get. Am I right in thinking you just want to be able to style a photograph in a particular fashion?

    Image editing packages such as Photoshop/Painter etc have ways of making photos appear as if they were created using traditional mediums and techniques. Photoshop alone as a whole range of preset 'artistic' filters that are intended to mimic water colour, certain brush strokes and materials etc.

    Although the image of the map is rendered as a bitmap, the visual appearance very closely resembles a vector finish. The colours are reduced, and shapes simplified. Packages like Illustrator, Freehand, Flash do this well but you can quickly cheat and save an object as a limited colour .gif

    Is that the general idea? Do I need coffee?
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    Yes, you answered my question The file you attached does resmeble exactly what I want done, however, not in the style I'd want it done in.
    Is it possible to create a photo-realistic finish like the Safari icon seen here: http://www.apple.com/macosx/features/safari/
    (assuming there was a photo of a real blue compass)
    Or better yet, something like this: http://www.hicksdesign.co.uk/portfolio/mozilla-logos
    (assuming there was a photo of a real blue hawk holding a piece of mail)


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