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My greatest frustration growing up was not finding very good shots of different species in field guides, and then later learning I could possibly not be able to use fabulous images because of legalities.
What is your own experience with finding/using images, and what does the scientific community need graphic-wise currently in your field or in general?
Thanks!
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Simplest way to get a professional scientific drawing or a graphical abstract with low cost for your research report or paper:
A team of scientists and artists works on your illustration/journal cover/schematics instead of only one illustrator. It's quick and the price is very reasonable (with first-time-order discount).
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Kindly name some good quality softwares for adobe photoshop and adobe illustration alternatives.
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Multiple programs are that can be alternative to Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator.
For Adobe Photoshop, I suggest the programs whose names are listed below:
1. Affinity Photo
2. Corel PHOTO-PAINT
3. Sketch
4. GIMP
5. Pixelmator Pro
And for Adobe Illustrator, I recommend the following programs:
1. Affinity Designer
2. Corel Draw
3. Inkscape
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I want to quantify fluorescence images from IHC experiments using Adobe Photoshop, but unsure of how to do so. If anyone has a detailed protocol or could direct me to one, I would be grateful for that.
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John Griffin. Well, you are certainly free to believe that "most people have no idea what they're doing".
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HI, I am trying to gather some data on the usage of Adobe Photoshop for my dissertation.
The questions I would like to ask are: -
Do you use it?
How often would you use it, could you give an estimate in % ?
What field of photography are you in?
What are the positives & negatives of Adobe Photoshop?
Have you used any other photo manipulation software?
How do you choose to learn Adobe Photoshop? With Books, YouTube, Courses or Trial & Error?
I really appreciate any help and thank you in advance.
Cheers Bob.
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I personally have a version of PhotoShop CS6 to make beautiful graphical abstracts (in cooperation with Illustrator).
I use it around 1 or 2 times a week, depending on the work I need to make or just conversion of .png files to .eps files as I have the habit to work with vectorial graphics in combination with LaTeX.
I'm not a photograph at all, but I think infography is important to use in Science, in Chemistry, where I belong to.
I'm not a expert in PhotoShop, and I only see advantages: when you learn how it functions, it can be very easy to make pretty things, furthermore, many videos are available on internet.
I have used Gimp, PixelMator, PhotoFiltre in the past also. But it's harsher, in my opinion, to access desired graphics compared to PhotoShop.
I chose to use PhotoShop as it is well-known and professionnal (thanks Adobe Ads!)
I could propose you to see some of the pictures I made for scientific publications:
If the pictures are not visible, they can be seen directly from the publisher website.
Best Regards
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I have extracted Temperature distribution contours, but they don't have enough quality. How to increase the quality of a picture in photoshop? What about DPI?
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Thanks a lot for your help. But what about images that do not have DPI setting?
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When I change the filters of our fluorescent microscope, the sample moves slightly, no matter how carefully I do it.
As a result, images of different channels are not directly mergable. (See the attached picture, where the red and green channels, that are supposed to overlap, differ in at least 10 pixels horizontally)
I am looking for a program or plugin within a program (ImageJ ?) where I could fix this issue and align/move my images prior to merging. I would appreciate your ideas.
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There are actually several methods to take care of this, some of which are detailed on the ImageJ forums. Take a look through this and pick your favorite method:
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Hello, I am analyzing brain sections and am using adobe photoshop. I am able to create a grid map and manually number each individual tile. I was wondering if there was a more efficient way of going about this as it is very tedious. Also, each brain section may have slightly different number amounts of tiles depending on where the section is. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you
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Hello Philip,
You could try creating a contact sheet inside Photoshop. To do this, go to File>Automate>Contact Sheet II.
Experiment with the settings to create a grid that fits your needs. You can choose the size of your template, the number of columns and rows, how the images will distribute along them, etc.
Good luck!
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See above
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The program ImageJ is very useful for analyze histological images. 
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Hi, recently I saw one paper stating that, they estimated the density of the bands on SDS-PAGE using Adobe photoshop application. Anybody knows how to do that? Paper has been attached.
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Thank you very much.
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I would like to make an image looking like the one I have added here. How can I do it?
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Adobe Illustrator is probably your best option. You can get the software on a cloud-based subscription here: http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator.html
The monthly subscription is $19.99 on a year-long commitment. This is a lot cheaper than it used to be in the past. You may also qualify for student or faculty/teacher discount.
Inkscape is a good alternative to Adobe Illustrator. It has many of the same features and it is free.
The main disadvantage with Inkscape, in my opinion is the lack of industry standard colour support. This is especially problematic if your design is intended for print, which requires support for CMYK colour space. There are ways to get CMYK to work on Inkscape however, but they seem a bit tedious(see: http://wiki.inkscape.org/wiki/index.php/InkscapeColor).
Overall, I prefer Adobe Illustrator for its colour support, better performance on Windows, vast number of helpful tutorials online, and integration with other Adobe tools which make it a really useful great for scientific graphics.
If you have trouble, please let me know. I have years of experience with Adobe Illustrator and creating scientific graphics and would be happy to help you out.
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My question is based on the fact that PowerPoint, Photoshop and Illustrator have been routinely used to generate scientific figures as final PDF files, either single Images or for the final Assembled Figure for a paper, so I'd like to hear about experiences, and point of view regarding which one is best for good quality scientific figures publication, as well as advice, and why.
"Images" refers to either photos (e.g. IHC, IF, confocal imaging etc), graphs (e.g. qRT-PCR data, microarray hierarchical clustering etc) and tables.
"Assembled Figure" is the final figure X that you create before uploading on the journal page (it could be a collage of images (i.e. photos, graphs and tables).
Also, tutorials or suggested literature are welcomed.
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I use almost exclusively linux systems. I have found the following programs useful for the tasks described above; many are available for windows/mac as well:
photo/bitmap editing (e.g., photoshop replacement)
layout, drawing diagrams, annotating images (e.g., illustrator replacement)
very fast command line image conversion, allows scripting
command line conversion tools: epstopdf, ps2pdf (from texlive-extra-utils package)
Note that all of these programs are available for (legal) free download.
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I have Adobe photo shop 7.0. I am trying to join 6 images together as layers and trying to make a multiple image panel. The problem is with the background which is in a grey color. I try to change the background to complete white but its not happening.
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when you add some photos to a blank page with a default background, you can remove the white background. Then a withe and grey background will appear which is nothing in real. So you can manage the layers without any background.