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Category Archives: Illustration

Geological Mapping Technician – Introduction

Hello, I am the Geological Mapping Technician for the Geology Department at the University of Otago.

If you need any assistance with any topics that you consider could be related to technical aspects of geological mapping please come and see me or send me an email.

Topics include: geology software, general illustration software, GIS software, mapping hardware (UAV/drone, GNSS/GPS, cameras) and a whole lot more.

Stephen Read
Room 1n17
stephen.read@otago.ac.nz
www.otago.ac.nz/geology/staff/general/stephen-read.html

New training section: 3D Geology diagram techniques

I’ve just added a new set of pages in the training section of this website. These tutorial pages cover 3D Geology diagram techniques. The first tutorials for 3D diagrams using a mixture of free and non-free software are live now. I will also make alternate versions of these tutorials that use only free software soon.

Aligning and adjusting images using photoshop: Core scan example

1      About this approach

In this approach we use photoshop to align images and make image brightness, contrast and other adjustments. These instructions are written for photoshop CS6, but they should be applicable to other recent versions of Photoshop.

This approach has these advantages over aligning images in adobe illustrator or other vector package:

  1. Opportunity to automatically align images
  2. Ability to make image brightness, contrast and other adjustments live (and reversibly)
  3. Ability to make granular image adjustments (i.e. at the edges of aligned images to make them match better).

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Installing Inkscape (0.91) on MacOS (10.7-10.10)

Follow ALL these instructions to successfully install and run inkscape 0.91 on MacOS version 10.7-10.10. Skip instructions if you don’t want it to work properly. More up to date (but less detailed) install instructions are found on this page:
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Handling images in MS word mac 2011

These are instructions for handling images in MS word 2011 on MacOS, including instructions on outputting final PDF. These instructions probably also apply to versions form 2010-2014. Continue reading