What topics can I ask about here?

Graphic Design is for questions targeted toward design professionals, students, and enthusiasts.

This includes questions about:

  • Graphic arts theory and history; "Why" we do what we do and not necessarily the "how" in logo design, fonts & typography, visual communication
  • Web design as related to look and feel, not coding.
  • Layout and printing
  • Illustration
  • Type usage, theory, pairings
  • Color theory or selection
  • Composition
  • Balance
  • File formats and usage

but not about:

  • Simple "How to" questions — please search your application's help files first, and do a Google search before posting a question
  • Brainstorming or idea gathering
  • Application Troubleshooting questions or other forms of technical support
  • 3D software tools
  • Technical questions about video editing software
  • Web site architecture and development (examples: HTML that doesn't include CSS, server-side issues)
  • Landscaping and architecture

We do accept questions about the identification of fonts, if certain conditions are met (see our requirements for font-identification questions). The same goes for critique questions about special aspects of a design work (see our guidelines for critique questions).

For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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