"Graphics" covers an immense variation: In general, any visual representation of a concept can be referred to as a "graphic". Visual representations may include - but are not limited to - photographs, drawings, charts, typography, numbers.

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Is maths needed for graphic design?

I want to be a graphic designer when I am older as I am good at it now. I am 14 and great with using Photoshop and other software, but I'm wondering if I need to be good at maths to become a good ...
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Is it different between character design and UI design?

I have a graphic designer working for me and she is good at drawing characters. However, when we come to game UIs (such as dialogs, buttons, or other components other than characters), it seems a ...
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How do I use Illlustrator to create magnifying effects [on hold]

I have a chart I created In Illustrator and want magnify certain sections to draw attention to them while placing the other sections in the background
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How to do mailing [on hold]

Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but i've been asked to take control of mailing service for a business, and im not quite sure of how to do this... do i need a 3rd party application? thnxs
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How to get texture finish on packaging

Dear professional designers, I have questions regarding to creating packaging texture. I am intersected in creating a packaging design with a little paper texture. See 2 example below. I was ...
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Creating graphics in bulk with minor variances

I need to make 50-500 copies of a photo with a phone number printed over top of each. Each of the 50-500 copies needs to have a different colored font or font type for the phone number. I have been ...
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How to design such images? [closed]

I want to know that how i could create such images that are used to illustrate something mostly in the social media these days, though I would like to make use of such images in my web design for a ...
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how can I learn grafic design? [duplicate]

I am .NET programmer. I want to learn How can my sites be creative sites and I decide to learn graphic design. I do not know anything about graphic design. Is there anybody to help me? How do I have ...
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Photoshop display doesn't show everything I've draw [closed]

I am using photoshop CS6 and I have a strange problem. I opened photoshop one day and it looks like a setting has changed. While I am working on it and I zoom out to see the full page, a few lines ...
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Software for Plain Graphics Videos

I would like to know about softwares to render videos like the following one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUCK8bk0xPo Moreover, some characteristics are highly appreciated: -Open-source ...
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What would be a good alternative visual way of representing the Push and Pull signs in doors?

It should be quite straightforward, you read the word and follow the instructions. But day after day I see people in my office coming to the door and pushing when they should pull or viceversa. I'm ...
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How to overlay PDFs with InDesign?

I have the following Text in one PDF file, http://www.docdroid.net/10053/22.pdf.html and want to insert it in following Border PDF File: http://www.docdroid.net/1004w/110.pdf.html in such a way ...
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How to make a hanging icicle brush or graphic style in Illustrator CC?

I purchased a set of graphic styles for Illustrator. The set contains a style that applies a hanging icicle brush to any object, so that icicles appear to be hanging from any horizontal line of an ...
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Efficiently creating animation sprites

I'm currently developing a simple 2D game using LibGDX. The core game logic is in place, but the assets are simply taking forever to create. My current method to create each animation frame is to ...
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How to prepare animated after effect files for iOS?

What's the best way to prepare a motion graphic that has been animated in After Effects to be used in iOS/Android (assuming they're similar) ? A common example of this is an animation in an app's ...
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When designing for apparel how should the canvas be addressed?

I am aware that most screen printing or DTG (Direct To Garment) have a maximum print size but I'm curious to know what is the proper way to address apparel designs when the intended design is to be ...
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How can I make a shape look like it is made of glass?

What are the general principles I can apply to make a shape look like it is made of glass? More specifically I want to make some simple graphics that give the impression of looking at a lens side (see ...
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I'm Starting Out [duplicate]

I'm starting out in graphical and image design and I wanted to know what is the best free software available? BTW I'm 17. Also any tips for equipment for pc and tips on getting the best outcome
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Create graphs on graph paper to scale

For a science lab, I am required to draw precise graphs on physical graph paper. The process is tedious as the graphs need to be drawn to precise scale and require using small numbers (such as .05). ...
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Color issues in indesign CS6

Im creating a brochure for a cleaning company, and the blue footer should be C: 95 M: 76 Y: 0 K: 0 / R: 14 G: 46 B: 211 But it will not change from C: 95 M: 75 Y: 2 K: 0 / R: 54 G: 74 B: 149 It is ...
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Automated method of setting ideal sizes and positions of symbols or logos of various proportions, when put together (ignoring any text) [duplicate]

I always spend too much time trying to scale symbols or logos that are supposed to look harmoniously next to each other, like below: These seem to be acceptable to me, but I wonder if there is any ...
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Which modern software is a decent successor / replacement for Fireworks?

Just to give a little context, I have a background as a design-savvy developer (not a developer-savvy designer). I worked at an agency many years ago. I've been out of the design game for about 3 ...
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How to make this kind of an image? [duplicate]

I was wondering how can you make the following kinds of cool images (original scale: http://el-locko.deviantart.com/art/Breaking-the-Habit-155711042):
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Add thermal effect to Image

I am an Android Developer(not graphic Designer). So i have to do all the step in Coding. I want to add thermal effect to Image. What are the steps of it. I have added night vision effect to it by ...
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What techniques can be used to create a proper hierarchy of design elements?

This question is similar to this one and this one, but still different enough to merit it's own Q&A, imho. As a beginning designer, and up to this day, I have always struggled with a very basic ...
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Should I read the tutorials or actually do it?

I am an intermediate graphic designer that uses Photoshop, I've created many pieces that I am very proud of and can stare at it all day long. Alright, let's get to the points. Many people that use ...
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Large Format Printing viewed fairly close- suggestions?

Assume we are idiots- that may help! We have been asked to cover /wrap the inside of an exhibition trailer's walls (approx 8m length and 1.5m height) with the image/s of sky (above the clouds) . ...
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Illustrator Graph Larger than Artboard

When I open a new project, I have set my file size to 800w by 500h. I then selected the bar graph and drew a box of approximate size for the graph. This then opened the table box, where I imported my ...
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Problem with cutting angles using white objects

So I am very new to Illustrator, as in I started using the program 4 days ago. I've been creating a logo for a business card (for a class project), and Im running into some problems that I don't know ...
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How to give dotted effect to sides of a photograph?

See image. Can this be done using photoshop, indesign or illustrator? Using this opportunity to wish all a happy easter.
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How to create vector graphics In Photoshop CS6

I know people prefer using CorelDraw or Adobe Illustrator, but I want to know if there is a technique I can follow to use Adobe Photoshop CS6 to make vector Images.
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Adobe Illustrator / Rhinoceros Custom Object Select

I'm using both AI and Rhino. I've got a file that's got over a thousand small circles that are nested inside other curves all over the file randomly. I want to select them all and group them in either ...
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How to draw a wiggly line in Illustrator

I am searching for a way to draw a Geometric Brownian Motion (GBM) on Illustrator. Essentially, a GBM looks like a random wiggly line: Thanks for your inputs!
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Why do my photoshop designs turn neon when I upload them online?

I am confused with what colour profiles I should be using where, as when I upload any of my designs online or try emailing them over to clients sometimes they are fine... but most times they show up ...
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Self Study Graphic Design Help [duplicate]

I'm a beginner graphic designer and has learned a lot on my own (self study). As, I'm not following any curriculum so I'm lost and wanted some help from a professional graphic designer graduate. I ...
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How to change the size of transparent background in Gimp?

The following image cuts when used as a logo here. I want to increase the size of the transparent background so it fits in properly without the underneath cut, as shown here. Using Gimp 2.8, how can I ...
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Tinting half of my image in Illustrator

I have created an icon, and I want to tint half of the image to make it darker. I have created another layer ontop of the icon, so that it covers half of my icon, and decreased the transparency. How ...
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Web & Graphic Design Measurable goals

I am in need of some measurable goals, they have to be measurable by an amount or number. I am a web and graphic designer in a marketing department and I am the only designer. Need to come up with ...
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Responsibilities and requirements graphic design

Plan to recruit one position for graphic designer to my organization, but I'm not sure how to put/assign the responsibility to him/her. actually I have read this article How can I write requirements ...
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What's the more appropriate way to introduce a “flashback” in a graphic novel, in terms of color, line strokes and panel shape?

i'm in the process of making a graphic novel together with a scriptwriter. We're both at our first attempt in making a graphic novel although we are not new in drawing (me) and scripting (him). This ...
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What should I look for when critiquing a design, specifically the design of a website? [closed]

I'm aspiring to be a front end developer and as far as that goes I am pretty comfortable coding for the frontend. I would like to improve my design skills. I would like to know what to look for when ...
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What are design ideas or elements that fit between Winter and Spring?

I have to change a poster that is designed to be seasonal. The poster (below) is too "Xmas" for the office and it can't be a Spring design as we are located in Illinois. I think the wreath part & ...
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Open Source software for 2D graphic animation like this:

Can someone suggest me a good software of graphic 2D animation, for animating images, and also a software for insert some more or less static text during a video? I'll post an example of my animation ...
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How can I make crisp icons for Windows Store apps?

I'm pretty new to making graphics for a specific platform but not to graphic design in general. I have a logo I made using Illustrator and had scaled it accordingly by using the Save to Web feature ...
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Copyright issue with remaking a design from shutterstock? [duplicate]

I've created a logo from scratch, in PSD that looks awfully similar to a shutterstock image. Will there be any issues with copyrighting my logo? I mean, I created it and I have the work files and it ...
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What color swatch preset to use for preparing graphics for print?

I would like to know what color swatch preset should be used to print a design you made on illustrator, so there's no confusion on colors from you to the printing company.
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How can I make a white background area appear raised against a white background?

When working with dark themes, it's easy to make areas appears to be raised or sunken by changing the background color of the raised or sunken area slightly, and by adding borders to the top and ...
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Does a graphic designer run the risk of losing clients if he/she publishes instructional books and tutorials for non-designers?

I've been thinking of publishing graphic design instructional books and tutorials for non-designers. But I'm concerned that this could negatively impact my business. However, I really like paying it ...
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Illustrator Vector Graphics Appearing Pixellated

This has been puzzling me for a few days now, and I asked a graphic designer I knew before trying here and haven't been able to solve it yet. It's quite weird so please bear with me for a bit. I am ...
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Any good reason to study graphic design? [closed]

I would like to know for people that studied graphic design what is a good argument and reason to study that career, and what are the benefits of it. I want to study this career but also would like to ...