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After years of working with clients and bosses I have learned to always ask, "Why?". For instance in your situation I would be asking, "What's the problem you are trying to solve with using a photograph?". This does two things: It reframes the question from design specifics to a language you both speak well It reframes allows your boss to elaborate on his ...


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Colours Tune the clarity, vibrancy, and saturation to a similar level across the entire collection of images as much as possible by eye Your images look a bit washed out/desaturated to me, but this isn't a critique. Just try to make them each share similar levels of vibrancy, saturation, and clarity. I tend to mask out the original skies in collections of ...


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No I don't think it fits into any of the styles you listed. Road textures and paint splatters are usually associated with grunge and/or graffiti as far as I know. Which makes sense since Berkvisual is a graffiti artist.


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The upper "bad" font looks fresh and is legible, which is great. I would however consider using a cleaner font for "habitats". Since that is the focus of the company, making sure that part of your logo is crystal clear is definitely something worth exploring. Using one grungy and one clean font can build a nice level of contrast in your logo, encouraging the ...


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I made this an answer just to be kosher. If your copy is contained within a single box, you can apply a text style to that box. If your text flows/links to additional boxes, you can't apply a style via selecting the boxes. You have to apply the style directly to the text. – I usually do a Select All on the copy within the box, then apply the style. You ...


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You are definitely challenging the norms with your suggestion, but if there is nothing explicit about the design style that goes against the assignment, there should be no reason to avoid it. You may (or definitely will!) stand out if your collage is very minimal, which is good as long as you're standing out for the right reason. Collages tend to have 0% ...


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Agree with Ryan that Bad habitats is not a very good name, especially when used with a prime example. Maybe instead of a broken bowl you could use a badass fish? Like a grinning skeleton fish with a nose piercing? Together with the graffiti style text, this could work. This would hint more at the tongue in cheeck, but also at the dying off of fish and coral ...


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Do the lettering and style match the idea? Lettering of Bad does. I like the Bad on the top the most though, but any of them are alright. The Lettering of Habitat not so much and I'd be concerned about how well it will reproduce in different contexts. Does the Fishbowl work? Not even a little. Neither does the word Bad. Like Janus said ...


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It's based on something called Anaglyph 3D, but in a photo like this it's more for style and not actually creating 3D. As for how to create it, there's this post here on GD but also tons of off-site tutorials if you search the term.


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I don't like anything. Not because I'm a hater but the name is wrong, the font is wrong and using a fishbowl is wrong as well especially to fish lovers (and by fish lovers, I'm not speaking of gastronomy.) You can't use a fishbowl for saltwater fish. You can't use a fishbowl because it's probably the worst habitat for a fish. And you can't use a fishbowl ...


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The practice of drawing on frames of a film is called Rotoscoping. Specifically, manually altering each frame of a video to include previously absent visuals. This is not only used for things like drawing on film, but special effects as well.


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Those examples are type ornaments or electrotype ornaments and are often called dingbats. But they are derived from 19th century woodcut illustrations. So, the style is generic dingbats and letterpress ornaments. Electrotyping is a depositional process, so the inverse of etching or engraving (because they were used in-line on a letterpess). However, they ...


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It's mostly engraving. The best way to emulate is to create your own engravings, though that is a particular skill few of us have experience with. The hallmark of the style is that it's pure black and white and all shading it done via pattern...typically patterns of differently spaced lines that follow the contours of the 3D object being illustrated. ...


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I can not really help you with your customer demands – and I fear hardly anybody can. Maybe you're actually not involved with the building of the actual website – and you are 'just' building sample layouts? But still I would like to recommend that you don't change the actual images that are uploaded to the website – but instead change the appearance of ...



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