I found this image on Dribbble, but I see it's very different from normal images I see everyday. I don't think this is created from Photoshop; it's hard me to explain it. What is the name of this kind of graphics, and which software is used to create it?

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It's a vector graphic and the style called Flat Design. You can create this kind images in Adobe Illustrator (in photoshop, too).

There is two kind of design trend in web. Realistic (skeumorphic) and Flat design. In realistic design there is too much gradients, shadows, highlights and it's looking realistic. In flat design you don't need too much shadow, gradients etc. You can check www.flatvsrealism.com to understand it well.

And also there is a trend by Google named Material Design. It's almost same thing with flat design but it has standards for motion, shadow and color palettes.

You can find much more when you google "Flat vs Realism" or check the links below:



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    Can you edit your answer and tell me more about flat design? I'll come back and upvote it. (What qualities make it flat design, and maybe what are some other common elements of flat design?) -- I typed in "graphic style flat design" into google images, and it seems to match what you're implying. – Baronz Mar 10 '16 at 16:12
  • I added some more details about it. – Ferdi Çıldız Mar 16 '16 at 14:44

I don't have a name for this style but it's a vector graphic. To make your own in this style you're therefore best off using vector art tools.

I'd use Inkscape but most here will suggest Adobe Illustrator.


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