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How did Escher make his tesselations?

Question for the: Topic Challenge #1 – Famous Designers I remember as a kid my favourite book in the whole house wasn't a book of fairy tales or colourful illustrations. It was The complete works of ...
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GIMP - How do I change UI DPI?

This is a problem I have been having recently. My screen size has a pretty high pixel density and, as a result, all of GIMP's icons are criminally small and very difficult to look at. I've tried ...
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What are some techniques to drawing abstract art

I recently came across this beautiful artwork (image bellow) and there is a youtube video on how the artist made it. The beautiful thing was that the image is nothing specific, it looks like a heart ...
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Should graphic artists be scared at all about anyone stealing their artworks?

Are you guys scared at all about anyone stealing your art? What should designers do about it if it happens? I want to post my own art at Instagram or Deviant, now that I'm improving but all the time ...
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Is there a specific technique graphic artists use for this illustration?

I've always wondered if there was a specific method/technique that graphic artists use to create the patterning in this croc?
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What questions should I ask when giving interviews to a senior graphic designer?

Ok, here's a weird issue I'm facing. My boss (no background in design) has gotten me to interview a graphic/UI design guy the company is hiring. Here's the gist: The job position in this case is a ...
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Style identification – landscape graphics using single monochrome layers of the same tone

I really enjoy these images, I know the second one is from a game, I'm just hoping someone can tell me what these types of art might be categorized as so I could get more into them. Thanks. Sources ...
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Does a beard highlight or obscure the mouth area?

I'm illustrating a portrait for someone (male), and they have asked that I draw attention away from their mouth for their own personal reasons. Having spent some time thinking about it, the only way ...
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What kind of art style does Kurzgesagt use?

Kurzgesagt has a very distinctive, vector-based animation style that uses lots of gradients and an attractive, high-saturation colour palette. My question is, what kind of art style is this? I ...
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Need feedback - Can the composition/colors of this design be fixed if something is lacking or is not a better fit?

My boss didn't find it (images are at bottom) perfect. Although he couldn't explain it specifically, but he gave an hint about light / color tone / background and sky related problems. After talking a ...
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How to create a "painting by number" picture in photoshop?

I know this question is very counter intuitive. Well, Photoshop is used to alter pictures and I guess there is no way that they can detect, for example where a building ends, or where the outline of ...
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Recommended tools for digital art & paintings

I like digital art and paintings. I want to create my own. Which software/tools do I need to accomplish this?
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Do any of you know who is the author of this graphic?

My fiance likes a particular artist and he told me once he'd like to get a book of his work. I managed to get a pic of one of his pieces but I can't find out who the author is. I know he has a page/...
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Largest commercially available paper size and binding for art books?

Although there have been notable instances of very large photography books being printed, there doesn’t seem to be a way to search books by their size. In other words are there printing presses that ...
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A graphical design to generically demonstrate art as a concept

I am looking for a way to graphically represent a collection of art without showing any particular piece of art because they all vary in style and to not exclude or embrace any particular style in the ...
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Software package recommendation please

I am looking for the best value, basic, beginners software packages that can help me create my own personalised cards & print gifts for friends & family please?
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Who is the original author of the popular cubes pattern?

I can’t seem to find who the author of this pattern is (though I do find a lot of people selling it on stock sites). I have a friend who always refers to it as an M. C. Escher pattern, but I’m almost ...
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How should I study the vast subject of Art History?

Since I am a graphic designer I would like to study the subject of art. In doing so, I hope to increase my knowledge on the building blocks of creativity. To me, an obvious first choice of study ...
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How do I use the Duplicate Brush in Krita? (on a tablet)

I'm getting into digital art, and I want to make a pair of twins. Because I suck at making things the same, I think the Duplicate Brush is what I need. But how do I find and use it? This was the ...
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How to manipulate a photograph so that it becomes original artwork?

After finding an image on Google images – I altered and added many different effects to the point where it is not recognizable from the original composition. However, when does the shapes and colors ...
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Is it possible (and usually done) to create such grainy effect in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Sharing some illustrations from Handsomefrank agency. If you see them, all have dotted / grainy colors. I've highlighted the thing I want to ask about by yellow color. It's not limited to one artist. ...
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Is there a specific graphic style or movement that inspired vintage (and some modern) euro-rave artwork?

I'm working on a short film with trippy/vintage/lo-fi editing styles similar to those used in Travis Scott music videos, and it will use stylized intertitles as an artistic element. However, instead ...
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Rotring 0.6 ArtPen alternative? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a good calligraphy pen that could serve as an alternative for the discontinued Rotring 0.6 ArtPen?
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How can you size exported art for use in Google Presentations without having to resize?

How can I determine the exact size to export art for use in slides of Google Presentations without having to re-size once I bring them in to Presentation? I would like to create the original art at ...
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How to make a multiplied layer become "what you see is what you get"?

I have black lineart for a drawing multiplied over the drawing itself. Because I have little foresight, I had simply painted white wherever I wanted to "erase" the lineart -- since it was just going ...
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can you make textures in magicavoxel?

I'm working on a project that allows the player to purchase different skins. Can you make textures in MagicaVoxel? If not what are some good programs to make textures? I aiming to make blocky 3d ...
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How to create such an artwork effect? [duplicate]

recently I saw this amazing picture on the internet: It's the cover of a music album (Dazzled Sticks). When you look very close to the image, you only see red and blue lines. But when you zoom out, ...
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Looking for advice on a mood board [closed]

Just wondering if somebody could give me opinions/input into a problem i am having. For a college brief I was required to visually record my journey to work over a period of 2 weeks, then narrow in on ...
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How alter overall coloring of a complex object? [closed]

I've got following fish object that needs new color: If I change color the fish looks weird and all the outlines are gone (until I change stroke coloring).
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Reason to use vector art instead of photos (How to convince a client one style is better than the other)

Context: I did some vector art to use in a login page and adverts. I got cool reviews about it, but my boss prefers real photos instead of vector art. The photos and vector art are for a Business ...
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How to delete the grid in pixel art - Illustrator

I'm doing pixel art with grid tool, but when i save with pdf, i still see the grid. How i delete the grid?
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Designed Logo in 1995 for County Little League

Good afternoon, I designed/ won a contest back in 1995 for creating the county that I lived in little league logo. Since then it has been used on their facebook page, etc. A couple years ago I ...
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Can i used stock images in a portfolio for university? [duplicate]

I want to get in to a graphic design course in university. I have alot of projects in mind, however i dont know if im allowed to use stock photos...would it be ok if they were in the final piece as ...
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How was the old GeoCities art made?

I've been going through old archives of Geocities pages and I'm slowly becoming obsessed with the general aesthetic. I never had the chance to make my own back in the day as internet was a luxury ...
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What can one do with a collection of unused, quality digital art/graphics? [closed]

TL;DR I’m looking for ideas as to what to do with a large collection of over 1,000 similarly sized and shaped raster graphics. I've been very interested in image processing and graphic design for ...
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What constitutes as a derivative work in the context of fonts/typefaces?

I have a project in which I wish to use a copyrighted font but will use said font in a manner which I believe to be a derivative work. The glyphs themselves will be converted to paths, then I will ...
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How to mention the author of an artistic infographic?

I realized an "artistic page" for a social campaign which has been published on the webpage of an association. The project was realized through Photoshop and Illustrator and what I gave to the ...
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What is the name of this art deco style font? [closed]

Does any one know the name of this font? I've searched everywhere for it and can't seem to find an exact match. Many similar to it although not the same on some characters.
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Gimp won't let me select the pencil tool

I am creating an image with Gimp but the pencil won't show up. I looked in the manual for the keyboard shortcut and it didn't show it. I tried to open the toolbox and I wouldn't open. I need to open ...
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My scanned fine line work to look like broken lines when scanned in Photoshop

I created a fine arts piece made with 0.03 micron pen and mechanical pencils. I want to showcase the fine lines and tiny dots in my work. However no matter how much I play around with the settings, I ...
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Pen tool in Photoshop not becoming larger

How do i create a larger or smaller stroke using the pen tool in adobe photoshop?
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(Discussion) How could I build on Barbara Kruger's style/aesthetics, alter it/add on it, making it a style of its "own"?

I've been a huge of Barbara Kruger's works for a long time, and as someone who also really loves archive, conceptual art (with bold captions), typo (meshed with graphic imagery to give it a new ...
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Extracting lines from a complicated artwork and vectorize them

Currently I'm working on converting 30+ artworks to a colouring book, extracting the lines as best as I can and vectorizing them. Both my gf and I work as graphic designers and neither of us have come ...
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What is this drawing style called? [closed]

I was drawing in class and somehow created this and I want to make more of these tho I don't know how this is called? Can someone please help???
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How to prepare a graphene oxide nanosheets (with wavy or undulations) using Inkscape [closed]

This is the picture of graphene oxide which I copied from a journal paper. How to create this kind of drawing using Inkscape ? I have tried to create the diagram, like a flat sheet.That is also ...
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Can I claim ownership of derivative Illustrations in a book?

I am illustrating a book and I have used some stock art mixed with design in Illustrator and Photoshop along with a few hand drawn pieces. Can I say Illustrated by "my name" if I do use some stock art?...
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What is this kind art called?

There are many different kinds of concept art, but I'm very interested in this style. What is this style called? art by: Marco Bucci
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Obtaining this effect in Adobe Illustrator?

How can I obtain this vector effect in Illustrator? Is there a name for this kind of effect? Please, help!
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Wheatpaste poster base image preparation

I am looking for the steps to prepare an image (a base layer photograph) with a grayscale result like the images attached. I am not asking about the colors and embellishments. In Photoshop I have ...
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Can I use an images (with people) for a club poster?

I work as a designer for a department at a college. My main task is designing posters/flyers for student clubs to advertise their club meetings and events. I always try to use public domain photos ...