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How can I create diagonal cross sections for complex forms?

I have Scott's "How to Render" and am stuck with how to create diagonal cross sections for complex forms. I can figure it out when it's a geometric form because the diagonal cross sections ...
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I'm using GIMP to edit a black and white drawing, and I need to erase some blue pencil lines --can someone please explain how to do that?

I'm editing a scan of a black and white drawing using GIMP, and I need to remove some IRL blue pencil lines. They are only visible in white areas.
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Font album of Umberto Tozzi: Notte Rosa 1981 and 2024

With much sadness my favorite world-known singer Umberto Tozzi (I remember: "Gloria", "Ti amo"...) have announced his retirement from live concerts from half 2025. If we look at ...
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3D perspective - where should internal lines go on prism

I am trying to draw a mathematical shape (prism) in 3D but having trouble creating the diagram so the 3D perspective looks good. I essentially want a rectangle on top of a trapezium as the cross-...
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General method for perspective drawing - how does it work, and how does one place the image plane?

Based on the picture with the green and blue squares in this post, I tried projecting a cube drawn at a generic angle (so it had two sets of receding lines with respect to the observer). Only, I was ...
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How can I reproduce this linen print texture?

I would like to reproduce the vintage cloth book cover texture from this picture: . As you can see, the brown drawing and text are also textured. It contains "white dots" which makes it ...
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How do I cut in half a complex drawing in Adobe Illustrator?

I have drawn two faces for a logo in Adobe Illustrator and I want to cut them in half so I can put text in the middle. This is how I want it to look: Currently, I have these two faces: It's not ...
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Am I using the subtract tool wrong in Sketchup?

It's my first attempt to making a staircase with a 3' curved knee wall as a railing. I am trying to remove a portion of the curved wall along a staircase to do this. I tried to use the solid tools ...
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Methods to create a dotted complex shape. is it possible or do I need to use another tool?

I see illustrations like this and wonder how to create something like this (see the example below). What tool should I use? Is there a lesson on how to create one?
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How to draw Samtaegeuk (yin-yang symbol but with three swirls, each a different colour)?

I'm trying to draw a Samtaegeuk symbol, which is essentially a yin-yang symbol with three swirls, each one a different colour. I found the guide below for drawing the two-swirl Korean taegeuk, but I ...
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Software for drawing interactively via voice commands or command line interface

I'm not sure if my post is better suited for the Software Recommendations Stack Exchange. If so, then perhaps migrate it there. How hard would it be to design a computer program where you could use ...
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Tools for drawing container terminals for scientific publications

For my scientific paper, I want to illustrate my problem in a visually appealing way with some sketches. Unfortunately, I was unable to find any web tools or apps that would allow me to draw figures ...
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What is the technical branch of concept at design behind the "industrial spaceship style"?

Look at these concept arts of spaceships [1],[2],[3]. It is clear that they "merge" heavy machinery vehicle elements and the fiction of a spaceship. I would like to know the name of this ...
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Time Estimate for Drawing Detailed Realistic Cartoon Characters

Right now, I am drawing realistic detailed human cartoon characters for my video game (For example, like XCOM Chimera’s character portraits, but full-body pictures), but am unhappy with how many hours ...
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Darken lines on drawing

Need to darken the lines on this drawing. I know nothing about editing or graphics. Eventually I need to make an svg of this drawing to make an acrylic embosser to use on fondant
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How to draw parallel inclined surfaces in perspective

I know the steps for how to draw a surface in perspective using two vanishing points. I mean, I know how to draw a box, a pyramid, and a cone. Now I got into a situation where I need to draw the ...
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Including vectorized 3d drawings of objects in a printed document

When in need to draw an illustration in 2d or even 3d, one can use a mark-up language like svg or pgf. Both produce vector based illustrations, they are good and can produce very nice results. One ...
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How can I draw a customized line in GIMP?

why GIMP makes so difficult to draw a simple line on an image! Anyway, could someone help me out and explain how can I draw a line in several layers of certain length and width and then align those ...
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Low quality photo

I have created a photo size of 350*200 pixels. The problem is when I add it to my website it's showing blurry a little bit. Blurry is not good. How to keep the same size but a higher resolution?
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How can I change the units of drawing from pixels to cm?

When drawing a rectangle or square, if drawn randomly it shows the units in a small box displayed in cm. If drawn by specifying the dimensions from the top ribbon, the unit is pixels instead of cm.
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Designing a roadmap

do you know any program to easily create a roadmap like that: https://github.com/MoienTajik/AspNetCore-Developer-Roadmap/blob/master/aspnetcore-developer-roadmap-printable.png
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How do I find a cone of vision not located on the horizon line?

In Scott Robertson's How to Draw, he briefly explains to the reader what happens when a person (acting as the station point in this situation) tilts their head up and down, while viewing the same ...
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How to draw and fill the width region of the disk in Inkscape?

How to draw and fill the shaded region of the disk in Inkscape as shown in the image below?
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How to fill shapes with line pattern in Inkscape?

I can draw the outlines and add Latex variables in Inkscape, but how does one fill those objects with line patterns as in the below diagrams? Also how to cut out the pattern to fill text(or latex ...
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Photoshop - Union of two Smart Objects

Is there a feature in Photoshop CC18, to automatically create the union of two smart objects? If I combine these two layers with two blue bars, which are two smart objects for example (ignore the gray ...
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How to write in a "sticky" way

Does anyone know how to write/draw like in this video? https://youtu.be/L4faHv_iRtU The way he writes letters (e.g. e, sin, x...) seems "sticky" and I really want to know how to achieve this ...
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How did this artist create this shadow?

For almost a year, I have been hiring an artist in Ukraine to draw some human figures for a book. I am saddened for him and for myself that he has informed me he can no longer work. He is a young ...
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Really into this guys art but unsure whether it’s image manipulation of various pics or hand drawn, can someone help?

Needs help on whether this design is completely hand-drawn or multiple images ran through filter gallery and tweaked with brush tool
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How to have consistent stroke width in placed AI documents on InDesign?

I'm making an instruction manual on InDesign. I have pictures which have been exported from CAD software and then refined in Illustrator. They are line drawings and I want to have a consistent stroke ...
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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?

I am very new to this world of graphics design. I have noticed that some drawing look 3D but I have no clue what's making them perceived like that. For example how can I turn a circle to look like a ...
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How to draw a leaf using Inkscape

I am trying to draw the following leaf1 using inkscape: More precisely I would like to get the outer shape of the leaf. I have tried to get it using the intersection of two circles: But the shape is ...
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What is this style of illustration used in Arabian Nights, illustrated by Vera Bock?

I have had this copy of Arabian Nights, collected by Andrew Lang, published around 1960 in Great Britain, in which the illustrations were done by Vera Bock. I have always been mesmerized by them. I ...
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Why are these types of Graphics so popular among big corporations?

I am not an artist, just a simple engineer. I noticed in the recent years, some big corporations such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft, use these type of design for characters: just to name a few. Why ...
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Ink outline vs seniority of color layers

New to digital drawing, but would imagine that everyone starts with a sketched ink outline that has an alpha channel, and then from there add on color layers to fill in the transparent space between ...
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How do I prevent the white outline around the inside of the blue circle not happen?

when I use the fill option in photoshop it leaves an edge of ugly white border between the black outline and the blue. is there a way to fix this from happening?
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What tools can provide such sketchy diagrams (technical)

I am searching for what tool that is used to create such sketchy drawings to be used in technical (software) related projects, and hopefully it is open source. The main point here is that I already ...
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How do I draw a curved line with rounded corners in Adobe Indesign?

I tried to draw such a triangle using 3 circles and lines, but I couldn't fill the shape with color. Using a line and giving it a rounding also did not work, using a square with rounded corners - I'm ...
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How to do the Loomis method of drawing the head at an angle that isn't 3/4?

Everyone who teaches the Loomis method of drawing the head from an angle always shows the 3/4 angle. For example, see the middle picture below. Apparently, at this angle the eclipse on the side of ...
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Tracing Pattern On Fabric Using Laundry Marker

two short questions: I want to transfer a pattern similar to this to fabric: Since I really like the aesthetic of vintage camouflage clothes, I want to go for a similar look. I noticed that ...
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Drawing Sketch Video Tutorial on Titanic Ship

YouTube Video URL : https://youtu.be/aZI1LO8AxAA This is a tutorial on Drawing Titanic Ship free hand sketch. I would like to know using drawing tools viz Adobe Photoshop, MSPaint etc whether the ...
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How can I find the intersection lines when a cube and plane intersect?

I'm trying to understand linear perspective better. Let's say I have a plane and a cube and a defined intersection line with the front face of the cube. The colored lines are 3 examples of the ...
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Convert an image into color coded grid

Is there any software or an online site which could convert an image into a grid of given size and each box in the grid will have a color code (easiest if just black and white) so that filling the ...
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How can I make a copy of the mandala on the right to be the one on the left on inkspace? [closed]

I was drawing a mandala using inkspace and when I tried to drag the objet I found a copy of it dragged with me which is the one on the left and I really don't know how did I do this. I want to laser ...
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Real Life Cube - Seeing Perspective

I am currently learning how to draw and trying to understand perspective. I have found a cube toy in my room that I want to draw in perspective. I then place the cube below my eye level. Also I close ...
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Software I can replicate this notebook with

I am looking for a way to practise and replicate this notebook. I am looking forward for a transparent png, but transparency is not that important. Any software or tutorial relevant to this will be ...
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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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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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Perspective Theory - View

Imagine we have drawn a 1-point perspective cube. If we move this cube to the left or right from the station point, does this mean our cube doesn’t rotate, but it only moves left or right and our eyes ...
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Tilted 2PT Perspective Cube - Eye Level Line Placement?

When drawing a cube in 2 point perspective you would normally have the horizon line flat, a horizontal line going across the page. But if I was to rotate the current cube and tilt it 45 degrees ...
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Is there any software that has the same vector drawing tools as Flash?

I was wondering if there is any software that has the SAME vector drawing tools that flash has/had. I tried photoshop and a couple of other programs but the main thing is that you would have to use ...
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