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Combining black and white drawings on one InDesign page

I'm trying to combine a number of black and white pencil and ink drawings onto one page but the separate images keep ending up with slightly different tints from each other and from the white space. ...
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Illustrator CS3 drawing new objects right above selected object, not at the top of wrapping layer

I have art work that consists of more than 200 objects. I need to draw details to objects that are in the middle of wrapping layer. When I draw a new object it is placed at the top of wrapping ...
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How to draw proportionally in Illustrator?

I want to draw a graph that is similar to below image in Illustrator. I can use the Rectangle tool to draw a graph that looks like it. However, I want to draw something proportionally (according to ...
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What would be the natural way to draw someone who is pulling a wire or a rope from the ceiling?

I'm having confusion on how to properly represent the motion of the human body. The action which I intend to draw is a man pulling a wire from the ceiling of a room. I attempted to look for sketches ...
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Choosing a Graphic Tablet

I am new to the world of digital art. All these years, I have used pencil and paper for my art. I am really interested in digital art. I am not into editing photographs, I want to draw and paint stuff ...
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How to get this visual effect on typeface?

This is some work by Alexis Jamet. I was wondering how he executed the blurred, print effect on the type? I feel like blurring would work but I think there's a little bit more effort on this that I ...
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Is sketching or drawing someone else's photograph a copyright violation?

If someone were to sketch or draw (digital or otherwise) an existing photograph by someone else of say, the Pyramids of Giza (by "photograph", I'm referring to images taken with a camera and ...
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Why doesn't a shape or form I've created fill in?

Not new to Illustrator (actually studied this a few years ago). I'm designing a logo by using a drawing tablet to trace over the design I drew with pencil. When I go to fill the logo in, it doesn't ...
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How to have two pictures side by side in Affinity Photo/Designer?

I want to draw a portrait on Affinity Photo. For this, I would like to have a picture (or more) on the side of my canvas inside Affinity Photo. Then, I would like to open my sketch and it's duplicated ...
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Is there anywhere I can sell my sketchbook drawings?

I'm 17 and a graphic/sketchbook artist. I have a DeviantArt account but not many people tend to buy from me there. My primary focus in drawing is mostly cartoon, anime, and gaming characters. I ...
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Are there any sites that review front covers and give you feedback?

I am making a game front cover and I have made a front cover for it but it isnt that good and I am not sure what other people would think either. Is there a site (it could be this one) that I can ...
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How to keep side of cube same as vertical angle increases?

I'm learning perspective and I'm drawing a cube of same size lower and lower on the vertical axis as so: How do I draw the side correctly? What poses a challenge to me is that the top-left line (...
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How to draw an object that's tilted in two perspective system

Suppose I have a two perspective system but I want to draw an object that's not aligned with the two perspectives. Like, maybe it's rotated somehow... something like this: (sorry for the terrible ...
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How to find the fourth point on a plane defined by 3 points

I am attempting to draw a plane defined by three points. What I've done is I started out with a vertical rectangle in perspective, and I've drawn three points at varying distances from the points on ...
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How to mainain stroke weight after combining lines?

I recently bought a drawing tablet (Wacom Intuos Small) and I'm running into this issue in Illustrator: The tablet allows me to draw these nice flowing lines going from narrow to broad, however, when ...
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How to create an excellent and complete shell of a sphere

This morning I have tried to create a shell of a sphere (see the figure). However, I would to have the entire shell where I can see to complete revolution on the other side of the sphere. What should ...
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How to randomly distribute a group of icons / graphics in a canvas?

I want to design something like this: It has been established in previous answers that these are doodle graphics. Some ways to make them manually are seen on here and here. How can I make one or ...
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Is it possible to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs in a hand drawing?

There are plenty tutorials online on how to create 3D red/cyan anaglyphs from existing photos in Photoshop or similar software. However, I'm wondering if it is possible to draw a 3D image by hand on ...
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How do I draw a square with rounded corners in Adobe Flash CS6?

I can't find any options for rounded corners in the draw palette in Flash CS6 and Google is not returning any answers. This seems like it should be so simply to do. I want to use the palette to draw a ...
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Gimp 2.10.14 : drawing tools suddenly stopped to work

My drawing tools have stopped working and I don't understand why. Even after uninstalling and installing again, resetting the tool's presets, the problem still here on every single picture that I open ...
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How to draw in watercolor style using software only?

I've seen thousands of watercolor style drawings which were made using computers and graphic tablets on sites like Artstation, Pixiv, Devianart, Behance and I'd like to know how the pros do it. I ...
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How to put image reference above all windows when drawing in photoshop?

i am drawing in photoshow cs4 in windows7. i am using some image references from google but i have to switch windows to look at them and then back to photoshop. is there a way to put some image ...
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How to draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD?

I want to draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD. I want to give it a blur and design a soft UI (neumorphism) with it. How can I draw a trapezoid with rounded corners in Adobe XD?
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Would redrawing images completely from scratch be considered copyright infringement, if they look the same? [duplicate]

Assuming an anatomical figure from a popular anatomy book is drawn completely from scratch, and I have the PSD file to prove it, would it still be considered copyright infringement, even though it's ...
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Why can ellipses be used to find squares in perspective drawing?

In Scott Robertson's How to Draw book he proposes a method for finding proportional squares using ellipses: (the "conditions" he mentions are described on the previous page and are simply that the ...
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How to make this shadow more realistic?

I'm trying to show that the red part of this shape is much further above the blue part I tried adding a drop shadow, but it still looks like both blue and red are on the same plane. How do I make this ...
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How can I perform high precision drawing on a one-time canvas?

Apologies for the confusing question title. Read on and you will see what I mean. I work for a large general hospital. We are attempting to go fully digital. One of our biggest stumbling blocks is ...
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How to know the size of a particular layer in Krita?

I have a Krita file with a layer on it. I want to know the size of it. How can I achieve this?
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Is there a graph paper like drawing software?

I want to draw some vectors in a software that creates grids and i simply click on dots and create lines and shapes (exactly like drawing on graph paper but on computer). Something like this image: I ...
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does this drawing style have any particular name?

can somebody please tell me whether this drawing style has any particular name? where can i learn this drawing style? This is certainly some hindu traditional drawing style, but i dont know whether i ...
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How do you invert the colors in a stencil drawing so that the result looks otherwise identical to the original?

I have a stencil image of Karl Marx. The subject is mostly white on a black background. However, I would like to create another version of it where the subject is black on a white background. I ...
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Illustrator: Expanding Blended Strokes

so I got a bit of a cartoon wing type situation going on here. I drew this with just the standard pen tool, and I don't really know anything about how wings are supposed to look like, still I ...
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I want to know what effects were used on these digital drawings I saw on Twitter

I was browsing through some artists pages on Twitter and I found these images: From this Twitter post. I'm new at digital drawing, so I don't know how to ask, or what to look for in order to ...
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How can I redraw this outline to look more uniform?

The outline on this picture is not uniform and I'm not sure how to fix it. I tried using the clone stamp tool but it's pretty hard having to rotate it to fix the outline. (I'm not even sure how to ...
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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

This style of drawing always fascinates me but I can't find what this category is. Here is another example from Eric Mahler: And another one from Tom Gauld: Line Drawing doesn't quite fit. Is ...
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Stacked light circle effect in Photoshop?

What would be the best way to achieve the effect in the image? I've tried making my own brush and working around that but it doesn't seem ideal. I'm wondering how to replicate the random looking ...
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How to Draw with the pen tool a shape with ended lines inside? [Affinity Designer]

I want to draw for example a hand of a 50's cartoon. I know how to do a closed shape with the pen (in Affinity Designer): The problem is when i want to put the lines of the fingers, Is there a way of ...
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Perfect loop in OmniGraffle

How can I draw perfect, recursive arrow in Omnigraffle? I'm looking for a cleaner method than the one below.
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What is this circle technique called?

What is this technique called: http://dribbble.com/shots/260469-Squirrel-Construct See how the image is the result of overlapping many circles to create the final drawing. Parts of the circles ...
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How can I convert an object from one-point to two-point perspective?

Assume I have a one-point perspective drawing of a room, and I've drawn a rectangular box off to the side, on the ground - the front plane is facing the viewer (all angles on this plane are 90°), and ...
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how to make the original picture transparent to draw over the destination picture the missing lines

I've just converted a colored picture with Akvis Draw into a sketcked picture. Now,what I want to do is to draw the missing lines by hand,closing perfectly the figure. The next step will be the ...
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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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Is there a software that converts free-hand objects into shapes?

I was wondering if there is a tool/software (tablet or laptop with touch screen) which lets me draw a chart/diverse shapes or just a line that converts/brings the imperfect hand-drawing automatically ...
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How to improve angle and proportion perception?

Im having a bit of a problem with my perception of angles and proportions. While I compare some elements of my drawing to each other, they seem to be fine. In a portrait, say, the browridge seems to ...
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Illustrator: How to draw a 3D treasure chest? or How to add details to a 3D object?

I'm trying to create a vector graphic of a traditional cartoon style lockbox/treasure chest. First, I created a simple (side-view) cross-section using basic shapes: The I used the 3D Extrude & ...
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Which drawing technique should I take when learning to draw?

I'm a completely beginner who want to learn 3D Modelling. From what I learned from some online document, I at least need basic drawing skill, which could help me a lot for learning 3D Modelling. When ...
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Prototype Visualization: How can I learn to render glass convincingly?

Rendering design prototypes for many materials can become easy once you learn to predict how the material will behave in given lighting conditions. However highly reflective and transparent materials ...
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What is the name of this perspective and how is it constructed?

I stumbled on this image in The Promised Neverland: This kind of perspective is relatively common in the series and I'd like to know it's name, and how it can be constructed.
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Photoshop Pencil Tool Won't Draw

I've been struggling with this for some time now. The tool is set to pencil tool. The color is set to black. The layer is at the top of the layer stack. But still it won't draw a simple line. ...
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How to use the line tool to draw a continuous line with corners in Illustrator?

I'm trying to create a box with a lot of corners in it but it would be helpful if I could make the corners without having a break in the lines. Is there a way to draw lines continuously without any ...

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