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Steps to creating a Motion Graphic Scenery

I am looking for directions in creating an animated scene like the one portrayed in this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh0jhjs2z7c I am completely blind to the process and I would love to get ...
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Typography, editorial design, editorial practice, copy editing

I tried to figure these things myself, but with no luck yet. Maybe because I'm a foreigner and a complexity of terminology mixes with a complexity of English. And so the question. It consists of four ...
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Can we develop a talent to draw engineering drawings in Auto CAD without having the knowledge of making engineering drawings on paper

My question is can I refer and learn AutoCAD such that I can teach it to some engineering students, while I'm not a Engineering graduate? I mean, I'm a Mathematics graduate, who has a good knowledge ...
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Artboard size for projects in illustrator

Student here. What size artboards do people use? If I'm designing a business card, is the idea that you make the artboard the exact same size as the card. Or do you leave a bit of room on the edge.
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How Do I Make a Graphic Design Portfolio?

I am a first year graphic design who is still relatively new to the field. I have no idea how to even start with a portfolio. Do I create a website? Is it something physical? Can it just be a Google ...
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How can I do graphic design work for free?

I'm a graphic designer and illustrator. I enjoy doing these things. Nobody is hiring. I want to do it anyway. I've been posting ads all over various platforms advertising free art and graphic design ...
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How I can make physical exercise illustrations?

Like this: I think this created with a specific program, because I've seen this 3d model at 10+ different site. I did research for 6 hours, but I can't find it.
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Should I go through all tutorials that are available on Youtube?

I already watch and learn many tutorials about graphic design programs (for example Inkscape, Blender 3d, MediBang Paint, etc). But after I go through them, I realized that the more I go through the ...
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Small caps and text figures in titlecase

I'm currently typing up some lecture notes for a university course, and I'm having trouble deciding how exactly I should typeset the title of the document. The title consists of the subject ...
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Contract Writing and Pricing

I am trying to figure out how to write a contract for a design service, and make sure my pricing is fair. Any help would be greatly appreciated have no idea where to start with the contract. I have ...
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Social Media Design Portfolio? Is this a thing?

I want to apply for design jobs, where I create the social media posts of companies. Obviously, I need some sort of related reference / portfolio. During design school, I did graphic design like ...
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Which tools should I learn how to use when I have the combined goal of creating a graphic novel and a math textbook?

Background: I would like to create both of the following: A graphic novel. I would like to be able to sketch, draw and preferably color all the panels myself. A textbook in mathematics for children ...
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What animation tool is best for teachers for 2D animations?

I am an online teacher who often have to explain the concepts which are best understood with 2D animations like these : https://youtu.be/u1DYs2I-_lU?t=134 I learnt AfterEffects because that was the ...
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How to defend layout and design decisions?

I work with people where design is not seemed as a very important part when advertising products or events. I am, as far as I know, the only person with a professional graphic design education. It is ...
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Best book about modernism typography

"Grid systems in graphic design" by Josef Müller Brockmann is THE book about the modular grid system and deals with layout. The "Vignelli Canon" by Massimo Vignelli partly deals ...
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advice / steps to follow for a beginner + hobbyist wanting to have fun with digital painting / drawing

A couple of days ago I dusted off my Veikk tablet and installed the latest version of Krita. As per post title, my goal is to have fun with digital painting and drawing; but at the same time I'd like ...
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What is the significance/importance/use/purpose/need of this design?

When I saw it, I couldn't understand it. Neither my a few friends. Now I won't ask for the meaning of it, or if I should understand it or not, as it will turn out to be subjective. First, is it done ...
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Best portfolios to choose from

I need your help on my final assignment for my Diploma of Graphic Design course. I'm creating three portfolios to present my work - printed portfolio, online portfolio (website based) and an ...
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Unable to edit color of text in Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

I'm currently working through the official training workbook, the 2019 release, and am halted on Chapter 7. I'm trying to edit the text, and I'm able to do everything but edit the text color. I'm ...
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What exactly is white space?

I'm new to web design. I'm studying white space but I haven't found yet a clearer explanation of what space is and when I need to use it. The tutorial that I've read only said that white space is ...
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Best ways to learn all the illustrator tools and commands [closed]

What is the best way to learn all the illustrator tools and commands (for a beginner) ?
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How to draw a contrast outline around vector objects in Inkscape

Some designers draw a border line around their artwork (for example: a logo). Most likely for the purpose of maintaining image contrast if the user displays the image in dark mode browser. I'm ...
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Minoring in Digital Design

I am a computer science student that is currently working on getting my CS degree while minoring in mathematics. However, there are enough free elective credits left in my degree path that I could ...
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How can I ensure consistency in web design?

I had a lot of trouble formulating this question, hopefully the title is representative to the question asked. Currently I'm assisting / managing an intern with his first big 'web design' project. ...
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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 ...
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Where can I learn how to lay things out beautifully? [closed]

As part of my job, I create learning materials, e-learning courses and PPT decks. I'd love to learn how to lay things out beautifully, pick the right images and colours to make learning materials ...
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Olivetti history and/or coffee table book

I'm a big style fan of the company Olivetti, I mainly know them for their typewriters (Lettera 22 and 32 are my favorites) but doing a little more research I found some amazing print ads ( https://www....
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Resources for digital painting

I have no experience in panting and drawing but I would like to start learning it in digital media. Are there any books, websites, or tutorials which teach digital painting and drawing? I use Corel ...
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How to master a typeface?

If you want to improve your typographic craftmanship an reoccurring advice is to stick to and master a few typefaces like for example Helvetica, Caslon or News Gothic. This was, for example, a common ...
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2 year diploma enough to start a career? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my degree in Art History soon and I'm realizing I am not as interested in my major than I originally thought I was. The idea of going to graduate school or working in an art history ...
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What are some ways you have used to get employers / freelance clients attention?

Linked in, personal blog, youtube, ?? What are some ways you have used to demonstrate what you are learning / doing to improve and hone your skills as a designer? IE books ive been reading, self ...
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I am an experienced programmer who wants to learn how to design 2D game art. Is this achievable? [closed]

Although I am an experienced programmer and decent with Unity, I really want to learn how to design my own 2D levels and character art. I have some experience with Photoshop since I used to slice ...
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Suggestion for learning method [closed]

Currently I am studying graphic design, in my personal time am learning Html and Css, and I want to learn UX. What should I do? To stick with html and css and those are enough or learn a UX software?
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Looking for a design that contains a distraction object

Pliny the Elder tells in his Natural History, that the painters Zeuxis and Parrasio -the fifth century BC- discussed which of the two painted with the most realism. To prove it, each one proposed a ...
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Steps to becoming a Web Designer without writing code?

I'm a senior back-end developer. I have a sister who's a designer, and she really struggles to get to the end of the month. I see how successful web designers can be in agencies and software companies ...
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Do the principles of design help the viewer in successfully understanding the work?

So I am learning about graphic design from the ground up starting with the fundamental elements and principles. As I delve deeper into the subject reading more and more about principles like unity/...
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Work-life balance as a designer

I know that this is not your usual design question everyone posts about on here, but I'm going to ask anyways! I am currently on my final year of design school/university and have chosen to write a ...
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How should a web programmer learn to design websites? [duplicate]

I worked at an agency coding websites for some time. I got very good, to where I could code entire websites from scratch in less than a day. The agency had a separate department for graphic design, ...
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How do I learn making modern illustrations?

What are some good resources to learn this type of illustration? I would like some help to decompose the technical elements that serve as building blocks for making theses types of illustrations ...
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Best sources to learn Infographics designing

What is the best online sources to learn infographic designing from begining to master level?
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I feel like I am undercharging myself and there is nothing I can change about it

I am a 16 year old graphic designer who mostly does logos for clients. Since I was a little kid, I somewhat understood colors, fonts and shapes. My friends told me that I could be a nice graphic ...
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How can I practice my design skills in a more motivating and engaging way?

My motivation to practice has been sapped away as practicing feels more of a chore. I know the number one way to truly get better as a beginner is to do fake briefs and tutorials but they aren't ...
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How to guide an employee to improve his graphic design ablilties?

I am CTO at a small-medium software development company with a few ages history. I carry RRHH selection, teaching, and internal promotion. Until yesterday we just had developers and design was driven ...
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Design workshop at conference

I will be attending a 1 day design workshop about UI problem solving soon. There's not much information on the workshop itself. So, I am unsure what to expect. For those of you who have participated ...
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Would an MA in Communications and New Media improve my design career prospects?

I have a BA & MA in unrelated fields, a certificate in web design/UX/UI and a basic portfolio. I'd like to get a job as part of a design team for a startup or relatively successful company in a ...
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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?

I am having a hard time identifying different principles of design in action. It is hard for me to identify the relationship between different elements on a page and to know what approach was used to ...
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Cutting knife practice drills/exercises?

I teach a packaging class as part of a college graphic design program and I've noticed my students' prototyping skills have been on the decline. This is possibly due to less practice in previous ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I'm trying to make some short animated gifs about Illustrator, with little step-by-step drawings exercises. I could put some explanatory text in some frames but I would prefer not to do that. Maybe ...
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Never studied Design, but work in design, where/how can I catch up on the things I missed [closed]

I am working in graphic design for almost 10 years and I always feel like I'm missing something when working along side other designers who have studied the subject. Are there any books, courses or ...
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How can I increase my chances of reverse finding an image on Google Images

Every now and then I'm grading students and catch a case of plagiarism. Often, some part of the work stands out because it's better than what the student normally does. Usually, I just take a ...
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