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Questions tagged [illustration]

Questions about illustration, an art and discipline focused on communicating a specific contextualised message to an audience. It is rooted in an objective need to fulfil a particular task. Ask anything about conceptualising, preparing and perfecting illustrations for a design.

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What illustration agencies or service sites provide the greatest benefits to the artists?

[NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR APPLICANTS.] I'm a graphic designer in the fortunate position of having enough work that I'm looking to hire an illustrator for some overflow work. Finding a ...
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What can symbolize “mold-breaker”?

I've searched online for a very long while now but there seems to be no iconography or symbolism for mold-breaker. Internet only knows the Pokemon ability of the same name or mold, the disease. It ...
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What do you call this style of illustration I've been seeing quite a lot? [duplicate]

There is often organic shape, very minimalist illustration of a person(s). I know these are flat vectors, I want to know name of artistic style.
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Where to get public domain East Asian book illustrations?

There are public domain resources (such as those listed on Wikipedia) where one can obtain illustrations from old books. However, most of these illustrations are of the "European style" (i.e. European ...
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Unwanted outline in illustrator? [duplicate]

None of the objects I'm working with have a stroke on them, however all of them display an outline that shows up through other objects in illustrator. It looks as though I'm in preview mode with ...
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How long does it take to design a single wikihow illustration? [closed]

On average, how long does it take to design a single wikihow illustration such as the one mentioned in the link below? https://www.wikihow.com/Find-Scholarships
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Big Image size low quality export or small image good quality export

I have made a vector design in Adobe Illustrator. I need the very best export quality. I have two art boards which contain the same artwork. The difference is, the first art board is 8000px x 8000px , ...
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How to reproduce this fold effect in Illustrator?

I love the LATAM Airlines logo and I'd like to learn how to make that "fold" we can see on the edges I marked with those green circles, connecting one line to another: That could be something "easy" ...
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What line width is appropriate for a scientific A0 poster?

I am in the process of making a poster to be presented at a scientific conference. What line width would you recommend for elements like arrows, graphics, and frames around text? I am using 28 point ...
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How can I create this kind of texture? [duplicate]

I've been seeing this style of illustration more and more, and was wondering, is there a certain way to get colors and texture to look like this? Is it just messing around with grain? https://www....
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Adding anchor points to group of strokes using another stroke

I'm trying to use a (complex-ish) shape to add anchor points to another group of paths where the paths cross over- however i'd like to do it without effecting the stroke weights etc as then the blend ...
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What's This Design called and how to pull that off?

I was Browsing through Behance and saw this amazing work by Pawel Nolbert Can someone tell me what's that Color Paint design called and how to make it? i am quit sure that it's postally 3d Render or ...
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Turning raw sketch of multiple paths into fillable shape

I'm looking for a way to turn a raw sketch with multiple paths into a single shape resulting from the average which can be filled. The solution should be tablet friendly. I have tried combinations of ...
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What is this illustration style called? Monochrome with pops of colour, realistic digital drawing

I love this style of illustration and would like to find some tutorials/articles about it but not sure what to call it for searching. Lots more from the same artist here: https://kriziachan.com
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What software is used to create these kinds of infographics and checklists? [closed]

What software is generally used to create these kinds of infographics or checklists? What do you guys use?
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Convert random bezier Curves to 45°/90° angeled curves

Is it possible to automatically create a curve that looks exactly the same while converting its anchor points and bezier curves in a way so that the curve handle are all in 90°/45° positions ...
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How to create a noise-gradient texture in Affinity Designer?

This kind of noise texture is very much in trend from material design to modern vector illustrations. Some call it grain texture, some call noise brush and some call it "salt and pepper" technique. ...
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Pen Tool in Illustrator (Creating a new layer)

I would like to know how to set it so that when I start a new shape with the pen tool in Illustrator it creates a new layer every time. I can't seem to find the setting for it, can anyone be of ...
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Is it legally safe to create a vector illustration of a celebrity photo for commercial use? [duplicate]

I want to take a photo someone else captured of a celebrity, then use illustrator to manually illustrate a vector of that celebrity, adding my own artistic touch. The main goal is to be artistic, not ...
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How can I create this warped checkerboard effect on Illustrator/Photoshop?

Here is an image by David Rudnick. I would like to create the checkered effect, been trying with illustrator but no luck. It seems like this was either wrapped on an existing object, or 3D extrusion. ...
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Basics of constructing a landscape illustration?

I tried to illustrate a landscape, and I am very unsatisfied as it is I think it lacks depth, I think the lighting is weak and and I just... I don't know. I don't what it all lacks, but I am just not ...
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Depicting fast/slow speed of a streak

I'm designing a scientific illustration where I'd like to show the fastness and slowness of a moving electron. Here in this attached picture, I show the electron path. I want to show that electron ...
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How to convey Medieval hair/fur in a 2D icon-style composition

I am working in adobe illustrator to create a icon in svg format. The icon is supposed to be a young male lion, and the style is supposed to be Medieval (a design for a Medieval shield crest or ...
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Software for the graphic realization of an illustrative book [duplicate]

I was commissioned a job that comes out a bit from the patterns of my job (programmer). I was asked to create a book for a famous interior design company. I first accepted, because it is simply a ...
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How to automate the composition of an online book

I am putting together a website that personalises a children storybooks with a wide range of options - text and illustrations. As we build the website and being new to the design/book space, can you ...
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Which of the following corn dog illustrations look better in term of color and shape? [closed]

First one = top. Second one = bottom. Which one looks better in terms of shape and color? And what are the reasons? (If you ignore the background
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How to wrap type around a ring? [closed]

How I can wrap type like this?
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How to do a glossy air bubble effect with Illustrator

You know how some sneakers have those transparent little air pockets in the heel? I'd like to achieve that sort of 3D, smooth, glossy, rounded, translucent, light reflecting, window/bubble-like ...
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Object gets jagged lines after doing free transformation, How to make it smooth?

When I rotate the object, it is having jagged lines. It was smooth before but I am suddenly facing this problem. The first image is the original one, 2nd one after rotating a bit.
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Colour path segments from scanned illustration [closed]

I have scanned some drawings for a study project and need to colour the people, dog and other items. I have image traced but the grouping of paths is inconsistent and not all form complete editable ...
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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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How to effectively combat or response to the unfounded design-feedbacks?

"Make the logo bigger", "This looks like cartoon", "Bright colours are visual assault", "This is not centred", "I also know something about design". Until recently, I really used to think these ...
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Whats this motif called? [closed]

I did a google image reverse search and found nothing.
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Is there a quick way to place a frame on multiple photos?

I was wondering if there is a quick way or a tip to place a banner template on multiple photos without having to make it invidually as I'm working in a company supplying me with pictures and i need to ...
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Parallel lines in a vector illustration

I’m creating a stencil as a vector illustration (in Vectornator), and I’ve been struggling to create parallel curves for the outline. Is there a common the technique for this, other than just ...
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Calculating correct line length in perspective drawing?

I have no formal technical drawing background, and I was just wondering if there was a mathematical way of determining the correct length of lines in 3D perspective, e.g., if I want to draw a cube in ...
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Software to draw schemes quickly

Especially in science there are lots of schemes used, like below, but I can't imagine that such images are produced via e.g. inkscape. I'm quite used to it but nevertheless, it would take some time. ...
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Finding a suggestion or real name for the new illustration style

It is common knowledge that Flat Design is getting outdated, the new illustrators are opening doors to several options that have been underestimated in recent years. While Flat Design appeared as a ...
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How to create brush stroke on one side of shape

I'm creating a logo for a client and one idea I've had is below. I want to create brush strokes on one end of the two shapes below the T. One image below is the original, the other is my attempt at ...
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How to design a logo like this one [closed]

I need to know how to design a logo like this one in Adobe Illustrator Especially the row wise color pattern and the material design effect. Hope someone could help me with AI designing steps. thank ...
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Switching colours of complex illustration [duplicate]

I have a photoshop illustration in mid-century modern style - essentially there are only 3-4 global colours, but they're in multiple layers with grouping and sub-groupings. I want to be able to try ...
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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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How to fix outer/inner glow glitch in Illustrator?

Previously I had made this artwork in 2400 x 3000 resolution, but now that I'm trying to increase the document size to 3200 x 4000, parts of the glow for a text is acting up, no matter what I do. ...
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What is the name of this kind of character illustration?

I have seen lots of UI designer nowadays including this kind of illustration i want to know the name of this style so that i can also learn and try this in my designs.
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difference between Flat and Material design illustration [duplicate]

What's the difference between Flat and Material design illustration? Even, Are they any different? For example, what can I call the picture below?
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Cartoon style name

fellow designers) I need to do mood board for the project with specific cartoon art style like on this img: but I can't figure out, what to type in the search. Is it some old cartoons from specific ...
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How these kind of illustrations are made? [closed]

https://www.behance.net/gallery/62784931/Desire-to-lose-weight https://www.behance.net/gallery/54576131/Editorial-illustrations-Jan-October-2017 https://www.behance.net/gallery/32957589/Sketch https://...
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Is there a name for illustrations with non-rectangular borders?

I work on RPG books. In a lot of those books, there are illustrations that do not have rectangular borders: I know that the process is "text wrapping," but is there a concise way to describe an image ...
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Not able to crop the content outside the artboard

I am not able to crop the image which is outside the artboard. I have tried all the methods available on the internet. Which tells that make an object and with the help of Pathfinder tool but its not ...
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Complex bitmap to vector

I am new to graphic design, and I am wondering how it's possible to convert a complex hand drawing to vector by tracing or any other method. Let's say I have an image like this: and I want to convert ...