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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How to merge an opened path and a closed path? [duplicate]

This is such a beginner question, but I want to ask how I can merge these two paths together and make them one object so I can fill color in. I've tried to use the shape builder, and it simply ...
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How can I add text boxes to multiple pictures in one illustration in Inkscape at once?

I use Inkscape to create illustration for a "scientific paper". In this example I have 9 pictures in one illustration and I now want to add a small annotation (A-I) to each picture in the ...
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How can i make such illustrations for youtube thumnails?

I am beginner. How can i make such illustrations for my fitness youtube thumnails?
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What is the name of this grainy shading technique in traditional? Can we reproduce it in digital?

This 70s ad illustrations from Yugoslavia really has a unique texture, especially in the spoon and fork, how do we achieve that kind of texture in digital?
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Sequential numbering in Adobe Illustrator in the same artboard

I am trying to put numbers from 2001-4000 for labels, I have also created an Excel file with the numbers I need. I haven't found a way to incorporate that file in the textbox.
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How was this illustrated? How could I learn to do the same?

This is a recent shirt on instagram, who I love so much. How did they design this beautiful icon of a carrot skinner? I would love to learn how to make such a beautiful image of a simple object.
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How would I write a contract if this client wants to use illustrations for multiple pieces?

I am a graphic designer with a full time job in digital marketing at a grocery chain. With that being said I have very limited knowledge of pricing artwork for freelance purposes and have been known ...
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How to achieve this style of digital paint?

I would like to know to in which way can I achive this style? Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop/procreate? As you can see, it is looks like pen markers with Playing with pressure.
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How can I know the number of colors in a design?

So, I want to print packaging for my product. The owner of the printing press picks the colors in the design, and each color costs $80. Does that mean that I will use only 3 or 4 colors in the design? ...
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How these game illustrations have grayer background?

As you can see in these images of a game the background colors are less saturated and grayer: Do you think the designer reduced the transparency in the background or used grayer colors? regards, ...
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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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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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What's the style called for these recruitment posters?

I'm looking for the correct terms to use when I'm going to request the printing of a poster for a white wall and I just want to have enough information for communicate to the designer/lithography ...
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How to separate lines in my design?

I have this skull design that I made by drawing a line in the middle, then drawing objects on the left side and then copy-pasting them to the right side. For some reason, lots of lines collided into ...
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Identify gooey, wavy lava-lamp style illustration effect

What is the name of the flat design illustration style where edges have a gooey, wavy 'lava-lamp' style effect? I'd like to find a tutorial to create this effect in Adobe Illustrator but without ...
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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 to find a designer if I'm unable to name the style I'm looking for?

I'd like to hire a designer that can create custom illustrations just like the examples below. However, I have no idea what this style is called, or how to best find such a designer once I know what ...
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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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Expand Appearance in Adobe Illustrator

I made a polygon shape in illustrator through stroke options and made it into a dotted line shape. I've applied some transform controls and want to expand the whole shape into individual dots. But ...
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How to convert a raster image to vector image in Inkscape?

I've found some licensed image that I want to reproduce in Inkscape (without backgrounds) but I'm a novice and I would want to get them to make some scientific illustrations. Can you show the faster ...
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How was this digital painting/illustration created?

I was wondering if anyone can explain what tech or application as well as technique I can use to re-create the style of the background in the image below.
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What does the handover for a mascot should have?

We hired an artist to create a mascot for us in 2D. The idea is the handover should help further designers in creating all kinds of designs, which can be a comic strip or an ad-campaign using the ...
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How to copy rough 'illustrated' lines?

I am trying to copy the line style in the following images: This is what I've arrived at: Any ideas on how I can improve it to get it to look like the above ones? :/
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Resize eraser tool does not work Illustrator

Why can't I change the size of eraser tool in Illustrator? I select it and I press the brackets [ ] and it does not work, the size is the same always. Any idea?
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how to split a layer into multiple layers in random formats

I need some software that "breaks" an image into multiple layers without needing to do selection. Krita has something similar, but the division is done by colors and I want something random. ...
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How was this texture effect achieved?

this one here and this one as well The shading on the building, especially the squiggly liny texture got me confused. I don't see it that often. Does it have a name? How could one recreate it? Credit:...
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How do I create technical design architectures' illustrations?

I came across a few technical architecture designs on websites like these: (Above image doesn't have a background so please open it in a new tab as an image) Can you guys give me any idea on which ...
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IPAD Illustrator thumbnail files not showing on windows

We are using SVG thumbnail extension for AI and SVG files on Windows. A colleague of mine works on iPad and using iPad illustrator. He sends us the AI files, but they don't show their thumbnails. But ...
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What is this illustration style?

I notice it's common in sticker art It's chararcteristics are solid strokes, contouring lines and solid shading. It almost, but not quite, looks like newspaper style type ornaments that consist of ...
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What is this design element called?

On some illustrations, you will see an ornate underline beneath text, with curlicues: What is the technical name for this design element?
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Can you please identifiy the direction of light in this photo?

So we have this image and we have added a flamingo over it. The problem is we can't identify the direction of light currectly and it makes the shadow we made for the flamingo so bad. Can you please ...
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Any guidance to create this sharp bevel effect?

I am experienced with the Creative suite but I think there's several ways to achieve this. A part of me thinks that this is a 3D model with added render effects/extra processing to make it look ever ...
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How to set next layer's boundary to be limited to previous layer's outline?

You draw the black ink outline of an object as an enclosed ellipsoid shape, and therefore want the next layer, which you'll use to color-in the ellipsoid, to be bounded to that previous ink layer, to ...
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How did Tove Jansson work with the illustrations for her book "Who Will Comfort Toffle"?

I'm very fascinated by the illustrations by Tove Jansson in her book Who Will Comfort Toffle? You can see some examples of the printed images in this search. In short, the images are printed in 7 spot ...
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Why would someone use both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for a static drawing?

An image that an artist claimed was drawn on a Wacom tablet using both Illustrator and Photoshop. My question is, if this image is static, with no animation whatsoever, simply having the ink drawing ...
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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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What do you call this accent circle's graphic style?

I'm looking at the accent circles behind the gentleman's portrait. It seems like this has been a common graphic style for a while. Primarily used in loader animations, but I've also seen flat graphics ...
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Style identification

I'm looking for the exact name to write to find this type/style of illustration. I need this same type of illustration but with animals. Any ideas how to look for this and / or where to find this? ...
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How can I create a 'vintage-style' illustration similar to these without the use of effects? [closed]

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-9f18-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47d9-5b8a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99 https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/...
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What is the easiest and most precise way to accomplish such a graphic in illustrator?

I was wondering how one would approach a graphic like this in Illustrator. And when I talk about this graphic I am actually talking about the connection between the circles.
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How can I make a random heat map of earth in Illustrator?

I want to make a heat map of an Earth-like planet for a poster just like the one on the picture below. (The map doesn't need to follow Earth's geography, spaces for land and ocean can be randomised). ...
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Designing a text based logo for a fake "Freelance" site

I am trying to create my first text based logo, for a fake website named "Freelance". In theory this website is a common questions and answers website like Stack Overflow. It also has a ...
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Should I get Adobe Photoshop for graphic design, graphic illustrations, illustrations, art and painting? [closed]

I have always wanted to get Photoshop because of all it's features(video, 3D etc.) but I mostly use it on game design and graphic design. I won't be using it for photography since I'm not a ...
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problem with scanning colored pencil artwork for emailing to publisher

I am a first time illustrator who has been working for the last year on colored pencil illustrations for a children's book. I wanted to have the drawings scanned so that I could send them to an agent. ...
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Creating hand drawn like illustrations [closed]

I am new to UX and want to start creating illustrations for modern websites. Please help me have a check list to prepare my self to be able to create illustrations like the below. What are the ...
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Export selection from Illustrator with same content as exported PNG files

I have an SVG loaded into Illustrator. I perform a selection on the illustration, go to File -> Export Selection, and export the selected content as a PNG and it looks exactly like my selection, ...
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Adobe Illustrator changes the shape when saved as SVG

I finished making my bot illustration in Illustrator which currently looks like this but when i exported it as SVG it looks like this I tried altering many of the SVG preferences while exporting but ...
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How to center a cut on a circle based upon an inner shape with Illustrator?

I have a circle and a minus sign in it I want to cut the circle right of the sign. What are the ways to cut the same amount above and below the sign(I want the cut part to be centered):
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Are illustrations immediately before a new chapter acceptable?

I'm typesetting a book which contains full page illustrations. Sometimes the illustrations fall in between the end of one chapter and the start of another: Two consecutive 2-page spreads: ______ ...
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