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 can I upload a very short .gif OR .mp4 to Instagram?

I'm an artist and I'm trying to post a .gif or .mp4 (either one) of my art progress from start to finish. Tons of other artist I follow in Instagram do this, and their videos are under 5 seconds long, ...
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Need advice on how to animate this guy with as natural style as possible

Hello I would like to make a small video with this guy and im not sure which brushes and programm to use. I have a wacom tablet.
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What order should floor plan views go on a tower illustration?

I have a tower illustration which has circular floors, of differing sizes. I have small, but detailed plan views of each floor, and I want to arrange them around the tower to serve as an over all map. ...
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How to create and manipulate a slinky style spring

Background Im writing a book on music theory and I need to create some diagrams and illustrations to explain some key points. Im currently writing a section about sound waves and I would like to ...
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How to “automate” this drawing process using brushes?

I'm drawing a ton of birds (many different species) all from the same angle and am struggling with drawing the wings over and over. Bird wings generally have 3 rows of feathers that all look a little ...
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How to blend circles like this?

I’m super impressed by the smooth vector art shown in the image below. I’m aware of the Illustrator blend tool, but I did not even get close to the desired effect. Any tips?
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Can you in some way design a “sketch” illustration theme for Google Maps?

Is there any way to make Google Maps like this? This is promising, but not for Google Maps. This doesn't look promising :)
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Do I need to be Creative and Artistic to be a graphic designer?

I don't like to draw things, and I'm not so creative and artistic. Can I become a graphic/UI, UX designer? Your kind suggestions are highly appreciated.
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Software recommendation for basic 3D shapes

I want to draw a 3D structure diagram of a new device. Can you recommend a software to draw schematics like this one:
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How to create a solid black shadow behind text in Illustrator? [duplicate]

How do you create this text effect in Illustrator? I tried creating a shadow behind the letter, but it did not appear similar to this. Can anyone point me to the right direction?
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How to determine spacing and padding on the side of this banner?

Please see the image. The yellow arrows are spaces/paddings I'm talking about. If I use the height of my logo (bottom right corner) for all measurements, then this tag and even logo appears little ...
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What style features disproportionate figures, bright colours and noisy shadows? [duplicate]

Some examples of what I mean: From Gmail: From a video by Cosmin Serban: From Eurowings in-flight magazine: Also Eurowings in-flight magazine: From The Goods by Vox: Also from Vox: I have seen ...
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Which of these 2 designs convey the message better?

Let me explain what I mean by better. There are 2 designs (rough unfinished work). First one has only search icon made by characters. Second has some creativity and a search icon (and a feel of ...
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Applying round/rotation effect in illustrator

I am new in graphic design. I want to ask which effect created the round hair of lion above? And how colors were managed this way? I am trying transform but it rotates hair completely.
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How to create a diamond pattern with random fill colours and stroke?

Pattern in question is the one on the left, it has random shades of black/grey, I'm not sure how to make something like this.
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What type of illustration is this with solid colors? [duplicate]

What's this type of illustration called?
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How to enable live paint on whole illustration without affecting layers?

I'm trying to make little stick figure character on illustrator for Adobe Animate. There are few extra lines. So I wanted to remove them and enable live paint. Here's what I did.. https://www....
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How can I draw my character in different view?

I have this dog character and I need to draw the side view of it, can anyone recommend me a video/online course to learn the technique to draw my characters? I have a few characters that I need their ...
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Logo sketch critique [closed]

Logo for Hardy Boys Media, a social media marketing company. Fairly small, started by two brothers, a few big clients. Here are some preliminary sketches to get an idea of the direction to go. Andy ...
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Stucturing information on this trade show banner

Problem I'm working on a new banner for a trade show. I want it to fulfill two aims: communicate to the passerby the benefits of using the service (its a platform that lets people build ...
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What kind of digital brush was used to create this?

I've tried using some of the brushes that come with Illustrator but I can't seem to achieve those distressed borders (please click on the image to see what I'm talking about.). Not sure if it's a ...
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Drawing attention to this banner by using color

I am working on a banner for a startup to be displayed at events. However, I am struggling with supporting colours at the moment. The entire thing looks very dark, and I wonder if it does the job of ...
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How can we create this illustration in Adobe Illustrator?

This is just for learning purposes. Please see the image below. I want to know how to create this reel illustration in Adobe Illustrator. Your answer would be highly appreciated.
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Illustrator - SVG make thinner path

I have this SVG logo. I want to make the lines thinner. I have tried Offset Path -20px, but nothing changes. I have also tried adding a Outline stroke that I can use and shrink, but when I go ...
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Transforming with rotate tool but keep the object position fixed?

How to Rotate the stars around the circle that keeps the star position fixed? I am trying to make a logo and trying to rotate the Stars but My the desired result is like this. But the result ...
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What is this style of illustration from the 50's and 60's?

Does anyone know what style/category this type of illustration falls under, and any tips on where to learn more about this would be appreciated.
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Solving problems with a given illustration, how do I proceed?

I've been given this sample image, supposedly "pop art" style. What I'm asked are four steps: 1. reproduce this image 2. control the colors 3. add a two colors logo onto it 4. improve the overall ...
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How do I achieve this effect in Illustrator?

Been trying to achieve this effect, how does one do it?
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Make complex form appear “disappeared” using dashes

I'm currently new into Adobe Illustrator and I'm having quite a bit a stroke when it comes to icon design. I'm mostly using icons from flaticon, in this case, I'm using an icon of a can, a package ...
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How is this (pencil like) design made?

can anybody help me here to figure out how are these designs made? Like what software and what tools can be used to make similar designs? Fish Thanks!
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What is the name of the technique when an element is repeated at different scales?

For example, at the website of the Premier League, the zigzags of the lion's mane are used as backgrounds of the header and the footer; similar shapes are used as overlay masks on some photos. More ...
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Opinion on the icon of the logo please :)

I am rebranding my personal work. I used to work with the name of Miss Graphics but was suggested that its too generic. I have now come up with a new concept. I would like to show Dolphin to represent ...
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Face distortion along a horizontal plain [duplicate]

Here we have 2 instances of Obamas face morphed together across a horizontal plain, anyone know how I can achieve this? I've been playing with the Liquify effect in photoshop but it's not giving me ...
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Are the elements in this “quit smoking” design easily recognisable? [closed]

Concept: ban icon Q cigarette a copy to give a hint about cigarette Now, the Q is visible to me, but I'm not sure about the Q and cigarette. Are ban icons and cigarettes perceivable, when talking ...
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Save the anchorpoint position in Sketch 4

is there a way to reuse the same anchor point position on a layer multiple times or do i have to set the anchorpoint everytime i try to rotate the layer? So when i try to design that flowerlike ...
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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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AI: How to turn blotchy lines resulting from an image traced illustration into clean geometric lines that look good when zoomed in

Note: I am not a graphic designer. I would consider myself to be somewhere in between beginner and intermediate. Although these are different drawings, both are vector and both try to achieve the ...
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An issue with pencil tool in Illustrator 2019, pencil's default fill and stroke set to none, how to fix it?

I was using the pencil tool a lot in previous versions of Illustrator (2015 particularly). It was very handy when I was drawing highlights and shadows on illustration, because I could draw a shape ...
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Is it possible to create this illustration in Adobe Illustrator?

This is just for learning purposes. See the image in the link below. I want to learn how to create this vector. Is this possible to create with Adobe Illustrator? if yes, what is the method? https://...
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Should I use “fake typography” in illustration? [duplicate]

So I want to make an illustration of two sheets of paper and a smartphone with a restaurant menu. It's gonna be featured on a webpage next to a paragraph of text. My question is: should I use real or ...
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Can a combination of purple-green or pink-green make a design look bad?

Just like we use some green on red (not all cases, depends on saturation and lightness) as shown in last image, which looks not very common & attractive when it comes to illustrations for social ...
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What monitor is a good choice for graphic design? [closed]

Hi guys illustrators and designers. I curious what monitor is good for graphic design (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign...)? What screen resolution you recommend? What brand and how many inches ...
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Is there a name for cropping illustrations into ovals like this?

There is a certain type of illustration, that I typically associate with old storybook illustrations, where the illustration has been cropped into an oval shape. I've attached some examples here one ...
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Create layer in another layer borders

I am using adobe Illustrator CC 2018. I have a circle and I want to create a rectangle inside the circle without getting outside of the circle borders. (Delete selected parts) Thank you in advance.
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Critique of timeline aesthetic

I am working with this timeline as seen below. I'll try to explain it a bit: Each circle represents an event. There are no tick marks because it's not a "mission-critical" kind of data set. We just ...
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Which tool is better for illustration? [duplicate]

I would like to know that which tool is best for illustration for my art designing. Actually I am confused between Photoshop and Illustrator.
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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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