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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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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 ...
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How to execute a large-scale illustration? Scaling up pen-work [duplicate]

I'm an illustrator and designer, and I'm the in-house designer for a PR Agency. One of the clients wants me to illustrate an elevator wrap. So, the scale will be 4.5ftx8ft. I've never done an ...
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Illustrations showing up pixelated in Indesign despite huge resolution

Illustrations I create in Procreate show up pixelated at edges despite high resolution when I place them in Indesign. I'm working on illustrating books for print. It's my first time working on a ...
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Clipping Mask Problem In Illustrator

I am trying to draw a wall with street light above it. The light is the triangle with 4 corners. I'm trying to clip mask the bricks and triangle but the bricks don't show. They are there when I hover ...
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Is there a natural way to indicate directional motion in a still image?

I have made the following render of a DNA molecule being pulled through a hole in a membrane using Blender. Since this process can go in either direction, I need a way to indicate whether the DNA is ...
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What are some examples of a “timeless illustration”, what makes them timeless? [closed]

I'm more familiar with industrial design (Dieter Rams), and graphic design / typography (Swiss designers and Brock Muller) . Is there a illustration style that doesn't get old for example 10 years ...
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Which format to deliver graphic work for a client that will print himself?

I am making some illustrations to deliver to a client that is going to print on items like notebooks and cups. I'm working in Illustrator, but don't know which is the best format to deliver the work. ...
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What is this called? [duplicate]

Does anyone have any idea what this kind of illustration is called, if it can be created with Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop and how?
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Can I claim ownership of derivative Illustrations in a book?

I am illustrating a book and I have used some stock art mixed with design in Illustrator and Photoshop along with a few hand drawn pieces. Can I say Illustrated by "my name" if I do use some stock art?...
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Can I modify a freepik and then sell it? [closed]

I don't get it... if I buy the rights from drawing X in freepik why I cant simply do whatever I want, like putting another colour and arrow on top and sell it to somene else?
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What do you call this type of top down grid, sort of trapezoidal?

I have checked and this may be called Top-Down (Oblique) from the wikipedia page of Axonometric projection BUT the image I am looking for kinda have that trapezoidal nature. As you can see the grids ...
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Is a “hand written” style infographic suitable for a technical product? [duplicate]

Do you think that a "hand written" style infographic i.e. font and illustrations are suitable for a technical product or should I use a more "technical" style?
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Edit IPTC metada in illustrator extendscript

I'm batch editing all jpeg files metadata. I achieve to edit XMP title,description, keyword of jpeg files. But I want to edit IPTC data of these jpeg files too. Because shutterstock reads metadata ...
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What are such illustrations called? How are they made? [duplicate]

What are such illustrations called? How can they be made?
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How do I achieve this style of line that is smooth and consistent with corners? [closed]

I would like to know an efficient way to achieve this style of line that is consistent and smooth, especially around the corners and angles? Thank you so much.
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How to achieve this grain texture - Photoshop or illustrator?

Ok, new to textures here and I really cant figure out how this grain effect/texture was achieved - It is very subtle and basic google searches thru PS geometric textures haven't yielded anything. The ...
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Border end caps not rounding on some shapes in Sketch App?

I have been having trouble with border end caps not wanting to round up properly. I can't seem to find much about this issue, so I wonder if I'm just doing something wrong. I start out with a normal ...
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How do I remove black lines from an illustration / artwork?

Hi all! First ever post on this great site so, please be kind :-) I have a panoramic shaped image of buildings that I have studied which I created using ink on paper. The original piece is just that: ...
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Is there an equivalent to Adobe Illustrator on iPad Pro?

I am using Adobe Illustrator Draw, but it is a very limited app. Is there a professional illustration tool on iPad Pro?
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what is this Liquid layer on top of archival ink?

I had an archival quality black ink for illustration. The label says it's "waterproof drawing ink". I didn't use it for years. And today as I opened the bottle, I found the total paint particles have ...
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Vector become weird when I shrink it down, please help!! (illustrator cs6)

so i created this mosque vector when i shrink it down the pillar bellow become stick to each other anybody know the solution of this? thanks
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How do I find on demand graphic designers in the NYC area with out using an agency?

Looking for quality, on demand designs with varying skills for on demand for print design work is nearly impossible. Does anyone have a process of how they interview freelancers? How do you validate ...