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 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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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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Illustrator - paint/draw inside the drawing created from brush strokes, not shapes

I have been struggling with this for last few days and decided to get expert help here. I have drawing like below (original art is more complex) which was created using brush strokes (no built-in ...
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The true/right isometric?

i started learning how to create isometric illustrations. The first step is the isometric grid to work better. Is there a standard/right/true way? I found different tutorials and was a bit confused ...
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Not fond of time related pricing - what's a better way?

I'm still struggling with pricing. How does one best calculate flat rates for commercial design or illustration work? I don't like the hourly rate thing. I just can't seem to properly gauge the amount ...
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Is it possible (and usually done) to create such grainy effect in Illustrator? [duplicate]

Sharing some illustrations from Handsomefrank agency. If you see them, all have dotted / grainy colors. I've highlighted the thing I want to ask about by yellow color. It's not limited to one artist. ...
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What elements should be changed to make the logo and product label look more professional?

Jam product We are currently designing a new jam product. The target group are +30-year-old people living in Rotterdam (known for its green and white flag). It is a product with a philanthropic end ...
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Does a scan need descreening if meant to be printed at the same size?

Most tutorials online related to scanning a document are dedicated to film scanning. If not, then it's about saving old photos on a hard drive and viewing them on a screen. For that second case, they ...
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How to create multiple arrows around a circle pointing to it in a random way in Inkscape?

I would like to achieve something like this image, Multiple arrows around a circle pointing to it in a random way, Of course I need something handy that make it faster instead of creating all these ...
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Photoshop setting up wrong DPI and size when opening AI file

When I try to open AI file using Photoshop, it shows me wrong image size and DPI. Original AI file data: CMYK 300 DPI Artboard size: 1134 x 1418 px Whe I open file using Photoshop, it shows me next ...
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Layout grids for illustrations?

Is it possible to use any kind of layout grids when creating illustrations, and if so, what are their uses? Edit: A bit of clarification, my questions is towards drawing on a computer (not hand ...
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How was the face and other details in this picture changed?

I saw this picture on Instagram: click here for full resolution It is clearly an adaptation of this picture: click here for full resolution I wondered how the characters face changed to that of ...
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What version of Adobe Illustrator do I need to downsave my files to (for customers) in order for all versions to be compatible?

I am busy designing illustrations in Adobe Illustrator for a customer, and they have kindly asked me to save my illustrator files so it is compatible with all versions, and they don't run into any ...
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I'm working on this illustration project. It is a VW samba bus from the 50'slike the image below. The part I'm struggling the most with are the air ventilation grills seen in the backside of the bus. ...
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Where do I find free SVG Illustrations?

I know, I know. Good design is not for free. I am just looking if there are any pages like Unsplash just for illustrations. Thanks a lot!
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What is the name of this category of visual artwork? Is this pop art?

There is a style of artwork that I want to learn to create. It abstracts away most detail, but it is not really abstract art. It has a lot in common visually with vector illustrations, but some of the ...
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Affinity Designer: How to maintain the colour of the intersected object

I have a rectangle and a circle (fig1). I would like to apply an intersection to these two objects. For this, I duplicate the rectangle and then select the duplicated rectangle and the circle and ...
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How to remove these weird ruler lines around artboard?

My illustrator opens this way by default. I have no idea why or how. I have tried tweaking settings in document setup, preferences, etc. but it always opens a new Ai document like this. My older Ai ...
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Using effects to make different size sticks around circle

I am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Which effects and shapes can I use to make these sticks around circle (Shown in red line in pic).
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Standard way of making specific shape

Hello. I am beginner in Adobe illustrator. Can anyone guide that how can I make this shape in standard way without using pen tool.
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Keeping quality of bitmap illustrations for web/print

I draw illustrations by hand on paper, scan in and then wish to use as artwork or edit further. One way I've done so way to trace hand drawn work using the pen tool in Illustrator, creating vector ...
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Graphic illustration design software for a person without knowledge in drawing

I want to explain some things in my presentation which need an authentic illustration with a specific dress, for example, a person holds certain things or works with them in different positions (...
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Designing the Rating of a quiz game [closed]

I'm trying to design a quiz game in which users have to answer 10 questions in each level. And when the quiz finished, user gets their Rating. The rule here is that up to 3 mistakes is allowed but ...
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Need Feedback for brand: Name, mascot, font and the intro [closed]

it doesn't have much to do with UI / UX, but I wanted to get feedback from a "brand" that I have. Some points: the name was inspired (basically copied) from the website hackernoon, a "medium" ...
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Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 or 24? [closed]

Good evening. So my Companion 2 just died and I'm looking to upgrade. Wacom tech support quoted a repair at $1,113 which I consider too high, but they also offered me 10% off of the Wacom eStore. ...
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How can I make the colors less subtle in a design for objects and background?

In this design, the background color is brownish, which I chose to show inside view of a hut. So I couldn't think any other color palette for hut. But because of this, the items in front looks a bit ...
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I can't change brush size

Illustrator user for 20 years here, and yet here we are... Stumped by AI 2020 and pulling my hair. Today I need to change the size of my brush to edit a stock vector image. There is a "Stroke" ...
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Question about etching illustrations

I am curious if there are particular reasons why historically, most anatomy illustrations are always done in etching? The similar style (drawn with many tiny lines) is always found in illustrations/...
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How to quickly create satin fabric in illustrator?

Is there an easy way to quickly create satin fabric in illustrator. Sample picture:
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Need advice on how to achive these illustrations. Brushes etc [closed]

Hello! Any advice on the brushes and techniques would be really appreciated! Thank you
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How can I create this effect on an image ? (Photoshop / Affinity)

I have this problem: I need to editing a ink drawing and have this kind of effect, I think he used halftones and some textures but I don’t really understand the process to make, any suggestion ? Link ...
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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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