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 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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Software to realize accurate drawings in the books of Physics [duplicate]

First of all, hallo everyone. With this question, considering that I read many texts on Physics in Italian and English, I was very surprised and really amazed by the excellent creation of the drawings,...
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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 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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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?