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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Gimp: web preview is blurry

I'm scanning black and white drawings onto my computer and cleaning them up with GIMP so they are all crisp and clean but (after resizing them for the web -roughly 1000 pixels and 75dpi) they appear ...
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Fastest way to learn anatomy and proportions?

I'm trying to improve my drawings and 3D sculptures by learning proper anatomy and proportions, but I just can't seem to find any teachers whose method of teaching works for me. In addition, I'm very ...
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How do I convert B&W penciled book drawings to Illustrator colored drawings?

I have an opportunity with an author, but I want to see if I can even deliver first, if I were to take it. The author needs her current black and white drawings to be in color for a book she is ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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Smudging of colors in Adobe illustrator

Is there any method to smudge colors in Adobe illustrator?
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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 detailed can I be for embroidery/patch personalization?

I was tasked with designing a logo for the EMEA team and from our meeting they want to have the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) in their logo. I started tracing out the countries, but am afraid ...
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Health Startup illustration

I am working on a health startup and was thinking of building some character unique to my startup as zocdoc does to explain itself. Will a sketch doctor seem derivative? PS: My site would be ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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What kind of art is this one?

I need to do the avatars of my team work. And i like this one but i really don't know what kind of arte is this.. I hope you can help me. Thanks..
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What is this style of illustration called? (see images)

Is there is an actual name for this? I just know that people do this kind of design but I didn't know if it had a name.
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How can I find an illustrator who can produce game art in a particular style?

I have searched a number of sites like Behance, Dribbble for an illustrator with flat vector-like art style similar to Two Dots and Jellies. I've not made any progress. How can I find an illustrator ...
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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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