Questions tagged [information-graphics]

Questions about infographics; graphic visual representations of information and data, used to convey information quickly and clearly. Often created using a combination of text with simple illustrations, graphs, charts, maps or other visualisations.

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Crop Image at specific location from multiple images [closed]

I have a multiple images of one app. The original image size is 800x480 pixels. I want to crop a specific part of all images. lets say 50x50 pixels image from original images. Is there any software or ...
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Why are object effects in my Illustrator file disappearing when I place the file in InDesign?

I'm trying to place an .ai file into my InDesign file, but for some reason it seems like the 3d effects and drop shadow aren't showing up in my InDesign file. Here's a pic of my artboard in ...
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What is this design element for legends called?

On some illustrations, you have these text boxes which explain individual parts of the product. The text is not placed immediately beneath the item, because there's too little space to fit in. Instead,...
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How to create a scale-break on the y-axis in Illustrator?

I would like to create a chart in Illustrator (not yet sure if it will be an area chart or a stacked column chart), but need to "skip" some values (as in this question on English ...
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How can I align graphs in Illustrator?

I just started learning how to make graphs in Illustrator. I’d like to be able to align my graphs just like I’m able to with other groups of objects. However, when the Selection tool is chosen and a ...
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Area Type scaling inset spacing / Large canvas upscaling clipboard area type

apologies for the sloppy title, I hope the body will make sense. I'm creating a flowchart in illustrator because that's where I feel more comfortable as opposed to stand-alone data visualization apps. ...
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What should I add to my Graphic design skills to increase my job opportunities?

I am trying to see which field do I need to add to my graphic design skills so I will get more job opportunity ,preferably for full time freelancing. I've been working with Illustrator and Photoshop ...
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Is there a symbol or way of writing "in between" or "up to" for a year on a timeline graph?

I am making a timeline and every point is one specific year (1965, 1975, 1982, 1985, 1986) except for one point which is a range "1987-2014". Having one data point that's double the size of ...
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How to merge all powerpoint slides into one 3D wireframe view similar to image attached

I want to make my presentation slides merge into one 3D view png file. The image attached is how I would like my presentation slides to merge into one 3D view.
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How to force whole numbers to have one decimal place in Adobe Illustrator?

I make a lot of graphs using Illustrator for my company. Unfortunately, the graphing tool in Illustrator is very archaic. When adding number labels to graphs, Illustrator automatically removes .0 from ...
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Tool for creating animated timeline Infographic?

I'm looking for a tool to create an Infographic-like timeline (historical, like in the picture below), but I need it also to be animated by auto-scrolling from beginning to end of timeline either ...
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Writing professional texts

Since I don't know pretty much about, I'd like to ask you: What makes a text professional? At first glance, what do people notice in the text that will then prompt them to read it? What colors can ...
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How to choose a good color palette that is easy for the eyes, yet convey the deepness of the topic?

This is the map of all topics my project discusses: Click for full screen. SVG file Here are the feedback of the viewers: Person 1: The color is painful to the eyes Person 2: The graphic is quite ...
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How would you create these types of abstract data visualization / mathematical forms graphics?

See attached for images of the graphics I'm looking to emulate. I have 3 questions: What software would you need to make graphics in these styles? Could they be done in illustrator? Or would you need ...
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Can someone resize this image so it is not blury in insta pfp

Please Resize image so not blury in insta pfp
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A Strange Behavior in Adobe Illustrator CC (Version 17.0.0)

I have the following problem with Illustrator (with a small number of files). I open the EPS file from Illustrator and I translate the figure in Greek. Then, I save the file. The problem is that after ...
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What is the best way to add gradient to many complex shapes?

I'm trying to replicate a color sales exhibit that we use for a specific client, the software that was previously used is no longer supported by AutoCAD, and we are trying to find a solution. I've ...
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Problem with Line Segment Tool

I am trying to create an arc in illustrator and its turning into a big blob when I color the stroke. How do I make it so that I can use the arc tool, or create any simple line with no color fill, but ...
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How to save in photoshop image with layer style?

Hello everyone, I have an issue I can solve and I tried many thing but never succeeded, so, in the first picture I have a smart object (based on vector file) when I copy it to photoshop it comes with ...
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How can I improve card design?

I'm a Biology teacher also interested in making things look good. I am making a lecture on zoology and decided to set up the key information in cards - so students may take a screenshot and use them ...
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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 add some perspective to AI files placed in InDesign

I'm working with 50+ floor plans drawn up as AI files (Example image 1). I need to keep the artwork intact in the AI files for future updates, but need to add perspective to these when placed in ...
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How to represent a compressor in dashboard

I am creating a web dashboard and want to display different sections of a compressor (oil or gas). Each section has a sensor that Check in/out of the flow of the content in the pipe. Green denotes ...
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Can I use a 'Free For Personal Use' font in my cover designing portfolio?

Of course, the portfolio will be put up for sales as pre-mades. Is this allowed? I would be buying the font once someone requests a particular design, but until then, am I using these free fonts for ...
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Properly display multi-line chart when series overlap

I am working on a report that requires a multi-line chart (representing how a given value varies over time among different groups) They are displayed in a single chart sharing both axis. My problem is ...
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Is there any quick way to write the text headings at specified rotations in a pie chart?

Please see the reference image. I know how to make pie chart in Illustrator, but not sure how can I write the rotated text (you can see around 50 text headings for 50 cells. The question is not about ...
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How to best display text over an image on the landing page

I want to do something like this (ignoring for now the fact that the image isn't properly aligned yet): Notice the name "Barack Obama" in the center. I want to keep it that size, but I don't know ...
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InDesign: building charts in EPS or Javascript

Working with alot of business documents and would like to be able to build something like the below chart using post script code. I know something like this can be hardcoded as a plain text EPS file ...
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How to make these type of vector in illustrator?

I want to create a vector like the one attached. which tool in illustrator would help to create vector like this?
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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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How to mention the author of an artistic infographic?

I realized an "artistic page" for a social campaign which has been published on the webpage of an association. The project was realized through Photoshop and Illustrator and what I gave to the ...
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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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How to demonstrate the efficiency of a dynamic factor in comparison with some constant coefficient with a chart?

I proposed a measure which estimates the coefficient of each sample dynamically, So the coefficient of two sample s1 and s2 can be different. To show the effectiveness of this measure, I want to ...
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Infographic for job titles [closed]

Anyone able to share any ideas/inspiration for creating an infographic with job titles? Something to be used on a website which is 1200px wide and 680px high. The purpose of the infographic is to ...
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What do you call this specific table design?

Look at the pictures - Does this type of hierarchical list or table, where you start reading it from the left and the data become more and more narrow, have a common name?
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Color doesn't have enough contrast with either white (#FFFFFF) & black (#000000)

In android studio (official application for android programming) I have created a color I want as my primary color. However the application (Android Studio) complains that my color doesn't have enough ...
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How do I distribute large amounts of objects within a rectangle?

I want to make a video infographic for a few different video orientations (square, 16:9) and I want to highlight visually the very large amount of icons (thousands in once case which would obviously ...
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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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Need help choosing colors for info graphics [duplicate]

i am trying to create a info-graphics design in adobe illustrator, i divided a circle into 18 pieces i applied gradients colors to each pieces.i tried choosing colors from info graphic images from ...
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Help me decide the artboard size in illustrator

I use Adobe Illustrator for my work and I am in the process of designing an infographic which needs to be printed and also put on the web. I understand that I would be needing a 300ppi and 72ppi ...
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How to create axes as border around an image

I want to add a XY axis with labels as a border to a jpg. In other words I want to wrap the axes around a predawn picture. How can I do that in illustrator or photoshop. Earlier, I tried cropping out ...
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How to turn a stacked bar chart into a stacked <insert polygon here> chart?

I have some stacked bar charts that sum to 100%, as shown below: Each stacked bar represents a region in a state. I would like to take vectors of each region and fill them with their respective ...
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How do I change the order of pie chart slices?

I was wondering if it's possible to change the order of pie chart slices in Adobe Illustrator? I would like the gray slice to be above the red one. Changing the order in Graph Data doesn't work and ...
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Best sources to learn Infographics designing

What is the best online sources to learn infographic designing from begining to master level?
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How to use EPS to build graphs in Illustrator?

I have never made graphs before in Illustrator, but I have an incoming project where I will have to make a variety of different graphs based on large quantities of numerical data that I will be given. ...
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Animation Excel graphs on After Effects

I've been handed a set of Excel graphs and I wonder if here's anyone, who has been animating Excel graphs on AE? I'm just looking for some “best practise” type of hints on the topic (as Google, Lynda,...
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Word representation in Graphics

Does anyone know of a good repository where words are represented as symbols/graphics. So for example, a cycle is represented as a line sketch of a cycle and a boat as a drawing of a boat. I am not ...
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How to make scaled arrows for flowcharts?

I am not sure if this is a right place to ask my question. I need to make multiple flow charts with scaled arrows. For instance, (refer figure) A is any material and it is Converted into B and C ...
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Most effortless way to design a spreadsheet?

I am often given either spreadsheets or word documents with lists of things that I then have to style in a graphics program of my liking. I need to create a sort of infographic like informative ...
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Is raster or vector better to create photographic infographics?

Between vector and raster editors, which should I learn to use to create infographics based on photos? The photos all bear a black background, allowing me to lay information in the space without the ...
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