Questions tagged [resource-recommendations]

Questions regarding the research of resources (books, websites, videos, etc.) pertaining to a specific design topic.

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Where can I find high quality mock-ups?

I see a lot of graphic designer showing their work with really creative and professional mock-ups. Most of the websites I look have few good mock-up such as: http://graphicburger.com/ Do you know ...
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How do GFX Designers make these type of designs?

What is involved in creating the following images? What programs and resources would guide an average-user/newbie to being able to produce images similiar to these? I would greatly appreciate any ...
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Landing page image for a salon [duplicate]

I am trying to make a landing page for a company that provides grooming services (for females, like makeup artists, hairdressers etc). I am struggling to find a cover photo for the page due to ...
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Can I use free resources to create banners?

I was wondering if I can use free resources such as freepik.com content to create online banner ads for my clients? Is it legal to do so?
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Recommended practice to improve illustrating skills?

The last few years my interest in illustrations and animation has grown a lot. I work as a visual designer at the moment, focussing on interfaces mostly. I'd like to start improving my illustrating ...
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offline complete satellite map

I'm doing computer art with images mixing low zoom areas with high zoom areas automatically. So far, the only images I can use reliably are vector graphics images, since they support infinite zoom ...
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Best resources/way/curriculum to learn Graphic Design? [closed]

I have a Fine Art background. I want to learn Graphic Design and be job ready in this field within six months. I am self learning and have time and discipline to put in. what is the best curriculum to ...
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Where to buy specific types of paper? [closed]

I am currently in the process of making printing out flyers and having them professionally cut. But before i need to know exactly where to buy them. I know I need either 80# matte text paper or 100# ...
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How to check if font or other product name has been used?

I have used trademark searches before, such as http://www.uspto.gov/ but each country has their own, which means more searching than I have time for. Besides many of those sites are incomplete, ...
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How to learn typographic design? [duplicate]

Please suggest some books or some courses I can take online. Given that I know nothing about typography or design.
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Where can i find icon fonts for currency symbols?

I would like help to finding an icon font package like ionicon for most, if not all, the currency symbols in the world. I currently use ionicon for my kivy app just need the currency symbols now.
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Search engine to tell where a certain font is being used commercially

Is there a search engine that tells where a certain font is being used commercially? For example which company is using it in their logo, etc. A specific example is that I would like to know where ...
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Need to Compress/Reduce ai File

I have a 13.7 mb ai file I need to email (from my iMac) to a a few screen printing companies. Their minimum file sizes are 10 and 12 mb. Can anyone recommend a good app for me to use to reduce or ...
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Where can I find a background image for a 11“ x 17” printed brochure? [closed]

Creating an 11x17 brochure and require background images. Where can I purchase images of suitable quality/size to use for this purpose?
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Where is a good place to learn graphic design for beginners? [closed]

I want to follow just one course. Google is giving me a lot. Something like codecademy.com which is perfect for programming for beginners. What about for graphic design using photoshop?
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Need to know about some some tools and skills [closed]

I don't really know if it's the right place to ask this, but I want to know what should I learn (software, skills...) to start making videos like these ones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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I need a font like this but don't know which terms to look for

I have an idea for a logo, and an idea of what the font should look like. However, I don't know how to go about describing that to find a font. I know that the lines of the S should be parallel as ...
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Is there a book about motivation behind the choices in material design?

As in the title, has there been a book released about motivation behind the choices in material design? I would like to read why and how some choices were made.
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Is there a website to compare font prices?

Most commercial fonts are available on different websites for different prices. Is there a webservice that compares those prices and displays the cheapest price for a specific font?
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Is there a tool for getting vector map data of any location for design purposes?

I know of a few sites that offer map data of popular locations, many cities around the globe, but I haven't found any service which provides vector map data of all locations in a form I can use for ...
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Does anyone know any good resources for working as a sign writer / designer? [closed]

I currently work for a small but very busy family sign writing business. This includes 4 family members mum, dad and two adult kids :) there are three extra employees including me. My role is the ...
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Resources for hand-lettering [closed]

What are some of the most useful resources for aspiring graphic designers who want to try hand-lettering?
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How to transfer large design files and images via internet [closed]

I need to transfer a .psd file that contains different layers online. It's too large for gmail and will take to long to send via physical mail. What are some ways I can send these files?
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How can I generate a random color palette within certain parameters?

Is there a good configurable applications to generate random palettes? Found a color scheme generator that can generate random palettes, but its random part isn't configurable. I need to set minimum ...
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Can logo designers use free resources or elements from free image websites in their designs?

Can Graphic Designers use free resources to create their own design (or most of it) instead of creating something from scratch? What if I can't draw or have troubles to come up with completely new, ...
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How to create smooth animations (Spine 2D)

Three months ago, I started to work in Unity 2d game development. I am student in electronic engineering and programming, so I like to work on animations in my free time and create games. I also ...
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Mirror HUD GUI design resources

I am developing software, in which the user will be reading information from a heads up display style mirror and interacting with the HUD GUI via voice commands. I am not a graphic designer, however ...
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How to find sets of images for collages? [duplicate]

Is there any place with good sets of free jpgs or pngs for use in collages or just any work in general? I see so many great collages and work in general with a lot of great images incorporated, but ...
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Is there an order to learning non-technical design theory I should follow?

TLDR; I already know how to use design software but I don't know how to design. Bottom Line: Is there a specific sequence to follow for a proper education in the soft skills of design (theory, ...
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Web template PSD for Mobile View and Desktop view

I am designing a website layout in Photoshop. I created a home page and saved it in png so now it's a full page website design showing a home page for a desktop view. But I also want to make a ...
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Logo design process templates & tools, multiple font test tool

I'm trying to find resources to complete, improve and/or make easy the logo design process using templates based in grids and so on. One of the things I'm trying to find is a webtool or software that ...
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What workflow do you usually follow when exporting for mobile multi-platform?

I'm interested especially in the case in which you absolutely have to support older android versions. What is especially annoying is the fact that they constantly change their implementation and this ...
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How can I visually compare OSX fonts with my primary webfont choice to determine fallbacks without an OSX device?

How can a freelance web designer who doesn't own a Mac visually identify and compare fonts similar to their primary webfont choice, that are present on most OSX devices? I need to define a fallback ...
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What are strategies for implementing drawing tablet into workflow?

I recently got my first tablet and am interested in tips and resources for using it. Some for example say to hide mouse and force yourself to use the Tablet instead. For those that have taken that ...
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Preparing Print Docs — Recommended Reading

Although I've been working as a designer for a number of years, I feel a little inexperienced in preparing documents for print (a lot of my past work has been designing for digital). I'm looking for ...
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How to become a graphic designer? [closed]

Ever since I was a little girl I've discovered my passion for drawing. I didn't finished a college related to drawing or graphic design, and as a result I don't have an idea of what it means to be a ...
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Rapid web development tools and choosing color palettes

Recently I have started creating website designs. I found out that the way I do it is very unproductive and takes forever to finish. I tried drawing it on paper, then doing it in HTML/CSS, but found ...
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How to check if my logo is a duplicate of another logo?

As the title asks, how can I check to see if my logo is a duplicate of another logo? Even though I didn't use another logo as a direct example to design my logo, I am worried that a logo similar to ...
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Is there a standard resource for Material Design that I can compare a design against?

I'm starting a project and I want to create a mockup using Material Design principles. Is there a good resource out there that outlines the principles so I can compare my design against it?
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How to find a professional designer

My friend needs a professional logo for his business but there are so many websites - I don't know where to start. Some are probably good and some are probably horrible. Can some experts in graphic ...
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Resources on producing responsive design wireframes and artwork, for graphics designers

We're developers who partner up with a graphic design studio for our project artworks. Some times they even bring in the clients themselves and we both cooperate to get a development project done. ...
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3D Studio Max for beginners

I would like to learn to use 3D Studio Max, but I cannot find any good tutorial to start with. I bought the manual, but there it explains in details all the possible functions you can find in the ...
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Are there any go-to resources for how to grab users or readers attention? [closed]

When a reader looks at a magazine, their eyes may dart to different things on a page in a particular order. I have seen graphs of this and it's astounding how much surface area the eye can cover. I ...
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Resources for old vintage (1960's and older) photography for use?

I've been searching for some good resources for old photos for use in designs. I've checked out the Flickr Commons, but I'm wondering if there were alternative sources I don't know about for copyright-...
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Is there an online animation repository I can use to communicate my ideas?

I am currently working on a mobile based game. There are a lot assets involved and an equal amount of animations (buttons, graphical elements, etc.). Now the real problem is that getting the exact ...
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What should I learn to become a web design expert? I am from engineering background [duplicate]

I'm a computer science graduate having a passion for web design. Almost two years ago, I started learning web design. I designed few websites as well. Every day I try to improve my designing skills a ...
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What are good resources for learning to use Illustrator to design iOS apps?

I've been using Photoshop to do visual designs of apps from wireframes until now and it has gone pretty well. But there's a trend these days to do the visuals also in Illustrator use multiple ...
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Does anyone know where I can find a bike template or mockup? [closed]

I'm working on a school project about a fake campus bike rental company and I'm trying to create mockups of everything but I can't seem to find any customizable bicycle templates or mockup photoshop ...
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Graphic Design - Video games — events, seminars, workshops, etc

My daughter loves drawing - using pencil. She wants to be a Graphic Designer - mainly for video games area. We got her a drawing tablet, but she is more comfortable using the pencil. I have not ...
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where to find free casual videos to use in web design as background

I want hd small loop-able casual video which i can put in background. It'd be good for it to be about office work, adventure, playing, community, city life, ocean, sports, school, outside, streets. I ...