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

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Numbered bullet font alternatives

I have been using Combi Numerals for a while to produce infographics and map overlays. The font is great, but now i'm starting to dislike the shapes used for their actual numbers, so looking for an ...
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Resources on implementing a design into android

I'm new into graphic design, I'm an android developer and since my first day I felt that graphic design would become a problem. I already worked with styles.xml, color.xml, etc. to change application ...
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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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Resources for digital painting

I have no experience in panting and drawing but I would like to start learning it in digital media. Are there any books, websites, or tutorials which teach digital painting and drawing? I use Corel ...
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Where to get a list of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade?

Where can I get freely available lists of pastel colors in RGB or HSV form, ordered by shade? I know that it's trivial to randomly generate the pastel colors using a computer program, but I do not ...
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Recommended books for movie poster design

I was looking for some good books that can be used as a reference and guide while designing movie posters. Google gave me the names of some, but they're just movie poster collections. What I'm ...
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Good source for learning about light/shadow/gradients in flat designs

I came across this creation here on dribble. I have marked some areas with arrows, which are either 'lit up' because of bright light, or have 'shadows' because of absence. And also this one here : ...
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Made transparent background for a signature: tools on line [duplicate]

We suppose that I put my signature on a piece of white paper with my first and last name on it. After is executed a scan of this signature in .pdf, or .png or .tiff, etc. (a image file). What are ...
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Affinity Publisher vs InDesign?

I'm hearing alot of things about Affinity Publisher lately. First client today explicitly mentioning they would rather have their stuff done in AP instead of ID. Asking from a long-term, well ...
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Linguistic Terms Icons?

Does anyone know of any linguistic terms icons (icons for "noun", "stem", "grammatical number", various grammatical cases), or preferably a package of them? I know of the Noun Project and there are ...
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What are some good places to find multiple stock images from the same location?

I need photos that look like they came from the same location. Is there a place that has "albums" of this sort? Royalty free, creative commons licensed, or paid.
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Tips and resources for beginning designers

Thanks to the internet, graphic design and programming are becoming increasingly overlapping fields. As a programmer, I constantly find myself needing basic knowledge of Graphic Design, but have ...
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Are there any textbooks/works on Graphic Design that are objectively seen as the best? [duplicate]

I'm looking to read a textbook or a work about graphic design or typography that is considered to be essential or the best for its field, and in particular, I would like one that is somewhat old and ...
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How can I render a 3D crystal object?

I've been trying to make pretty much exactly this crystal: http://wallpapersus.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/abstract-crystal-digital-art-3d.jpg Now, the only thing I've used is Photoshop CS5, and ...
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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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Where can I find vectors / blueprints of different car models (vinyl design)?

I need to design a vinyl for Seat Ibiza Coupe (2009). I have already found this site: the-blueprints.com but I think it is too expensive for a vector. Is there any site that has free or unexpensive ...
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List all hues used on a webpage or an application

I read How can I find out what RGB colors a website uses? and know how to spot a color on the website. There are several plugins available, and this topic is beaten to death on above stack page. ...
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What are good resources for royalty-free stock images that are at least 300 DPI?

I need to design an A5-size leaflet for a small side business that I'm trying to get up and running, and the printer I'm planning to use says that the 72 DPI stock images I would usually use will ...
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Introductory books on graphic design

I will probably get some downvotes for this since I asked a similar question here: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/questions/29362/cs-graduate-starting-out-in-graphics-design-what-are-the-main-...
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Where can I find hi-res stock photography previews?

Does anyone know of a stock photo resource that offers high-res watermarked comp(preview) images? Creating mock-ups with the tiny comps that getty provides really dials back the look of the mockups.
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What is a good site to explore all of the different print materials?

I am new to design and looking to get more familiar with different materials available to print on, different paper weights, learn about vinyls, etc. Does anyone know of some good sources to learn ...
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DTP: Words or characters that shouldn't be left at the end of the line

Recently I was given a task to check and correct design on catalogues in eleven languages. Unfortunately noone cares how the text is formatted, so now I'm trying to collect rules for each language ...
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Where to get images for large format prints?

I always look to change my wallscape in my office. We have a printer that can print large format but i never can find an image that can scale to 13 ft. wide proportionately without loosing clarity. ...
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What it the name of the computer art that seems to zoom forever?

I was watching BBC Click today, and they showed this website where there was a picture that, when zoomed in, it does not get hazy. You actually zoom straight into another picture, and this just goes ...
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Ivy League typeface/font family - Origins and legit sourcing?

I'm a novice relative to typeface/font family sourcing. A client's style guide specifies the Ivy League typeface. I've spent an unsuccessful hour in online research trying to find the entire font ...
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Steps to becoming a Web Designer without writing code?

I'm a senior back-end developer. I have a sister who's a designer, and she really struggles to get to the end of the month. I see how successful web designers can be in agencies and software companies ...
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How can one search for a quick icon on google images without all the stock photo sites coming up on search results?

I'm looking for just a very simple icon of just a black and white notepad, but when I use google images its very annoying to have stock photo icon sites to come up where they make you pay for it. Is ...
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Are Microsoft Emojis available as a library of SVG/images?

I am a fan of Microsoft's Emoji design, and would like to use them on my site without worrying about different devices/OS's using their own emoji set. This means using actual Emojis is not an option, ...
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Is there a free Helvetica Neue Extended alternative?

Does anybody know a free web font which is a good alternative to the Helvetica Neue Extended? We need it for the headlines on a new website.
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What resource to learn about the psychological effects of typography?

The recent questions I've asked all about how to achieve a special psychological effect in typography, and I think I need to have a better insights on the psychology of typography to effectively ...
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Where are some good places to find royalty free stock images?

I'm always on the hunt for free stock images to use while I design, what are some good resources for images that are under a a royalty free or creative commons licence?
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Where can I find GIF inspiration about a certain subject (find us page)?

I started working as a graphic designer two days ago. My boss asked me to create more than one gif to clarify the location of a company and when I created one and he said "I could've liked it two ...
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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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Looking for resources to study the design practices for Asian countries like china, taiwan etc [closed]

I am a visual designer and I have recently got this project on researching web/app design practices for Asian countries e.g. China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea etc. I have been trying to search for books or ...
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Creating an .ico file with multiple sizes - web application

I want to be able to create an .ico file containing a complete set of Windows icons (16px x 16px, 32px x 32px, 48px x 48px, and 256px x 256px). Is there a web application that can do this for me given ...
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Website to extract fonts and colors from other sites

I'm looking for a website where you can type in a URL of a site and then the website extracts all the used font-styles and colors used in this particular URL. The result looks like a kind of ...
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How can we download Google Material Design Color Palettes?

I've seen many users in YouTube tutorials that use Google's color palettes (see link below) for design in Illustrator. I searched similar things in Google search but found old links that don't have ...
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Data Visualization: Classifying chart types

I am trying to classify different chart types by the shape of their data, and I am looking for a helpful resource. For example, on a line chart, I am looking for a description like: A Line chart ...
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Comic book illustration

I have an assignment in which I am supposed to create drawings/illustrations in a similar style to the old Asterix and Obelix comic-book. Is anyone here that can point me to a video tutorial similar ...
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Type foundries which allow free test version downloads

We've all seen the usual routine where normally a type foundry or shop will preview live text and allow a ridiculous PNG or GIF download. However, a few smaller foundries do offer actual font files as ...
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Where can I get a logo developed?

I've drawn a sketch on paper for my logo, but I have no idea how to translate that into a computer file. I'm sure the design can be improved, but it seems that the work I need done is not so much "...
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What are your key books for reflecting about graphic design education?

I own "The Education of a Graphic Designer" by Steven Heller. It's a great collection of essays to help teachers reflect about graphic design education. I've yet to find other similar works however. ...
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Source of a 2D vector skeleton?

I'm looking for a vector skeleton, preferably with all 206 human bones. I want to be able to stretch and alter the shape of human bones for graphic design purposes. More specifically, I would like to ...
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Graphic design training options [duplicate]

I am a newbie in graphic design although I am a bit familiar with Photoshop. I want to learn how to use InDesign, Corel Draw, Illustrator and other design tools and I need advice on which training ...
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Guide to typsetting code for non-programmers

Background I authored a scientific paper containing code and recently received the proofs, i.e., what the journal’s typesetters created from my manuscript. The result was not acceptable: The ...
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What does an artist who wants to learn graphic design need to know?

There's a (very popular) question that discusses tips and resources for learning graphic design already, but it's from the perspective of programmers who want to get in the game. I have a friend of ...
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How would I go about printing on plastic sheets?

I have a laser printer, and I wish to print onto plastic sheets for creating boxes to hold playing cards. How would one go about the printing process, or is it even possible? What plastic should I use?...
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Where can I find a large palette / set of contrasting colors for coloring many datasets on a plot?

I need large set (20 and more) of contrasted and easily visually-distinguishable colors for coloring different datasets on a scientific plot (the set of colors should not include white or black, and ...
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Google has removed the “Download Image” link, what changes should I make as a designer?

Thanks to a lawsuit by the large stock congolomerate Getty Images (which also owns iStock) Google has removed its popular "View Images" feature (one of many articles on the topic: http://time.com/...
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Anyone know a specific approach for creating these fluid liquid graphics? Or know of resources?

This is a bit of a broad question I'm aware of, but I'm sure I can be pointed in the right direction. And this fluid liquid effect can probably be done in many ways. However I'm really interested in ...