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

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to keep design files organized on your computer?

I have a significantly large amount of files on my computer that I need for work and/or future reference. I am terrible at keeping them organized. My computer is a mess. I believe this is because I ...
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Electronic invoicing for designers? [duplicate]

I am wondering what you guys have a solution for invoice design? For instance I have designed a nice invoice in AI and it seems like software like Xero does not accept SVG logos and you can't use a ...
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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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eager beginner - animation

My knowledge in graphic design is null. I start today! Which programs do I need to learn to use in order to become able to make an animation like the one at the beginning of this youtube video? ...
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Is there any universal grid division rule to use in any format?

I've been wondering if there's a universal grid structure to use regardless of format/page size/proportions? While researching online or reading professional books i usually can see that there are a ...
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Can you recommend a book on Inkscape?

I'm looking for a book on Inkscape. This may be a subjective question but I'm looking for a book that ideally complies with this criteria: For the more advanced user. I don't mind if it has some ...
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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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What is the best way for an (almost) complete beginner to learn Digital Painting?

If this question has been asked already, I apologise. I've had trouble finding a good recommendation of things to learn in order to become a good digital artist. The Internet is full of suggestions, ...
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How to get children active in graphic design?

A 10 year old child shows skill in art both on paper as well as with MS Paint, and can follow through speed paints done on YouTube very well. How could we help them improve their design skills, in ...
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Lorem Ipsum placeholder Images

What are the placeholder or filler images that are constantly used longside Lorem Ipsum text? I have seen these images in the Google Docs templates and would like to know where I can find these images ...
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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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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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Learning web design with limited options [duplicate]

I need some guidelines as to where to start, what to learn (everything I need to learn to do the job of web design). I'm having quite a bit of free time at my current job and I've finished with ...
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Learning the technical side of graphic design

So far the skill of design has only been intuitive to me, but just learning from tutorials doesn't give you the full view of the many technical issues, which I'm very eager to learn. What can I do to ...
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Billboard sized layout [duplicate]

I was commanded by the administration to create a billboard-sized design for our marketing advertisement but this method is newly introduced to me as a graphic artist. My problem is that it's a 20x20 ...
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Is there any free online certification course on graphic design?

My friend learned graphic design through me and some books and online courses like Lynda, Team tree, Udemy etc. He also learned from many videos on Youtube. He's already taken graphic design as his ...
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Where to find human teeth icon set with all sides?

I need human teeth icons in vector format like the attached image with teeth showing from all sides. On all marketplaces (flaticon.com, freepik.com, thenounproject.com, shutterstock.com and ...
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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 ...