Skip to main content

Questions tagged [style]

Questions about a specific visual language, the use of text, graphics and images recognisable as belonging to a certain method, type, use, and/or time period.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
3 votes
2 answers
5k views

Adobe Illustrator: Deboss or Engrave Effect

I'd like to create a realistic debossed (indented), recessed or engraved effect. Often seen on tactile commercial products, particularly for embellishing text and symbols. Here's an example of a gear ...
voices's user avatar
  • 697
9 votes
2 answers
1k views

How Should One Modulate White Space?

How should one modulate white space within an image, poster, or a logo? Some people say that there should be a certain amount of white space available within an image to make it appealing, while ...
JFW's user avatar
  • 4,885
8 votes
3 answers
1k views

Designing for a 6in x 9in book

I am putting a text heavy book together, 6in x 9in paper size. (Perhaps related are this and this link.) Now I look for good font pairings (nice examples are here) and margin settings and line ...
Jens's user avatar
  • 203
8 votes
5 answers
13k views

What is this design style called in which lots of simple polygons make up an image?

What is the design style called where they create form with simple shapes, usually triangles like they have done with the ground in the Chrome Maze Experiment Or like the images below:
jamesmstone's user avatar
7 votes
3 answers
697 views

Seeking advice to improve the design of my minimalist calculator [closed]

A while ago, I built a count down timer app based on a designer's free giveaway. It turns out users like it and it is even mentioned on beautifulpixels. This time I'm building a calculator named ...
ohho's user avatar
  • 349
3 votes
3 answers
2k views

Indesign: how to style a paragraph so that it will occupy no vertical space in the document flow (similar to "float" in css)

I am laying out a book that has line numbers on every fifth line. I want it to look like this: line # text line text line text line text line text text line text line text line text ...
turzifer's user avatar
  • 239
2 votes
4 answers
216 views

Name of this style: Vintage, b/w, line-filled?

I've found a graphic style, which ... looks "retro" (maybe around 1900?) is only "filled" with lines, so looks a bit like a hand-drawn technical drawing and seems to be quite modern (e.g. for ...
Örom Loidl's user avatar
14 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is there a name for the general style of designers like Vignelli, Müller-Brockmann, Jacqueline Casey, etc...?

A lot of the great Graphic Designers in history, like Massimo Vignelli, Josef Müller-Brockmann, and Jacqueline Casey seem to have a specific style that I want to emulate for a project, and I'd like ...
jstowell's user avatar
  • 411
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

InDesign: Resetting character style after end of paragraph

Is there a way (a setting or a shortcut) in InDesign to reset a character style to None after the end of a paragraph? Paragraph styles have the option for Next Style, but this does not apply to ...
HappyTorso's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
544 views

InDesign: How do I automatically style body text differently depending on the prior paragraph style?

in indesign, I have a paragraph style line number and another style body text when a paragraph of style body text is preceded by a paragraph of style line number, I would like to style that body ...
turzifer's user avatar
  • 239
2 votes
2 answers
749 views

Difference in style between foreground and background objects in 2D animation?

this seemed like the best place to get an answer. In some 2D animation, the "active" objects - those that move during the scene, or will be interacted with somehow - have a distinct style compared to ...
kleberneves's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
278 views

Content as the whole page or just the content area?

This is an opinion question that I go back and forth on every time I start a new project. In most cases, I am designing a website that has some sort of "article" element, whether it be a blog post, ...
Eckstein's user avatar
  • 111
0 votes
1 answer
898 views

Create a pencil or sketched style in photoshop for websites

I found this image on the internet: I want to use this style on some icons. Is there anyone familiar with this style and do you have an advice for me?
Rick Weller's user avatar
0 votes
6 answers
239 views

Help identifying a style consisting of only basic shapes, like Flat design but more rudimentary

Recently, I have been seeing more and more examples of some kind of design style consisting only of rudimentary basic shapes, leaving out as much detail as possible. It's been used for many things, ...
Gaurav Ramanan's user avatar
0 votes
4 answers
608 views

How can I create nice looking subtle buttons in Photoshop?

Can you give me some hints for recreate these two buttons? Which effects are applied? Thanks!
Fred Collins's user avatar