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How did Escher make his tesselations?

With a pattern. In this case a 3 axis grid (triangular). Once you know what to draw on each piece, you need to repeat this. You can have and use sub-patterns or smaller ones to be more exact. These ...
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GIMP - How do I change UI DPI?

A simple solution for GIMP 2.10 (both under Linux and Windows): Go to "Edit → Preferences". In the Preferences dialog, go to "Interface → Icon Theme". From the dropdown at the ...
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GIMP - How do I change UI DPI?

I have gimp 2.8 on Windows 10 and this is what solved the small tool icons problem for me: open This PC > Local Disc (C:) > Program Files > GIMP 2 > bin, right click on gimp-2.8, open Properties, ...
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Is this considered graphic design?

Ok, I would personally try to use a less inclusive definition than "if its an image that communicates stuff", because of course it does, as the basis of the definition graphic design. Some ...
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How to create a "painting by number" picture in photoshop?

This will be hard work in Photoshop, but fairly straightforward if you have access to Adobe Illustrator... In Illustrator, you can use the Image Trace function to turn an image into paths. This used ...
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Is this considered graphic design?

Part 1. Definition There are several definitions of Graphic Design. Some are more strict, and some are too loose. One definition, although I still feel not exactly right, that I like is https://www....
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How do I use the Duplicate Brush in Krita? (on a tablet)

It's called the Clone Brush in the newest version of Krita. To use it, do the following: Click on the Brush Tool, then in the tool options along the top click on the brush icon, then open the ...
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Do any of you know who is the author of this graphic?

The artist is Simon Stålenhag. http://www.simonstalenhag.se/ Here's the Amazon link to his 2 books.
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How did Escher make his tesselations?

Actually this lizard is created on the basis of a hexagon, not a triangle! Here is the hexagon: Here is a movie how to deform the hexagon to get the lizards: https://youtu.be/T6L6bE_bTMo?t=10 You ...
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Designed Logo in 1995 for County Little League

Tough call... I was significantly involved in my son's Little League about 10 years ago, even became President one year. I happily donated design work (logo, banners, program, etc). Once I left the ...
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How to delete the grid in pixel art - Illustrator

It's not "the grid" - it is anti-aliasing between shapes - anti-aliasing is showing a pixel/half-a-pixel of the blue background. If saving for web, use Art-Optimized anti-aliasing in the Save for Web ...
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How to manipulate a photograph so that it becomes original artwork?

There is no set amount of manipulation or alteration of a copyrighted piece of work that will get you to a point where you can consider the work to be your own or 'safe' from infringing the original ...
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Can I claim ownership of derivative Illustrations in a book?

Read the license associated with any stock images. In most cases, you do not own the copyright, even if you do alter the image some.. and you can not claim the artwork as yours. But again, this does ...
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Need feedback - Can the composition/colors of this design be fixed if something is lacking or is not a better fit?

I simply feel you've got a couple proportions incorrect. You've "fattened" his head making it seem too large You've rounded his left jawline, weakening the typical "male squared-off" jaw. You've ...
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How was the old GeoCities art made?

This has nothing to do with Geocities as such. When people began making websites in the early days of the web, it was a very different environment. There was no high speed broadband, only very slow ...
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Software package recommendation please

If you are printing these yourself on a home printer, you may already have software that you could use, such as a word processor, like MS Word. Or painting software such as MS Paint. Sure these are ...
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Largest commercially available paper size and binding for art books?

Books can be any size. Web presses can often handle widths of 35", even extending to as much as 56". Often it's the bindery machines with limited size support, but if one wishes to hand-bind,...
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How alter overall coloring of a complex object?

In general... Reduce, refine, simplify. You often need to either redraw the object, or do some work to simplify the image overall. This is especially true if you are seeking to use a 1 color version ...
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Can i used stock images in a portfolio for university?

Stock images are typically how things are done. It not possible to travel to, or set up a custom photo shoot for every image necessary. it's fine to use stock image in a portfolio. Be sure you ...
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Software package recommendation please

If you want to do simple things to be sent in electronic format you can use the free version of canva.com Designing is not an easy task, and that web page gives you some simple tools to add elements ...
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Is it possible (and usually done) to create such grainy effect in Illustrator?

Building textures in vector is not easy. Especially if you want the effect to actually be a vector, rather than a pixel effect inside of Illustrator. A good trick that I use these days is to start in ...
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What is this drawing style called?

Cute drawing. I don't think you will be able to find a name of a style you can search for though. The medium is pen or ink on paper, but that's not a style. One could move a pen around on paper in an ...
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Is this considered graphic design?

The photos have been deliberately put together and stars and circles have been added on top. Whether or not these images in themselves can be seen as graphic design is unclear as we don't know the ...
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