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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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Should graphic artists be scared at all about anyone stealing their artworks?

Are you guys scared at all about anyone stealing your art? No. Not scared. It's of no immediate risk to me if someone downloads an image I created. What would you guys do about it if it happens? ...
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What questions should I ask when giving interviews to a senior graphic designer?

The topics are good, but most of these questions are too narrow to be good interview questions. If it can be answered in one word, it's too narrow, it needs to spark a conversation: Instead of "how ...
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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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Who is the original author of the popular cubes pattern?

My comment piqued my interest so here’s a bit of research. One term for this type of pattern is “diaper pattern”: In masonry, diaper usually refers to a brick pattern of repeating diamonds. This ...
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Should graphic artists be scared at all about anyone stealing their artworks?

There isn't much you can do to stop someone from stealing your artwork. The only way is to not posting your artwork online. A watermark will not be 100% effective but it will help. I also wouldn't ...
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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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Reason to use vector art instead of photos (How to convince a client one style is better than the other)

After years of working with clients and bosses I have learned to always ask, "Why?". For instance in your situation I would be asking, "What's the problem you are trying to solve with using a ...
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Style identification – landscape graphics using single monochrome layers of the same tone

The second image is from the game Firewatch, which was visually developed by artist Olly Moss, of Mondo poster fame. http://ollymoss.com/ This is a form of minimalism. It's marked by strong, ...
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What questions should I ask when giving interviews to a senior graphic designer?

If you're hiring for an Art Director position that means there will be other designers who will be managed by this employee. The Art Director rarely does the technical work but still needs to know ...
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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 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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What questions should I ask when giving interviews to a senior graphic designer?

I would try to ask questions that can pinpoint his skills and his critical thinking....Instead of "How long does it take you to complete a project?" I would ask some of the following Last three ...
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What questions should I ask when giving interviews to a senior graphic designer?

You migh show him a few of your recent "jobs" (unless you are working on confidential stuff like upcoming-product-artwork) and let him critique the way they were presented or documented. You might ...
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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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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 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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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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Style identification – landscape graphics using single monochrome layers of the same tone

A traditional method which shares features of those images is wood block printing. Obviously, this is a method rather than a style, but considering the large block forms of single colors, this method ...
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Should graphic artists be scared at all about anyone stealing their artworks?

Somebody copying your artwork for commercial purposes is about the best thing that could happen to you. Federal Copyright law allows you to sue them for as much as $250,000 if they do it. As far as ...

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