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What elements of this design make it look better than mine?

The primary reason the second image is better received is due to consistency. Not in type sizes or faces, but in the white space. As with most designs, greatness lies in the parts you don't see. As ...
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How do I make objects and text stand out over a busy photo background?

There are a ton of possibilities, all of which depend upon the actual content. A dark gradient... A light gradient.... Blur and adjust levels ..... Probably my favorite technique... a band of ...
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Is it OK to layout landscape images vertically in a book?

While changing orientation isn't unheard of (indeed, sometimes it can be used to striking affect), it's worth pointing out the full range of options available to you, obvious though they may be: Crop ...
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How to create flow and rhythm through composition

The answer to this question could be a master's thesis, so please consider my answer as an opinion more than a technical answer. Designs, when it comes with ads, posters, book covers, etc., are ...
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What is the difference between figures illustration and images?

Typically, figures are directly referenced in the text or are visual implementation of what is being explained in the text. i.e. "See figure x". Figures are used to better explain through visuals or ...
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How to create flow and rhythm through composition

The 'F' Pattern There is the well-known effect of the 'F' pattern, where readers will scan the page from top to bottom and left to right, paying more attention to the left than the right, roughly in ...
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Best use of vertical lines separating words in logo

The first one I would consider bad practice as it can be read as capital "i", which negatively impacts the readability. Second one isn't good either, the divider is bolder than the word ...
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How do native speakers of a right-to-left-language read an image?

Summary: They usually read it from right to left. Be careful on flipping. Consider creating a localized image. According to a Cognitive Science study [1], the reading order of an image depends on the ...
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Logo on a background of same color

My answer would simply be; don't do it. Create an all white version of the logo or create a white (or any other color than that blue color) container for the logo to sit in. Don't go with borders or ...
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Logo on a background of same color

There are a number of different ways you could go about it solving this problem, each with their own pros and cons. The method you choose should reflect your consideration of these in the context of ...
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What elements of this design make it look better than mine?

Information priority font sizes in your version are too equal. You need a clear distinction in font size between a header and a paragraph. The button stands out anyway because it is boxed in a ...
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instructions to give photographer when shooting for web

A quick sketch can give the photographer a 'better than guesswork' chance of supplying the images you need. So, you need a girl on a bridge by a river, with some tall buildings in the background. You ...
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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 can I get After Effects to recognize newly saved changes in an imported Illustrator file?

Right click the Illustrator file in the Project panel and select Reload Footage. If you imported your Illustrator file as Footage, then that will work with no problem; you'll see your new layers and ...
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InDesign: should a baseline grid be used for 190-page magazine?

My answer is yes, you should use a baseline grid, but focus this on the most used style which is probably body text. Nobody will be forcing you to use it, its probably your choice, but some clients ...
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How to improve horizon on image?

I would start by adding some perspective to the grass, thats the main reason it looks flat, in my eyes. I duplicated your grass layer 4x and then merged them into one. You created the grass with a ...
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Logo on a background of same color

Usually when logo brand guidelines are established companies create alternate versions of their logos for backgrounds with conflicting colors. You might consider making an all white (or alternate/...
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How to arrange the text in the new logo of programmers.SE and its meta?

Your proposal is an improovement. Probably the image needs fo be more modern and fresher. The flat design it is staying for a bit so how about using that, and let me use a robust font. The 3 lines of ...
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What is the difference between figures illustration and images?

There are many definitions of the term figure(s) but typically, in layout, figures supplement the text and are referenced (e.g. See fig. 1) Figures: a diagram or pictorial illustration of textual ...
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How to make the composition more unified and realistic?

The most difficult aspect of any composite is lighting and shadows. After that it may be perspective depending upon subject matter. When working with farmed, or gleaned images, one needs to be aware ...
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Color scheme for three different goals

Whenever I work on project where I get to choose colors and color schemes, I get really excited. I think color theory and meanings that get associated with colors are super cool! Personally, I always ...
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How does the Golden Ratio/Spiral Work? Is it useful with Logo Design?

OK - I'm gonna take a quick stab here, as I think this post isn't quite a duplicate of some of the other Golden Ratio or Fibbonacci questions... here we go! 1) I use a set of Golden Ratio / ...
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What is the difference between figures illustration and images?

Since this is a document on typography and that section defines elements of a layout, the author must be talking about ways to use text to visually illustrate ideas. Then probably.. figures must ...
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How can I distribute many rectangles inside a larger rectangle, minimizing empty space, without rotation?

Update: I found a pretty good solution, https://www.cutlistoptimizer.com/ It's basically a nesting program for cutting rectangular pieces of wood from a larger sheet. Because it's designed for wood, ...
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How to make a mockup more realistic?

Your gradient looks weird with the dark blue in the middle – like there are 2 light sources. Print on aluminium would probably not turn out that saturated especially in a light situation like this ...
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