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How to reveal female symbol a little more in this design?

Ambiguity or unreadability is not always a bad thing in a logo. Being too literal can, at times, cause a design to suffer. It all inevitably comes down to how a mark is going to be used. An unreadable ...
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Does this particular style of image mashups have a specific name?

I'd call it scrapbook, collage or paper and paste style - emulating the traditional school book art.
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How to effectively combat or response to the unfounded design-feedbacks?

The client is never "ignorant". They are the client. They are paying the invoices, their opinion always matters. How you combat feedback you don't deem worthwhile... You provide information to ...
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What processes may have been used to create this image?

In 1973, it was hand drawn/painted. There's no reason to believe he didn't merely draw it all. And there's especially no reason to believe he didn't specifically hand color the image how he wanted. ...
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How do I wrap text around a cylinder in Illustrator?

To wrap text around a cylinder in Illustrator you need to start by creating a cylinder. (Make it a color that will contrast nicely with your text color) Create a smallish circle: Beginning with a ...
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Illustrator elements showing through each other in group with graphic style applied

There's an unwritten aspect about Graphic Styles.... There are 2 kinds of them: Object Level Styles - Where appearance adjustments are made on objects. Group Level Styles - Where appearance ...
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Research: Grainy/Noisy Gradient

I use different method in photoshop to achieve similar results. It all boils down to getting more details in the noise (by creating it on a bigger image/layer) and blowing up the contrast. Here is a ...
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How to apply Graphic Style correctly in Illustrator?

I did some tests to see if I could find out what you were talking about... I figured it out. What you need to do is this... Go into the flyout menu of the Graphic Styles Panel Make sure that '...
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Photoshop Graphic styles file (*.asl) to illustrator

Photoshop Layer Styles are not compatible with Illustrator. In addition, there is no way to "convert" them. You would need to construct Illustrator styles within Illustrator.
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Why does blend smooth not work perfectly for two black objects?

By default, Illustrator's Blend is set to Smooth Color. This creates a blend between the color of the first object and the color of the last object. If there is no color variation, Illustrator's ...
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What is this style of art called? Its like shaded sillouhetes

I'd say it's merely a Monochrome Vector Illustration. Maybe slip in "cartoon" or "comic" as a keyword. I don't think there's a specific name for the style itself.
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How to prevent someone from copying my work?

In the United States, you can file a copyright with the Library of Congress (LOC) prior to production: See https://copyright.gov/ This does not prevent anyone copying the idea, but it does protect ...
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Can this rough design show the required message?

That looks like a good use of negative space to convey your message. Things to look out for: make sure the "7" shape doesn't look like it's a different font from the other numbers. keep it simple, ...
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Creating a fading shadow in illustrator

Duplicate Gradient Angle 85.7° Change Slider Opacity Change Slider Location Change Opacity Final Image:
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What is the significance/importance/use/purpose/need of this design?

Does it make you think? Remember it a bit longer than something else? Will you remember the Ogilvy name? There's the purpose/significance entirely. It's merely a self promotion piece designed to "...
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Is it possible to have an unique graphic style as an average graduate yet?

You can have a unique style at any level of a design career - even as a hobbyist. Many do inherently. But one also needs the ability to show off your style in any portfolio if employment is the goal. ...
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Create graphic style out of attributes illustrator CS6

If you can create something using the Appearance Panel, it can be saved as a Graphic Style. All of those settings can be accomplished using live text and and then saved as a graphic style to apply to ...
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How would you make something like this using illustrator?

You could use a polar grid, and a grid of vertical lines snapped to the edge of each circle, then use the shape builder, delete the outer vertical lines, and fill in the chequered pattern. For example ...
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What free online or self install tools is best to make 3d Logo

The example graphic isn't at a 45° angle, it's 30°. These are quite simple designs, and you wouldn't need actual 3D software to create something like this. You could use 2D vector software. Something ...
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Is there anywhere I can sell my sketchbook drawings?

Deviant art and other sites allow viewers to order prints of your work but if that is not working you need to promote your work, maybe with a stand alone online gallery. You can print and mount them ...
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How can I make this striped background?

Open a new blank image in Photoshop, add a new layer, and create a rectangular selection 25 pixels high. Fill it black. Copy and paste it and space it 25 pixels down, and repeat for a third stripe. ...
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How to prevent someone from copying my work?

Disclaimer: This question is verging on a legal question, and since I am not a lawyer, this answer doesn't constitute legal advice. If you want legal advice hire a lawyer. You can't really do ...
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Creating a fading shadow in illustrator

Here's one method Create pieces with simple linear gradients Draw a curved shape with the Pen Tool, fill it black and add a Gaussian blur effect. In the Appearance panel, set the Opacity to about ...
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