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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 logo by itself can be detrimental to a startup or a company without a decent marketing budget. If the goal is to just throw the mark on items or good and have ...


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I'd call it scrapbook, collage or paper and paste style - emulating the traditional school book art.


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You're going to have to Outline the text and then use the Direct Select tool on the parts you want rounded. I'm also not sure how far back this feature exists but in Adobe Illustrator CC there's a Corner Radius function. Using the Direct Selection along with Corner Radius on specific points you can achieve the result you're after as so: If you're using an ...


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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 explain why your designs are on track. "That looks like a cartoon" -- Actually, Facebook's current trend is to use expressive illustration to represent its' users. ...


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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. It's kind of insulting to him to think he couldn't have possibly drawn and colored the image. Of course he could have. That's what artists did in the 70s before ...


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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 adjustments are added to a group. (Groups, by default, have no direct appearance adjustments) There's no way to tell the difference, until the style is applied -- and ...


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Possible solution may be a Scatter Brush. If you create a "sketchy" brush as a Scatter Brush then set it to be relative to the path, you can get close. Every corner looks similar, but I think this is as close as you can get with any sort of "automated" method. Add an additional stroke and apply the scatter brush. Without the base stroke you get a very ...


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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 short description of the process: 1. Create a new project at least twice in size of your original image If you want to add the effect on the whole image, ...


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Yes, this is a problem. If you aren't pushing yourself to try new ideas and find interesting solutions, you aren't going to grow as a designer. Look up some of your favorite graphic designers, try to find 8-10 different pieces of their work. Spend some time identifying similarities between their pieces, and then spend time focusing on the differences. ...


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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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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 Blend default to Specified Steps. So to answer.. black to black is a specified Steps blend. Black to any other color is a smooth color blend. You can alter this ...


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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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This is a photo. There is some unclear hole, even a mechanical defect at the bottom that would be improbable in renderings. The photo has been taken in good uniform light, possibly in a lightbox. The background removal is surgical. In photoshop one can use smart blur and coloring to make the surfaces more artificial looking. As presented in my example, ...


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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 how you've implemented that idea (the artwork). It may still be lifted, but if your copyright is on file first at the Library of Congress, you have great footing ...


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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, try to not add too much detail to the torn paper that could obscure the shape of the "7". ensure there's good contrast between the empty shape and background so ...


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Duplicate Gradient Angle 85.7° Change Slider Opacity Change Slider Location Change Opacity Final Image:


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Assuming you've already created your text and made it into a symbol... To wrap text around a cylinder in Illustrator you need to start by (wait for it...) creating a cylinder! (Make it a color which will contrast nicely with your text color) Create a smallish circle: Beginning with a smaller circle will make a narrower cylinder with less extrusion ...


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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. Make sure Smart Guides are enabled, as it will make the task much easier. Select all three stripe layers, and group them. Press CTRL+T to transform, and rotate -...


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Yes. This is what Graphic Styles in Illustrator are designed to do. More information can be found in Illustrator's Help Files : https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/graphic-styles.html It may also be beneficial to explore Symbols within Illustrator. Symbols are based more upon specific artwork than effects, but the use of Symbol Instances can be handy....


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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 and sell them at markets. If you make nice mounted prints cafes and stores may allow you to hang them and sell on commission. You can sell custom artwork ...


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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 anything to prevent someone from stealing something you have designed, especially if it's something you are publishing publicly or something you are selling to the ...


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Remove the fill, if there's one, let the black outline stroke stay. Make a spare copy of your shape, you may need it later. Select the shape. Goto Path > Stroke to Path. That transforms the outline stroke to filled area. Use the shape to clip the image. The outline acts as a clipping mask, because it's now a filled area. An example: Not asked Scrap the ...


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there's still good 3 and 0 and something splintered between them. If you want to break 370, break it as a whole.


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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 50%, and the blending mode to Darken. Finally use a copy of the purple piece, pasted in place, and set it as a clipping path to contain the shadow. Repeat for ...


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...A steel I-Beam looks like, well an "I". You're using a lowercase "L." If they don't care that its an I-Beam or just kinda look like steel beams in general than using Capital letters will probably be your best option. Serif fonts could also help: That was done in about 2 seconds right in Photoshop CC2015 with the New 3D Extrusion from Selected Layer ...


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You can do that using nested symbols. The idea is creating a main symbol (N) that contains others symbols (N-1). Then, you can define variants for each sub-symbol (N-1). For example, in your pricing symbol, if you want your background being switchable, it has to be a symbol itself. Create your main symbol Convert each element you want to be switchable to ...


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Steps Create a new File in Photoshop(It should be small (in terms of height x width). Image you are creating here will duplicate itself to form your pattern in the later stage) Drag and Drop your Illustrator pattern in photoshop( or you can import your .ai file ) and re-size it according to the Photoshop file size if needed and Hide or Delete your ...


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