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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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How can I create rounded corners In Adobe Illustrator in a specific way?

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 ...
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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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My works are boring with the same layout all the time

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 ...
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Trying to Create a Preset in AI That Gives Object Strokes a Hand Drawn, Blueprint Drafting Sketch Style

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 ...
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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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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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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 make the image to look out like it was rendered

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 ...
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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 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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Illustrator: Is there an option to create shared layer styles?

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 ...
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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 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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How to use Clip and Set in Inkscape by filling only the borders of the object, not the interior

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 ...
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Can this rough design show the required message?

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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