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Critique of timeline aesthetic

The purpose of a timeline is to show how the dots (or events in your case) break the line, so no need to squeeze the dots inside the line. Also adding bananas or cherries at the ends of the line and a ...
Lucian's user avatar
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How can I do graphic design work for free?

😀 You hopefully realize you are asking many professionals, who make their living via design work, how you can charge nothing and essentially compete for the same clients. You gotta "read the ...
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Not fond of time related pricing - what's a better way?

I have bad news. Even if your pricing model does not work on hours spent. It has to account for hours ( or any other timespan) spent, at least in aggregate. What do I mean by this? Ultimately it is ...
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How can I get this gradient effect?

There are a few ways to create the gradient effect, but this is how I would do it... Create the hexagon shape out of 6 triangles: Then apply different gradients to each triangle: Finally mask parts ...
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How can I bend artwork by 25°?

Use the 'Warp' feature in Illustrator (for vector artwork) create your artwork inside a straight rectangle group and select the artwork with this selected, hit Ctrl+Shift+Alt+W which opens up the '...
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What is this type of design called?

These type of illustrations are known as isometric illustrations, can design these easily on Adobe Illustrator with the help of Isometric grid, which can be downloaded here Isometric grid. Isometric ...
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How can I do graphic design work for free?

Contact a nonprofit that does good work and offer to do volunteer graphic design for them.
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Is there a name for illustrations with non-rectangular borders?

The style of embedding illustrations within a text block or floating on a page of a book surrounded by text or other design items is not a characteristic of the illustration itself. The illustrations ...
Stan's user avatar
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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?

I think it depends on the art style you want to go for. If you're doing a flat design style like in your first image, then you can replicate the vents by using 2 rounded-rectangles that overlap. If ...
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What is this design element called?

These can go by various names, such as: flourishes, ornaments, or scrolls, depending on the look. A flourish might refer to something more ornate. Ornaments more generally speaking. A scroll shape at ...
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Not fond of time related pricing - what's a better way?

Capitalism means I'm free to charge whatever I want. No one has to pay it, but I am free to set my pricing however I wish. There's nothing stating you can't merely pull a figure out of thin air and ...
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Recommended practice to improve illustrating skills?

Practice, practice, and more practice is the overall message here. But it must be meaningful. When I say that I mean setting achievable goals either on a daily basis or weekly (draw one icon, draw one ...
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How do I learn making modern illustrations?

This will be a totally obvious answer. The same way as old illustrations. Practice. We are living in an era where the information, tutorials, tips, tools are there, but somehow we hesitate a lot on ...
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Critique of timeline aesthetic

I don't feel the colors "jump out" in any way. I think the contrast ratio is far too low. for everything other than the darkest blue. In fact,that light blue and light yellow are nearly impossible to ...
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Is there a name for illustrations with non-rectangular borders?

From my own experience in broadcase, we often refered to these as "cut-out" and refered to the process of making a cut-out as "close-cutting". If you go on stock photography sites, you will find this ...
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Cartoon style name

This style is derivative, albeit much tamer, of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth illustrations. His work is a quintessential example of 1950s and 60s hot rod culture, in particular, Southern California Kustom ...
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How can I do graphic design work for free?

You're asking the wrong question. You're asking where to find work to do for free but your real issue is finding good clients. Here's a key: Don't work for free. You're bound to get better and more ...
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How can I do graphic design work for free?

If you say your work is free, you are saying that it is not worth it. You are not adding value to a potential client or company. If you want to design "for free" design a strong portfolio ...
Rafael's user avatar
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How can I get this gradient effect?

This will give you a flat color version: Create one hexagon Ctrl+C copies it to clipboard Ctrl+F duplicates the shape (aka. Paste in Place) scale up either one of these 2 hexagons until it looks ...
Lucian's user avatar
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Can I modify a freepik and then sell it?

Disappointing that you didn't read the easy to see disclaimer... On every single picture you can click where it says: (Free for commercial use with attribution / How to attribute?) and in plain ...
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Is there a name for illustrations with non-rectangular borders?

Vignette. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/vignette (by extension) Any small borderless picture in a book, especially an engraving, photograph, or the like, which vanishes gradually at the edge. ...
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Cartoon style name

I once met with the Steamboat Willie style, which refers to the great animation by Walt Disney. It looks like it was the best reference to things like Cuphead. I think the best way to find something ...
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Do I need to be Creative and Artistic to be a graphic designer?

Yes But being creative or artistic does not necessarily mean "ability to draw". Creativity is a must-have. A good designer needs to be able to imagine/see information in various constructs, ...
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How was this texture effect achieved?

To me, it looks like a few stacked layers. A base greyscale or possibly minimal color layer. Then a diffusion layer on top of everything. You can achieve the diffusion (stipple) effect easily by ...
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How are these modern physics figures made?

They are most likely drawn by a human on a computer. Manually, with some definition of manual. It always strikes me a bit weird how people this day and age can not draw simple line drawings themselves....
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