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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 pattern behind all this can affect the meaning and visibility of the actual break points. I would decrease the thickness of the line and make the dots larger, ...


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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 see. The variation between the darker blues is so minute, one would need to be specifically looking for that aspect to pick up on it. If it were my work, I'd ...


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Illustrator: Make the shapes and create a Symbol with them Make a circle and go the menu Effect → 3D → Extrude and Bevel Click Map Art, select the side shape and add the Symbol. Adjust the size and click Invisible Geometry


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You are using too many bold letters and instead of making things clear, they mess it up more. This answer is formatted as an example itself. What is the most important information? The initial recommendation is simply to use hierarchy. This need to be with a larger size font. Normally we call it a title or heading. You need to have just one per card. ...


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There is a concept known as using the 'wrong tool for the job'. Thing is the wrong tool is either illustrator or you. Creating info-graphics is one of those things where either you learn programming or use a tool designed for your task. Now since you want to design stuff that is unique odds are you need to learn programming. Thing is though the kind of ...


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I'm not going to provide you with an actual solution/idea, but instead talk about ways to get inspiration, which seems to be the main problem here. All graphic designers experience something akin to "writer's block" from time to time, so I can appreciate how infuriating it can be when you get stuck. One of the first places I go to for inspiration is google ...


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Your question is: How to create an Automated Contact Sheet in Illustrator The answer, using this script from Iconifyit: icon-contact-sheet.js This script will create a contact sheet of vector objects from a folder structure that you specify. Inputs: Page Width: The width of the contact sheet in pixels Page Height: The height of the ...


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You can use "Illustration by.." or "Artwork by..". And forget about your nickname: assuming with the author caption you want people to reach you for paid work, use your real name.


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Don't try EPS, but use specialized software to do this. There are specialized programs such as GraphViz, but even Microsoft Excel should be able to draw such simple bar graphs. You cannot use any and all fonts in an EPS – this one uses Calibri-Bold, which works dandy with Photoshop and Illustrator, but my InDesign fails to recognize it and only shows ...


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The colors used for the dots on the timeline do not contrast enough with the timeline. A tool that I have found useful in producing visualizations is the ColorBrewer Tool. Prof. Brewer has done some in-depth study of the use of contrasting colors in portraying information in a highly digestible way for, even for the color-blind. Secondly, I think that for ...


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In a diagram each element has a meaning, adding any decorative element can alter that information. Fading the ends could mean imprecise time, putting a line stop mean the opposite: start and end known and precise. Knowing that these are the elements that make up the graph and trying to alter as less as possible the information, there are many graphic ...


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Any decent vector art software would work for those tasks: Adobe Illustrator, Affinity Designer, Xara Designer, Inkscape, or if you're on a Mac, Sketch app, though most often used for UI design tasks, would also work admirably for these tasks. Inkscape is freeware (and fully open-source, same on Windows, Mac and Linux), the rest are a range of prices and ...


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There's no hierarchy in those diagrams. Hierarchy or Visual Hierarchy is the order of the elements in the way that human eye perceives them or all the elements ranked in order of priority. Vertical arrangements: elements are sorted in order of rank, from largest to smallest, highest to lowest, and so on. Linear hierarchy: there is for each element a ...


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On black background it only fails for WCAG AAA, which is not mandatory, and it fails only on small font, so I'd say it's quite safe. Your contrast ratio is 4.83:1 and AA level requires 4.5:1 while AAA requires 7:1 for regular text, but 4.5 for big fonts If we talk white background, you get 4.35:1, so it fails AA and AAA on regular text and it even fails on ...


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Could use Illustrator.... Draw a rectangle the size of the total area you wish to fill.... Choose Object > Path > Split into Grid Enter number of rows and columns When you click Okay, you get a grid of rectangles evenly distributed. You cold then align to those rectangles. For different sizes merely use the same amount of rows and columns on ...


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I would highly recommend InDesign as your layout software, and Photoshop and Illustrator as the tools to create and edit assets that will appear in that layout. That said, if you're coming into layout design cold from programming, please understand that knowing which software to use is only one small step. It's like being told what the best programming ...


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What about changing the orientation of those lines as the indicator of your angle? Since you are mentioning a texture, Line Integral Convolution comes to my mind. It can be thought of as brushes in the direction of a vector field, creating a texture indication locally how is the orientation of the vectors (angle). The following is an example of the angle ...


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