My two cents.
A. Keep the palette monochromatic unless you want some other meaning than "Deep". You could use any color, but normally, a warm color will give you the additional meaning of "Hot", green of nature. Using blue could reference the sea, where darker blue means "deeper".
B. Keep the colors, either light enough or dark ...
All that coloring scheme is distracting and you need to keep people's focus on the content, not the random candy rainbow thing. Reduce the color scheme to a single color, in my example below, 8% of "C" blue, set everything to multiply, and play with something like this.
The graphic needs to support, but not take over, the content.
That, or try a ...
Highly saturated or high intensity colors (a pure color with no other mixed colors) or highly detailed areas are used to attract attention, and thus give the impression of carrying more weight than less saturated, low intensity areas or visually simpler.
But, don't overdo it - less is better.
With color schemes, it's a good choice to limit your ...
You can program your own graphs. This gives you total flexibility over the results. While this may seem daunting it is not. Most infographics are quite easy to codify, things like bar charts, line charts, radar charts, doughnut charts are all very easy to do.
All the simple charts build on the same code structure.
Get a array (or arraylike structure) of ...
In patent drawings, these elements are called "reference characters" and "lead lines" (see MPEP 1.84(p) and (q)).
At first I thought that the term "callout" would best apply, but the definition in Webster's is more general. So callout could refer to a larger box or graphic element on the page.
In the end, "label" would ...
I've got a few suggestions:
It's not just the background that can change colour, you could also change the colour of the text
The background doesn't have to be areas of solid colour, the shapes could be white with a coloured outline or a pale colour with a dark outline, for instance
The background areas could be various tints of the same colour, rather than ...
I ran into the same problem, trying to plot data that mapped to the 24 different human chromosomes (1-22, X, and Y). My solution ended up being to develop my own R package:
This includes tools to build your own palettes and to test the "...
The type controls in Illustrator are limited vs. InDesign.
You can build much more customized graphs in ID, with the full range of advanced controls over typography, with the downside that everything needs to be done by hand.
If the charts you're doing are always the same, but with different values, this can be partially automated or scripted.
There are also ...
You have a 3 step workflow here
A tool to create an Infographic-like timeline (historical, like in the picture below)
Chose any design application. I would use a vector-based one like Illustrator, Corel Draw, Affinity Design or Inkscape. Make the first group of objects, duplicate and change the inside elements.
Make your infographic but for now, it will ...
The more you can do, the thinner you are spread out and less you can focus on any one area.
Time is often better spent honing and refining skills you already have. So, you are seen more as an "expert" in that area, and in turn garner higher freelance rates. i.e. work smarter not harder.
With 15+yrs experience, if you aren't making a decent earning ...
The job opportunities will probably not come just by studying more stuff. Probably it is better to specialize rather than diversify.
Better job opportunities will come with a SOLID portfolio. Dedicate time and effort to do that.
In mathematics, the symbol ≤ can mean between.
a ≤ x ≤ d -- x must between a and d possibly including either a or d
So... ≤ 2014 perhaps
However, for general purposes I don't think using < or - is a problem.
Heck you could possibly consider a tilde, ~. Tilde means "approximately".
Seemingly quite few are interested in writing a full step by step tutorial for you. That's because making something in the same detail level is complex and writing a tutorial would be more like writing a book. Things become much closer the beginner level if you do not expect realistic
card thickness which has curvature, gloss and image bent over the surface ...