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That style of lettering is called Blackletter (also sometimes loosely called "gothic script", or "old English"), and if you do a search for "blackletter font" you'll find plenty of fonts that imitate this style. You're probably looking for something specifically like Old English by Linotype or Monotype Old English which have been relatively popular for this ...


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I'd probably call these type of illustrations 'vector illustrations', because they look like, at least regarding the original source files, they could be scaled up easily. If I were looking for them, to use on for example on a website, I might also search for the term "flat". You can use different programs to make them, if you are looking for a free ...


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Its a break, and has many forms. It comes form the drafting standards. For example were you to draw a shaft it might be uninteresting to see the 1000 mm of similar shaft, so to conserve paper you can indicate that the line or shape has been broken into pieces. Image 1: Variations on a theme the bottom right one needs a change to dimension line as well, very ...


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Regardless of how it is achieved, it is called a "drop cap" or "dropped capital." Your example without any other context suggests it is a sloppy hack to emulate the effect without having proper control of e.g. baseline offset caused by: ignorance; aesthetic choice; lack of software support; all of the above. Normally, there would be one drop cap at the ...


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That’s a halftone. Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing, thus generating a gradient like effect. It can be achieved in Photoshop by choosing Filter → Pixelate → Color Halftone. The example you posted looks like the halftone version of the ...


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Looking it up from a CAD / Architecture perspective it can be found referred to as Break Point or Break Line. The Alphabet of Lines (PDF) has it as Break Lines: Note the jagged break line to indicate that this is only part of the object. In technical drawings it is as I tried to describe in comments depicted like this via Lines (pdf) though they refer ...


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Albrecht Dürer's drawing is technically a wood carving - a common method to make printing plates to print drawings onto paper. The method has been used in Asia at least 1000 years, but in Europe it became common in 15th century. Gutenberg's typesetting made wood carving soon obsolete for printing texts, but for image printing it was used a long time. The ...


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These small simplified images representing things are called pictograms (they're sometimes called icons but that also makes implications about how they are used). See also What do you call these infographic icons? which discusses a different style of the same thing. You can browse thousands and thousands of pictograms like that at the noun project, and ...


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I would refer to this as "motion tracking text" or "3D tracking text" - a search for these terms returns many, MANY tutorials etc.


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I'd forget Photoshop and stick to Illustrator. They are all simple lines. All you need is the pen tool.


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Two relevant terms: The type of flat-3D perspective is isometric view (or more accurately pseudo-isometric because it looks like it's not strictly based on 120 degrees). The style of limited-detail but accurate drawing is like instructional diagrams - in particular, it looks based on styles commonly used in in-flight safety diagrams. A lot of the incidental ...


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Ok, here is how you do this. Prepare your image layers and all. Im going to be using a very simple image with colored squares. Image 1: Original setup with simple shapes, this would work with any layered source however. Select ALL your layers you intend to stack up, into isometric or perspective. I will be transforming to isometric [1]. Scale down ...


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Scott is exactly right. This is a photograph and there was no editing done to it to make it look the way it looks -- this is straight out of the camera. When a camera takes a picture it opens its shutter. During the time the shutter is open it absorbs light. The longer you leave the shutter open, the more light comes in. In this particular photo the ...


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There's no name for the style you're referring to that I'm aware of. Its just using Gestalt Principle of Closure which can be read about in all sorts of places such as Creative Bloq: Gestalt Theory. The most iconic probably being the World Wildlife Foundation Panda We also have a number of questions on the topic: https://graphicdesign.stackexchange.com/...


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Sorry, but you won't be able to easily replicate the look of that image in Photoshop. It's actually a lighting technique, not a Photoshop technique. This is called backlighting the subject, or sometimes "contre-jour" lighting. In the first photo, the subject has two light sources, left and right, positioned slightly behind the subject. His face is not ...


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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 of that style, is to write Vintage cartoon, or Vintage cartoon art. Here is the example found in Google:


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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 Kulture: Sources: • Ed Roth - Wikipedia • Kustom Kulture - Wikipedia • The Official Site of Rat Fink and Ed Roth


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You might also be interested in scratch-board or scraper-board techniques that approximate some of these effects. Although the process is different, the line quality is/can be very similar.


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It's called a Halftone From Wikipedia: Halftone is the reprographic technique that simulates continuous tone imagery through the use of dots, varying either in size, in shape or in spacing. "Halftone" can also be used to refer specifically to the image that is produced by this process. It is used to produce the appearance of continuous tone images in ...


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If you're searching for fonts like that, look for condensed fonts. Traditionally used for cramming words into small spaces, they're more often used now for crisp bold blocky titles. Here's an article about using them well. Tall font = narrow font, set at a large size. Sounds like you're looking for condensed sans fonts with a fairly heavy weight. Most ...


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It's called Masonry after bricklaying terminology. jQuery has plug ins to accomplish such layouts.


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Interesting. Not entirely sure what part of the style you are after, but I am going to take your noir as a hint. Actually, I think you are pretty close in your search, but I think you need to use "film noir poster". That will give you a lot of stuff like this: Another search term is "pulp paperback cover" or "pulp fiction". This is the classic name for ...


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This is a photograph. By leaving a camera shutter open, sitting on a tripod, it's a common effect to use light to create interesting shapes with the long exposure time. A person moved around with a light and the camera picked up the light. There is nothing in that image that is not part of the original photograph. it's a known photography effect ------> ...


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I would say it's a punk comic / DIY zine art style, although I'm not aware of it having a defined name. Scumball is a brand built around comics and art zines with themes of slime and lowbrow art/humor. I found this extract here. It reminds me of a slightly more cartoon like Raymond Pettibon, who did a lot of early 80's DIY Hardcore and Punk bans such ...


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Search it as "Flat illustration" or "Flat Landscapes" and here a few tutorials: /adobe illustrator/ https://designmodo.com/flat-cityscape-illustrator/ https://youtu.be/h0iXsiw6zJI https://youtu.be/Sk3IbXxBtE8 https://youtu.be/sr8eOeVWK1k https://youtu.be/gXrOylKL4JE Hope work for you!


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Like "fantasy," "wacky" is not in the Dictionary of Spiffy Type Terminology. :) I get from your question, and the exchange with e100, that you're asking about decorative type rather than "typefaces that would be good when designing a fantasy MMORPG." A decorative face is, for the most part, one that doesn't fit in any of the categories used to describe ...


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It's a style meant to emulate old engravings (look at the portraits on american paper money for an example). Traditionally it was done by an engraver, cutting into the plates. The example above appears to be done via a PhotoShop filter. There's several on the market that can do that. It's often a form of a halftoning filter.


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In the field of computing, 'icon' is certainly the most popular term for it. I believe it has been used in this field since the early 1980s when the first mouse-controlled graphical user interfaces emerged (Xerox, Apple) Outside the digital world, these simplified and standardized graphics have been called pictograms / pictographs since long before this (...


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These types if Ui designs are commonly created using Adobe Illustrator and then brought into Adobe After Effects for creating the video portion of the elements making them appear "in use". I don't know that they have a particular term or designation in regards to a theme. They are in fact static short film clips and never truly functional UIs. Directors and ...


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