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Illustrator: Editing a custom graphic style

Select the style you'd like to edit in the graphic style menu Switch to Appearance panel and edit any appearance item (like fill color or effect for example) Go to Appearance panel menu, and select: "...
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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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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

The 90s had quite a few styles over the span of that decade that I think would be identifiable as big graphic design trends. It started with a holdover from the late 80s that I'd perhaps call 'neon': ...
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What is this graphic art style called?

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. ...
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How do you overcome indecision when designing for yourself?

Every designer has the problem, but... That cake business, yeah you didn't get it right the first time. The dog trainer? Nope you didn't get it perfect either. You know what did happen? You got ...
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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

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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Reason to use vector art instead of photos (How to convince a client one style is better than the other)

After years of working with clients and bosses I have learned to always ask, "Why?". For instance in your situation I would be asking, "What's the problem you are trying to solve with using a ...
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Default style of arrows in Inkspace

The default style when drawing with the bezier curve tool can be set under Edit > Preferences. Last Style Used (works) Default setting is Last used style. This can be used to include markers in ...
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What style would you guys say this image is?

No I don't think it fits into any of the styles you listed. Road textures and paint splatters are usually associated with grunge and/or graffiti as far as I know. Which makes sense since Berkvisual ...
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How to recreate this Arctic Monkeys wallpaper?

Get and open up Inkscape (completely free, open source vector editor). Import your reference image into Inkscape (File > Import) Start blocking in the polygons and triangles around the faces of the ...
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How to make 3-dot icon visible on any background?

Maybe if you add a border / stroke might work.
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What is this kind of style?

I don't think there is a specific name, but I guess you could call it a grunge paint texture. I think it's meant to look a bit like an impressionistic/grungy watercolour illustration. In my opinion, ...
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What are common attributes to psychadelic designs?

That is not a "psychedelic" style. This is: https://www.google.com/search?q=psychedelic The image your are posting is just a light beam or electric effect. In terms of colors it is pretty obvious on ...
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What is this design trend/style called

There's 3 ways you can call this style: Vintage logo or Badge logo or Hipster logo. The way you'll decide to call it probably depends on why you need that term. To a client, you might want to ...
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How to create a consistent style across stock images for a website?

Colours Tune the clarity, vibrancy, and saturation to a similar level across the entire collection of images as much as possible by eye Your images look a bit washed out/desaturated to me, but this ...
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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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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

The style of drawing is called hatching. It uses closely spaced lines to suggest tones and shading. The technique is often extended further by layering the lines on top of one another at varying ...
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What 1990s graphic design trends are still considered modern?

Are there any modern works, that you would consider inspired by 90s? Yes, grunge. Hotline Miami for example has a graphic style, that i would say is very 80s, but also modern. The thing is, some ...
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Is my logo looking grungy and do you get that its Bad in a good way?

The upper "bad" font looks fresh and is legible, which is great. I would however consider using a cleaner font for "habitats". Since that is the focus of the company, making sure that part of your ...
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Is my logo looking grungy and do you get that its Bad in a good way?

Agree with Ryan that Bad habitats is not a very good name, especially when used with a prime example. Maybe instead of a broken bowl you could use a badass fish? Like a grinning skeleton fish with a ...
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What are common attributes to psychadelic designs?

The purpose of psychedelic design was/is to express contempt for the order and balance seemingly enforced by society during a particular era (1960-1970s) and to try and break societal boundaries and ...
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Help identifying a style consisting of only basic shapes, like Flat design but more rudimentary

I've heard it referred to as blockframing, as in wireframes with block elements.
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How do you overcome indecision when designing for yourself?

You hold yourself to a higher standard. Rightly or wrongly, you hold yourself to a higher standard when working for yourself. If your clients are happy with the work then you are happy with the work, ...
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What is this Polish inspired style called?

The font style is geometric and based on rectangles, with strong horizontal and vertical lines. The image of the dachshund is passive, and highly stylized to mimick old reproduction techniques. Also ...
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