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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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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?

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 ...
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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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Name for noir-esque art style in the Burial at Sea promotional art?

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 "...
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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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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 this design style called in which lots of simple polygons make up an image?

These are offshoots of Delaunay Triangulation and can most easily be found by searching for "Delaunay Illustration", "Triangulated Illustrations" or "Triangulation Illustrations" There are other ...
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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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Illustrator: Editing a custom graphic style

what worked for me is this: with nothing selected, click the style. go to Appearance, do the mods you need, drag the little preview icon left of the name to the styles window, overwriting the ...
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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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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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What kind of style is this?

Both styles, while slightly different, can be summed up as flat vector illustration
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How do I make a style guide template?

This is really good question. But I am afraid you can't standardize a style guide. There are guidelines to make one but a lot of it depends entirely on the complexity of the website you are creating. ...
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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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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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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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Adobe Illustrator: Deboss or Engrave Effect

This is possible with coloring and Extrude & Bevel. You extrude the edges and what's outside the hole and add something at the bottom. It's actually a layered structure: The text and frame. It's ...
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What make the colors in this picture look soft?

The colours are not soft as such, though they are pastels; but the shadows are simply a darker version of the "original", and there are careful use of highlights. Consider the clothes: The outlines ...
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Name for the art style with wacky space alien illustrations like on the Area 51 SE site?

'Retro 60s animation' and 'Retro 50s animation' go a long way.
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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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