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How can I make this logo look more obviously like an icing bag and a crown?
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An answer: The bag should output something - the text or something else in a cake. Let the business name be the biggest element.

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Why do these angles look weird in my logo?
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An opinion: My eyes (see NOTE1) want to find some perspective lines - no matter this image isn't a perspective drawing of a 3D shape. In the next image the cyan line is considered to be fixed (=not ...

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How can I make a hollow effect as seen in the back side of a VW bus?
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The hole in a real VW is a common sheet metal trick named "Rounded Louver". Realistic drawing of a louver needs complex shading. It's easiest if you can accept it as bent inwards, without ...

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Why is the design of haulage companies so “special”?
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Your images contain lorries which belong to companies (or to their long-time subcontractors) which have established their position a long time ago. Wayback Machine showed the same logos and texts in ...

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Inkscape: Bend a vector along a circular arc
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Inkscape has path effect "Pattern Along Path" which can produce something resembling. It's not limited to circular arcs, the bending route can be arbitary. See an example: The original ...

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Illustrator: create four double sided arrows to form a circle
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Your original thinking works. Here it is tried.

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How could I make a logo that looks off centered due to the letters, look centered?
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There's already said that the space between the U and the circle should be equal with the space between the D and the circle. Move the items until they look right is, of course, how to fix the visual ...

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How to convert any fabric to look like leather / latex?
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There'a an older answer which covers a part of it, but I have an alternative and a little to add, too. At first the noise: It's something that cannot be skipped. The needed edits would explode the ...

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Which font's digits resemble Nixie tube digits?
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You can try some version Bernhard Gothic. This is Extra Light: It's not free and clearly it has different curves than the tube photo. I guess in your application idea the whole presentation with ...

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How to determine the equivalent opaque RGB color for a given partially transparent RGB color against a white background
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Use formula Y=255 - P*(255-X) where X is a RGB number, P=opacity (0...1), Y=new RGB number which should give the same appearance with 100% opacity as X gives with 100p% opacity against white ...

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What is Albrecht Dürer's Perspective Machine drawing style?
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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 ...

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How to convert a normal photo into an equirectangular image?
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Equirectangular image presents a sphere, it's distorted so that meridians and parallels on the sphere are shown as straight vertical and horizontal lines. An example from Wikipedia: In the left there'...

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Recreating tire tread
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Force your tread into its room by Envelope distort. See the following "before and after" screenshot pair: The envelope is the closed path into which the tread is wanted to fit. The envelope vanishes,...

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I want to make a dotted grid where each line has unequal overlap
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The distances of the horizontal lines and the distances of the vertical lines must both be multiples of the sum of the lengths given in the dash-gap list. Otherwise it will look irregular. Give as ...

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How to draw a seven point star with one path in Adobe Illustrator
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You can draw it as sharp by clicking with the Pen to corners of a 7-gon which is drawn with the polygon tool. Control the curvature by applying Effect > Stylize > Round corners Have Snap to ...

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What are some techniques to give drawings 3D appearance?
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Your leftmost version could be an image of a basketball. It's round, it has curves which look distorted like they were on a sphere and the main colors orange and black are also common. The curves are ...

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What font is the GDAX logo?
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It's Prometo Extra Bold, I found it on MyFonts using Font Squirrel Matcherator.

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How to convert object fill in to fine lines?
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This is a partial solution for Inkscape. Another answer for Illustrator shows how one can use the Scribble effect in a non-random way and get the wanted straight line zigzag fill and the result needs ...

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How do I remove these transparent pixels?
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You have pixel preview on. Illustrator shows all as rasterized. Your 31 px wide x is shown like it was a 31 px wide raster image. Use normal preview mode (set Wiew > Pixel preview = OFF) and see the ...

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Changing stroke width vertically but not horizontally in Inkscape
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Your example, the O, isn't a stroke with non-uniform width. It's a combined path. This is normal for how letters are constructed. Draw 2 ellipses, fill only, no stroke, different sizes Align the ...

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how can I make glitter tears effect?
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Quite a complex case, I say - if it must be fully artificial. But you can mix glitter polish to transparent colorless gel. With it you can paint areas and make real drips. Grey underpainting is ...

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Smoothing edges from jagged to a beautiful curve
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No silver bullet available. No software really knows the original, only guess. But you can help at the difficult places. At first make a work copy of your original as separate layer, by Magic Wand ...

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Reproduce an image with illustrator
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This is a complex job in illustrator as 2D drawing: gloss and reflections on the plastic wire shields perspective changing foreground-background order due the curvature A receipe would take a day to ...

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Colour overlay while maintaining shadows/highlights
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My answer: Make a selection and apply hue shift: It can be also an adjustment layer Hue & Saturation. If strict single hue result is wanted, put "colorize" ON. There's some distortion done to ...

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Can I draw a three-points circle in Inkscape?
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It's possible: Draw a path which has three nodes. Apply path effect Ellipse from Points. Make the circle free by applying Path > Object to Path. It becomes the same 4 node path as the usual Bezier ...

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How can I detect if a color is gray
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RGB or actually the saturation in its polar coordinate equivalents is highly nonlinear when one tries to use it as a measure for "how near grey this RGB color seems to be when watched on the ...

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3d Lines effect in Illustrator/photoshop?
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A masterpiece of manual crafting is already suggested by other users. I believe it. No automatic software can combine the multiple functions of the strokes, namely showing the geometric surface form, ...

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How to draw a leaf using Inkscape
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Intersection of 2 circles is ok. It's done in the middle of the next image: In the right there's used the node tool. The top node is dragged upwards and it's handles are turned for sharper angle. ...

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How do I create 3D wireframe lettering?
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It is a polygon 3d model of extruded text and some repeating pattern. The rendered view has strong perspective and the bumps partially hide others which are further away. That would be complex to make ...

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What is the name for the spiky shape often used to enclose the word "NEW!" in adverts?
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It's irregular or distorted star as how you draw it easily starting from a regular multipoint star if it happens that you have not enough good ones already prepared. You can call it price burst or ...

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