: Is there a name for this technique? And how can it be achieved, is it just using a grid? I'm interested in finding out how can this be achieved, and is it the same as pointillism? Thanks
: What techniques does Jesse Kanda (+++) use? I'm in love with the aesthetics Jesse Kanda (among others) use in their works. I've been trying to figure out what techniques these artists are using
: How can I add grain or noise to a picture like this one? Can anyone tell me about the process behind the effect in this picture.
: Photoshop equivalent to Illustrator offset command I have the following image... ...that I'm trying to get a vector outline for in a similar way to the Illustrator Offset command. I'm looking
: How to achieve this "Neo Noir" kind effect with Photoshop? I'm a big fan of John Lumio's work, a great photographer. I noticed that all his images has a special filter / edition. I would
: What's the meaning behind adding an underline to letters such as 'N', 'U', 'O', etc, in a logotype? I have seen many minimal logotypes like the one below that include an underline in one of
: What is this pseudo 3D technique called? Usually the animation contains a few moving 2D layers that make pseudo 3D effect. I'm looking for the name of this technique and any tools/services/frameworks/tutorials
: Is it true that stroked open path in Photoshop is impossible? I need to use a Pen tool for drawing connected lines, like in Illustrator. But Photoshop always closes the path. Are there certain
: Why are there no animated album covers? Throughout Graphic Design I'd say few realms have been as forward thinking as Album Cover Art. It's commercially viable but often without the constraints
: How did Escher make his tesselations? Question for the: Topic Challenge #1 – Famous Designers I remember as a kid my favourite book in the whole house wasn't a book of fairy tales or colourful
: The concept of frequency seperation I've been trying to understand the concept of frequency seperation, and so far have been able to deduce very less of how the technique works. This page,
: Learning the technical side of graphic design So far the skill of design has only been intuitive to me, but just learning from tutorials doesn't give you the full view of the many technical
: Creating Vector Graphics from Low-Res Logos Basically, I want to be able to convert low-quality (or any quality, for that matter) raster images, like this one; into basic, clean-cut, vector shapes.
: Technique: "Carved" 3D-Letter Below you'll see a picture of a design done by Chae Byung-rok, a graphic designer based in Seoul. Can anyone help me figure out how this was done/what technique
: Please help to identify this map-printing technique Most old maps in my home (ranging from a school atlas to professionally made large maps from the National Atlas of India) use a peculiar technology.
: How to create perfectly curved shapes in vector art? One of my weak spots are the smooth and curved shapes. Normally, i use various tools to do that: Pen Oval with angulated corners, and processed
: Making multiple / nested clipping masks in Adobe Illustrator I'm trying to turn this: into this: Put into words, I want the map to be the clipping mask of the lines. And then, I want
: What are the pros and cons of using Lab color? I often see suggestions of converting an image to the Lab color model when editing images in, for example, Photoshop. What are the pros and
: Positioning vertical watch dial numeric markers in Illustrator? I never use Adobe Illustrator much so this might be a fairly easy question, but I can't seem to find any answers in my searching.
: What is the biomechanical motion to draw a straight vertical line? To draw a straight horizontal line I basically pin my elbow and then move across the page from left to right. Easy. I can
: How are these swirly, line frames made? I love and have always been mystified by this kind of swirly design. After +10yrs working as a graphic designer, I still can't wrap my head around
: What's more expensive: hot foil or blind emboss? Give a shared specification, which technique (blind emboss or hot foil) is more expensive? identical graphics same size of let's say 5 x 5 cm
: How to properly place control points on bézier curves and tame those curves? After roughly ten years working as a graphic designer, Bézier curves still elude me. I normally just place control
: What is the idea behind using multi pass rendering ? I do not know what multi pass rendering is, all I know is random sheets showing the same outline of an object but differently coloured
: Mapping a 2d image to a pseudo 3d Hi I am unsure what to call this technique that Live2D uses and I wanted get some more information about it. Here's a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW6Yrxnn5dM
: How can I improve my handwriting ability? I really like writing encouraging letters to my friends every so often. Writing them by hand makes them feel a lot more personal, but I am always
: How to change separate strokes lineart into stroke-less shapes? I made the line art by tracing each line separately, instead of tracing fully closed shapes. Get it? not a separate stroke for
: What is this technique/pattern called? I'm a graphic design student in the middle of creating book covers. I'm trying to find an action or at least a tutorial on how to do the effect done
: Make a random dispersion of images I got a lot of unique images, so my goal is distribute all that images randomly and apply randomly scale and rotation transformations. Like these So which
: How to create a modern arrow with Photoshop's line tool? I'm attempting to create a stylized breadcrumb (below) but am botching the arrow. Is there a more precise and 'economical' method of
: What is the line resolution in the pond in A. Dürer's St Eustace engraving? Concerning hand engraving, I was reading that: Modern professional engravers can engrave with a resolution of
: Italic Cursive/Running Resources I am in the process of practicing a running Italic hand, with most letters connected in the spirit of Paul Standard (I also own Alfred Fairbank's book). In addition,
: How do you use a non-alpha channel selection with basic paint tools? Get your selection > Save to channel > Set channel as selection How do you use things like pen, paintbrush, fill, exc.
: Color shade technique Hey does anyone know how you can get this increasingly popular door shade technique that helps objects look 3d. (Im talking about the way the object with arrows pointed
: Distinguishing/important features of a face - drawing/painting I have been trying to draw/paint human faces from photos (in Painter). To my big surprise the result closely follows the photo but
: Why do graphic designers / illustrators start with a large painted area? When I watch time lapses of Photoshop (and the like) artwork, I always ask myself why they paint a huge area over the
: What is this circle technique called? What is this technique called: http://dribbble.com/shots/260469-Squirrel-Construct See how the image is the result of overlapping many circles to create the
: What software was used for this video with zooming text transitions over landscapes? I came across this fascinating youtube video. It zooms and pans around various landscape scenes, with flying
: What is the name of this mosaic technique? Does this mosaic technique have a name? I want to learn how to create images like this: Marquee of InDesign CS6: And random image of a girl I
: Beginning with drawing I want to begin with drawing but I have literally no experience. I wonder if there are high quality video tutorials, like www.digitaltutors.com just for drawing? I want
: Illustrator: is there a way to toggle snapping while moving anchor points? Situation While moving anchor points around and… you currently have Snap to Point and Smart Guides turned on and you