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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests as appropriate.

#/gd/ @ irc.rizon.net
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>What literature should I read to get into graphic design?
The sidebar on the /gd/ wiki has plenty of book reccomendations.

>What programs do I need to get started?
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw

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>Can somebody photoshop X? Can somebody make me a logo?
All requests for photoshopping belong on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests. /gd/ doesn't take requests or do free or even paid work sometimes. However, if you're new at something, asking "HOW can I X?" rather than "CAN YOU make X?" will give you better results.

>Can I post some of my work for critique?
There is usally a critique/What-Are-You-Working-On thread, and that is where work for critique go.

>Can somebody find [font]?
also check out your local torrent site or the font-share thread.
Remember to share and not just take. Also remember that using liscensed fonts in commercial works is a bad idea.

>Where can I find inspiration?

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can anyone turn this into vaporwave or glitch?
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it's open
now use filters
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i can but what do i get in return
i can do it even better then this guy.. but what do i get in return? :thinking:

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Can we talk about the absolute apex of design that this is?
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You’ve chosen the most overused/inaccurate wapo-kike pic of them all.
Gotta choose, bud.
It was actually live for less than a day. Edited out of all campaign material almost straight after it was revealed
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What does this have to do with graphics design?
> a design is good because it's in line with my polical views!

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Hi I am desperately looking for LL Moderne from Lineto

if someone has it it would be awesome.

Plus I have more than 43'000 font from big foundry if anyone is looking for something just ask
Bye fellow designers
i'm looking for merry melody or leterpress studio
Does anyone have Minion Math and/or Skolar PE with intact kerning?

This man has forgotten about Graphic Design than most of you will ever learn. Stop being a decadent hedonist and start living with purpose. Turn off Netflix, quit jacking off, and start studying cause it’s gonna be a cruel world out there in the years to come.
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People who are very experienced in their craft (20 years deep) inevitably rise to management positions because they have the most experience... and just focusing 100% on designing is boring.
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Does he have anything for illustrators? Seems his stuff is mostly about type, brand identity, and logo shit with web layout.
Source on this
I had a friend from college work for this guy in an internship.

She quit when he started to tell her to go to his office, stand next to her, and move his hand up her skirt and feeling her up while talking about designs and showing things to her, acting as if nothing was happening.

If they're true then fuck him. His channel is great and thanks to his videos I just got a job that pays more than 3 times what I used to earn, but fuck him if he's a sexual offender.

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How to get away with shit like this?
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I don't like the new patreon logo though. The proportions don't feel right.

No shit you fucking retard.

Look at how it’s arranged right align. It would work better with the blue square all encompassing like the current Gap logo.
Then there wouldn't be a z-axis gap. There would be no perception of depth. You're just asking to have the current logo, but with a black, san-serif font. The entire idea of the new design would be lost, and you would have objecvtively made the old logo worse.

Who cares it’s a god damn GAP logo some things aren’t broken. Adding bells and whistles does not necessarily make better.

And no shitty black text. Same 90s GAP logo with white Helvetica Neue instead. Would achieve what they were going for with the terrible re-design.
By this logic no company should change a logo. Ever.
Some things are timeless. But many companies need an image that is up with the times. And it's pretty important for tech, too, because it certainly ages fast. However, this is less important for IBM now because they are not very involved in consumer electronics any longer.
The question is though, is IBM's logo truly timeless? I'm not so sure. It quite obviously says Paul Rand and '70s. The striped design and the font look archaic today. If this logo had been done today, it'd probably raise some eyebrows. And in any case, Rand himself was prepared to make changes for the logo to update it for new times.
If IBM had still been in the consumer product market, I think its logo would need a change. But since today they're only doing development and making boring servers and research, this doesn't really matter anymore.

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MyFonts updated its security a few days ago so the method in the attached pic doesn't work anymore. Can't find a way to rip using inspect elements either but that's prob cause I don't know enough. Anyone know another method to rip from this site?
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Thank god for threads like this. Finding fonts as torrents or zips/rars is a freaking hassle.
Yeah, sorry. I should have delved a bit deeper into it. Does seem that some glpyhs are missing, but doing it with this method and the current .css method. Similar to the first one, this might be because you have to manually clean the font tables but I'm not sure.

I'll update if I make any progress.
You guys could actually pay for fonts...
As an addendum, in the meantime, just rip off Typekit or something. Other font sites are pretty lazy with their security.
Alternatively look for a font on Typecast and rip it from there with the same method

what tools do you guys use? i assume that everyone here draws out ideas before going digital. pencil and paper usually do a fantastic job there, but what im interested in knowing is how /gd/ creates graphics. do you use a mouse and keyboard or do you use a drawing tablet? both? what software do you use? how do you best leverage your tools/software to get the most out of your work?
>do you use a mouse and keyboard or do you use a drawing tablet?
both and pen/paper + scanner
>what software do you use?
mostly illustrator and photoshop but also after effects, c4d and sometimes zbrush. plus processing, ableton and maxmsp for fun. and currently learning github and sublimetext
>how do you best leverage your tools/software to get the most out of your work?
shortcuts for every "daily" tool, nexusfont/typekit, premade grids, wireframes and a library of assets (mostly web icons, ps actions, textures, icons, mockups and photography elements)
>and pen/paper + scanner
I feel like kids these days undervalue this so much.
Unless you ar an /ic/ fag trained with a tablet, nothing beats traditional pencil and paper + inking + digital cleanup.
I use my tablet for coloring, otherwise, pencil, paper and ink.

I'm ambidextrous. Computer illustration on the technical side has always been right hand with mouse. Literal drawing with left and pen input. Mix and match as appropriate in the same piece. Only an issue when I try to use both at once...
I got a tiny wacom, it's too small for my big hands

How would one go about recreating this into a vector format in Illustrator.

I gave it a go but it didn't come out as clean as I wanted it to.

The geometrical shapes seem to be a bit trickier than I had previously thought.
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not the guy but the design is mostly parallelograms so you can just use the rectangle tool and abuse those points to get the shapes you need.
I'll be honest, for straight line work shit like that I just took the raster image into sketchup, traced the centerline of the bottom left, copied it up at regular amounts and drew the rest, mirrored it, exported as eps, adjusted stroke weight and cleaned up in Ai

Gonna probably get flak for it but it's honestly the quickest way for me
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>with the dots
select the move tool.
Completely acceptable except why not do it all in illustrator?

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How did you choose yours? Made up or real name?

Are you consistent across all your social media?

Any ragrets?

Any rebranding you're done?

All the cool names are taken. Even my shitty name it taken.

Sometimes I find non taken domain but then one of the social media is taken etc..

What the fuck. Welcome to the internet. This is how shit goes. Are you still mad you can't buy facebook.com? maybe you switched it up to somehting no one could ever think of, like... bookface.com.

You pick a name. What YOU do or make matters more. Most companies have fucking retarded names, but a brand image or product that you think about.
No one gives a fuck if they are linked to your twitter that is @facebook instead of @face_book. Pick a short name that is easy to remember and doesn't have a negative stigma behind it.

Now /gd/ will tell you minimalist logos are shit, but too bad for them, minimalist logos are great for companies without a whole image behind it already. No need to rebrand more than your website scheme and update logos then.

Also no one that has a real company or brand is going to advertise it on 4chan.

>All the cool names are taken. Even my shitty name it taken.
If your real name is taken that sucks, but you can always just change it from DickSucker.com to DSDesigns.com. Also welcome to the fucking internet. There are thousands and thousands of people that sit in front of a monitor all day and buy domains / track the internet to see what domains they should buy. Never search your domain unless you are on a site you can instantly buy it from (GoDaddy) etc. Abbreviate or put something descriptive of your work or brand if all the domains are taken. Shit hasn't been easy to get domains for 10 years. You're not the first person to get mad every domain they think of isn't available.
I had a smart and witty idea but I couldn't do it because the domain costs $3k.
Social media accounts will always be taken unless your name is something completely random. just do something like @gayniggerOFFICIAL if @gaynigger is already taken.
I have like 6 branded domains with unique and short urls. Get creative and pick up a dictionary.

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got two invites
any of you fuckers want it?
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It converts to real job offers. Larger / more design-loving companies will also go there to find agencies or freelancers. Ever consider that maybe your posts aren't that good?
that guy has a couple of vids where he breakdows sites and gives great tips for posting on behance and dribbble
not him but that's common sense its very similar to behance but less serious and more fun although it doesn't seem like a site to get criticism and i saw a post where they warned about the "designing for dribbble trap" which made a few good points.

also are you invited to groups on dribbble if you post great stuff regularly or the groups are formed by designers who know each other? and are "cute" minimal animations and app ux the ones that get most views? it seems like that to me
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There are these nigas who seem to fairly regularly post professional quality work, but they use bots to 'Like' almost fucking everything that has been recently posted due to the unbelievably long list of several thousands if not tens of thousands of personal favorites, just for them profile views.

Pisses me off because for a moment I legitimately believe someone appreciates what I've just created and posted.
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I would be very much obliged for an invite.

7 b a r k e r 7 @ gmail.com
I can send you a link to my portfolio via email....
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Also this. Also they are practically going out of business so maybe it's not that great of a style to copy.

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Here's your design

>Wait, can you move the logo up a bit?
>How about you change the transparency
>I don't like that color
>Just, move it up a few more pixels
>That texture's a bit cliche isn't it?
>Maybe those bits should be at the bottom

An hour of micro-changes and an awful design later

>You know what, I think I liked how it was before. Can you change it back?
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it just dawned on me
it's late
Some people don't have the privilege to be picky about their clients.
mash ctrl+z
>wait, hold on could you go back to the way it was earlier, but not all the way
This is why you make a new save file for every requested change. It also helps if your shit crashes
Charging by the hour can screw you too. in my experience they usually ask how long it will take. Sometimes it takes longer. 80% of the time if you aren't finished by x amount of hours clients get up in arms about it. Depending on the company even an extra $100 is unacceptable.


For all of us noncasuals in the graphic design industry or in training to be designers... the more we know about luxury branding the more money we will make... so lets have a discussion... present your best luxury branding and designs, maybe add a few sentences about why it’s good for the rest of us

We need a luxury design and branding thread.
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Just as bad except you're dealing with more men than women.

Although one tech startup I worked with for almost a year ended up hiring women near the end of my time with them. The company seemed kind of messy. They didn't have a style guide, tons of overseas employees, and despite doing a ton of projects with them I'm still not even sure what it was that they did. They outsourced all their design labor to a bunch of different people. Sometimes you would work on one project that had been handed off several times so it was a slaughter of what the fuck.

They were terrible with deadlines to you like.. say you picked up a job due Friday and they promised to send content by Monday. Monday came and went. Tuesday came and went. Thursday they finally sent you the copy and asked to have you overnight it.

This happened several times and the last time I talked to them I e-mailed a reminder and some executive responded saying it was on hold (after I planned my week around it). Haven't heard from them since...

It didn't help that they didn't want to hear my fight back about design etiquette, I'm sure.

Big company. Lots of money. No direction.
And I thought that 99designs clients are bad...
It was basically the same kind of client with more money to blow but since they had a cushy office they'd talk to you like you were an idiot.

Of the people I worked with they were mostly indian with some jewish sprinkled in there - some being young executives that had daddy pay their tuition at an Ivy League and immediately, upon graduating, getting a high level position at Company A for 4 months, Company B for 8 Months, Company C for 4 months etc. I like to know who I am working with so I stalked their LinkedIns and FB. Basically they had no experience and expected their elders to hold their hand while having tantrums at other people making up for their shortcomings.
A colleague of mine was offered work for Dior but the budget was so low that she had to decline.

It's a downer cause some of these companies are really what people went into tons of college debt to work for.

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Hey 4chan this is my first artwork and I think i did a good job thanks for all your support LMAO XD IRONIC SO FUNNY XDXDXD
no, you moron, you're supposed to post your 'ORGINEL DO NOT STEL V A P O R A R T' with shifted color channels, heavily emphasized default noise filter and overlaid with CRT scan-lines and ask for 'critique'

Any good JS/HTML course
code academy
khan academy
normal school
read a book

No. Not at all. NOWHERE!
One quick google search later

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