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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.

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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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Someone please would you tell me the name of this font? It was used for the edition of the Manga Love Rush! Cap.1 (ENG)







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Can anyone guide me in the direction of getting either the Noyh R Bold font or the Noyh Slim R Bold font?



Props to OP for typography skills in thread image

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Post whatever you want critique'd, I made something real quick when I felt sad
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Made this for /mu/

quick design I had stuck in my head any feedback?
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it is typewriter inspired
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original idea

What does /gd/'s desktops looks like
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>botnet 10
>icons everywhere
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what about bugs?

thinking of setting up a dual boot so I can use linux (some ubuntu i guess) for everyday life and win for motion graphics (since I guess AE won't run and neither will most plug-ins)
What music player is that?
adobe audio experience

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to those of you already working in this field for a living, what is your day to day work life like? Is having a full time graphic design job difficult to balance with having a life outside of work or is it strictly dependent on deadlines and the type of content you are creating at that time?

If you are working for an agency or a company, are you expected to finish projects entirely at work or do you have the freedom to take your work home with you?

I understand these may be goofy questions but I'm a graphic design student with only freelancing experience.

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right now I have a certificate in website design and am about to gain an associates in commercial arts. both are from community college.

do you think those 2 degrees along with a good portfolio would be enough to get an entry level graphic design job?
Honestly, just the good portfolio would be enough to land an entry-level position. If you can design *and* code, you're already ahead of a lot of your competition. Pursue the schooling if you want experience in interacting with other designers, get a taste of deadlines etc. But regardless of how long you go to school, don't ever stop learning and practicing. There will never come a day when you know enough, so keep exploring new fields and new techniques, and revisit foundational basics often.

My case isn't typical, so don't take everything I say as gospel. My partners are very smart guys, and if I didn't open up an agency with them I'd still be a starving freelancer who wonders if a better degree would make his life easier.

You might be the type who would benefit more from a formal design education, I'm just saying that honed skills and well-informed design instincts don't automatically come with a diploma.

yeah, at the moment I've just been reading a lot of graphic design books recommended by my one professor in college who actually knew what he was talking about. my other teachers would just slap grades on anything you hand in without actual feedback or criticism. I'm at the point where I feel I have a good grasp on what is shit and what is not so I sort of had to discipline myself to make sure I was making work that could actually help my portfolio down the line and not just be good enough to pass classes.
I have nightmares about being stuck in this "career". I think about suicide a lot. Fuck you.
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I wish i never became a Graphic Designer, i really don't like dealing with the pressure of being creative all the time.
I should have stuck to something more technical like Web development.

So I'm about to redo my logo before I do another run of cards.
My current one is way too basic, even seen it done in a few other places. So everyone post your own design logos and give me some inspiration.
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i don't have a personal logo because gd is just a hobby that i haven't monetized yet

still, made this to my >gayming clan
that wing is hideous
i know, still need to do something better but i suck at vectors (if that wasn't obvious)
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Want to get a tablet to start drawing. Do I get an Intuos Pro? Or do I bite the bullet and get a 13hd? Also are there any good alternatives to Wacom or is it pretty much the best?
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I have a 13hd, it's pretty damn nice. I don't use it enough, but I'm getting back into illustrating a bit more recently.
Using a surface pro, its nice compare to a 13hd

On the plus side, its also a computer so you can do other stuff with it besides just drawing
One of the reasons why I am considering a laptop like the Surface Book / Canvas Z for this. It is more than a tablet, it is a complete computer. In case something happens to my desktop, I am not left stranded, waiting for it to be fixed, parts replaced or what not.
Get the wacom draw. No sense in paying more.
I had an intuos 4 but I couldn't get over the screen disconnect parallax. (I'm a hand drawn illustrator) then I bought a cintiq 12wx. Massive buyer's remorse but it's solid and does the job well enough so I have no reason to waste more cash buying another cintiq. The remorse comes from the screen being so crap at colour representation.

If I were you I'd probably go for a surface pro. Or if you want a cheaper alternative I'd suggest something like a Fujitsu t5010 laptop. I bought one and uprated some parts so now it's got a 2.8ghz cpu, 8gb ram and ssd. It has a wacom penabled screen so it's like a portable cintiq.

On the flip side if you have a good computer setup already you could go for one of those ugee 2150 displays. Like a 22hd cintiq at a fraction of the price im told.

Wildcard choice? I heard that the pencil on the iPad pro is very accurate. I'd just be apprehensive trying to do 'complete' work on iOS though.

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How the fuck do I do this?

All I have at my disposal is MSP and Gimp.

>I've never been anywhere but /b/
>I don't know what I'm doing
>Teach me, you fucking nerds
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Not OP, but so many of the torrents I'm finding seem to either have sketchy elements to them or have comments about them no longer working. Fuck.

I really don't want to pay $50 a month for the entire suite when I need only 3 goddamn programs.
i've been using rutracker.org for a few years and never had any troubles so far.
search ChingLiu in thepiratebay.
his torrents are always clean, work flawlessly and have a nice .nfo with easy step by step instructions on how to crack them
Thanks for the tip. Some of the comments on his mentioned them not working but I'm guessing it was just people who fucked up the install.
>Be student
>Pay $10 for cc photoshop/lightroom student discount
>Do two fivvvers a month
>Photoshop for 10 mins of work

hey guys, I just have a quick inDesign question.

how would I go about setting up a document for an outter and inner envelope design? similar to pic related but not necessarily those dimensions.

should I just make the document height higher for the document that is displaying the envelope open in order to show the inside? If so, should I just use the pen tool in indesign to create the tab? I know it may seem like stupid questions but no envelope size info I find online includes adjusted dimensions to display the tab/open envelope. thanks guys.
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also, just to avoid making another inDesign thread, could anybody validate if I'm understanding the concept of margin values correctly?

margin guides are essentially used to avoid unwanted elements from touching the edge of the page, correct?

like for example, an indesign document set up of this letterhead would consist of the footer being on the outside of the bottom margin line, since its touching the edge of the paper, so determining the size of the bottom margin depends on the size of the footer?

and if there were no text on the backside of that letterhead, margins shouldn't matter because the only other element on the page is an element that is supposed to touch the edge of the paper?

apologies if my questions seem complicated/the wording is bad. I'll try to explain better if anybody can't understand and wants to try to confirm what I think about margin values.

if I'm correct in this post, I've been pretty stupid all semester because I disregarded margin values and did everything by eye.

Hello, I drew something on paper, what is the best way to "convert" it to something nice on the computer.
I have never done this before but I need to make it look nice you know.
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y e s but how do i go about touching it up and stuff
Scan it in 300 dpi or more
Open it in photoshop
Save in png-24

depending on the design you might want to vectorize it, in that case, use vector magic which is noob friendly
Buy a graphic table, put your drawing close to it.
Buy photoshop, open it, now take a pencil and synch both your hands and make yourself redraw by tracing on top of actual drawing
you can actually put the drawing on top of the tablet and trace it directly
source: I've done this

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Is it possible to buy the old versions of photshop and stuff to get around the mothly payment?

If not whats the cheapest options to get the adobe creativ cloud?
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I've gotten all my shit from macbed and been fine
>download creative cloud shit
>install photoshop
>google "photoshop [version] .dll"
>place in photoshop folder

This is only for the CC versions.
You can get the older ones (cs5,6 etc.) from thepiratebay.cr
Creative suite 2 is free from adobe.
I find it odd that any 4chan user doesn't know how to grab stuff.
-continue to use shitty shady websites to grab your stuff, always risking bad germs
-get into a private tracker and learn about actual torrenting and get a cheap seedbox. Maybe start with iptorrents. Have the ability to download all you want, that is legitimately cracked.
if you're a student you get it half off, my mom pays for a student sub for my sister and i just took the second download

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would any of you guys mind sharing some scans of your sketches for past or current projects? don't reveal any if they contain ideas you don't want other people to have, I just want to get a feel for how other designers sketch because I feel like I spend too much time sketching and it isn't helping me.

do you guys sketch out grid lines? do you stick to thumbnail sized sketches or do you draw bigger? Do you sketch in detail or try to keep it simple just to have a reference to a layout you're trying to accomplish? thanks for any input.

It would also be great to hear from some people who are head designers as well, to see what they look for in their employees sketch wise.
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Wacom Intuos 5M + Photoshop

>do you guys sketch out grid lines?

sometimes i create an isometric grid in illustrator

> do you stick to thumbnail sized sketches or do you draw bigger?

i start with relatively small sketch and then resize it and put in necessary detail / corrections / cleaning up
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here are the last two completed projects.

>do you guys sketch out grid lines?

No, but I have grid paper I use occasionally.

>do you stick to thumbnail sized sketches or do you draw bigger?

Completely depends on the technique I'm using.

Do you sketch in detail or try to keep it simple just to have a reference to a layout you're trying to accomplish?

See above.

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very nice i like those a lot there's some things i would change but i think that's my personal preference gj.
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Thanks. I'm still trying to get not shit at letters.

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I like to make these with ms paint and edit them a bit in gimp.
let me know what you think.
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torrent illustrator
you have some good ideas but they're all coming out pretty rough. gimp is pretty shitty tho
There's definitely some progress going on. Stop using MS paint and just do it all in Gimp. Do some research on visually pleasing color schemes. Stop putting them all on a black background.

Get good enough at this, shit one out onto a backdrop of greyscale mountains, and you've got yourself a typical wallpaper.
He could probably just add a slight (gaussian) blur around the ends to make it look less rough, or even just do some extra cropping in GIMP to get the edges sharper/rounder.
Sky Man's No

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Is flat/minimalist design the result of people getting more retarded, and i am referring to the general audience as well as the actual designers?
Looks clean, uncluttered, it's hip (right now), easy to animate in after effects and turn into a .gif and you can produce great amounts of it in very little time and zero effort, which is what most big companies want nowadays.

It will fade away as any other trend soon enough, have patience.

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