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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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What typefaces font suits or let's say does the best, to suggest reliability, professionalism and overall trustworthiness?

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Gotham, due to having humanist feel even though it isn't. Good both for body and display.

Akzidenz Grotesk Next for body for a slight vintage feel.

Can't really go wrong with Helvetica and it's derivatives, but it's a bit cold and generic and should be used mostly for display.

DIN Pro if you're going for a more technical feel.
Typography for a logo, it's about animals (animal breeding, to be specific) and it will be read only online.
Gill Sans.

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The official poster for Spider-Man: Homecoming, what do you think /GD/ ?
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Sony does the marketing for Spiderman
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Needs more Tony.
only for fainbois

graphically shit lmao

I would've made less opaque the frames all around the visual

that logotype looks very forced anyway

what's missing from your vector drawing tools?
I'm a programmer and I'll make it for you
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A way to remove the -01-01, -01-02, -01-03 every time I re export with artboards.
typical CAD tools for Illustrator like offset path*, measurement, etc.
numeric access for FUCKING EVERYTHING. I can't stand having to use my mouse to do something like the Width Tool.
Joining open paths discards the handle information and always does a linear join (see pic)

*i'm aware Offset path exists but using it (and many other similar functions) is shit because what you apply is what you get. It's destructive and you can't change your mind afterwards. Sure, you could use a graphic style from the Appearance panel, but then you can't edit or even snap to the shapes until you Expand.
adding to this, I've listed a few of my greatest irks in Illustrator a long time ago and I've only got really vague notes but here's my list anyway:

#1 PlacingSVGs
#2 Stars and n-gons center pointlies
#3 Envelope Distort flyingaround
#4 Symbols instances for recoloring etc
#5 Multipage PDF importing
#6 Offset paths zero-crossing and scriptaccess
#7 Rotation/Scale/Mirror center is forgotten when you Enterit
#8 Magic Wand/Select-menu is missingthings
#10 No direct access tohandles
#11 0° Constrain Angle favoured overothers
#12 Width tool toolimited
#13 Free Distort breaks boundingbox

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All of those are based of black and white values

like this


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Does this logo have 'it'? Its simple and I feel it has recognition even at a glance.
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difficult to read, it looks like a 4
Make the "top" of the letter bright the lower darker and it should look better already. I don't like it regardless but might as well salvage it.
This would look better if it was stretched out more. The 3D is nice, but it's almost like looking at it from the wrong angle. The terminal style looks nice, what's it for?
Its shit
you have to tell people its a K
Too many small details. If it's tough to see in the thumbnail, it ain't good. Try going less for an ascii art look and more for a solid pixel look if you want it to reflect technology or code. Make the front side of the K a solid colour and maybe try doing a checkerboard pixel texture for the sides to create a faded effect that looks good at smaller sizes.

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After 4 years i finally made it and if i have just one thing to say it's that you're awful. In 4 years of constant lurking i never see good creation on this board, so i have to say that u don't have the mind and the guts as a collective to be a part of the creative world that i cherish. You will never pay your bills with graphic design like i do today.
post porfolio or get the fuck out
Mhmmm. Post or out
>paying bills with graphic design
Why do people still get into graphic design, when ux design is where it's at. I just graduated with a master's in ux design, and it was so easy to find a job. I have no work experience at all, and my starting wage is $60k + great benefits.
UX is just a fad that will last until CEOs realize it's only common sense rebranded under a fancy esotheric name.

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Best sans serif font(s)?

I'm working on some small text, Open Sans is a bit too """open""", I'm kinda stuck between Lato and Segoe. Needs to be between 8 and 10pt (the booklet size isn't confirmed) - any suggestions?

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>neue haas grotesk
my nigga
>scala sans
a bit TOO humanist 4me
Neue Haas Unica
fuck, that's a nice font. I'll try that one and probably go with it
>it's aight but only has regular and bold
It's had different weights for ages, and it just got updated to include true italics this year.
what the fuck
nobody told me


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"Baskerville 10 Pro" Edition
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I came
love this
I'd try a slightly heavier weight font
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I was fucking around on the album art thread and made this, how is this?
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These are 8x3 inch stickers that are going be vinyl cut. I'm looking to include them whenever someone buys anything from my sticker shop.

Which of these looks "good" ?
the bomb! psychosis conveyed into work - the right way!

Need my ego/ puny attempt at design ruined by you. any critique is good, shit posting appreciated. If you want to still help me, follow this link and vote for mongoose marketing https://www.agorize.com/en/juries/0ttTEBLWnUvoTk2h4sVm4w
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Mate, introduce some contrast and hierarchy in the text. Right now I have no idea where to look next, what's important, etc.

As an exercise, pick a paragraph you think is important, and give it a title at a font size way larger than the body text underneath it.

But you have a long way to go man, some really basic principles of balance, contrast, alignment being fucked in the arse real hard. No lube.
Platform agnostic, more like... OP is fucking autistic.

This is garbage, the fact that the angles keep swapping back and forth with no flow or sense of purpose it looks like you shoved everything in and tried to make it look cool without caring about proper perspective.

I can't read half of this shit. I can see a bump in the curve of the cord which the plug looks flat and shit.

The text looks skewed not shifted in 3D space, so it looks like garbage.

I'm going to vote for something that isn't mongoose marketing to teach you a lesson on how to not be shit.
I can't even vote for this stupid shit I give up.

we've all been there op
sorry my mother just passed away from disease

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A colorblind 'graphic designer' with whom i share the office with just got promoted and he literally cant crop a segment of an image in photoshop.
He cant create an illustrator file that is under 300 mb.
He applied for the job without a single specimen of designing, nothing.
Instead of sending me his portfolio, he sent just his CV, doesnt know the difference.
He laughed hysterically when i told him to freely click buy button for a stock image.
He spent a day trying to mask the watermarks.
Then he went on saying that Corel is far superior and that someone should rig the CTP.
He almost chose a green shade for a fucking kangaroo.
He cant change colors of certain segments of the image.
He steals other peoples designs he finds online, mirrors them and kicks it with a few effects.
Then politely asks me to crop out things from it because he has to 'check something '.
He cant draw for shit, kids with down syndrome draw better with their less dominant hands.
He takes a pencil with him to act as if he is taking 'artistic' notes on it, the boss loves it.
Messy drawings of a title, a box, next to a failed sketch of a package and doodles left and right.
Takes hd pictures of drawings with BED SHEETS AROUND IT and alters the image on the computer, asking me for help every step of the way.

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If he is a born conman, be a friend of his as>>309488 said.
For his birthday give him enchroma glasses and secure your rope for up in the corrupt shithole you live in.
Make a painting about it when you're old.
>a master sailsman
>sell utter shit designs for package
>sell utter shit designs for magazine cover
>have a dog that works out the technical details
>be colorblind

I dont think i can imagine a better life
OP is barking at the moment
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We can see you, Frank.
Or maybe OP is almost as shit as you? Really converts my colourspace.
Where do you live mate? Fellow "grpahic designer" here

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I've been addicted to hydrocodone and oxycodone for roughly 2-3 years now. The thing is, I've started to not be able to get all of my urine out of my urethra more and more often. I remember seeing an episode of House M.D. like this, should I see a doctor?
I thought I was in /adv/ I don't know how this happened.
So you uh, need a logo or something?
Helvetica, I think.
Really like the drug-abuse reference you're going for, but the background is a bit too busy for me. Maybe try out smth like 30% black with a little noise.

This is the worst profession anyone can have
i am a designer for 10 years

I have anxiety problems, depression and I'm an alcoholic, I also had a cocaine rehab

clients and project managers make my life a living hell
and I can't quit cause i can't do anything else in my life.
Who is your favorite sports team ?

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Why to designers spend thousands of dollars on Apple laptops and desktops to use the same programs that a $500 Windows pc can use just as effectively?

Human nature and the effects of conformity almost make me want a macbook or imac but then I remember there's literally no fucking difference from my PC in terms of software usability and it would just be a massive waste of money.

Can anyone here sell me an Apple computer?
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I hate it. My work forces me to use it, and changing the shortcuts in my head that I learned with Windows, that horrendous fucking mouse and idiotic OS. I hate Apple and I hate that I can't have a PC and instead a raise for the worth of that machine. But no, every couple of years they need to buy a new Mac, because it's supposed to be the standard. Fucking idiots.
Can juggle photoshop, indesign, and illustrator at once better than my PC which has better specs.
Never go for mac , i had mac book pro used it for few months it sucked , now i got alienware laptop and works soo much better than mac.
Implying Mac owners are calm and collected while they're actually either rich OR stupid enough to waste money because they like the look of it.
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well its completely correct, wording that way to make it sound dumb dosent really change that.

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i need to create a stylized symbol of allergy like the symbols of pic related, i was thinking in using microscopic pollen but it must to be understandable for all people possible just by looking.
Any ideas?
Aim to skin allergies, skin irritation symbols are more graphic

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Made this today, pretty basic.
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>selling yourself out this much
haha well just dm me @kevi.pha on instagram, will get you in touch
I love how two years ago everyone was shitting on minimalism. (Not shitting on it right now, I just think it's hilarious).
>My sides
please where can I buy this

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