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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go in >>>/r/.

#/gd/ @ irc.rizon.net
#4chan-gd @ irc.freenode.net

>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?
>>>/r/ is a better idea. /gd/ doesn't take requests or does 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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I want to recreate this whole thing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9ZkJm05XbI

The car, the sprites, the subtle animations, the rolling backgrounds.

Where do I start?
for the actual paintings, backgrounds etc, look into HD index painting with krita. It's free and makes painting beautifully dithered backgrounds fairly efficient and easy.

For the animation, well, I hope you have a lot of time and patience at your hands.

You can use something like Natron for baking (free), Adobe AfterEffects for compositing, or blender if you want to go hardcore (free, but harder to use for compositing than AE)

Alternatively compose your animations frame-by-frame in krita or synfig.
Thx mate!

Squiggles and grids pretty trendy right?

Any graphic design trends you've noticed lately?

Any you like, any you dislike?

I like squiggles sometimes, not really into grids.

Let's talk about trends.
i actually really like both, little disapointed they've become easily criticised trends
how are they easily criticized?
because they're very common, so they get more criticism than if they weren't idk, i've seen talk about it from a lot of non graphic designers
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I actually like the idea of having a modern "one-size-fits-all" trendy design (like the swiss style in its time) but I don't want to use it myself because it seems too low-effort.

That being said, Im a total sucker for scanned type.

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I'm looking for a good laptop with a nice IPS screen and good color reproductionn. Any suggestions? I don't have all the money in the world so cheaper would be good. Thanks.
Ask at >>>/g/ the technology board.
Install >>>/g/entoo
Whats ur budget?
don't bother they'll just tell you to fuck off

try here: http://www.logicalincrements.com/peripherals/#standardscreen

here's the monitor i got, it's okay i reccomend it:

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Started a new company, Hired Graphic designer and a local artist to design a logo. They didn't come up with anything Great!!!
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op this should work, i put over 9000 hours into it
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Fade the upper left part of the symbol so it looks more like IT
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some ideas i have while trying to fix it.
I'm digging right half, bottom left.

Now make sure you got paid, cause that's golden.
nice job

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Please give us an opinion here -
does this image raise thoughts of the Nazi party? or rather just of military organisations and pageantry?
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it looks like a generic symbol for an allied army composed by first world countries
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Make the wings go up and out instead of just out
I was literally just about to post that image.
yep. flat wings are the uniquely nazi element of eagles in heraldry; everyone else has them bend one way or another.
everything with eagles does because the Nazi party used it to show allegiance. It was one of their most sacred symbols.

Hello guys I need a bright eye-catching high-resolution picture - It's for a sticker
for my coffee vending machine to stand out.
Pictures like these will be perfect but with no watermark.
Can you help me?
Thanks a lot :)
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i will not do the 2 others. i don't want to
WOW man I really appreciate what you did there
thank you very much! :)
btw how did you do that? :D
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well its a start but someone else finish this shit
i recreated them on illustrator. the 1st one is really easy.

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Use this thread for font shares and requests.
Please search the previous threads in the archive before requesting a font.
Try Googling: FONTNAME site:archive.moe/gd/

Remember not to use pirated fonts for commercial work.

Previous threads:
Pt. 29: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/209886/
Pt. 27: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/202681 Pt. 28: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/206854
Pt. 25: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/196346 Pt. 26: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/199292
Pt. 23: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/189801 Pt. 24: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/193685
Pt. 21: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/182973 Pt. 22: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/186140
Pt. 19: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/177733 Pt. 20: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/179925
Pt. 17: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/172844 Pt. 18: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/175503
Pt. 15: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/166782 Pt. 16: https://archive.moe/gd/thread/169834

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holy, u are genius thanks.
oh it was bernhard fashion if anyone was wondering.
Does anyone have the original Neue Haas Unica? Please
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Here you go:

http://www myfonts com/fonts/linotype/neue-haas-unica/
oh boy


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You've just got a bit too much going on. Try making the border a flat colour, choosing some fonts that work better together. Interesting ideas however!
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would be goat without the halo around the text
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Trying to find girly song names in three Neuroscientist quotes was fun.

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Ahh! 2spoopy!!!!1

tl;dr - Do designers suck or programs conflicting? Ok, I have a small business been doing vector based designs for over 10+ years. The problem that I am having is when I receive files from other designers I have to "convert" their artwork to either simplified vector or 2 color artwork if doing shirts or print. By converting I mean even the simplest designs are trapped behind 2 to 3 clipping masks. Is this a problem with the designers or just a problem with receiving files from other versions of vectors. I have had this happen with all file types that contain vectors. I am currently using CS5.
this happened to us when we were using CS6 and our clients switched to CC, so using CS5 might be the problem.

We also have clients who insist on putting their art behind 1 or more clipping masks.

Could be both
I think they're trying to make it difficult for you to edit so you have to use them every time.

At least that's how I feel about the designer my company tends to hire.

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Hey /gd/, what does this look like to you?
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That's a tough one. I'm going to have to go with brown bowl.
Context. It's a coconut.
coconut. Also, why do you have those artefacts between the polys? The white gaps look bad.
They don't show up on the export. This was just a screenshot of illustrator.

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Fellow designers!

Upload your most recent work in this thread, and share your opinion on other designers' work:)
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They're really into publications and binding where I'm from. Handmade elements over digital if that gives you any hope.
love this
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I am new to design, here is what I am starting on for UI for the first game I am trying to code.

The image is very small, but I can expand upon it as it is vector based.
Hey that's pretty nice ! In the nightmarish world of fake brush fonts, this is one of the nicest
I love your handwriting.

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a majuscule symmetric muscular cut near the colon?

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last thread got deleted for reasons you don't want to know

starting with OC

web browser rendering may fix the file, leaving the thumbnail broken

save and open it in Windows image viewer to see results
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blackValue, brigthnessValue, whiteValue, row and column are not ment to be changed ?

Thanks for the mode btw, i did not noticed it.
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No. You can mess around with them of course, but the only values you need to change are ones previously stated.
Ty Anon
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I was kinda bored so i combined pixel sorting hex editor and photoshop to do something broken.
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>take this song
>convert to bitmap using audacity
>(paste the song into an image's track, then export as raw, open with mspaint, save as, you know)
>convert bmp to monochrome and then back to 24 bit (pic related, a fraction of it)
>import into audacity
>get this


best of the three


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