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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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Does anyone have this they can share? Looking at presenting a few for sign-off before purchasing.


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Hey there, i want to put this on a shirt. could someone make it "bigger" and the backrground away (or how its called) :D
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what's in arabic ?
http://www.livefromearth.de/shop/ here you can buy the original shirt.

Old threads

#43 >>271367

Whoever is usually the OP for this is not me.
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Im looking for this https://commercialtype.com/catalog/canela/canela/light

If you help me, i'll help you :)

I have a lot of fonts from Linotype, DS Type, Hoelfer & Johnes, and so on. Just ask! :)
Avenir Next Pro:

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I am taking font rip requests, I will rip any font from MyFonts, CommercialType, etc
Thank you! :)
Hi would someone kindly share

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go go go
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most of their album covers are pretty neat
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honestly I think he's a large reason for ta-ku and the 1975's success
Rankin literally never made a bad cover

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Not sure if this is the right board, but I found one of the most amazing special effects/3D Animation videos I've ever seen. Post more like it. Pic related. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvTvgj69azc
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Here. My first edit that I mentioned I did entirely with Premier, going to be trying out aftereffects next time but I get the impression that's more for adding stuff into footage (motion tracking etc) rather than editing existing footage.
for motion graphics nothing can top AE and C4D for 3d stuff but we're talking about video editing/montages and at least for me vegas has the most intuitive user interface and even if there's tons of things missing there's some things that are more easy and fast to do on vegas like sfx, vst3's, also the flow and the render setup. are probably the ones people care the most for. now tell me something only premiere can do.

i'll post this again
>Premier didn't fit gaming montages. I used to do these. You are actually really wrong about this. Premier should be the main cutting tool for anyone wanting to use ae edited footage. It does is job just as well as Sony Vegas. There's no reason to buy have it over Vegas. The drop in bitrate is just not worth it. Peopl that use Vegas are using it just because they're so used to it and learning a new cutting soft ware again is daunting
Sorry for shit formatting and typos him on mobile
Welcome to the gaming montage community. Over -editing for the sake of who had the biggest editing cock.

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Let's regroup them all in one thread shall we ?
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There's Phlearn and Blue Lightning TV in youtube, they do mostly specific things, but they work for learning the use of each tool, and their shortcuts.
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How do I make this look more professional and smooth? Right now it looks like it was made by aborigins.

By professional and smooth, I mean that nothing looks like part of the same image, everything looks pasted on top of the background.
Also, how can I make the text easy to read without that ugly outer glow? Any other way I found is making a lighter base for it (white layer with 60% opacity below the text) and it was shit.
go use a publisher template you idiot
drop shadow
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You can try by changing levels.
Move the black output level to make black less black.

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Hey this is a double barrel question. Any help with either would be great.

I've been saving some images from IG accounts (for purposes) however the method I've used is to scan the image in the source of the page and download it that way, which sucks.
>Is there an easy way to download images from IG?

When I download these images with the above method, they are saved as .jpg however photoshop refuses to open them.
To solve this I open them with another program and re-save them as .png or whatever, then it will open.

I'll post the error code in the next post.
>is there a way around this?

tl;dr How can I download an Instagram image and edit it in PS without this long procedure.

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I have this problem as well. My workaround is, after locating the image from the source, enlarging it and taking a screenshot.
>>is there a way around this?

Doesn't seem like there is

If you have a lot of images to process I would recommend, if you're on Windows, using IrfanView to batch-process the files and resave them to solve the issue.
Some anon posted a method that involved inspecting the element and adding some &?= argument to the end of the URL to retrieve the original high-resolution images. Can't find it though.

I've never had a problem with normal Instagram pics in Photoshop though. Run the JPEGs through ImageOptim or some other metadata purger and they should work.
>open the image on mspaint
>save as png if it is jpg
i use that everytime photoshop can't open a file
>Some anon posted a method that involved inspecting the element and adding some &?= argument to the end of the URL to retrieve the original high-resolution images. Can't find it though.

I'm guessing you're talking about looking at the code of the page, but I downloaded an image using the full URL and Photoshop still gave me the warning.

If you want to try it yourself, in Opera you right-click on the image and choose "Inspect Element".

Scroll on the code inspector until you see this:

<div class="_jjzlb" style="padding-bottom: 100%;"><img class="_icyx7" id="pImage_0" src="THIS WILL BE THE URL TO THE IMAGE"></div>

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Just how much shit does a graphic designer have to know these days to make it in the industry?

Everywhere I look job descriptions ask for more than what most schools teach you. Skills such as web design and I'm not talking just drawing a pretty layout I mean actual coding and front end web design. Many go as far as 3D motion graphics and 3D modeling. There is way too much overlap in the industry and I feel like some of these skillsets are better handled by people who focused on such skills as vfx/web design/3D artists/programmers.

Are they justified? I often feel so unprepared for the grueling demands from these companies which leave me confused as to what I should focus on learning. What does /gd/ think are the essentials and what is crossing the line in terms of requirements?
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make some friends through specializing you dumb frogposter
But what's a good path to specialize? This isn't about making connections, connections are essential in any job/field.
Thanks! Helps clarify things a lot but still doesn't explain why companies ask for so much more other than filling multiple rolls with a single employee.
They have an incentive to bid the number of skills upwards and you have an incentive to bid it downward.

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Post whatever you want critique'd, I made something real quick when I felt sad
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what's wrong is it's too big. It feels clustered and there's no hierarchy.
You must set these characters down a little. And putting the infos (in white) aligned left on the same vertical axis and a little more appart from their designation wouldn't hurt.

I've been away this month and just saw your reply. If you're still around, thanks so much. What exactly is off about the composition?
Also, I know about the printing, but since I was working with CMYK and making for web, I just thought that it wasn't THAT necessary.

And why was that poster a disappointment?
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You had me up until the swastika.
Gotta be more subtle than that.

Fuck multiculturalism though.
Well, fuck multiculturalism for multiculturalism's sake.
If I have to see another character turned black just to be politically correct I'm going to go insane.
ah yes, the good ol' /pol/tard getting buttmad over his precious children cartoons. Always a sight

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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Not a bad start, but either get rid of or redo the "design" part, looks like ass. Strokes looks awful, make em go away.

That's my opinion anyway.
The 'm' needs to be closer the the 'j'. the circle and the letters shouldn't have different weights
also this >>277675
This is a really nice design man.
So fucking trashy.

Some of you guys are frightfully unaware of the magnitude of your inadequacy.
What a twat

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What do you think about this logo.? is for acoustic panels business.
it's ok but the typefaces aren't really good tbqh. maybe add a little more space in between acoustic and paneles and also try a few different versions with different fonts and ask around for opinions on the best one.
here's some fonts that could look better

Home Brush by V.M.F Font
Yellow Design Studio - ThirstyRough

See cute guy in class. finally sees his portfolio... it's complete shit. Can any of date a designer who is shit at design. Seeing someone produce bad graphic design is a real turn off for me. like it's hard to talk to them.
Couldn't you try to help him get better? Sounds romantic.
he's Jehovah Witnesses so it's never gonna happen nor do I want too try. Sad he's the only cute guy in my program... :(
Mind posting the portfolio or some of the work at least?
tommrow when I can take a picture
I've had this problem too actually (with a girl). I think I could yeah but only if they are somehow self-aware of their suckiness.

What Im more interest in is what the fuck is a Jehovah Witness doing in art school ? Is it even allowed ? Is he fun to work with ?

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Opinions on this logo? For a custom metal fab shop. Will add text maybe later.
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>Are you on the right board?
not that anon but you surely aren't
this anon summed it up pretty nicely >>277312

sides obliterated
>Opinions on this logo

That isn't a logo, its a photo.
>if it has a motor, it qualifies as a car
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My grandma owns a business that I want to take over, and I'm doing the fucking website, but it doesn't have A FUCKING LOGO, so I don't know what colors to use.

One of the businesses is a motel.
One of the businesses is a horseback trail ride company.
How the FUCK do I make logos that are coherent with that theme and not completely bullshit crowded? How do I pick colors for the logo? How the fuck does any of this work?
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make a moodboard of other businesses in those categories
TF? TypeFace?

Can you explain what the best way to fill out a moodboard is?

Righty O' TF is for typeface, I'm lazy but somewhat helpful
just do some basic legible title font for now and "rebrand" in a year when you come up with something
>How the FUCK do I make logos that are coherent with that theme and not completely bullshit crowded? How do I pick colors for the logo? How the fuck does any of this work?

You can either:
Spend the time learning about html/color theory/using psd/illustrator /graphic design


Hire somebody who knows what the fuck they're doing.

If you want to try doing it yourself, this might help:

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