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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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What are you working on, /gd/?
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Working on a logo for an arts venue. Opinions?
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been messing with this all day, logo for a label/promoter who does psych rock and psytrance - requested central b&w eye detail and mad bright trippy colours.

need some tough crit on it desu I know the 'LOVE' bit needs some attention not sure what.
O ets valencià o ets de Lleida o de les Terres de l'Ebre xd
Nice bro, dig it
im really into this style of work. Yours looks good but straighten that edge up bottom left and post so we can see what it looks like. Its the only gripe I have with this, Just looks weird with a straight then angle when the rest of the angles correspond with each other.

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Hey /gd/
What do you thinhk about my logo design? It's for a photography studio mainly doing mystic, dark and surreal pictures.
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>>302352my version is not perfect, but when it comes to logo, always, ALWAYS keep it simple.
because think about this, how is it going to look scaled down on a 2x3 inches office card. the less details, the better. trust me.
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I associate it with an optometrician… 0_o
maybe make it look more like a camera?

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First of all, Wix.com is terrible. Second. Your work is pretty good, but you're gonna want to stand out from the rest of the hoardes of graphic designers. I'd say sift through your portfolio and determine for yourself what really ought to be there, and what ought not to be there. As a business owner, I really don't care what you've done in college. I want to see what you can do for me. What kind of logos and graphics in general can you produce? Not as an individual concept, but as a broad idea, which can be expanded upon.
get rid of 75% of your stuff - really really whittle it down to the best, be fucking harsh.

It's what they asked. Can't help it.

>When "designers" don't even design their own website

>Try again

I'm more of an illustrator, not exactly a web designer...

Thanks for the advice. Unfortunately, I may still stick with Wix for a while, but I will take your advices and see if I can reduce the numbers of unnecesary artworks in my website. Again, thanks!

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/fst/ - /gd/ font share thread

Old threads

Specimen generator: https://github.com/nilesr/font-specimen-generator

#47 >>294710 (hit bump limit)
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just make the letters yourself with a paintbrush you moron.
Anyone have Atland BB by Blambot?
Requesting Metro Nova
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all these anons posting requests and not a single share, for shame, guys

>Fontshop's 100 Best Fonts Ever Made

has anyone got the serpentine family? thanks!

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Can one of you Photoshop wizards please help me figure out how they achieved this effect? Looks like they selected the edges of a figure and put a white background behind it.
that's line art / illustration
vectors, probably done in illustrator

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ITT: /gd/ designs a deck of cards

here's the 10 of hearts

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What do you think of my edit? Need tips and stuff
the bottle, less realistic please.

Was curious about good branding assignments. I want to improve my overal design skills and think of made up interesting businesses to brand other than your overdone coffee shop. One idea I had was to brand fictional companies from movies or books.
sounds cool, definitely a good way to put fun interesting work into your portfolio.

hows about...
magical cleaning services
brain implant defraggers
a vat-grown meat food stall

/gd/ halp me

If I download a shutterstock illustration and change it up enough, at what point would it be considered my art?
I'm thinking how I could go around the whole bullshit enhanced account pricing
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Or maybe you should stick to flipping burgers or whatever the fuck you're good at instead of ripping someone with talent off.
Everything is a remix. There's no originality. That's how the world advances, based on someone else's work, doofus.
there is a difference between taking inspiration into your own ideas and coming up with something "new"
and doing the digital equivalent of a trace
Show me how you would make a new and original polka design.
Speaking of shutter stock where do you guys go for free stock images?

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Are there any sites that give you fake or generated briefs?
illustrationfriday for simple one-word topics

daily spitpaint group on facebook is really good, they give a selection of titles or topics to choose from. the idea is to do a digital painting in 30mins but could be a good starting point for any creative discipline

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Where the fuck can I find adobe CS6?

I've been using CS5 for 6 years and I'm about to get a new computer, but apparently CS6 isn't available anymore, and now you have to pay a monthly fee to use Adobe products.

How the fuck do graphic designers get photoshop nowadays? Do they all subscribe to that ridiculous "creative cloud" shit?

Fucking hell.
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>>302094 When was the last time any of the Adobe Creative Suite apps got a real feature as an update?

...you mean like nesting SpeedGrade layers in Premiere? Adding C4D integration to AE? Smart filters in PS? Select & Mask?

Yeah, no new useful pro features at all in the past 4 years. None. at all. Ever.

Enjoy using your cracked 10 yr old software.
>Where the fuck can I find adobe CS6?

I've got Illustrator and Photoshop CS5.1 and have zero interest in "upgrading" to that cloud subscription concept -- just a nonstarter, not going to happen, ever.
The last SERIOUSLY WORTHY update adobe had was smart objects

that was in CS3
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>Where the fuck can I find adobe CS6?
On a torrent tracker
ditto, got given 5.1 as a graduation present from me parents almost 6 years ago have no desire to upgrade.

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I'm a Graphic Design student. What is the best laptop for this field? I've read that Macbooks are and no one in the field will take you seriously if you use anything else.
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I actually only hire freelancers with macs because they need to integrate with my workflow as seamlessly as possible.
Not doubting your hiring process, to each his own ya know, but I find the people who are hired the most have an solid understanding with the use of both mac and pc i dont see why you would hire those who only use macs
I started on a HP, nobody took me seriously.
Eventually bought a MacBook Pro, none of my clients use mac so I have to export things in their format which sometimes causes issues.

>mfw these are tech and industrial design companies
> I actually only hire freelancers with macs because they need to integrate with my workflow as seamlessly as possible.

I can, and have, worked on both platforms for 20+ years. Professionally. As a designer. Who gets piad to do this for a living.

There are certainly occasions that being on the same platform has an advantage. For example, if you walk into a Mac shop and no one there has any clue how to mount a network drive that isn't using Apple P2P.

Or if you're using iMovie to make "professional" vids for a client.

Occasionally there can be a font issue. The problem increases when no one knows how to install and use fonts in the proper manner (such as bolding a font, instead of using the bold version of the font.)

But usually, it's a just case of Mac users having this overall delusion that "Mac is more creative."
lol its all adobe who cares what it runs on

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Hi, i am a graphic designer and been kinda really depressed from past month. Upwork banned my account for no reason i got like 10 jobs with in a month with 5 stars and they said your skill doesnt match the requirement blah blah. anyhow i want to know is there any other freelancing way to earn money because the competition is kinda really tough around everywhere. Sorry for bad English because english isn't my basic language. Aside from language jokes help me out. OR tell me what should i do next in graphic designing? i mainly do logos and all the print material stuff.
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Keep at it. Also, most important, keep networking. Suddenly you will find that there is more work than you have time to do.
Good luck.
Make some good stuff and sell it on Creative Market or Graphic River. Upwork is shit because the clients mostly hire the one, who bids less. So don't get upset over it.
Tunebeat implies you're music related for a start. Also your design looks like it should be for some kind of medicine.
Is that their way of saying 'foreigners get out'? I feel for you bro, but at the same time that's the reason all the jobs on Upwork suck. Foreign 3rd world bidders say they can do the job for pennies. Then the client gets mad and never hires anyone again from there.
fuck upwork - my freelance life got so much better as soon as I stopped chasing random $50s from strangers online and actually started talking to people in real life.

make contact with local magazines, newspapers, music studios whatever

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How does this ad make you feel /gd/?

They also have a slogan "Stop being Ripped off by paying $100 for a logo".
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>You don't even need to be a skilled designer to make it big, just have some soft skills, such as lying to people and putting up a facade to hide the impostor

Uh, no shit. "Fake it until you make it" is a mantra for a reason.

See, the thing about graphic design is that a person who's better than you is always just a Google search away. So firms like people with soft skills. And that includes corporate-friendly soft skills like "people person" and "a good collaborator", and yes, skills like "can bullshit well."

The fact that you're on 4chan bitching about Jews makes me suspect you're not exactly fun to work with.
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Nice, dude, real nice. Lecturing someone on morality, virtue and ethics when you're advocating for ripping people off and being a two-faced [spoiler]phony[/spoiler]. What if a doctor lied to you, would you still visit him? What if an architect would bullshit you about your future-home, would you still trust him and his proficiency? I'd say this approach is a distasteful tactic and only incompetents need to resort to it because they have nothing to show for it.
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Even The New Yorker is talking about it.
>But the Reverend saw some cool shit another church put together because one of their congregants is a designer.
Das me hehe
Good, fiverr and the like need to stop their shit.

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