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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
#4chan-gd @ irc.freenode.net
http://graphicdesign.wikia.com/

>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?
-Vector
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw
Inkskape


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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]?
http://www.mediafire.com/download/027xjs3ujvyqxmd/Fonts.zip
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?
http://www.behance.net/
http://dribbble.com/
http://graphicdesign.wikia.com/wiki/Inspiration

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/gd/ font share thread

Old threads
>https://google.com/search?q=font+share+thread+site:4archive.org

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

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>>299773
First result for 'vk.com circular' on goog
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Will someone please identify this font for me?
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>>299793
NEvermind, a little more googling answered my own question: it's called platelet heavy
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>>299794
and it can be found here

https://ufonts.com/download/plateletheavy/65635.html
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anyone able to identify these two fonts from this shirt?

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Which one, /gd/?
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Left is shit, it's too chaotic and messes with attention. I can't focus on any part.

Choose right.
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>>299777
i like the idea of the right one, but your execution is pure shit.
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>>298818
never use eurostile, it looks dated

What sort of resolution (ppi) should I be working at for A2 and up? I've stuck with 300ppi up to A3, but I suspect it's a bit overkill for larger formats.
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>>299783
I am looking for the same answers.
I have to do a A1 poster for a music festival, but making it 300 dpi looks way too heavy for nothing
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>>299811
I ended up making it 150dpi, it was way too heavy with 300.

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New Netflix documentary series about different disciplines of design.

Anyone watched the GD episode, thoughts?
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>>299554
Because you don't need a major. Learn by doing son.
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>>299554
>majored in graphic design
>have three jobs that all pay well
>have my own office at 22 with just a two year degree

I'm sorry, what was that?
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>>299553
It was pretty good, but I wished they had profiled someone with a broader focus. Not that Scher wasn't awesome, but if they're only doing one GD episode then I would have liked to watch something other than just typography. If they do another season, I'm hoping they'll also discuss layout, identity, etc.

>>299554
Any major is useless if you suck dick at what you studied. Unless you majored in sucking dick.

Like your dad did.
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>>299744
i think the point was that you don't need to go to college just have a decent portfolio/experience and connections.
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does anyone know what it would require to get into graphic design for apparel? would that just be the same as trying to study or get a job in graphic design? any recommendations on how i would go about this? sorry if this is off topic.

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Couldn't find a general critique thread in the catalog. Lots of people asking for their personal work, though.

General critique thread.

I haven't done any /gd/ professionally, but I'm applying to a job that only requires a grasp of the basics. Thoughts?
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>>299788
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>>299789
Oh God! Is there anyone here? Am I the last man on /gd/?
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>>299790
is this a joke or some sort of high-concept art?
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>>299792
Nah, nothing like that. I'm just trying to create memes for AfD in Germany. I lack humor, so I figured I could try to incorporate the positive aspects of Frauke Petry and Germany. Efficiency, honor, work, religion, education, and tradition.
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>>299795
>I lack humor
>Germany
Yep, it checks out.

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How to get the second handle without moving the first one?
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forgot about webm
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>>299409
what i usually do is make a new point very close to the one that is at the bottom so one of the bezier curves from that point you're selecting would be removed mantaining the same shape below

hope you understood also use questions thread next time.
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>>299409
find the option called "break tangent" in one of the drop down menus
there's also a keyboard shortcut
the important term you're looking for is "break tangent "
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There are several methods, but the ones I find myself using the most are as follows:

Method 1:
Make a line and snap it to the original anchor. Then manipulate the curve so that the new handle snaps to the line's end. Then rotate exactly 180 degrees. The method is similar to your webm but works on other angles too, not just straight up/down or left/right.

Method 2:
Cut the line out with direct selection and cmd-X cmd-F. Manipulate the isolated line however you wish, and once done, fuse it back with cmd-J it back to the original

uploading is broken for some reason now.. can't give you webms yet
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>>299406
sorry that was for Maya Bezier curves

>press "A" or click the "direct selection tool"
>click on the anchor point
>press and hold "Alt" key while clicking the anchor "handle".

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The company is about informatic solutions, thanks
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Try centering the words a little more, maybe have a thicker line for the oval, and have an interesting font.
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>>299752

>informatic solutions
>not using a screen based typeface

Anon why
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Just a quick idea. How about some symbols around the word blast?
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>>299791
looks too old (1980's) if i was op i would get rid of the egg shape and the font, basically start over with a single line for the text 'BlastBit' using probably a bold and modern/friendly font with one color color for the blast and black, white or grey for the word Bit, plus a small iconic logo either on the left side or at the top.
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What about something like this?

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Whats jim phillips art style call?
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>>299776
>jim phillips art style

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Is the ability to draw necessary to get into graphic design?
I'm decent at photoshop and editing pictures, but what's stopping me from getting into this field is that I can't even draw stickman
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>>299797
it depends, it is really useful imho, there's some fields of design that don't require drawing skills like web design/layout/tv prod/motion graphics etc
bt w, you can learn how to draw no matter how bad you suck within months just read some books.
heres a few good ones
betty edwards new drawing
perpective made easy
how to draw / how to render

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>>299514
With stuff like this dedicated Front-end web development will be a thing of the past.
Graphic and Web designers can design and make a site work without touching any code.

https://youtu.be/Ymn1sPuNMt8
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>>299654
Not really true. Useful and innovative sites rely on interaction between client and server.

If you know what you're doing with CSS and jQuery, products like this are excruciating as you click through menus and control panels trying to do what you would have done with 1 line of code.
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am I retarded, or is this a really flimsy advertisement?
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>web based
dropped
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>>299609
I want a standalone option just to be able do this.

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please :3
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>>298127
All art is derivative
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>>294836
woooow falco? Not fox? nice using a b tier clone :^)
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>>299614
great

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Why do designers showcase the entire alphabet in a case study for a branding project? You did not create the typeface. It's not an original typeface. It doesn't serve a purpose. Is it because, dare I say, design is a meme that must resort to memes in order to survive?
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Because it looks cool as all hell, helps tell the story of the project, clears up differences between alternate cuts, is there so people don't have to google it, etc.

Industry standard practice bruv
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>>299753
literally why not? would you rather not show typefaces in a branding kit?

fuck you btw

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So I made these icons.
Can I get some feedback?
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>>299727
Sweden, why?
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>>299726
well they look kinda cool but i don't think i would use them. the semi transparent grey seems unnecesary and some lines seem thicker than others, also they could look better if they were a little smaller inside the circle right now they seem a little big imho specially the first two rows.
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>>299726
They're too different.
It looks like it's 2 or 3 different packs together since some have see-through elements, some do not.
Some fill up the whole circle, some just the center.
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>>299726
One of the best things you can do as an aspiring designer is never use a mockup to judge your work. Look at it as you made it. Mockups make it feel better, more real. You need to look at your things as they are and you'll know yourself if you should be proud of what you've made or not.

What you've got here is nothing special. It's great to do the work to sets and icons that match each other. Don't ever stop designing, but also take the time to look at your stuff without filters, mockups, or effects and you'll start to really get a feel for what it actually looks like.
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>>299736
Very good input, I'll definately take this into consideration!

>>299754
I somewhat agree; I believe presentation is a skill itself, that should compliment our design.

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i just started making music, but i dont have a logo, can someone make it?i dont have any money so i cant pay for it, i just need a simple logo, my name is SVICIDE, i can do a grime edit in exchange, thanks
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>>298244
This thread is relevant to my interests.

Anyone care to have a stab at designing a logo for me?

My current one is fairly shit

I'll name a new song after you or something as a reward
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Here is a 1920x1080 one - http://imgur.com/a/KROOu and here is a 800x800 one - http://imgur.com/a/KROOu
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>>299414
outrun future regular
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Need videoeditor?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXnikAdiJIs



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