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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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Sup /gd/. /g/ is making a linux distro but all of our logos suck. The distro is called lo/g/OS because we couldn't think of a name either... Any of you fags want to take a spin at it?
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made another shitty logo design. i just installed cs6 on my new laptop so i'm getting practice in.
mostly using flash
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fuck, forgot image
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another. i'm trying to have fun with this now
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Can someone plz make a comic sans/papyrus combination font?
Why not cut the G with the slashes rather than insert red?

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>be in WebDesign class
>prof shows the class 4chan as a terrible example of Web Design
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Well, actually the prof didn't even know 4chan existed.
He was asking us if we knew any poorly designed websites and someone said "4chan!"
Took him two tries to get the right search, kept typing "four chan" in Google.
This, just because its not trendy doesn't mean it's bad, however
>theres an abundance of millennials I know who can't navigate the site for shit
I bet those fags can do reddit no fucking problem. That shit is fucking impossible for me, man.

At least we have a newfag filter like DF.
Reddit is a cluster full, at least 4Chan has a set board structure.
damn, you're edgy

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please help me find this font.
I am not a nigger.. search gd archives
this gett link seem broken /4gdOx2f/v/0
help apreciated

Google strikes again.


*Pro-tip* press f3 and search.
Thanks Anon... you are the best!!

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Make anything out of boredom lately /gd/?
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mostly magic
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Lots of nifty work in this thread.

Started this about 2 years ago, out of boredom. It's far from finished; opened it up several times since then but haven't done shit with it.
Aside from two minor changes just now in PS to make it comply with worksafe board rules.

Why can't this be real life?
Seems unfinished imo, but I actually really like this
How you do this?

Am I stupid for still using notepad to design websites?

If so, what WYSIWYG should I move to?
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well it's not like computer REALLY knows what you're trying to accomplish. It can make a guess and patch it around but to make truly efficient code it would need to know exactly how should the result look and work like.
Don't move to a WYSIWYG, move to a programmer's text editor with syntax highlighting, tab completion and so on.

I use Sublime 3, it looks beautiful and has great features.
this, wysiwygs are terrible as you can't really edit code yourself (try to make sense out of 3000 line code of someone who made it drunk, named all variables and functions titties1, titties2... and you'll get same result) and don't teach you anything. You could even say wysiwygs cripple you as you end up adjusting your work to editors capabilities.
Are you drunk?
This seems like reverting to infant state of web designing.
I'm bad with color schemes when it comes to websites. I'm making a website for a local author who focuses on old old literature, do you have any suggestions?

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Wallpaper thread!

Share your favorite backgrounds!

I know it isn't really graphic design but I thought you guys here would have plenty of backgrounds to share

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Critique Thread.

Post your shit, comment on the shit of others.
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the font for 'Light up Your Evening etc' is shit

get rid of it

plus the yellow does not work at all
I think you should try giving the guy upper teeth instead of drawing the lower ones.
The yellow works, I get it as a manufactures stamp, just make it smaller and not being intersected by your grid lines.The guy seems more like anime cartoon more than retro to me, I think it's the teeth.
The whole box with the Light up your evening text needs work, it just comes off so plain compared to the whole design. Maybe it just needs to be more bold in style.

Lastly the effect you have on the retro light text is really cool, on screen. I would be curious to see how looks printed and if your end user would get it or think it's a printer fault.
It's the anon from before. I'm not sure if you can change anything at this point, but the new font for condoms is significantly better than the one from before. The biggest issue I have is the placement of the text in the pink quadrilateral. It's uncomfortably close to the edges, the overall spacing feels off, and "Retro Light Condomds" doesn't need to be that big at all. The name already appears on that side of the packaging. If anything, it creates conflict with the brand identity. The font might be difficult to read at the smaller scale as well. Same for the yellow address. And speaking of the yellow, I would consider placing it on the bottom place of the packaging. And I would rotate Retro Light Condoms on the top plane so that it is upside down. Regarding the man looking too stylized, I can see that. It's why I tried simplifying the images in the mock-up I did. I don't consider it a huge issue though.

The inconsistency of the grid and the lines through the condom still really bother me, but maybe that's just me.
Forgot to mention, I wouldn't suggest centering the text in that quad either. It makes it look even more uncomfortable. I'd probably try flush right, parallel to that side of the quad. If flush right didn't feel right, I'd try flipping the quad and going flush left.

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Does anyone have an invitation to dribbble?

eh, maybe if you can show some work?

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How can I
a) Center the inner div, so that the span doesn't not affect it's position?
b) Keep the span visually where it is (next to the centered div), unless there's not enough space to display the span on one line, in which case it would move below the inner div?

Without JS.

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What's /gd/'s favorite book cover design?
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I love penguin's once defunct but now reborn imprint "pelican books"

I've started collecting these.

Probably one of my favorites.

Fuck I was just going to say that. Thumbs up anon.
It's good at not getting in the way of what matters on a message board - the posts. Also, it's really good for phones. It's as if moot knew that mobile internet was coming.
Holy shit that looks incredible

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How to create a sharper and higher res version of this?
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Here's a pic showing the two filters.
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Here's another variation. Started with 45 deg angled lines, then did a polar coord filter. No twirl filter needed.
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Same as before, but also uses the pinch filter, and saved using only 3 colors.

Can anyone do better?
kickass, thanks anon
bumping this

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Coolors thread post you combinations
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Coolors is usefull as fuck
I have no idea what coolots.co even is, can someone explain for me?
Just follow OP's link and see for yourself.
its a website that randomly selects colors

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I'm a short story writefag. I recently wrote a cyberpunk story, and it's up for publication. One of my editor's suggestions is to print the basic narration in a classic serif font, and the computer/chatlog segments in something more technological-looking -- and she's giving me free rein as far as font choice.

So I come to you guys. What's a tasteful font for these purposes, /gd/?
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try these, faggot. don't try to go for anything too technicool. simple is best
>look at me, i'm mismatching fonts for the sake of innovation

It's not new. Movable type allows you to use whichever font you desire so people have experimented with this for a long time. Long enough to arrive at conclusions as to which fonts complement each other.

But don't let me stop you at being a tasteless retard.
Use Helvetica as the tech font with a Garamond style Serif font. If you need a free equivalent to them, TeX Gyre Heros is similar to Helvetica and EB Garamond is an open-source and free Garamond style serif font.
OCR A or OCR B might work for the tech font. Looks kinda high-tech while being readable somewhat.

That's what I meant.

I was just being a douchebag. So yeah man do whatever you want, just try not make it look like butts.

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Hey fellow designes, anyone knows where I can find this pattern-texture? I've already made all the obvious and not that obvious searchs. Thanks!
imgkid dot com
there's a few animal swatches pre set in ai bro just look for them in swatch libraries

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