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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.

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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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Questions that don't have their own thread. Post your simple/small/stupid questions here.
This thread was created to prevent you from spamming new threads. It is intended for graphic design queries that you have.
Don't bump. This is a slow board, and will continue to be. Wait for an answer or google it.
If you see other people posting questions outside this thread, redirect them here using >>>/gd/sqt as a link to find the /sqt/ thread.
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Question in pic. Asking for a friend.
Where can I download GuideGuide for CC2015?
Both. Set challenges for yourself that capture what you know and show it to people. The more technically sound the better. Use it to get work. The cycle feeds itself
What's the name of the style these images are in?

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General Critique Thread, I'll dump my first and only works and I want your most brutal opinion on them.
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Because it's shit
if I had to guess its that it's low res, and can see the pixels, and is a style that he largely been overdone.
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just learning my way around illustrator. used to be way into graffiti as a kid sorta getting back into it.
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Client likes the distressed look, had ~4 hours because of their budget.

Left one needs some color tweaking for contrast on the copy, but I'm not changing shit until I've fired some testers off and figured out what I need to adjust.
He's right though, it's offensively over saturated.

Not a fan of any, but 6 has the right vibe.

I love letterhead shit, I hope to be one eventually. Cool copy but almost totally eligible.

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I need to hack into my boyfriends Instagram but I am computer illiterate can somebody help me?! Haha
Sorry I don't work for sneaky hoes. If you are to much a degenerate to understand that, I dont work for females. Mods delete this.

Who did it best /gd/?

I like Van Patten's card the best, but Paul Allen's is fairly nice as well.
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i like Van Patten's best, but i don't like the texture. Van Patten's with Allen's texture i reckon.
what company allows different typefaces for their logo?
Bateman and Allen are top notch.
Bateman.. no doubt about it... it's straight to the point, with a hint of character -the gold lettering. The cards air of sophistication is just enough to ward off the plebs, while staying classy..
Except they forgot to add a space after the ampersand.

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Why does every designer use this crappy shadow effect on their logos? It looks amateurish and awful yet I see it everywhere.

Are modern designers so incapable of depicting depth in their graphics that they have to resort to such a simplistic eyesore of an effect? Why can none of them think for themselves and do something different? Step your game up. Maybe try venturing out beyond your adobe suite comfort zone and try learning actual drawing skills.
Come up with a solution instead of just complaining. It's not very constructive.
It's a fad introduced a few years ago by designers for mobile. It'll die eventually, don't worry.


Before angled shadows, there was the peeled sticker effect. Before that, there was gradients. There's always going to be some trendy effect that dies out in 2-3 years, but not before all your clients jump on the bandwagon and want to be a part of it. If it makes you money, I'd say go for it, but avoid keeping this sort of thing in your portfolio where other professionals can see this shit.

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Please photoshop a large dick in or around his mouth or in the casserole. Thanks
>>>/r/ >>>/wsr/

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how to get this glitchy effect in Photoshop?
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yeah! that's
Pixel sorting.
Same effect is present on this image.
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I meant to specify how it is achieved. With the ASDFPixelSort processing script you have to choose 0,1,2 for the brightness threshold and shit. (This determines what pixels are sorted.)

The pixel sort horizontally like in this picture.

But if you just rotate your image 90 degrees and sort it then it will give you the desired effect of the spooky face melting stuff.
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A different version of this one.
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i love this effect

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Use this thread for font shares and requests.
Please search the previous threads before requesting a font.

Try Googling: FONTNAME site:4chanarchive.net
Try 4ch.be/gd/

Previous threads: http://pastebin.com/zSChC81P
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Hi anon,

Here's my version, not 100% sure about its authenticity but it's a good start !


Hey there,

I was only able to find an old version, which appears to be a T1 to TTF conversion, still all the weights are there and the glyphs too apparently.

Best offer, enjoy,

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Hey anon,

I only have a wf-rip, 12 weights though.


Hi there,

You sure have a taste for uncommon things.

Here's the only file I was able to find: a mish-mash of TTF, OTF, and Win Postscript T1 fonts... anything goes but all related to your Gioconda.

I believe it's just a bunch of conversions, I'll let you pick your favorite version.

That's my best offer, enjoy,

I'm looking for Cariola Script Regular:


Anyone here who can help a brother out, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Slightly unorthodox request, would it be possible to recreate the glowing effect here as a brush in Photoshop? I've never done anything like this before so I'm at a loss .

I basically want to write something continuing from this effect.

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How do you go about finding a small industrial space the size of a bedroom to make your office for under $500? I'm in south Texas.
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no, best to drive around and talk to people

99% of rentals arent listed
99%? Wow, how where the fuck you get this data from?

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hey /gd/ give me pictures to use as material for my photoshop practice

Hey guys. searching for different minimalistic triangle designs i want to make a tattoo out of it , can you create me or sent me some simple samples? xoxo Joeli <3

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Can someone please photo shop Franklin D Rosavelts face onto a Brown cow with big utters and if possible can the cow please be drinking coffee and or eating coffee beans please I need this

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Hello /gd/,

When a theme or style for a project has been already been created, I can easily design to fit that style. However, I’m a bit confused on HOW to actually come up with a style that will fit the design. How to come up with aesthetics that fit only that project, and nothing else.

So say for example, you are asked to design a poster for an upcoming business event. How do you go about coming up with (and being able to say WHY you did) the colors, the font, the subject, etc.

For some projects, this is easy especially if the thing you are designing for is already recognized by clear aesthetics (like how Christmas is associated with red and green, or how a summer event is usually associated with a beach and a bright sun).

If you search up "Poster Inspiration" on Google, you get a lot of cool designs, but WHY did they pick those colors/fonts/etc specifically? What is the general process of doing this?
To further elaborate, I'll explain my scenario:

I have to create a poster for a contest for a design event in my area. It's a contest, so obviously they'll just be picking the one they like the best.

I know many people will simply slap a fancy painting or picture onto a page with some text and submit that, and will probably win. Should I even bother trying to look into the company that is sponsoring the event itself, or will they not even care about that in a situation like this?
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I don't know if this will help you, but right now in class we're working on hybrid designs, and fitting it to a poster.

Hypothetical events like a Chicago Film Festival and such.

A way he said to get ideas that fit the criteria is to create a matrix of ideas.
For example Chicago, and Film.

Chicago: The bean, skyline, chicago theater
Film: Film, popcorn, movies

It's not really a matrix, but you can create a grid to fit. It helps to bounce around ideas that you wouldn't have really thought of otherwise.
You don't need to use it for only hybrid imagery, but concepts and feelings as well.

Other than that, research your ideas. It obviously matters if you have a clear goal in terms of aesthetics, as a good execution of an idea is just as important as a good idea.

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Thank you anon, I appreciate it.

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