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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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>Got a simple question that's not worth killing another thread over?
>Do you constantly see things like "Let's just shit up the board!" when you post your inquiries?
Then this thread is for you!

My brother is the owner of a small business and wants to have a logo drawn up for his business (landscaping). What's the going rate for a business logo and would anyone here be interested in doing it?
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What's the difference between the X-Height and Capital-Height when the font is only all-uppercase?
Not sure really
But do you mean uppercase alone, or standard capitals + smallcaps lowercase?
also if it's a part of font family, could refer to it
All uppercase, like comic fonts tend to do, and they have an alternative glyph on the lower and upper keys. I've examined a few, and the difference is often around 20 between the two measurements.
then it's hard to say, but anyway comic fonts are not the pinnacle of typography so I wouldn't care about this. especially if it's a free font

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start again

kids spotted (or retards)
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being worse than OP, please leave
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Need to create a logo using the letters GW in a subtle & creative way that forms some kind of imagery or object, like Paul Jr's logo. Drawing a complete blank. Ideas?
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great argument
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I started with a smaller initial shape, but I was thinking, maybe an elongated shape would be better? I also gave it a few natural toned color options that I thought looked fitting.

Good luck, OP!
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Damn, I'd definitely go with this one OP
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It was a bit hard at first, but this idea just suddenly came out of nowhere.
God dammit /gd/...

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Who can tell me what font this is?

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>Old threads
Also try looking in the two archives that index /gd/
nb: links from past threads are most likely dead

>Specimen generator

>Please do your due diligence before requesting the font used in an image

>Previous thread

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yeah sick shit breah
comicraft metcon or summer fling ?
Stop hurting artists and authors by illegally scanlating their work.
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guys I need this or similar to this please!

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>"graphic designers"
>pretentious failed artists

pick two
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No wonder, you're a designer.
I like to separate the two this way.

Graphic Design is visually communicating for someone who can't.
Art is the artist attempting to communicate.his own ideas.
that’s actually a great description
perfect description
was actually just having this convo w SO.

i think the ones in the GD field are the ones who arent pretentious and figure they should apply the real skills they have.

the pretentious ones are the ppl still doing 'real art' 5 years after going nowhere

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I've tried looking up these type of images but I have no clue what they are called and I really want to find more.
I like to refer to these images as “sike nigga you thought”
Thank you so much!
im no tech deficient retard normie but i'm not a coder, is it assumed that i am in these instructions?

what application is this referring to and where are these commands to be entered? do i 'compile' this or whatever in an IDE?
not dissing it either, it looks simple n im sure theyre adequately written im just very aware this is not my field just wanted to make that clear rereading my post made me anxious

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Where bad photoshop thrives but the owners proudly boast there success. Home-Made memes, poorly made or not, are welcome and wanted.
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This video thumbnail was pretty much asking for it. Glad the video had a thumb in a good resolution.
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This one too.

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I open up pdn with fucking rotated ideas and bullshit through it, post yours, /gd/
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did this this morning
you should of had a coffee and woke up first
your like one of those reality contestants that believe they are good at something but really everyone is in stitches
I'm not sure what you mean because all reality tv shows are scripted but whatever dude
Y'know what, I really like shit like this on shirts. 9/10 would buy.

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In a hase decision I got pic related tattooed on my left chest. I want to make a full chest peice/half sleve from it. Any ideas/designs?
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That's what tattoos are for my dude
As someone who sported tattoos in the early 90s when it wasn't socially acceptable, you kids disgust me.
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have the missing dick put on your futa tattoo.
and then tattoo yourself sucking said dick.

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How do I get the best and most authentic vhs look in photoshop? Ive looked everywhere but i cant find anything
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then disregard what I said?
posts like this make me wish we could have a tutorial sticky for posts that are good guides or techniques
or maybe it genuinely never crosses dummies minds to actually use the real thing
Or just buy a fuckig vhs camcorder and take a still frame / snapshot??
or maybe read the 3rd line of the post you're responding to

album art you've made?
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i hope your musics better than your covers
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>take a photo of sweater
>oversaturate it
wow so genius. is this some nuclear shoegaze or something
cool but album covers are square
falled in love with this one

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Do you know how to code on javascript, wordpress or html5, do you think this skill is part of being a graphic designer? Also, wich country are you from?
those are only necessary if you want to be a web dev, graphic design is too broad usually you'll nyche down to one or two areas of design like branding/logos and lettering although graphic design is mostly about typography.

first separate the background from the figure then cut or separate the body parts in different layers then enlarge or reduce the size of whatever you want (you might also want to use transform tools) and finally blend the edges.
if you don't know anything about photoshop search for tutorials on selections, masks, content aware, healing brush, stamp tool.
also using a high-res photo will save you a lot of time.
i know PS and your instruction seems sporadic and vague

keeping each layer smart in good advice here

do you see whats strange about the way this was done?
this isn't photoshopped just a guy with a big chest
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First, get a time machine and go back in time to nine months before you were born.
Second, sprinkle plutonium dust in your dad's boxers. Irradiate those testicles till they glow.
Third, put industrial waste chemicals into your mom's tea. Dioxins, PCBs or a random mix from industrial runoff.
Fourth, return to the present time. Your body will now be changed into a fun grab-bag of miscellaneous parts. Enjoy!
SS + GOMAD but never do leg day

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