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I'm considering getting into gd, any criticism about the pics? I'm quite satisfied with this for my first major project. Took me two days.
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Not OP but your low poly triangulation shit is played out and a meme at this point. Good luck chasing the next trend that comes around though. Hope you do a better job catching it than this frog piece of shit.
Yes, for a first is really good. It's like a guy learning to drive. When he goes around the block smoothly. Good job Billy!
Now start to prepare for a cross country trip.

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Somebody please explain to me the genius behind this piece, I just can't see it. How do you get a degree in design, make garbage like this and it somehow ends up in a "gallery" and a magazine? Maybe I'm not enlightened enough in the craft of modern art to see the meaning of it... Is this a showcase of the autism they teach you in US universities?

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I'm not OP by the way, in case you haven't figured. And no, my argument still stands. I'd suggest you read my comment again, because even if that designer said she was being retarded on purpose, her idea was not really about design first, but something irrelevant, namely her forced narrative. And where it was relevant, the whole package was far from convincing or noteworthy.
design is a tool for arguing a narrative without words. if you don't get that, and especially if you dance between getting it and thus arguing she failed and not getting it and thus arguing that others' failures shouldn't count, there's a reason you're being angry on a cartoon bbs at midnight on a thursday.

i don't even think she's saying anything useful, it's pretty standard babby's first liberalism "now i have a platform too, everyone with a platform should get to sound off individualistically". it's just less dumb than your "even if you have a platform you'd better fall in line".
also, if you seriously type "agenda-driven" without realizing that literally everyone and everything is agenda-driven and you just categorize what you learned first as "normal", you're honestly too dense to keep replying to.
Some of her "actual" work i guess?
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mfw my ironic vaporwave cover looks better than the entire portfolio of a design graduate

fml, cgpeers seems to be kill, but I need a copy of aftereffects asap, where is a reliable source for software rips?
alternatively does anybody know a free lightweight program that can do pretentious looking motion graphics the ez way? I need to get a job done so I dont necessarily need the AE
damn, you are right, cgpeers is ded right now.
you can always use chingliu's torrents in tpb, those are clean and easy to setup
>alternative to ae
there's no such thing
how dense are you?
Download AE from adobe.com, start your trial, run Zii Patcher and you're done

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Here's some shit I made, tell me its shitty. Feel free to post your shit so we can all shit on it too.
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'F' is too far from 'u'. Lines are too thin for a logo. No internal grid or guidelines to align things.
Too late but it's decent
The outlines/contrast look a bit out of place but it's not terrible either
From what I can see you went for the minimalist+art deco+memphis-milano look. That's quite a mashup, but it's perfectly acceptable today, and here it looks very good.
IMO the handwritten font doesn't fit in here. It creates a clash of perfect geometry/free form, and the bottom font also adds 3rd dimension. Plus the 2 fonts feel like a lingering hipster trend from the late 2000s. Not a good choice to put next to something that screams 2017.
Also, what kind of triggers my autism is the 45 degree stripes. Those don't look much like memphis-milano at all, they're machine-like and feel more like something from the 70s. Maybe make them horizontal for that '80s look. That said, this style has been butchered way worse elsewhere, so your choice still works alright.
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I love it, but for the love of god do a proper clipping job on that car at least

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How to get away with shit like this?
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eh on big projects like occulus it's less simple than that.

There's months of pre-planning and "do you like it" is like the discussion you get into if you've totally fucking failed and your team has failed.

Strategy, research, patent stuff, personas, launch strategy, brand manifestos, research into things like tooling, trends... it takes months to get all of that stuff together so you get a consenus on what "a good logo" looks like. and that's different every time.

so if you're going in like a typical fivrr kid with a bunch of "i like this it has a script font" then yea you're going to have a "i like" conversation with your client and you've set them up that way.

You get your client measuring against things like iconic, one-letter, cover-half-of-it-with-a-tree recognisable, and other strategic shit and you have a better chance.

but that requires you to also, you know, have a brain and stuff
It's not amazing like frogposters will be here to insist, but you can certainly do worse than making an initialism look like a front-on view of the product.
A track? I dunno but it messes with your hips, constantly making a left turn.
hewlett Packard got acquired by British petroleum?
>eh on big projects like occulus it's less simple than that.
Of course, but since OP was talking from his own perspective I was also referring to small-scale design. He said that his rationale/arguments didn't work

How does one achieve a noisy gradient?
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Find a photoshop brush that is intended to look like paint splatter
No, you are
Why has no one suggested just changing the blending mode to "dissolve" with the gradient tool selected?
paper texture and brush, this is a retarded thread
bretty ghud

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Currently trying to make some cover art out of stock images. Any suggestions or criticism for my picture?
learn color grading and use a different font with no color and no shadow effects.
that's so ugly i son't know where to start

does someone have this font? can only find the ugly bold one
Second search on Google images

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I have to make portfolio for studies but I wanted to learn it more there so now im worried because i can't make any good stuff. Will I be able to entry studies with for example this shit i made today? Also i will upload more 1 day stuff then cuz i have not to much time. (3d model is not mine)
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there are stars in your clouds, and in front of the moon. Fix the lazy blending mode.
ye because that's his only problem
I fixed some sky, camera, and animation issues.
Still I have to repair mask on stars and give more time in the beginning of shot. Shadows behind tie fighters are visible enough, what about colors, still too dark??
i actually like this one
rough cut fixed I think
I will abandon it at this https://youtu.be/J4QEnbdnO2U
My noob eye see only blur too fix and some duration problems
Then I can post some motion graphics that I will create but Im not sure it's the right board

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What do you think of this Company Logo?

[spoiler]im supposed to respect it but god i want to change it so bad i dont care i dont get paid[/spoiler]
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>except that maybe it's something about industry

It is about industry stuff.

[spoiler]its still ugly as fuck[/spoiler]
[spoiler]why did the spoiler tags not work in op? [/spoiler]
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they could've made it acceptable, they simply chose bad colors
Show me good colours then
The illusion is there, you got that down, but desu for a company logo, it's unsightly.
Maybe if it was for a hospital or something. What is the logo for?
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OK excuse my autism, I don't get it: is it yours or not?
In any case, good logo should always have enough contrast, and ideally be fit to be printed in black/white. Dull colors and different shades don't work very well in logos. Also it shouldn't be completely dependent on color scheme.

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Hey guys,

Recently, I was asked to touch up some photos for a local windows and siding company to make them look more professional. Here's an example of a photo I edited. I think it looks pretty good but i've also been staring at it for hours and am not sure if it looks realistic.

Most of the people in here are wayyyy more experienced than me so any critique is greatly appreciated.
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you raped it
This looks horrible.
I like it. The colors pop out at you without being over saturated.
This using a vintage filter and framed.
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the whites are now yellow
the sky looks disgusting
this is a step backwards
all you needed was a bit of vibrance
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in fact here have ya whites back to white instead of with a blue tinge

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What does /gd/ think of this logo? Its for an exclusive vegan fusion cuisine.

Also, general critic thread, post your stuff here and Ill try to give some feedback.
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Good job man.
Fuk u
>cum in us
>phallic object going through a vagina like object

Nice try

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Help I'm very intermediately skilled in Illustrator, I made a logo and added a gradient then color halftone effect how can I select only the black area so that I can make a path and send it to a cameo cutter?
selection tool and click on black
Selection>select inverse> delete white
huge thanks!

Hey, inexperienced self taught normie fag here, i wanted to ask if you could tell me how to make the various logos I make better. Love you <3
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And the ugly ducking WIP
General criticism: first, all of your work rely on images too much. This is pretty outdated today, a logo should communicate a lot with very little. Second, the details you use are often too small. This looks rather like illustrations/posters, not logos.

The angled logo gives a feeling of something playful and unconventional. Is that what you really want in law company?

The letters have clashing fonts.
you need to simplify these designs quite a bit.
think of a business card as your smallest medium to put it onto. Would you be able to decipher them if you were to scale them down right now?

try to convery meaning trough symbolism instead of illustrating the literal thing the logo represents.
I think there is too much detail for a logo.
they are all crap and someone needs to tell you
from the cutting out of the base images to the colours bleeding all over the place there is no well you did good here work on that

watch more tutorials and follow them learn some better basics before you explore

hello /gd,

someone know a easy way to do timeline (plug-in or software). I'd like to product a timeline with many "main" lines ex:

for a earth timeline

- geologic line
- vegetals
- animals
- composition of the air

and inside each main lines variations but set down with numbers (beginning maximum ending) automatically applied to the timeline. By automatically i mean if there are 3 animals species challenging, the numbers set for each provide a proportional result. (a little bit like in the second image).

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