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Okay, now this is epic!
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And it's these fuckers too:

Pompous cunts trying to sell fonts.
>feature in movie Helvetica
>"unironic use of Helvetica, ugh"
Hoefler is probably a fag too
>ignoring available font features

fuck off, with your overpriced shit like Operator
>Trying to stay relevant.
Just bankrupt already, holy shit.

>Excessive use of capitals
>Almost entire thing is in capitals

>Unironically uses the term 'mansplaining'.

Into the trash

I need some help photoshopping. I need the tattooed guy sucking on the nipple of the pink suit guy and a huge crown on pink head dude
This dude on the nipple
Not a request board
Try /wsr/

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I'm looking for a free retro (pixelated, no antialiasing) business font, something you'd find in Windows 98. All the retro fonts I find are too unprofessional for what I am looking for. What can you suggest?
you can easily rip Fixedsys and MS Sans Serif from wangblows XP ISO or virtual machine
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Just turn off aliasing, every font can look like that (because that was the reason old Windows UIs had pixelated fonts)

Any tips for a newbie?
So, I am an illustrator, I draw stuff. Some old fuck found a job for me at a design agency, doing really basic stuff, like designing and printing Business Cards.
I say "designing" but I really just use the template of the previous designer.
I really don't know what to do? I do the work, but it's a mediocre work. I want to make a good work, even if my boss and the boomer clients says it's good, I don't feel like I'm doing something good.
It's my first week.
feel the same, just got out of college almost a year ago and landed a job about 6 months ago, i feel like i have improved in my work flow but i know i could/should be doing better, i would say just keep at it, and practice at home your illustration, eventually you'll get more chances on better projects and ones where you can use your talent
Start to watch everything about photoshop/illustrator on youtube. Everything.

For inspirations and to compare you work with real good artists, spend some of your time in behance.

Evolution comes with time. You will see in a few months your progress, just don't give up.

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>Band name

>Album name

>Album artwork

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first attempt at one of these, tried to make it similar to some other album covers I've seen.
It looks the same as every Sacred Bones Records album covers.
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gaudy techno/electro mixtape cover for friend. dj economix.trying to fit in with the rest of techno album covers, is this too little?

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ITT The breathtakingly perfect logos only
fuck dude I have so much nostalgia seeing that, the family computer we had when i was like three had a viewsonic monitor and I remember those fucking beautiful birdies
Yeah, I kind of disagree with the birds being a logo.
They are more like a mascot (even though they are 3 and always in the same position).
My main monitor is a viewsonic and the splash screen that shows when you turn it on has no birds, only the type logo.
Same. I picked up a 24" ViewSonic 1080p monitor at an electronics recycling center for $20 so now I can see the birds again every day.

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I don't get it, it looks like shit

How do you go from exclusively relying on tutorials to actually creating original content?

I know all the softwares (the how) but my creativity is zero (the why).

Hi, I'm just a button pusher and I need/want to change.

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Thought provoking lecture by David Rudnick

not anon but willing to help out or work together
>2005-era bullshit all over the screen with effects out the ass
Yeah this isn't getting anyone hired other than to do $5 forum signatures. Peddle your bullshit elsewhere, brainlet.

You can't learn creativity from a tutorial. It's something you need to actually work at to get better, you're never going to learn to have your own creative thoughts from following a guide.

Also you haven't stated what kind of OC you're trying to make. Is it page layout? Website designs? Business cards? Promotional flyers? The size and intent of the product you're making a lot of times informs the design you'll be creating, as well as the narrative you're trying to push (fun, classy, luxury, elegant, etc).

Look around you. Find things that inspire you. Find images, designs, layouts that you like. What do you like about them? What would you change? Find your style, find your voice, and try to make things that are YOURS.

The purposes of tutorials are to find out *how* to do the actions to make a certain effect, not what style you should choose. That has to either come from you as the designer making a conscious decision, or it has to come from a client/boss.

Another problem is that you may not "know" what works or what is good yet. Having a senior designer to work under or knowing some seasoned designers in the field is a good way to figure out what sorts of stuff is being done design-wise right now, so you can either follow trends, or buck them/mold them to your own liking. They can also give you helpful (and hopefully non-baised) feedback about things you might want to change, or things you might want to expand upon in your pieces. None of this is set in stone, either, so there's nothing saying you can't experiment and find a style/system of design that works for you. People *love* when shit is custom/bespoke, so if you can manage to do/create in a way that no one else is, you'll have carved out a niche for yourself.

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- Keep designing something everyday, learning arts is a lifelong journey. For me atleast, creativity accumulated over time.

- Try not to pull ideas from directly from behance/pinterest. If you do, look at where they would have got their source material from and learn / generate ideas from that so you do your own spin on it.

- Design is mostly problem solving, come up with some self initiated brief and just figure out how best to execute it, even if you fail at it and it looks shit you will learn.

Lastly if you're doing tutorials, the most useful information for me usually isn't the outcome, it's about the process behind what's being created and how the designers, creatives or whoever they are, come to that creative outcome - pick it apart and learn from the process. This especially applies if you've learned the fundamentals of a piece of software already and need to start pulling your own creative ideas out of it, not some rehashed tutorial bullshit.
>to actually creating original content?
you either start learning how to produce your own or other peoples PRODUCT or start doing ART
design is about talking what other people have made and refining it for a specific purpose as an intermediary stage, and the distinction between art and design pisses most professional designers off
>t. somebody who spent 3 years in the best visual/graphic design program in UK

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Thanks for the feedback. That thin line was really bothering me as well. Any tips to make it easier to read?
lol thanks
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I made a spinamajig in java
good 4 u
Thank you

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Guys need help in assessing
perfect 5/10
logo is blurry at 4K

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How realistic is this?
Depends on how much you enlarge it. As a thumbnail I could probably be fooled if I just glance at it, but if you blow it up to true size you easily see it's fake.

So I guess a 4/10 for realism.

Band, hands, and face needs work. The metal on the right looks pretty decent. The color banding also gives it away. Try working on that.
The hour and the second hand are OCD triggering
They don't point at the alleged center
from thumbnail, it's ok. but up close a lot of things look fake.
—solid black band
—the gradients are too simplistic.
—shapes have no edges
oh and btw the "m" in "moto" looks shitty, and the bottom band too.
>The color banding also gives it away

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About three weeks ago I completed a logo for a dog trainer. I put a lot of effort into this logo and I went as far as to give him a discount on it. He stopped responding to me a week ago and now my logo has appeared on his main Facebook page. What do? Has anyone had an experience like this before?

Also I don't know if this is related but his name is (((Bieltz)))
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damn this has been here for almost half a year now
Just take your dog to him LMAO and then be like hey bitch what's up you duckin me?
>a lot of effort
>Oldfag designer, have full time gd job as art director, but freelance for beer money
>'Hi, I need a logo for this face cream, it's a luxury brand, so I need a very high quality job'
>No problem, I don't have much on at the moment, so I'll do the logo and any other bits you might need for £150. If you literally just want me to pick a font and export some files, I'll do it for £50
>That's too much, I can get it done on upwork or 99designs for much less
>No problem, go give them a try. I'll speak to you soon.

3 weeks later

>'Hi, I need a logo for this face cream, it's a luxury brand, so I need a very high quality job, we spoke before and I'd like to take the £50 option
>No problem, I have a lot of work on at the moment, so I'll do the logo and any other bits you might need for £350. If you literally just want me to pick a font and export some files, I'll do it for £150

Never heard from him again, totally worth it.
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>can even see the light gray box behind the silhouette imagery

Damn OP, how much do you charge? $5?

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I wonder how much it would cost to make a Zombie Will Smith mask as well as a Zombie Mr. Smith from The Matrix for the band name
"Kill Smith"

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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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ow the edge
how's school anon
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why do my lines in illustrator look all fuckd up? im using the 5pt round stroke
could be that you set variable width profile
if you did, set it back to "uniform"
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Should I upgrade my Photoshop?
I am currently using "Photoshop CS 5 Extended". Which I believe must be at least 5 years old, or even more. I have been using it for a while and I'm pretty comfortable and happy with it. My question is, do newer versions of Photoshop offer anything special that my version doesn't have, and am I missing out on any groundbreaking new tools?
Only innovation I can think of that you are missing is Content-Aware fills.
You also have less crappy effects which shouldn't matter and I don't remember how good was CS5 when working with smart objects but "better handling of smart objects" was advertised as a feature on several CC releases.

Oh, and that panel (I can't remember the name) that let's you have several instances of the same project, sounds like a good idea in theory but the only time I used it, it got kind of confusing.

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So i want to become motion graphics artist, i already know some AE, and trying to learn and use it everyday, what should be my next step? 3D work?(c4D) or illustrator with photoshop? Any advice for a noob like me?
Master Ae and Ai
Knowing your way around C4D and Ps is a nice plus
thanks dude :) thats what i was thinking
Do you want to make money?
Get into ui/ux like every other pleb.

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