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I was told to post my flag here instead of /b/
What is wrong with the rainbow flag?
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How pic related are you?
not much, i just like the colours

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Design a logo/ logo idea based on animals from A - Z.
anon must continue from the last anon design.
The idea is to keep the inspiration coming. I'll start: A for Antelope
i'll jump straight to P for pre school
that's not an animal
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fair enough
blurry badger
All that's left is to churn out your own GNU/Linux distro, since you already got a proper codename for the first Alpha figured out.

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Here's a coffee packaging I'm currently working on, all made by myself. The logo consists of a coffee bean, a fingerprint (to indicate how many people work with coffee) & heat waves from a cup. This is only the frontpage. Oh yeah its also a study project, so fictional
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well yeah don't fix what ain't broken. anyway great job, congrats
Thank you :)
The serif types are very "old school" and "classy". try some sans.
And the chairs are a no go imho
the file name line that extends through the gutter negates the reason to have a gutter there.
thanks for responding
yeah I know that, but I tried and it looks detached otherwise. When it's close to the edge of the image and flushed, it looks connected. Breaking the line is probably not a good idea.
I realize it's ugly and basically destroying the whole point, but so far I found no real way to deal with this. That said, I've seen some stuff by Vignelli doing pretty much this (although the gutters were different color and honestly I didn't like this much).
I guess the whole layout is flawed, all I wanted was 1) text start to align to the image
2) no boxes and unnecessary dividers around posts
And I guess I got too carried away with it and all the roadbumps I encountered along the way. Right now I have no idea how to organize this better.
Still, really would appreciate any criticism and ideas on this.

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your best draw NOOOOOOOOW!
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In university had to do a bunch of oil paintings every semester until I dropped out after 2 years (due to considering the programme a meaningless waste of time and energy in terms of learning anything /gd/ related).
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Oh, I remember, in one semester we had to do easter cards. What came out was a tad interesting..
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And this kind of edgy chickenskratch came out at some point when we wuz Schiele, Beksinski n sheeyt. I actually had like 50 or more pages of spatial / geometric abstractions drawn in similar kind of manner, but I threw them on the table as my semester work in Visual Composition, before dropping out. вce.

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How do? Teach now.
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Swap white for yellow, black for red and grey for black
this board is full of morons
and rude people that dont give advice, all they do is tell you to kys :)
ask nicer fucking retard

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My first photoshop. How did i do? The lower legs, left forearm and chest plate is what i added, well, replaced.
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okay I guess it's a small job, not much too talk about here anyway
the "screenshot" itself is pretty shit to begin with
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actually it looks ok
why would you work on something so blurry to start with
Theyre photos from my tv taken by my phone then bluetoothed to my newer phone with the apps to edit on them, and no i do not have a stylus.
God damn kids and their video games
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>photos from my tv taken by my phone

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its made by a child??
except for moonwalk/chew on this
it doesnt look particularly thought out or hard.

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explain to me how the japanese is so superior?
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Respecting the elements and principles of design, traditions of making art and honesty (and beauty) of natural materials. Also they love finding different ways to perceive things, for example think of an object like a chair, change the camera angle to be on the floor looking up at it.

That’s a really great diagnosis, thanks
lmao average japanese design is even worse than average western one

Not even close

Comparing to the competence of the average Japanese person to your average retarded American is a no contest.

-An American
Japanese UI continues to be stuck 20 years in the past, fuck them

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Graphic design
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>make some random gradients
>transform whole picture to 8-bit palette with 64 (or more/less) colours

Whats the most important thing you ever learned about Graphic Design in one sentence?
Nothing is original
Copy everything. Dont go study grapical design. Just copy everything and have a good portfolio.
Copying shit will cost you less energy than "creating" it.

Anyone know how to achieve this "collage style"? I don't know how to express what I'm looking for, I'm certain I saw it many times in the past but I've never taken any screens or nothing, so basically this are the two best and only examples I can gather, pic related and this video https://vimeo.com/209496336 on the 30 second mark and onwards.

Even then, I still can't get what I'm looking for, I can't seem to describe it or do anything, I've been remembering about this and trying to find it for a few months now so I decided to ask here.
yes, that is a 'photo collage technique / 'style''. look in googal images, deviantart or something.

remember when you were a kid and had to cut pieces of old magazines and use light woodglue (the white stuff from a plastic bottle that said PVA (Polyvinyl acetate)) to stick them on paper? that's that.

in photoshop:

(mask) cut the necessary chunks of photos to alpha-transparency

if necessary make them black and white, then apply some hue shift (to red or yellow, whatever) adjustment layers

copy, paste, arrange, mirror, do something to put together a good composition like in your pic.

apply some grainy paper / concrete texture (one or more) in overlay blend mode so it looks 'real'

maybe start with a vague sketch on paper if you have something in mind, then look for image assets on interwebs.

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thanks man, your description/tutorial somehow fits more what I expected than your image, anyways I'll look into "alpha transparency", I always use smart layers, and that's why my psds are a mess, they're filled with layers and half of them are hidden cause I changed my mind, thanks man.
sorry, 'alpha-transparency' is more or less just a fancy faggot word for 'transparency' of an image/layer. in RGBA (RGB + A where A stands for 'alpha') color channels it's quantifier that determines the value of how transparent one or or another pixel is in the image format it's being stored.

it's ok if your own PSDs are mess, having hidden shit you can refer or reuse is is a good thing, but once in a while, when too much garbage collects and slows down your 'process', start just genociding some of those layers that have no purpose, and group and maybe name some stuff, so your mind stays clear of what's going on.

the same time, before a large change, simply make some backup and keep it around, such as My-Shitpiece--2018-02-23--08-15.psd. don't think about what's 'final' or what's 'production' in the filename, just give it a timestamp.
Take a layer

Make smart object

Alt + drag, increase by 10%

Rinse repeat

Please tell me how to make this effect (Colour on transparency)
firstly you ask in a how-to thread and don't create a thread for such basic shit
secondly if you have no idea how to go about doing this your level is so low you need to learn other stuff first
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that shit is so god damn basic
this isn't a how to for beginners site
try /wsr/
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many ways but here's one
—make a photo greyscale
—turn white portions to transparent (via color to alpha)
—select the pixels of the layer
—make new layer and fill selection with desired color
prior to trying make adjustments to contrast for best results

Gradient Map

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I'm trying to convert this image to pure black and pure white so I can use it as an input for raster laser engraving. I tried messing around with it in gimp, but I have no experience with anything but ms paint so I don't really know what I'm doing.

so far this is my best attempt. I think the face looks ok, but the shading on the armor got messed up. ideally the armor and gold trim would be completely white and the blue dress and markings would be black. how do I do this correctly?
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smoothing the edges isn't a problem but it was never a request fulfilled, just advice and a reference, that's why i left the logo off the chest
what tools did you use to do that? I'm intending to engrave this onto a 1"x2" tag so any small detail will get wiped out or look bad. also I forgot to mention but any black color is actually what the laser will cut away, so black will end up shiny aluminum and white will be whatever the coating is. I thought about inverting the colors, but then the outlines would look messed up against the background.

What about in photoshop?
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when you said "pure black and white" i assumed you meant no gray values at all. this makes the image verry jagged, so i tried to find a decent in-between.

the key is to use a composite of multiple layers for each element
each of the following operations were performed on a duplicate layer of the image in >>334867

the way i did most of the body was by using, in gimp, colors > components > channel mixer, selecting monochrome, turning blue channel all the way down, and the other two channels all the way up
i then tweaked further with colors > levels > pick black/white points

for the head, hair, and buttons on her left thigh armor, i used colors > desaturate > luminosity
i then tweaked further with colors > levels > pick black/white points

to retain the outline, i used colors > desaturate > luminosity
i tweaked the layer with colors > levels > pick black/white points
i selected all the negative space (everything that isn't saber)
inverted selection

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not OP but good job

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how could i achieve this type of effect the artist made here?
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that dj diabetes kid is from my city lmao all I gotta say is aim higher bro graphic work of this nature is overrated and has no substance
It really pains me how I love his design work but it's all done for such shitty "musicians".

Generation X fag incoming
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>which apparently you already are so idk why you’re having trouble with this try dm’ing this ‘dj diabetes’ character i’m sure hes not actually famous or important so he’ll probably reply

had a good chortle there
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utilizing the necessity either of fundamentally constructing or simply smearing up your work in such an intense amount of vintage stock textures means it's probably not that great, but the mr. dj diabetes guy probably charge those dope smoking riffraff faggot clients decent sum for it, so props to him.

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pic related is my new OC please rate
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this could be better if it was readable and had more contrasts imo
it's ironing bcuz soviet 'bright side' of constructivsm / modernism / utilitarianism / poor-as-fuck-commieblockism genuinely fits that shitty 80s vhs filter vomit better than adolf's rejecting attitude towards those movements

t. a balt whose riflemen helped out the reds

edit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaMorqMRovo

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