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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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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.

hey how do I achieve this effect on an image in photoshop or illustrator?
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Google "how to copy and paste in illustrator"

probably just handmade desu... i used to do this by hand in illustrator before, not very hard
looks liek part of it is liquid/ripple effect in PS. The stretching isn't hard to do either, I think you could drag with shift like how MS paint does it but I'm not sure.
maybe merge the text layer with the texture you want. In this case it's a blank folded page. Then cut out various parts of it, apply effects and paste them back on. Seems like that's how this was done. But I'm nowhere near an expert on this stuff
This is very easily achieved by printing your Type off then placing the paper on a scanner, as the scanner scans your paper just move your paper around
This font is called Shatter

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Hello, /gd/.

I'm new to Photoshop and I want to try some easy effects.

Looking for something easy to start with, I tried the "turn to stone" effect, thinking it would work well.

This is as far as I've gone, but the hair, eyes and eyebrows look awful.

How can I work with that to create a real petrification effect?

Any ideas/tips?

Source pics in the next posts, in case you want to show something with my picture.
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Obviously it ain't to you and your special needs brain

There is enough info in this thread for some with basic PS knowledge, if this thread confused you or you can't get the info you need from it you fucking shouldn't b here
this thing on?

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How much would you guys charge to fix my ugly website?
Its an illustrator's portfolio so I would need there to be about 5 pages of galleries and maybe a few subpages to explain the artwork.
I bought GoDaddy's WordPress thing but I don't fucking understand how to use it.
I would recommend just building your own with Google. Not that hard, and it's free.
I appreciiate it but
If its like wix where the site's name is in the URL I don't want to. (like portfolio.tumblr.com, or portfolio.wixsite.com or portfolio.google.com if portfolio was the name of the website)
It just looks really unprofessional and I use my website to find jobs so I can't.

amateur web dev here. You could download WP then host it on your own paid for domain then simply choose a theme. They won't have the same themes as Wordpress.com since you will be using Wordpress.org but you will not have those stupid domain names like portfolio.wordpress.com or shit like "made using wordpress.com!" all over your site.
pick a name domain
most host have a one clic install for popular cms like wp these days, you don't even have to ftp anything
you then pick a portfolio theme and tweak it till you like it
(don't forget to remove the footer for a professional look) tutos everywhere for that

honestly learning webdesign is easy and the best approach would be to take a domain, open a ftp connection and just drop one static html page that you made
1) go to web hosting website
2) pick an available domain name
3) take the 1 year cheaper option with only simple hosting, no emails, no database, no bs
4) get your ftp codes
5) dl an ftp client on your computer
6) put ftp codes on ftp client and open a connection
7) dl a code editor and follow a html + css tutorial
8) create a one page website and make it look good (google fonts, nice images, maybe a bit of css animation etc)
9) drop what you made on your server with your ftp client

also congratulation you know can into webdev and can add that to your skill set (and get paid)
installing $500 wp for people asking what you ask now never get old

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Hey guys

I have a date with a grill ive been fucking for a while on wednesday. In a weak moment i might have told her i was good a drawing and promised her to draw her nude. Unfortunately im pretty shit at painting but am wondering if theres some easy shortcut to be able to draw a decent picture good enough to fool a novice?

Not sure if this is the right board for this but really need advice so might as well give it a go.
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post nudes
>don't lied
how you expect people to get laid then anon?
Just take a photo of her and put a b/w filter on it.
Fucking kek
Stop lying you retard

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Anyone know how to make continuous curves in Illustrator?
dude just use GIMP lmao
rounded rectangle then wrap I reckon

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What is the best camo pattern?
Functionally & aesthetically
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bought at second hand, none of my solider friends knows what pattern is this
It was mostly ww1
Waddaya guys think?
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Why isn't the "Max" in a different font? What the fuck were they thinking?
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oh. I is dissapoint ;)
can you imagine, how long some poor bastard must have spent trying to find workable (but not too obvious) hide-that-POS-notch pics tho?

>Just use some pics of the models on dark blackground FFS
> we, eh, cant use the models on a 'dark background' - it was you who demanded we use 'urban minorities only..'
the same kind of people who would get violently angry if they heard someone say the letter X in Mac OS X
I'd just like to interject for a moment. What you’re referring to as Linux, is in fact, GNU/Linux, or as I’ve recently taken to calling it, GNU plus Linux. Linux is not an operating system unto itself, but rather another free component of a fully functioning GNU system made useful by the GNU corelibs, shell utilities and vital system components comprising a full OS as defined by POSIX.
Many computer users run a modified version of the GNU system every day, without realizing it. Through a peculiar turn of events, the version of GNU which is widely used today is often called “Linux”, and many of its users are not aware that it is basically the GNU system, developed by the GNU Project. There really is a Linux, and these people are using it, but it is just a part of the system they use.
Linux is the kernel: the program in the system that allocates the machine’s resources to the other programs that you run. The kernel is an essential part of an operating system, but useless by itself; it can only function in the context of a complete operating system. Linux is normally used in combination with the GNU operating system: the whole system is basically GNU with Linux added, or GNU/Linux. All the so-called “Linux” distributions are really distributions of GNU/Linux.
looks like [$]
Different font is def wrong, but it also just feels wrong like that. Maybe just do something else with it like max being capitalized or something.

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