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How can I sharpen the paths and make them clear? I turned on anti-aliasing in the document settings and I'm using 300 PPI.
It looks fine though?
adjust anchor points manually, or use pencil tool trace over selected thing to smoothen out
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No idea if this is the issue you're having but Illustrator doesn't have great anti-aliasing. Most of the time it's not very noticeable, but on images where you have nearly vertical or nearly horizontal lines it can be pretty apparent.
A workaround is to open the images in Photoshop and export from there.

Any tips on how to make a simple text logo? I like dark low poly styled pictures and just need a text Feelo

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I've been trying to recreate it this whole fucking day. And with no success. I have no idea what I should be doing.

Can someone give me advice, please?
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There's like 12 different effects in there, you're going to have to be more specific
The yellow stars in the background.
look at the starys
look how they shine for you
and every thing you do
Yeah, they were all yellow
In Ae
creae yellow solid
mask it
animate mask
add glow
animate line
duplicate and rotate
this is like direct to DVD movie tier effects

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Guys, what the fuck do you work and what do you earn? How many years of experience?
Any tips for someone starting out? How do you rise? Pls no larping

Okay, I'm fresh out of uni and about to start my first full time job in gd next month.
I expected to earn quite little when starting but it's actually less than I expected. I start a position as a web/graphic designer at a pretty large company in Germany. I'm about to earn 30k€ a year (gross / 35.000 USD) for a 40 hours a week job. I'm okay with eating shit for a year or two but if this shit doesnt increase within the next few years I will legit switch the career or try to earn more freelancing. I'm 22 and willing to learn anything that results in more money
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Also, the people who hide in the shadows and aren't rehearsed are the ones with the greatest potential. I'd rather help out of the box thinkers, than ballsy retards who flaunt their college degrees that taught them how to fail at graphic design. Would rather help people recover from the garbage trash education system and build a lucrative career. If I can do it, you can do it.
Do you contract people outside the USA?
No, we do not. Our corporate HQ is located in the USA. We are big on employing US citizens only, which is pretty unique for our industry.
If you ever decide to relocate to the US legally on a work visa, however, we would hire someone under those circumstances. We love legal immigrants. Our founder is a legal immigrant who came to the US 30 years ago with literally nothing, and built an empire. very inspiring :)
What are the traits that qualify someone as "hiding in the shadows" for you?

Also, what steps do you/your company take to locate these individuals and how do they benefit your work?

Thanks for your time.

I saw a lot of this style of pics on trendlist.org. it has been prominent everywhere since around 2010, and recently it got more mainstream exposure with Life of Pablo.
who exactly started it? any theory to it, what is it inspired by? I am late to the party and I've seen no discussion of it.
I see it's kinda lo-fi/ironic, very minimalistic, and makes '90s references like web 1.0 and rave flyers; the cropping and counter-intuitive placement of elements evokes David Carson vibes. But, I'm reading a lot of early 20th century influence in it too, like Piet Zwart/Theo Van Doesburg/Jan Tsichold/early Bauhaus, with all the use of overprint, ladder type, generous white space, vertical type, and so on. Sometimes there's also a Memphis-style wiggly line there, or Art Deco geometric typefaces. I guess that's a retro part of it.
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You're conservative and have no idea what you're talking about. Your "definition" of design only dates to the 60s. Graphic design changes with society and we are not where we were in the 60s.
could you be any more opinionated?
>If you can't use the design in the outer world, it's bad design
except you can
>#1 rule of design is to be utilitarian and to not create friction between the user and the message or object being used.
this is #1 rule of Swiss modernists, not of all design. when you put it in context of music or artsy stuff, you simply get dry, boring and lifeless design. this is the territory where modernism has always been looked down upon, this is where you got experimentation of Brody and Carson, and this is exactly where this new brutalism aesthetic gets applied the most.
>It's got the cheap and fast manufacturing strategy. It's the fast food of design.
I think you're delusional. Fast food of design is material design and web templates. if anything, brutalism is anti-fast food.
bamp for cool thread
wow, what sad opinions you have.
It's fucking disgusting.
This isn't 'art' this is timmy figuring out photoshop.

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Can I use a premade font for my company's logo or would it be wise to make my own font for it? Thank you
You need to see what the license says

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What is the best camo pattern?
Functionally & aesthetically
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what do you talk about, the image is blank
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>step on the German flag every time you put on your shoes.
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bought at second hand, none of my solider friends knows what pattern is this
It was mostly ww1

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Is there something like this for Illustrator or just Windows in general?
blend tool
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something like

Just made this Instagram poster for a buddy of mine. It's for a car meet. There's something off but I'm not sure what. How can I improve.

The wolf Fire game rip off is from some other crew. If it were up to me it wouldn't be there but it has to.
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the blue one looks good imo

also the date is missing. also maybe put the time like "7pm - 11pm"? and put the weekday it's gonna be. could fill up some space this way.
The car is cut off at a weird place, its like a milimetre from being whole at the front. So i'd say try cutting a bit more off..
>There's something off
1. Colors are totally off - choose a scheme

2. Project Streets needs to have some grit to the font. Try a block font with a little distressing

3. Add some texture/metallic/gradients to the background - something like brushed distressed metal or carbon fiber, with a darker gradient starting from the bottom behind the car that fades towards the top, in order to blend the background with the foreground.

4. Add some lighting on the car in the foreground to match the background.

5. Better fonts overall are needed. Only use 2 though. You have FAR too many fonts and font instances used in the same piece
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PS: Re the above suggestions I made - here is a recent example of a 7 foot banner I made. Notice the different perspective of the car that makes it more appealing. I would suggest that you find a better angle of the vehicle in a similar fashion.
use the original colour of the car, unless its blue

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Hello guys, someone knows a font similar to this one??? Tnxxx
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Dynamo EF is somewhat similar
This is an illustration, not a font. I would suggest taking a free font like Metal Curve, and manipulating each character to look more like this image.
That is one ugly ass font, looks like it was done in MS paint

So all the cool names for the .com are taken?

Does it make sense to brand yourself with a .design domain?

>>clickbait picture
Brand yourself with the .design in person, but put your website on an actual .com URL similar to the .design name, and have the .design redirect to the .com. otherwise you will sacrifice web traffic for the aesthetic of a name.

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My friend is color blind, deuteranopia, and I want to see what he sees while using my computer, but after a few hours of Google I can't find any ICC profile to apply. I'm asking here because I assume some people that design things would like to see what a color blind person would see while they make it.
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I have only seen tools that simulate it or that might help you create one but not an actual icc profile.

This website is making some, they're not available to download though.
lurk at freelancer.com find someone who have made similar stuff and check their prices then ask them via pm
Photoshop has a colorblind mode. It aint real time but at least its something.
This comparison is off. The contrast between the sign background and the letters wouldn't change. That's why green/red colorblindness is a thing. Green and red often have the same tone. Bring this same image into photoshop and turn it grayscale and you'll see what I mean when you compare the red of the sign to the green of the grass

Whoever made this image just selected the green and red areas and made them the same colors. You can see the red around the lettering. In other words, whoever made this should just kill themselves already
make a CLUT that forces all colors to their deuteranopia counterparts, then have that as an adjustment layer that stays on top
desu a .cube file might already exist for that

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My employer is offering $100 off a purchase
but newer PS wont let me work with $ images...
I've tried converting to pdf and the software becomes glitchy, screenshots wont work...any advice?
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tried it Red Bull - still no dice
upload psd maybe
Just pirate CS6 real quick ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
>but newer PS wont let me work with $ images...
holy shit I didn't even know that
Funny how they'll block currency, but not government-issued IDs.

Firefox is thinking of redesigning their logo
Witch one do you like most, System 1 or 2?


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No, its literally a joke from a tv show,
how the fuck does your kind of brainlet refuse to interpret any art through any lens other than le totally objective reddit logic memes but this vanilla as hell product redesign makes one of your two neurons fire the "squeal about muh SJWs" response
A Firefox developer i imagine
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This one looks good.
I'd actually have loved the first one, if it weren't a blatant ripoff of GitLab.

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Can someone please help me find a cost effective PC and monitor for basic graphics design and drawing? I need something that can run Paint Tool Sai and Photoshop but not much else. I don't know much about this stuff and this is going to be a gift. I've been looking at these mini pc's on Amazon but I'm don't know what to get. Thanks for your help if you offer it!!!

both programs are pretty light, they don't require much power.
I'd advice to just go to >>>/g/ and ask for recs in the PC building thread. this is more relevant to mini PCs than anything

Oh yeah, I'll do that. Still happy for any advice here too. Thanks!

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