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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests as appropriate.

#/gd/ @ irc.rizon.net
#4chan-gd @ irc.freenode.net
http://graphicdesign.wikia.com/

>What literature should I read to get into graphic design?
The sidebar on the /gd/ wiki has plenty of book reccomendations.

>What programs do I need to get started?
-Vector
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw
Inkskape


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>Can somebody photoshop X? Can somebody make me a logo?
All requests for photoshopping belong on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests. /gd/ doesn't take requests or do free or even paid work sometimes. However, if you're new at something, asking "HOW can I X?" rather than "CAN YOU make X?" will give you better results.

>Can I post some of my work for critique?
There is usally a critique/What-Are-You-Working-On thread, and that is where work for critique go.

>Can somebody find [font]?
http://www.mediafire.com/download/027xjs3ujvyqxmd/Fonts.zip
also check out your local torrent site or the font-share thread.
Remember to share and not just take. Also remember that using liscensed fonts in commercial works is a bad idea.

>Where can I find inspiration?
http://www.behance.net/
http://dribbble.com/
http://graphicdesign.wikia.com/wiki/Inspiration

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ITT Big names with terrible logos
In your opinion, of course
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>>296057
that's more like a temporary mockup they forgot to replace.
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>>296033
You don't seem to have many arguments.
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>>295479
There are no disgusting color shades, anon. Only disgusting combinations.
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>>295418
Good god. This is so bad I cannot believe it is the actual logo. Old one had personality and instant recognizability :(
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>>294686

The purpose of a logo is to be very simple and recognizable everywhere. It's done it's job very well. Far from terrible.

Hi i was wondering if you guys have a site where i can donwload paid fonts for free font specially the ones of "legacy of defeat" im a broke student so i cant afford them, otherwise i just buy them. hope you guys can help me thank you :)

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What is the best course (pirated) that will make me a UX designer?
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>>296208
>(journey mapping, personas, testing) and wireframing.
>not the actual design

Are you stupid ? What do you think wireframing is, bio-engineering ?
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>>296053
Not really just a title. A web designer can't build the UI of a car dashboard or the UI of the apple watch.
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>>296216
I'm pretty sure they could if you gave them a specification.
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>>295191
Can you explain why?
I just finished my bachelor in graphic design, without any real ui/ux or frontend experience, and it seems like every job i apply for, they ask for a graphic designer, but in the requirements they put ui/ux, frontend or a handful of coding languages.

I feel like im lacking something important, and i therefore I can't land a job.
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>>296272
I was in the same situation about five years ago but I managed to get a job inhouse for a travel company.

It wasn't glamorous but I learnt a lot of useful techniques in print, web and motion design. We had to do everything from designing/artworking brochures, managing the website/eNewsletters and also create promo videos.

After about 18 months there I applied to some agencies and now I'm at a fairly good full-services communications agency. We mainly do print/front end web stuff but also strategy, PR, marketing and motion.

You don't have to become strictly a web/UI designer. There's plenty of agencies still doing print and traditional comms. It just depends on what you want to specialise in, and you probably won't know what you enjoy best until you have a few years experience under your belt.

I think only now have I realised I enjoy the digital aspects of design more and would probably like to get into a career that's more web/UI oriented. I used to love illustration at university, but after doing it commercially I absolutely hate it.

>Band name
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random

>Album name
https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Special:Random

>Album artwork
https://flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days

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>>296248

We'll start with B A D kerning.
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is this thread still breathing?
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>>296183
Thanks for the feedback mane, I couldn't find a way get both the color blending and legibility so I only went for the color blending
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lol

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Hey /gd/, I have quite the noob question. Where do you learn how to begin how to code? Is it relatively easy to pick up and start making slick af websites?

Thanks in advance.
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>>296292
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXqs6X0lzKI

there's different ways but try to learn some programming fundamentals first.

on youtube search for
"cs50 2016"
is the computer science introduction course at harvard it has lectures on the basics of programming, php, html etc- i liked the 2015's playlist better tho and also search for cs50 seminars for specific things)
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Go here >>>/g/wdg
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codecademy.com

shit teaches you all you need to know, front end and back end, for free.

it's completely interactive, too. you're not just reading a block of text for an hour straight.

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Sup guys, amatuear graphic designer here. Doing some logo concepts for a friends bracelet company. The two names he is between is crownwood (one word) and ascend wood - "The simpler the better". Give me some feedback on these, fonts etc.
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>>296267
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>>296258

5. That W ending looks strange. Like 2, everything here contrasts a bit too much. I think the part that is able to communicate well together is the C and the W. It feels like this came after you did 2 and didn't want to throw away the crown. I would have liked it a lot more if the font of crownwood was different and that W ending wasn't so wonky. (I'd also remove that crown to see what it looks like.

6. Don't do this, too confusing. Imagine that texture blown up, and now on a business card. This is the one I liked the least.

7. Simple. I like how everything commmunicates well together but it just doesn't feel like it does enough. I feel like here you went the safe route. I do however like how everything feels really fluid since it does all go well together.

8. I can't look at that A without reading it as an N. Reminds me of the Nespresso N if I'm not mistaken. I really do like how you played with the negatives both here and in 7. Play around some more, it could be a good direction, but the way they are atm feel unfinished.

Keep up the good work anon, I'll be rooting for you <3
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>>296266
I think it does get wider as it goes up, but ill exaggerate it more! I believe its unisex wood bracelets so ill see what I have thinner but wider :)

>>296268
Thanks :) agreed about the names. Ill check out some of those fonts.


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>>296269
Thanks for the reply anon! Super helpful, very well articulated. You put words to the things I was feeling.

Be back in a minute with some of these changes
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>>296275
if it's unisex, i think that one fits pretty well. i feel like there something crashing about the type and the icon, but can't really put my finger on it. try some different types, spacing etc and it might be easier to see.
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>>296258
Far right middle is my favorite. One below it second but the crown could use some work.
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Couple minor changes - I would like to send two versions of each so here's what I've narrowed it down to.

Pretty happy with 1 and 3, I still want to make 4 work but the tree feels a little forced :/

Comments and crits are appreciated :D

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So how badly do I need to kill myself?
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>>296271
what font did you use?
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>>296271
Np, anon
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>>296277
Once again, good looking out. Here's the final final final final, I only say that because even if someone points out another glaring issue, I'm out of time.

>>296276
LHF Old Block Condensed Bold
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>>295872
my sides' sides hurt
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>>296281

It kind of reminds me of some childrens toy logo.

The quality of design is very good, but its pretty naive. Maybe the font is too round or something, I don't know.

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please :3
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>>295634
I love VHS edits, but a quick tip: The text seems a bit off. The font i use is the VCR OSD MONO.
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>>294483
Holy fuck this is amazing

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Hey /gd/ !

first, sorry for my bad english, i'm from Belgium and all i know i've learned it with my irish father in law.

I started this year a graphics formation but the teachers are very bad and can't teach great things...

Recently, a friend of mine who want to open a new restaurants asked me if i could design a logo for his futur restaurant, so i've tried to do something correct but all i do is shitty..

anyone here have an idea of something that could be correct ?!

his restaurant will be based on "Eureka" and Horeca (wich mean Hostel-restaurant-Cafe here), his decoration will be based on fiding idea...

the only things i've made so far is this shitty logo.

is there a way to make it look better, or anybody here have better design idea... he will probably take it as logo for year and it will be ridiculous if he keep the actual work.
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>>295977
the problem is that we don't like giving away 'ideas' since they're ours. that being said if you show us a few sketches (always start with pen and paper) we could tell you which one could look better or what to change, etc.

anyways if you can't think of anything try mind mapping:
http://www.davidairey.com/interactive-mind-maps/

and also avoid using that font it's not bad just way overused.
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>>295981
this.
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Ok, you know it's shitty so this is a first step.

Of the most importance is to keep it simple, not funny. A light bulb is a very bad idea, even more with knives and forks and all that.

Find a great font, that says the kind of restaurant it will be (ask what would be the dress code for example, you'll have an idea).

Secondly, the draw is not necessary, but if you have to make one, as I said, don't overdo it.

Finally, check this for inspiration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archimedean_spiral

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Look at this serif font... LOOK AT IT! I need this in my life.
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>>296257
yeah nah, the counter shape is different for the R and the A.
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You may be happy with Ambroise Std. It's not that typeface but it is similar in stroke contrast, bracketing, and curves.
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>>296273
>Ambroise Std
hey thats pretty good, might use it for a project or two.
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https://typekit.com/fonts/lust
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>>296273
Pretty good. K looks stupid, though

Is it okay to learn how to draw on a tablet vs paper? I mean I have plenty of sketchbooks and all types of pencils, but my end game goal is to draw completely digital. So I'm wondering if it's worth drawing on a tablet entirely.

And I mean actually LEARNING on a tablet, like start from the basics (perspectives, shapes, lighting, Loomis, etc)
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>>296288
i mean im no illustrator and i draw like a ballsack with a diploma so my word holds no value, but i do not see why it would be impossible, learning to draw with colors and such would be even simpler due to the fact you dont have to buy hundreds of different supplies, IMHO just go for it
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You should get a better answer from >>>/ic/
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I've worked professionally as a comic artist, there's not much difference, almost 50% of pros use Wacom (or something similar), but do NOT limit yourself to just drawing digitally. A big plus is not needing an inker.

But people like a drawing they can hold a million times more than a jpeg.

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Industrial design thread?
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>>295691
As a former line cook, I wouldn't touch that. That handle is made for creating blisters.

>>295511
Same with this shit. You're cooking, not pretending to be Raiden from MGS.
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>>295002
>Industrial design thread
Aww yiss-
>Starts thread with a gaming laptop
Fucking hell, OP
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>>295711
Those knives are not for prep work, line cook.
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http://www.design-is-fine.org/ is a really cool blog about design in general, industrial and graphic.
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>>295797
What are they for then? Because the only practical purpose they have is display.

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I'm looking for random art generators that combine two image styles.

Any cool ones in existence?
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>>296303
http://archive.nyafuu.org/wsr/thread/116290/
http://archive.nyafuu.org/wsr/thread/111118/
https://deepdreamgenerator.com
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/create-neural-paintings-deepstyle-ubuntu/
https://github.com/jcjohnson/neural-style
https://www.reddit.com/r/deepstyle/

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Hello guys,

What software do you think was used to make this video? I'm a total noob in this but i'm curious.

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>>296300
sony vegas or after effects.



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