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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.

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>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?
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw

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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]?
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?

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What are you working on, /gd/?

Every single pixel editing software I can find is to expensive for me rn. I cannot find a good free one either.
Does anyone know a good free pixel editing software.

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Which one, /gd/?
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You could just rip off the MPAA Rated "R" and go for a classy badboy vibe.
i think you're the only one who would care about that anon
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And if you wanted to just go full-gimmick
The one of the left looks cooler, And smarter.

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What is the best font for a resume, also general resume thread for critique, tips and tricks that you know.
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On a place where you say fag and everyone understands it as person, or where it's acceptable to say jewvidia o jewgle only in /gd/ someone is stupid enough to try to feel important by correcting and obvious joke.
>derailing and projecting

4chan, everyone

(There's already a resumee thread out there, use the catalogue faggot)
>Derails the thread on the first response, accuses op of derailing, and also adds the projecting part.

Are you insane?
Garamond for me. Everyone writes w their own fonts.

Look at some font design and find out the answer to your question.
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And stop bickering and post some original content/

/your thread wont do so well if your post is one sentence long. Read and re-read you post b4 sharing.

Good Photo tho, worth visiting this thread for that alone.

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Post embarrassments, civic or commercial.
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Why is the Toronto flag an embarrasement? It's not particularly pretty, but the concept is pretty cool.
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We know. You do not have to remind us.

I hope America can revover from what is going to happen. We had to in Canada when Stephen Harper left office.

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i would like some feedback on this design i made
Looks like a lady with a moustache. I would edit that out. Good design overall. Not very engaging but a good image of a head.

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How would I go about making an image's file size larger? Should I use certain colors/patterns or what?

I'm trying to make an obnoxiously large image that will take an extremely long time to load. Pic somewhat related, I actually have it up to 50k pixels tall now, but it's still only 700kb in size.
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i think changing the compression could be more faster, or maybe some steganography method -link below
*way faster
if it's lossless, pure noise is theoretically incompressible, and will thus have a good chance of being large. otherwise, just add a shitton of metadata or something.
GIF is a bad choice since it uses some techniques like color mapping to reduce file size (every pixel maps a value to a predefined pallette).
This is also how gif does transparency.
PNG on the other hand uses separate 'channels' (think of them as layers with blend modes) and does not uses gif's color palette technique.
Save that inage as a png that supports transparency, and make sure not to save it as interlaced and it becomes huge.

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Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes - American Politics Contemporary rework. Tell me what you think.
Terrible font and a bit busy but fun to look at.
this isn't real
this is amazingly post-modern

Metahaven wish they could design that
bad font choice. Looks very amateur photoshop work.i think the figure with trump shouldnt have that star and the body picture should be replaced
Quite nice.

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How to take screenshot like this?
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screenshot --fullpage
There's browser extensions that capture a full page in screenshot.
How to shot web?

You cab do this in the firefox experimental console btw. Google how to launch it.

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Can somebody help me clean this up?
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Here you go!
sincerely, r9k

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why is this logo so appealing?
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It's objectively shit and this is bait. This logo would be immeasurably better if the outer curves mimicked the curves of the lettering better. In fact it should have been drawn by initially enlarging the paths of the letters.

This is much sweeter.
the slight lean of the letters + the way the border is completely straight around it is driving me up the goddamn wall
>that lightning spark between L and T
fucking great
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Hey /gd/

I'm studying graphic design for 3 years now, and we still haven't touched web design or web development,
so I figured it's time I go out on my own.

I'm good with designing stuff, I usually work in Ai,Id and Ps, mostly logos and posters.
So where do I start with web design?
As far as I've noticed most of websites are made on Wordpress, which even a halfwit can do with a simple tutorial.
So what's the point of learning CSS, javascript, HTML, if there's already "free" service that saves you much more time?

I need some web developers here to help me understand where to even start with all this,
I still feel like (as a designer) using wordpress to make website from scratch is a bit of a cheating.
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Using a cms like wordpress allows you to not worry about making a back end so that your normie client can update his content without knowing anything about website development.
You don't have to implement every shitty basic fonctionality that everyone expects from a website like rss feed generation, comment moderation and so on.
It allows you to focus on producing value, in this case to design a theme.
You still need to learn web development stuff to do that.
You could start by reading the theme development documentation to get an idea on what you need to be able to do, then learn html, css, javascript and php in roughly that order
Learning how to setup and operate web servers and databases would also be a plus, although it's really not that complicated to get a wordpress installation running.
Alright, thank you all for responds, it helps a lot actually.

I've decided to take it slowly and go through online courses for dummies. Web devolpemet seems really wanted these days so I think it's worth it.

Found most of courses, will go through them

Saved, will visit them all once I handle basics

Tried, I understood some of the words.

>You design a website and ask for feedback. If you're a competent designer the transition isn't hard.

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Javascript, not Java. They're entirely different and not related by anything other than name.

Does anyone know of a Good simplistic wordpress portfolio with out all the extra stuff added to it?

For example: https://matthias.myportfolio.com/projects

I like this one but I want it to be where I click on the thumbnail and the image shows up rather than take me to another page.

Are there such portfolios like that for wordpress?
I'm in the opposite situation, I know HTML, CSS, JS, etc. but I don't know design concepts, are there any good quick guides to get someone up to speed on having some basic design skills for web dev? I'm not trying to become a master artist, just have a good enough eye for design so my websites don't like they're from 1990.

Hello /gd/
Is there a better page than Pixeden for Mockups?
Is it worth buying?
Is there a free way to get their premium shit?

General Mock Up thread
PSD Covers used to be free. I don't know how much they go for now, but they were a great option for quick mox.

best fonts to work with/ favorites one to use when working on graphic design
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never gets old
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my nigga
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New Rail Alphabet

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