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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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>>305927
Looks good
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People need to move on to something creative. This style began as a creative movement and now it's just rehashed old ideas.
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Oh look, some shit that looks exactly like all the other shit. Somebody euthanize this trend already.
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>>306319
funnily enough thats the message I get from his piece ;)

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"Baskerville 10 Pro" Edition
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>>306489
Hope you like desu
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>>306494
like they should both be either serif or sans-serif?
>>306498
holy shit, that's really nice. the circle does look alot better and fits nicely. i won't use it exactly but thanks alot for this, it really helps
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>>306498
and i just noticed you turned the frown upside down
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>>306443
generally great but yeah bottom left, although maybe with a bit of texture like in top right?
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>>306498
nice job!
love the little hearts as accents

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Came up with a quick logo concept for a fencing company. Tear me to shreds.
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>>305810
or go full 3d animation style, model this in a cartoonistc environment and then add the ompanies letters and then transition to full black white contrast
if you can /3/, tho
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>>306416
I'm a 2D designer. feelsbadman.jpg
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>>306415
don't quit your day job
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>>306415
No no no, you had it with the original logo. One thing to remember is not to try and make the logo cool or add something to make it seem like it's worth the design, it's to make it fit the brand and make it memorable and timeless.

If someone on /gd/ is saying "Dude you just made a shitty F" they don't understand branding ,identity design, or logo design.

And if a client ever says "Why am I paying you to make a shitty F" then don't work with that client, there's plenty of businesses and other people in the sea that will respect your design process.

The main idea behind logo design is to solve a problem, and have that problem fit the theme, and identity of the business/brand.

And from what I see, you've done that well. This logo implies fencing, and I assume the F has something to do with the name of the company. Please, just remove the grass, the grass ruins it because with iconography you want to be able to see all parts of the logo from at least six feet away, and the grass also removes the scalability.

With logos, your main goal is to solve the problem as simplistically as possible, unless your client wants otherwise. Hope that helped!
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>>305733
Reminds me of this thing.

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/fst/ - /gd/ font share thread

Old threads
>https://google.com/search?q=font+share+thread+site:4archive.org

Specimen generator: https://github.com/nilesr/font-specimen-generator

#47 >>294710 (hit bump limit)
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>>306283
>linotype stuff
do you have Makozin, Astoria Classic Sans, Sabon Georgian, Applied Sans, or Centrale Sans Pro? any would be much appreciated.
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>>306291

not that guy but hey it's the True Detective title font.
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>>306358
only makozin
http://ge
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i've got regular Astoria, Sabon and Centrale but not the variants you've requested unfortunately.
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Anyone have any experience getting fonts from fontworks.co.jp? No idea how to pull fonts from there because it's all japanese. I'm just looking for the Humming font.
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>>302534
That my good sir, is Bebas Neue. And your in luck because it's free for commercial use.

Some other fonts like that though would be Helvetica, or Nimbus Sans.

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I need something almost as simple as this design or you could suggest me any other designs to print on a hoodie, color of the hoodie will be most likely black, help please!
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>>306425
>>306427
You're being told to fuck off. I don't care which cuck comes rushing to defend you, what you're looking for isn't design, it's vapid trash
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>>306422
Someones new here.

>>306424
Refer to this for further interactions.
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Alright im sorry guys, someone from wg said this is the right place.
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>>306428
not bad
I mean I wouldnt wear any of those but theres plenty of people who would
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>>248316

mongoloid

Is this logo halfassed or wat
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>>306376
op image is the best "text in a box" you'll get from the thread, it has a good mix of balance and weight

if you're working with a designer, let him sort that element out, dont be a kike
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>>306442
>>306472
I was referring to this >>306396
because that looks like garbage. It doesnt have to be a box with a word in it but if you just break it up into a million pieces then no ones gonna look at it.
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>>306480
Just to clarify, i'm OP and those are my posts

>>306376
>>306389
>>306390
>>306472
>>306473

>>306477
Not trying to be a kike but stil trying to give some ideas to the graphic designer.

Should I keep this logo then ?
Is it "okay" ?
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Dude no no no, please trust me on this. This logo is great, never think any logo is "halfassed" If it solves the problem, and fits the identity of the brand, it's good. There's no reason to try and edit it to look more complex, that just shows your insecure about what your giving to the client, go with what looks the best and the original looks the best.

Also, the edits you made aren't as friendly to edits, for instance, for motion graphics the first logo could be great for editing on a youtube video, also it can scale well.

If you're insecure about the work you put into it, make some other branding packages to go along with it, to show the creative process.

Make a style sheet, grab some stock images off adobe stock, put some color grading on them and slap the logo somewhere to show how it fits the brand identity, make some mock ups with the logo on it, write some paragraphs on the consumerbase of the multimedia company and why you think this logo fits their style, and identity.

Trust me, there's no such thing as a half assed logo, go look at the logos of the top 100 corporations and see how "half assed" they are. The top designers of the world use the most basic of design process because they can explain the creative process behind it, and are confident about their work and how much value is in their designs.

Sorry about the wall of text ramble, but hope you find something useful.
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>>306537
Also one last followup to my rant, don't worry about "following a trend" or "your design is cliche" if you honestly feel like the typeface you used, or the style you used fits the brand identity no matter how trendy it is, then you did what the job of a graphic /DESIGNER/ is meant to do. :)

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Rate my logo

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how should I go about creating a logo like pic related? (or any black metal logo)
I mean should I even try to do it in illustrator or should I do it on paper? (I'm way better in traditionnal than illustrator)
How do you decide where you put the non-letter details? How much is too much?
will bump with other black metal logos but lurker of chalice's is the one that interests me the most

>inb4 you can't even read it!
that's the point, and it works.The fact that fans can read it and other people can't makes them feel a very special connexion with the band, wich makes them stay
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>>306466
there's not trick but practice, draw the same thing over and over (look for references if you don't know where to put the details) once you're happy with it scan it and follow this tut:

>https://design.tutsplus.com/tutorials/team-awesome-from-hand-lettered-logotype-to-vector-in-adobe-illustrator--cms-23737
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRPM7-EWvmA
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>>306476
wow, thanks for the tutorials!
should I draw it on graph paper for the symmetry or is it not that important?
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>>306511
That's... actually not that bad, with a little bit of refinement, it could work.

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How do you come up with a design name? If you want to go solo. Use your name or some other branded name?

Who does the audience follow more, the name or the brand?
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>>306500
>use your initials
>make a sans serif wordmark in 5 seconds


>come up with some sexy cool name / brand
>overreaching, can never resolve the logo

I think im going to go for the 2 letters now
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using your name is by far the most professional, but the harsh truth is that if you're from a different country, or your name sounds bad, you're fucked.

however, if you're pitching to clients that never heard of yourself, you can come up with a fancy sounding name.
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Well, here's a wall of text. Hopefully it helps. It's all suggestions, at the end of day it's all up to you!

First, think about what field your going into.
1. Are you a freelancer/Hobbyist?
2. Are you trying to get hired at an ageny?
3. Are you building a brand?

This will be lengthy but i'll explain each one and what names you could chose from each one.

1. Freelancing/Hobbyist:
You have to chose between your full name or a moniker/nickname. Being a solo designer those are really your only two choices. And at that point it's really about what type of design you do, and who your marketing to.
For instance, if you are more inclined to have a professional style, focus mostly on branding and business identity, or for instance make logotypes like the Calvin Klein logo in your post, you probably want to go with your full name, and if it's a widely known name by a celebrity, add your middle initial in there to help you in SEO.
If you make more laid back designs that are more focused at consumers rather then businesses, or maybe you're an illustrator, or even a hobbyist; a nickname/moniker could be useful, especially if it is somewhat similar to your IRL name.

2. Are you trying to get a job at an Agency?

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>>306528
And just a followup to this post I made, remember one thing. If your speaking to an audience and building a personal brand, like education, vlogging, or just general art stuff on Youtube, or on a blog, or on social media, it's a really good idea to use your personal name.

People are very attracted now adays to realism, and if you can connect to them as a person and as someone they can trust, it's very valuable.
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>>306500
This is the new logo. I bet that any five year old could come up with this. Designers, please explain why do you deserve $50k to write my name in all caps?

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Just made one hundred 2.25 x 4 inch bumper stickers. The same dimensions as 9 by 16 YouTube videos. Planning to place them in grungy bar bathrooms and lamp poles that already have bunches of stickers on them. Not on anything that is kept clean, nice, or tidy. Thoughts?
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of course, a 4chan comment of just criticism and no construct. But I wouldn't be on 4chan if I didn't have tough skin. Fire away... roast.. whatev
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It looks really bad, it has way too much stuff in it.
I don't think anybody, except maybe a 12 year old, would subscribe to your channel because of that sticker, if anything, I think it'd only make them not subscribe as it's a pretty damn cringy sticker
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oh well. there went nothing
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>>306520
not sure of youre dimensions or the meaning behind it?

does it matter if its 16 x 9 or whatever the fuck?
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Putting stickers on surfaces that are already covered in stickers is an exercise in futility. Nobody is going to look at that shit and go "gee, I should go check out this YouTube channel that is being advertised with a bunch of old memes and random logos."

Your "design" manages to be messy, noisy, and utterly boring all at the same time. It does nothing to convey what sort of YouTube channel you run and does nothing to make me curious enough to find out.

It's also aesthetically hideous. It's just a bunch of stolen art mashed together in a senseless way with a heavily skewed typeface (bad idea) using a big heavy stroke (also a bad idea). No thought was put into the colors, because you didn't actually pick any of the colors. In fact, nothing about it is actually designed in any sense, because design implies thoughtful work. Why the fuck would you post this on a graphic design board?

You're wasting your time and your money on this endeavor.

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>>306509
>>306510
>I tasted my own cum
bad news nigga you gay af. and your logo is ass.
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If you found a good logo to this I would rock merch. This is cool
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>>306018
Sent you a message through the website
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>I tasted my own cum today

thank god people like you are here to protect us against the evil leftie degeneracy
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>I tasted my own cum today

what did he mean by this

I'm running GIMP on linux with g'mic but for some reason my hilarious memes can't come into being because the shitty blend (seamless) just moves the face to the side and cuts it. Other blends make no visible change to the image. Anyone know what I'm doing wrong?

not a request i think, couldn't find anything on google
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>>305056
You're using GIMP on Linux you fucking tool
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>>305072
fuck that's funny

thanks anyway
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>>305144
Dude, seriously....invest the money in a decent photoshop licence. I know it's expensive, but gimp not worth your time.

Once upon a time I used gimp and inkscape too. But it's just way too complicated, the tutorials are way too complicated and pretty much the only advantage (except for the o so useful option to export pictures as c source code) is that it's free.

Also Linux is a nice system. But Gnome and (probably) ubuntu are probably not the system set up you want to use if you want to get decent driver support from your graphics adapter/card.

I personally use windows 10, which (undoubtly) is a disease in itself, but offers a lot of drivers for all sorts of shit. I mean, you can even use a mapped guitaer hero controler to draw stuff if you really want to. And you don't need to comple some obscure packages.

I paid for my CS6 design and Web premium US licence around 480€. For the range of programs you get I consider that an acceptable price (except Adobe Acrobat Pro X that piece of shit failure of a program)
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>>305153
Or... get Photoshop like every sane person on the internet.

yar har har
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>>305056

>trying to do /gd/
>on free software

anon pls, that's like Elon Musk showing up to work in a diesel truck.

you need to buy a tesla. there's no other way around it.

Why is everyone on /gd/ so pretentious?
Constructive criticism is always good but from what I see here the majority of you seem to think if its not [x] style of design its garbage.
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>>306448
That's the way most of the art world is unless you become a big shot and have to suck up to everybody

>Also that image you posted is shit
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>>306448
I am wondering if their criticism is about preferences or facts.

Sometimes people just don't like it, it is just like Penis. I like my penis and women like my penis but when you have a bigger penis, some men just get upset and talk shit about the shape of my penis.

My point is emotions in graphic design is a bit retarded desu, because you are using a program to create. It is 100% made by something as unfeeling as a computer. Non-organic and non-existing.

The only human part is the human error and we call that style. not sure, if I am going to the right way in Graphic Design tho.
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>>306490
Human error is not design anon
>Bragging about penis
>Implying that you can't create emotion in digital art
It doesn't matter what medium you use, as long as you are skilled enough at your medium you can convey any kind of emotion you want
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>>306448
Can you not handle critique?
Why are you here?
>thatimageexplainsalot.png
This place is for designers
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>>306448
go back to art class hippie

What's the best site for Illustrator/Photoshop tutorials?
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>>306204
i guess it depends of what you want to make, i stopped watching tuts when i got used to the basics tools and a few advanced ones like gradient mesh, blend tool for 3d shadows, halftone+blob, etc.
i would recommend
tutsplus, tastytuts, spoongraphics, lynda and youtube vids for specific tools.

>design.tutsplus.com/categories/adobe-illustrator
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>>306217
Thanks
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