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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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Do literally anything with this image, repost in thread, next poster has to edit the last edit
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damn, this is really cool, how did you make this?
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Have you a seizure
Master control-looking ass
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form an artistic viewpoint
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"Jimmy Swaggart playing Lynyrd Skynyrd covers with Captain Steubing on The Love Boat"
Why so much hate?

Very tasteful and well crafted.

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WTF, I love AI now
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if incels are allowed to post boring racist shit on this board, then I'm definitely allowed to post my own opinion.

>there is no free lunch.
there is though, that's the whole point. we have enough resources on the planet to feed, clothe and shelter all of humanity.

but go on and try to defend billionaires, although they would gladly sell you, your mom and your entire family for a measly .0001% increase of their wealth
you are allowed to do anything! but how is my opinion questioning that?
I just think your reaction doesn't change anything for the better.
it just deepens the issue we are having....

no free lunch is referring to a mathematical fact (no free lunch theorem).
basically it says there are no shortcuts. no 'easy principles' to apply for intelligent decision making.
instead good solutions need a lot of thought, a lot of energy, a lot of work.
call it computational irreducibility. call it a sisyphean principle.
either way. acting as if a simple pattern is enough to understand anything is plain wrong.
it's there to manage your subscription.
talking in circles and making no point

does it annoy you that you're illiterate

Is it retarded to use fountain pens?
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I think that it's just a correlation with neurological issues. The real thread might just be neurodivergence since a normal person would not be such a devilish deviant as to use a primitive method of putting down ink.
Same, I like the effortlessness of putting down the lines and the finality of each stroke.
Most of the comments I've seen of those kinds of people commenting on it had almost nothing to do with actually using the pens for putting ink on paper, and almost everything to do with the pens and related inks themselves being a perfect outlet for fixating on in a semi- healthy manner, and also to satisfy compulsive urges to collect and organize them andvengage in the ritualistic aspect of loading and cleaning them and disassembly/reassembly.

Where ink on paper is even mentioned its usually still in that context, obessively fixating on the color or sheen...the act of writing or drawimg is mostly just a means to that end, or an afterthought.
I don't think you've ever tried a fountain pen before and seen how they differ from ballpoint pens. I think they're especially good for the few of those who write in cursive
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How the fuck do you conjure up that bullshit based on anything said in the post your are responding to?

I've owned and used plenty of fountain pens, as well as Rapidographs and other specialized ink pens like picrel for drafting and calligraphy and other artwork since back before you were born.
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just get gud with fountain pens lmao

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Any there any alternative non-dead communities?
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yeah, I too think that process AND result are important!
in dynamical systems theory there is the idea of the critical point (at which phase transition occurs).
liquids are highly chaotic. they are movable and entropy increases in them quickly until homogeneity is reached - at which point potential energy is lost. the result is stale/dead.
crystals on the other hand are highly ordered. so much so that no piece of it can easily be moved. the rigid lattice structure won't allow for any mobility, making it inept for life as well.

complexity is an emergent property that arises inbetween these two extremes:
at (or close to) said critical point, from which the system is allowed to spontaneously lean into any of the two states, if it so chooses. (through control and action)

you can find this idea "unity of opposites" everywhere - even in most (all?) religions and spiritual schools; yin yang, syzygy, hieros gamos,...
the higher level control mechanism is constantly being confronted with having to consider the lower-level drivers (which are mulishly pulling towards one of the phase states).
a multi-agent system with you at the steering wheel.

>this is where we find the human predicament.

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That answer is more scientific/esoteric than expected, but appreciated. I will ponder about how to make this meta POV of yours connect to concrete actions.
>This guy thinks leftistS equals being "working grown-ups".

>and lastly; the arts infamously tend to be left-leaning. so the public image of [here] won't help recruit a lot of people either.

childrens books tend to be quite digestable for the inexperienced reader. maybe try one of those?

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What is a good color
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Beautiful color, but I can't imagine that looking good against anyone's skin tone except for perfectly white blemish free skin. Most people that white usually have pink undertones which would look bad against this color, however.
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now get it to separate all the elements into vector layers so you can actually print legible labels instead of shitposting on a cantonese cartoon corral
i love how recoiling art fags can only muster up "its shit"
I bet it would do this if you asked
They won't really be cost-saving for actual design work until and unless some better tooling is built around it. Stable Diffusion still sucks but has the best, if still inadequate, tooling, DALL-E and stuff tend to produce better images by default but are also impossible to actually work with after the fact.

Adobe will eventually properly integrate it into photoshop, or someone else will create some good tooling around it, and then there'll be a lot fewer, less skilled, cheaper, and more productive professional designers.

Then you'll have to get a job that isn't also fun like 99% of the population already does. Boo hoo.
Who said graphic design was fun.

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I have to design some "posters". One of those will have "facility rules" on it. Which font would you guys use for making it look like commie propaganda?
Basically, tips and tricks to make some decent communist regime like propaganda posters.
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this. what would russians even get from western people fighting against each other?
Not all propaganda follows that template, dumbfuck; propaganda can be subtle, it can cajole and flatter and appeal to people's gentler nature as a means of manipulating them.

Totalitarian collectivist propaganda as a rule does not take that approach, especialy once that rule is established. STFU and read a book.
Honestly depends on the era, Stalin era propaganda posters look different than Brezhnev era ones.

>believe this was during the start of the first 5 year plan
It was, the first 5 year plan started in 1928 and "5 year plan in 4 years" was a common slogan associated with, hence "5 в 4" on the one flag.
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It's deeply cringe and I regret liking it but check out earth liberation studio
You sound like one of those people who want their horror movies jumpscare-free

I think this image is cool. What do you think? (not my work)
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It looks nice in a vacuum, but as a logo it's super-generic, placeholder-tier.
As far as JetBrains logos go I prefer their uniform IDE ones, and I liked the older blue-orange Kotlin logo.
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And in the 3D spherical logo genre I like this one.

what software do you use to design your own custom notebook pages?
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personally Id use some vector program. illustrator is the obvious choice for me personally, but from experience I can testify that inkscape is totally fine as well!

powerpoint is a neat idea and will certainly do the trick, but obviously the more dedicated programs offer additional options (that admittedly aren't necessarily a must)
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was going to try Scribus, but maybe illustrator will be easier, will report in a few days
I never tried scribus myself, but it looks fine to me!
Illustrator is great because it can do a lot. so it is the best overall *professional* option, most of the time. it is simply difficult to find jobs it fails at. but you wont need all that functionality for each and every project...
in absolutely most cases (and definitely in those that are more experimental/amateurish) every other program will most certainly suffice!
so while I would recommend illustrator to anyone who wants to afford a little luxury in their lives, there is likely no justifiable need to relearn techniques and waste time changing programs than what you already are using, other than curiosity.
Adobe InDesign

What now? How do I make cool wallpapers like this.
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This OP, is the correct answer.

- Message certified by the Feds
Now you download Photoshop
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It's really not hard at all, search for images and combine them like >>454106 said. Use tints and blends to build them.
Torrent a tutorial?

>be me
>vector artist
>working on this large advertising firm
>from a third world country (Philippines)

>be me
>draw shapes, get paid
>comfy life

>be today
>cops and swat teams and shit raided our building
>apparently our business doubles as a high end prostitution agency AND sells methamphetamine
>about 25% of our employees are complicit
>the guy who taught me how to use illustrator is literally fucking Heisenberg
>our print manager is a pimp by evening

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Not terribly rare; any field where lots of money changes hands for "creative" work is ripe for money laundering or being a front like this since you are essentially making money out of thin air as opposed to making/selling tangible products with a set market value...ad agencies, art galleries/ dealers, record companies, publishing...all of them have been used this way. Recycling and auto dismantling too.

Also even where someone goes in legit, with advertising and related businesses that depend on a healthy business economy to thrive, when business takes a downturn its not uncommon for people to see dealing in drugs and other illicit activity as a lifeline to get them through a rough spot of no work...and when it pays better than the original business it's hard to walk away and go back to making signs or T Shirts or whatever.

Ironically this is one valid answer to that thread where someone asks:

>How are some people getting paid 191k and I barely get 65k a year in a large Midwest city anons
They didn't trust you enough to let you in on the good stuff. Clearly, that's what they thought of you!

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Can you think of some artist's styles that have been used by ai? Some of the emulated techniques are quite interesting, but I'd rather study the original artists than ai outputs. Are there some noticeable influences?
are you retarded?
maybe, but at least I'm not mean. I don't know much about ai, but I know a lot was taken from sites like artstation, are there easily recognisable imagery or styles that can be traced back to the original artists?
AI """art""" is an amalgamation of everything available on the internet
it doesn't imitate artists as much as entire styles and mediums
I know it trawls as much imagery as possible, but I also thought there was specific cases where you could see the original work or derivation of it? I recall an article a while ago about artist Greg Rutowski who said that his work was being used so often, that it was becoming difficult to separate his own work from the ai because all the search results were mixed up with his name and work. I also vaguely remember the creator of family guy complaining about something similar to this too, along with a few others. and I very vaguely recall artists on sites like artstation adding watermarks and symbols to sabotage the ai imagery similar to how map makers in the past used to draw fake land masses to sabotage plagiarists?

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