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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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I want to replicate the transitions seen in this video with Sony Vegas 14 Pro, any advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

Did you ever want to fuck, I mean - go on a date in a Parisian cafe with - a logo?
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So it's either fire with lips, or a chick with a bowl cut?
Worst Olympics logo I've ever seen.
This is some feminist bullshit agenda if I ever see one.
making the head a circle seems really cringe to me. also the typography even the TM seems all over the place
The French Olympic logo tumbles out of bed on a Parisian morning. She tousles her messy bob, dons breton stripes and ballet flats and whisks down the stairs from her fifth-floor apartment to grab a baguette before enigmatically texting two men who are pursuing her romantically.

The French Olympic logo has an expresso and a cigarette for lunch. She hops on a vintage bicycle and pedals past the Eiffel Tower on her way to a café where she will sit and read Baudelaire with her fluffy white dog at her feet.
thanks twitter

A while ago, Adobe discovered I pirated Photoshop and Illustrator, and now not only I don't have a program to work with, but this annoying message pops up every like, 30 minutes telling me to buy the original versions.
What can I do /gd/? I use a Mac and I eliminated all the adobe-related programs and files I could find, why is the message still popping? Also, could I re-pirate them or do I need to find a new program?
>>>/wsr/ for requests. also on windows usually you'll have to add a list of adobe IP's to your host file to block them from updating/accessing internet
(Temporary) Macfag here, I also want to know the best solution for this.
this board was gay, but comme on

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Just fucking annihilate my logo.
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you chose a very shit font and that bg pattern is weird
Wtf is this logo for?
Some weird shoe?
lets see it
Get rid of that shitty pattern, remove the black strip at the end, connect the r and k. Continue fhe F line until the black strip and make the a bigger
Also, get rid of that hideous a-r line on the bottom and connect it like you did on the top

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Post your recent work! I will be responding to every post with critique. Everyone must give at least one critique. Go!
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Could use a critique on this. It's supposed to be a 2 page ad. Gonna try to make those things on the top look like some typ of leaf, as well as adding wheat stalks and bees. For the text, I'm thinking a tagline and some smaller informative text
Good colors and overall layout, but I feel like that box is too big for the text. Is the logo finalized?
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>le silhouette vector art
it's shit
The Y2K Aztec theme is really cool, but the execution's sloppy.

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making spooky halloween pictures of my friends for my friends. What spooky images have you made?
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What do you think about my Behance?

I graduated 2 years ago and started my own branding agency a year ago

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>get an artstation
>reccomending this to a person who is obviously specializing in a graphic design
This board needs some major culling from retards
Bad stuff
Para el tiempo que tienen trabajando no está nada mal. Con el tiempo sería bueno que remplaces los trabajos más débiles por otros mejores. Saludos, mexibro.

¡Gracias anon!
Very nice stuff!
I'd like to know how did you start up your agency? Maybe a few tips for that?

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Creating shit for the sole purpose of aesthetic value is hollow and meaningless. All you are doing is creating vapid, useless work that will be irrelevant in 5 years or less. What is permanent is the meaning and personal experience. Don't fucking copy David Rudnick, Mirko Borsche, or anyone else. Be your fucking self. Originality takes years and years and years of refining. If you arent willing to put the work in, stop shitting out visual noise and quit. meme picture semi-related
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Ouch yikes cringe oof winces dude yoinkers ouchies.
Seems like I struck a nerve.

>Creating shit for the sole purpose of aesthetic value is hollow and meaningless. All you are doing is creating vapid, useless work that will be irrelevant in 5 years or less. What is permanent is the meaning and personal experience. Don't fucking copy David Rudnick, Mirko Borsche, or anyone else.
There is nothing wrong with that
>Be your fucking self. Originality takes years and years and years of refining.
Yes, this should be the goal, and it takes years and years of shitting out garbage to achieve it. Be inspired by work of others. Produce shit. Show it to people. Get told that it is shit. Get told why it is shit. Learn and improve. There is nothing wrong with making garbage and showing it to the world. There can be no learning without willingness to make mistakes.

A mega gamma leftist who steals from the past

whew laddy
why do people like you feel the need to wage a philosophical war on what people should post or not, you are just gatekeeping and acting like an elitist. you hide behind the keyboard but wont post anything to prove your point. you sound like a female. nothing you will say will sway anyones mind, once you get past this one person war you will find happiness easier.

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What coding skills are necessary to be a successful gd? Is there a specific language that one needs to learn?
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None if you aren’t planning to do web design.
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What about complex geometric patterns? I've been told that you should know how to execute trigonometrical expressions to build these.
nah, photoshop and illustrator have a bunch of built in junk now for repeat patterns, and with a bit of effort (and minimal math skill) you can build nice patterns on your own.
>>make no money
>>gd + coding
>>make all the money

you choose

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I haven't done video editing in forever, I used to use final cut pro on a mac and hated it. I am wondering if there are any free programs to do simple tasks such as
>overlay a loop and text over an image.
>make gifs
>that's pretty much it for now

I'm on my potato computer at work and have access to a more powerful one at home if there is nothing that can run on this one. I know photoshop taxes this thing way too hard. It can even be a web based app if there is one that will do what I need. My graphic designer is busy and I'm just trying to see what I can do myself. pic somewhat related.
I'm on a PC. God willing I will never have to use a mac again.

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Hi /gd/,

I'm trying to increase, with photoshop, an image resolution without resizing it. Basically i want more pixels in it but maintaining the exact same width and height (i think it's called resampling?) but whatever i do, unless i enlarge the image too it doesn't work. Am i trying to do something which i'm not supposed to try?

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change the dpi

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what do you guys think about it?
Personally I think we don't need two entire threads about it

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How can I create propaganda like this? Whats the best program for it?
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Illustrator is probably the best program, and you can just trace over stock images if you really suck at drawing.
equating Christianity with Islam and the Jewish Lawyer Religion is highly blasphemous

repent or moloch will have your ass
because there's people who unironically believe this
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This is a combination of PS (edited + greyscaled image, color overlay) and illustrator (traced 3-tone and added a fair amount of hand drawing w paintbrush tool, text and borders). I recommend this if you want to just shit out a bunch of these the easy way

I know you're probably looking for an easy button-click answer but after spending, like, 30 minutes of trial and error, I'm 90% sure yours is either hand drawn or traced digitally from a real litho print.
sorry about the file size I'm not going to fix it

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