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self made :D

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do you guys know another site that i can get free shutterstock images?
If you can't buy your very own images you might be a shitty GD with no job.
never knew about this, fuck

poast other sites like that

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How do I get this vintage/ grainy effect in Photoshop
Make a new layer with black/white noise and play with the blend options, opacity and blur until you like it.

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How do I start graphic design? I actually started a course on it. Apparently every one who does this course already knows everything and just want a degree or is a woman.

Problem is: I am an amateur. No, I am a retard for even thinking I could do this shit.

So what I propose in this thread are: Tutorials, killer tips, best sites... I've been browsing this place for some weeks. Seems kinda slow. Am I allowed to ask for cracks? At least for the main programs (Illustrator, PS, InDesign...)

The "tools" classes are the easiest for everyone and hardest for me. I thought they would begin at the start but learning these programs in a classroom environment is hell.

I need to be a fucking professional by the end of the year, laugh at me.
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Indian? Accent or what? If it has subtitles I'm good, will do.

I normally try to listen while doing the thing on the program. No use in just reading or watching a bunch of Pro stuff
Nah he's just indian, he speaks english, there is a little bit of accent in his voice but it's pretty ok to me but some justdon't like indians. /shrug.
kek, indians are great tech guys. Always a random video with an indian guy solving some problem lol
been messing around in photoshop for 2 years now

I am considering taking a certificate program that would formally teach me Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator

I know I can pretty much self learn these things but a certificate looks good on the job search. should I take the certificate course or is self study just as good?
it's valuable only if it's in the most renown one, but it's just a headstart, CV in any creative field are kind of the most retarded thing, the interview and your portfolio is pretty much all that are needed.

If you struggle about self learning it's another story and you should go for it else, just tryhard and learn from books.

Share advice and cool tricks about Gimp
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Veins can be either blue or green depending on skin undertone
adobe shills
Hey guys, do you have any suggestions for the best introductory tutorials for learning gimp 2?

There are so many, and so many bad ones out there
bump for interest
a pixel with RGB 8-bit color depth has three values in the range [0:255].
shouldn't a pixel with RGB 16-bit color depth have three values in the range [0:65536]? I don't see values like that in the images I look at.

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idk guys, i kinda think it slaps
No you are just a zoomer. It looks like those neo synth/vapor wave shit. So neo 80s, not actually 80s feel.

MAYBE if not putting those retarded spaces in the sun it would look a little bit better.
that lined gradient style was actually a late '70s thing that carried until the end of the '80s.
>subverting the ring use to represent the Americas
Why does everyone think that there's this beef between America and Japan? There isn't.

How would you go about painting like her? I need guidance.
Just draw really polygonal shit then add gradients everywhere.
Thanks, man, I didn't wait over 15 hours for nothing! Fucking brilliant.

Now if anyone wants to teach me how to do gradient with oil painting, I'm game.
>oil painting
All right white boy. I'm gone.

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How would you redesign the US flag?
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The ireland part was literally made up just so it would mesh with the existing design. No one in Ireland (even in the north) uses that cross to represent themselves.
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>all these shitty ideas that don't pay respect to our brave men and women in uniform
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i improved it
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Based, Absolutely based
darn law enforcement

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/gd/ thread
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copying hp is kinda fun
>outer glow/drop shadow

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Has anyone encountered files with extension .ddff and know how to change them on normal .dff?
Remove the first d.
i'd go with second desu

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fine art general
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Good luck, asshole.
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how bout now?
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Hey guys,

Anyone know of a good Adobe Dreamweaver crack?

I've found a few but I don't know how safe they are.


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What's the minimum I need to know and which discipline should I focus on?
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Because graphic design suffers from the problem of having a shitton of low skilled (usually) college graduate people and then well known highly skilled graphic design people who catch most of the work.
You might be able to snatch up small jobs here and there but you won't be making 100k in a year thats for sure.
As for the high tier people, they are already in and finding a place among them is hard as fuck because they have most the niches and you dont.
Sell Brand Strategy.

You don't even need to know how to design anything.
SOME top designers can make 100k a year, but you just don't decide to be one of the top flavors of the moment.
I accepted early on that while I would make a comfortable living as a median tier designer, I would never get rich. And I'm okay with that.
For every designer who makes (or claims to make) 100k a year, I can show you 100,000 who make 50-60k.
It's like picking up a guitar and saying "I'm going to be more famous than Jimmy Page". Ambition is good and all, but at some point you have to be honest with yourself what your actual skill levels are. I'm a damn good designer and I've worked years to be good, but nobody wants to pay me $100k a year.

If you want money, go do money things, like work as a stock broker.
How to make 100k as a designer
>use the free time and relative comfort you have from working a low-stress easy job like graphic design to safely pursue other endeavors which actually pay a lot of money
what endeavors pay actual money?

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if you'd have to resdesign this package how would you do it?
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I agree with you, but I believe the branding failed not because it was bad but just because it was different. Most people see labels as just that. A label its to distinguish it from other packaging. Change that and it upsets people, my juice is changing? It could be prefection in arts and people still would'nt like it because its different.
I guarantee you 200 meetings were had over this garbage

take the broad strokes of the design and simplify them for a more modern and interesting look
the logo shape should remain very similar, switching out the gradient for a solid, maybe do something with the leaf
>if you'd have to resdesign this package how would you do it?

What does the client want? That's always the driving factor.

Are they abandoning the current branding? What elements do they want to retain, for visibility on the shelf? Are they redoing their entire juice line? Do I have to family it in with other products? What packaging are they using, do I have limitations, like tolerances depending on what kind paper/coating I'm working with? (waxed paper with a Tetrapack, most likely, ugh) Can I change the packaging, like to a plastic jug or bottle? Are they bringing in a new logo into the mix? Is this for Costco, who has specific requirements for packaging? Or is it a generic retail design for most grocery chill room shelves? (You might be able to tell I've done packaging professionally)

Or is this a classroom exercise, with no constraints? Are you trying to get us to do your homework for you?
When dealing with retail products, changing branding is chancy - your average grocery store shopper - your mom - is going to grab for a product visually. So a smart smaller company could design close to the old design, and your mom will grab that from habit. (without getting too close and getting sued)

I worked for a company where we redesigned our packaging for Costco, because Costo is a pain in the ass like that, and we were basically starting from scratch brand-wise, because people don't read labels. Same product, but nobody knew it was ours, because the package was different.

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Howdy /gd/

I have a doubt about which color system is the best and what's the difference between Munsell Color System and Pantone.

Both companies were acquired by Xrite, so this company owns everything now.

I know that the Munsell Color System is the basis of how to make sense of colors. But what's difference between that and Pantone?

I know that Pantone became really popular in the 2000's because of a lot of marketing stunts and the popularization of Apple and graphic design.

But the only real advantage I see, is the fact that Pantone can translate CMYK to printer really well. And the good sounding names they give to colors, some, which are tie-ins with brands. Again, I see too much marketing there.

Why not only use CMYK?
What's its relation with Munsell CS? Is it based on it?

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>as pigment-based paint is not always transparent in nature (but lord help you if you’re too itchy with the titanium white- that’ll fuck up everything way too fast).

What do you mean by that? I believe that the gouache/watercolor guide I've seen to make whites used exactly that.

The guide is this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDLXUIVZnck&app=desktop

Thanks for the help.
Titanium white is an opaque color. It'll lighten up your mixes, but will make the color chalkier. In Munsell terms, you're losing saturation for a lighter value.

Zinc white, on the other hand, can lighten and is more transparent, but if used too much in a mixture, it may over time crack.

> It's very interesting, but a little bit dangerous if you're not wearing safety gear, because of the metals in the pigments.

Don't overblow the dangers of mixing pigments. If its transparent and bright (like hansa yellow, pthalo blue, quinacridone red, etc), it's carbon-based, and not especially dangerous. If it's brown or black, it's usually clay or burnt animal bones. Really, the most dangerous ones that you can find at an art supply store are cadmium reds and yellows. (real vermillion, too, but that's really difficult to find, as real vermillion is mercury! Michael Harding oil paints offers it, but it's about $100usd per 1.75ml tube- it looks amazing, but I don't oil paint enough to justify buying it).
Honestly, you're not eating these paints, and you'd wash your hands after a session, right? Don't fret if you get a little gouache on your fingers.
I see, thanks anon. You helped me a lot.
You're welcome! Show us some of what you're working on when you're ready to!
Thanks anon.

I've found something very interesting, you can print your own Munsell book accurately. It apparently uses calibrated Pantone printers... do you know how accurate these printers are?

A condescending guy on /ic/ said it's mostly for proofing. But is it accurate enough for printing the Munsell color swatches?

The Pantone calibrated printers are on this site: https://store.pantone.com/uk/en/printers .

I'm thinking about creating formulas when mixing gouaches/watercolors so I can reused the same swatches.

And since the Munsell Pantone books is 1000+ dollars I find that it's much more convenient to print your own book, if the calibrated printers are good enough.

The guide to print your Munsell book is this one: http://www.munsellcolourscienceforpainters.com/HowToPrintAMunsellBook.pdf

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