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Is Paint+Gimp a good combination for designing good logos?
no, paper+pen and phone camera+inkscape or adobe illustrator.
i dunno i use it a combo for putting flyers together and other promo bits. if i was proffessional id try and learn photoshop and llustrator
If you got a good logo anything will work.

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How are you supposed to handle the typography in a logo? select before sketch? icon first then select? draw it yourself and then look for something similar? modify existing one? I'm totally lost here
>Select before sketch
>Icon first
>Draw it and look
If need be, definitely

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It would be tragic if they picked one of the designs they've already shown
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It really depends.
Does the space force belong to a state or is it private? If it belongs to a state, which one?
What are its primary goals?
What area is it meant to serve?
this is good
the "o" could stand to look more like a planet, but i like the idea
No mans sky cough cough
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implying it won't have a geeky/cartoony aesthetic as every space op patch ever
Really like this

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rate it plz
Meh concept, horrid choice of font
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I like the concept, as played out as it may be, but your design is a little too whimsical for the corporate vibe you seem to be going for.
In general, don't mix typefaces if you can avoid it, and try to stick to some sort of logic when selecting one. For example, a serif monospace font fits the theme while not being too boring to look at. Courier New is used in this example, simply because I didn't want to download a new one.
Pure greyscale comes off as a little too warm (weird, I know), so putting a slight blue filter over it should make things look more cold and sterile. And because I couldn't help but add a point of interest, I made one of the computers crash. The blue also ties into the overall blue filter mentioned before.

I initially assumed this was album art, so I left what I thought was the band name in. I'm now not sure if that's the case, so if it's your handle I apologize.
Absolutely horrendous. Can barely read it.
very bad.

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What does /gd/ think about the new brazil logo?
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cute swastika you've got there fellow /copalib/ (hue)bro

i didnt like it, it will look shit in the new white shirt, modern logo retro uniform...

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Why are so many European flags so goddamn uncreative? Besides the symbolism, there's nothing here that really stands out in comparison to the rest.
>m-muh simplicity!!!
No one's asking you to put a billion fucking symbols on your flag, just make it stand out more, put some thought into it. God I fucking hate minimalism.
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Considering that modern vexillogical theory didn't exist when any of these flags were designed, everyone in this thread is wrong. That said, there is a reason why simplicity caught on.
Tricolours became popular flags among nationalist and reformist groups in the 19th century because they were easy to produce on a mass scale, especially since these groups often relied on individuals or families rather than companies to produce their banners. Additionally, the tricolour became heavily associated with republicanism after the French revolution, and nationalists / republicans in Germany, Italy, and Hungary adopted it into their iconography.
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>adding symbols to a flag doesn't make it better
>green because of the four leaf
>orange because of their people's hair
But what is the white?
the cum of the muslims
The one on the right isn't meant to be better than without the coat of arms given that is serves a specific purpose, it's just meant to be distinguished.

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i'd rather follow pajeet tutorials on youtube
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Thank you Anon! I'm glad at least someone here delivers.
Check out Satori Graphics on YouTube. Not anything ground-breaking, but I enjoy his videos nonetheless.
Thanks anon
ecabrams has really good after effects tutorials

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What are some guides or outlined structures that can help a self-taught graphic designer things that will help them improve their craft?

For example: boards like /ic/ or /fit/ have a lot of in-depth guides and go-to books or methods that they mention in order for a beginner to grind out and study, in order to improve their fundamentals or understand. Does /gd/ have any of that? I've read the wiki in the sticky, but it's not very fleshed out.

All I'm wondering is if there is any structure or guide you guys would recommend to get start in graphic design more and make noticeable improvements (ie start reading this book, the move on to this, and read that next, etc)

TL;DR What are some fleshed out guides, books or methods that outline what books to read and what to study as a graphic designer. The sticky wiki is lacking info compared to other chan wikis.
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>needing to pay an expensive tuition so a professor could explain to you an expensive book
ask someone online get with the times retard
>Lastly, any tips for logo creation, or getting better at making logos?
Design in shape. Not in color.
Look at the work of saul bass to get an idea of what i am talking about.
>graphic design is one of the few fields where you actually need college to genuinely learn stuff

t. bachelor in graphic design
Love Logo Design by David Airey. It was updated lasy year. I'm reading it right now and it's pretty nice. At least for me, total beginner.
Holy shit thanks anon

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this abortion is the worst edit I've ever done. It is the lowest of the low when it comes to quality.

I hate this, it's so bad that I have no words that I should never touch photoshop. Please, I would love to know what you people think of this... thing.
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A notch above this.

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Hi guys, last year i went full balls into graphic design and photography. A couple of days ago I started experimenting with what I found to be called brutalism design, does anybody have any good resources to learn something about It? I'm mainly looking for cool fonts that are not too expensive (10/20€ yea pls, 750€ gtfo), or resources on how to create/edit fonts by myself.
Idk, I'm a little bit drunk, I'm working on a new poster hopefully I will add a new one tommorow.
Let's make a discussion about this style.
The only one I have right now is download the free fonts from pangrampangram
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I want to follow you and maybe be friends if you're the guy that made this >>363997
I'll be interested!
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I will do ASAP, give me a couple of weeks, I'm going to Lyon in France for a couple of days now.

Also I started a new poster today, I'm going to animate it once I'm back and try to make it work in Augmented Reality with unity+vuforia.

I don't have a blog, do you have one? Can you recommend me some good ones? I never looked for real design blogs, that's some food for thought for me, thank you very much!
Anon pls, even if it is in text form can you show your thinking process and techniques used to achieve what you have done? looking the finished job I can some ways to do what you did but there are some stuff that could be more clear in my mind to achieve certain aspects. I assume other people can feel the same way.
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I do not have a blog anon, I'm not very good and still kind of a beginner at /gd/ so there wouldn't be much of a point.

Your work inspires me however, and I would like to learn about your process, or look at more of your stuff if you end up creating a blog to promote your work so people can follow you!

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I'm trying to make this style work for a business website, but I'm wondering if I'll have to tone it down. I know that the shapes are poorly placed. What can I do to improve it?
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Align your shit dude oml it's not hard
Are you a boomer? The layering style has come back
>Have you looked at current web design lately? This broken grid look is very current, and so is having floating shapes.
> The layering style has come back
what exactly do you mean? can you give some examples?
I went through typewolf and awwwards and found many websites with busted grids, layering, and floating objects.

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ok I see what you mean. however what I meant was a bit different.
most of what you post is strictly flat and minimalist. there is usually just 2 layers, and if there is more it's still very much flat and minimal. there's not much if any "depth" in there. and what overlaps is often basic geometric shapes or typography.
and by "floating" I meant more chaotic, random placement of things across screen. this also isn't the case in most of those pages; I saw 1 site which overlapped randomly placed photos (picrelated), and this looks pretty 2000s to me.
If OP had just 2-3 layers max, flat shapes and more focused, conscious placement of things, which weren't going in and out of screen in planes, then yeah, this would look modern IMO.
but paired with this silver aesthetic, it's tempting to see 2000s in there. the first image in OP almost looks like Flash to me.
and if you think it's Y2K, I think not all of Y2K aged well, you can't just go back 20 years and do the same thing today. and in any case, I think a business site needs a more "safe" design, and being a little generic isn't bad in this case IMO.

it's really simple, but I wouldn't call it "boring" per se. I like the font very much. looks like a real logo of some clothing brand or a tools company/machinery (because of the heavy, extended, rectangular feel). you don't need to go "crazy" with these kinds of logos, a wordmark is usually enough. and it's certainly more interesting than another geo sans or Helvetica wordmark.
that said, it looks a bit 2000s, and you don't mention the context.
What's that? Druk?

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What would be the best way to remove a water mark such as the one i made in the pic?
If its flat colours without pattern like that and there's not a great deal of detail, you could probably just use clone stamp in photoshop as a paint tool and paint over it carefully, and then tidy it up afterwards.
Try to recreate the watermark and negate
Paying the photographer, Cletus. That's the best way.
not trying to rip off other peoples work.

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Is it hopeless after all? I've reached a point where I'm completely abandoning graphic design and working as a car mechanic instead. Screw those years getting a masters. Time and money well wasted. Burned out by all the over-saturated competition in the creative field. It's easy to say just be good and innivative and get a stable job at a design related firm but when clients and colleagues don't even care if they receive plagarized work, you might as well ask what even is the point of all this?
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Literally the only reason to get a masters in graphic design is to teach, so....get cracking on those high school art teacher applications.
30 year old licensed designer here, haven't been able to find good jobs in Mexico, does anyone have any input on how to get jobs online? People here just don't give a shit about intelectual property
you're all creative types who are just bad at business. Read 'the coders path to wealth and independance'. Dont just do 'graphic design' learn to give value beyond that to clients and they'll forever be coming to you because you've developed a trusting relationship with people.

ive been a designer for decades and sometimes they want something so simple and stupid its crazy theyre paying you.
I'm on a simialr boat here. Local jobs pay absolute dogshit and inflation's really high. Plus I odn't really have many qualifications. I turned to gd because it's what I taught myself how to do but I'm having bad luck on these sites.
Got a little bit of quite good feedback on Upwork but it's really hard to get any work. Only get interviews that lead to nothing. :/

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