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How did you do it?

Is GD actually scalable?
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Stop making shit yourself and start learning business and networking. Create a design firm and sell branding to domestic companies for thousands, then pay people on fiverr pennies to do the actual grunt work.

Boom, scaled.
Imma tell you this once: fuck scaling.

ALL business is a margins game, not a volume game. I can serve 10 clients at $150.00/hr and make fucking bank with next to no overhead.

Just network and garner B2B clients who won't flinch at $5-10k for design work. If you can code too, that helps a lot.

After that just keep it rolling and you don't have to put up with anyone's shit.
This isn't Reddit.

How much are you guys making?
>Do you mean build once get paid forever type of deal?

also charge for "monthly edits"

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I love drawing characters but i suck pretty hard at drawing.
This is my latest creation.
I use krita and the cheapest drawpad i could find to draw.
What should i focus on to improve?
>What should i focus on to improve?
your ability to post on the right board
Try a better website
Me gusta, You have Instagram?

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This is PANTONE 16-1546 TPX
Living Coral, Pantone's color of the year.

Say something nice about it.
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what the fuck am i going to use this vibrant flesh colour for
We '70's now boys
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I miss windows xp.
It has all of the key components present that make a color.

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So I started with a simple star picture and for some reason thought that it would be cool to make it like the milky way from scratch. I realize its busy but I need some opinions.

Dimensions look off because I compressed from 1080 to 720.
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idk what sort of advice you are looking but >>>/wg/ will probably appreciate some oc
Thanks for the tip
The depth of field makes this a pain in the ass to look at OP

Good idea I like it but it's confusing
The logo is the focal point I made the particles that way to make sort of a tunnel to the logo.
what if you tried a tighter tunnel

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Is this any good, I have no idea what I am doing/ still learning.
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It's supposed to be Christmasy, I do these for every holiday for my background
not a fan of the style or concept, but i guess that's subjective. swallowing that, here's the only feedback you need (most of these suggestions are atrocious):

1. the sun should be centre aligned, maybe even a bit higher than the exact middle to optically balance the trees. use your best judgement after seeing both. (move santa up and maybe to the right slightly as well, always balance things optically)

2. there's a disconnect between the sun's texture and everything else. I would suggest changing it to a solid colour or gradient. the abstract texture is out of place.

3. the area where the back of the vortex overlaps with the front needs to be finessed more. kinda ruins the depth of the grid. try adding some shadows to seperate it more (which will recall the top part fading out as well)
How'd you make the vortex?

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Remote work for anon-designer
Resume sample is. gd/0PITUY
Send mail john.carter82@inbox.lv
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Where you?

album art you've made?
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Is this the same dude or a generic idea ?
Well, the second one is clean so it's another feel.
same dude, was trying to do a series but it felt uninspired.
Those cyan lines should just be white.
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What is the cheapest way of getting Creative Cloud, particularly InDesign and Photoshop?
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adobeZii patch/installer
That shit is super expensive I just canceled mine.....
I work at a university as staff. They give us 5he entire CC suit for $25 a year
While we wait for that competitive freetard software, has anyone succeeded running Illustrator AND Photoshop on Linux using WINE?
I don't like Windongs and macos for reasons.

Is anyone using Dreamweaver or Muse to make websites? Looks interesting but not sure if it is truly useful.
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Try webflow.
Dw has both functions. The code side is super robust and highly recommended. Super quick preview and makes code super easy. Its like atom but better
Weird. When I was using it around 2005ish it was WYSIWYG and actual text was secondary.
>not coding your website from scrath using microsoft office word 97

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Hello! Does anyone have advice on how to create weird or experimental special effects or special effects used to make a creepy or weird feeling? I am familiar with a few editing programs and am interested in making something experimental. I am also wondering if the analog ways of creating these effects are available. Thank you for reading!
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What kind of hardware is used for stuff like that?
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just google glitch art
thanks for the link anon
Video Synthesizers, Video Mixers, and of course you can just fuck with the colors and levels and keyframe changes in between them in whatever video editor you use. The most popular analog video synth stuff is LZX Industries and Tachyons +, while digital is a bit more open...You have apps like Resolume, Touchdesigner, VVVV, Max/MSP, Smode Synth, Cathodemer, and many others!
Look up Big Pauper on YouTube, does outstanding work with live analog manipulation by means of glitched / hacked synths and vcr devices

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Yes, a repost but I want to hear opinions from both IT and GD oriented, anons.

>25, graduated with my useless degree,
>Time to do what I wanted to do whole life
>good at drawing and feel proportions, colors and composition, I sketch and paint a lot,
>love PROGRAMMING and being an IT hipster, I used *BSD before 4chan existed.
>The only thing that I know and connects all of these is a Full stack-shizo (web developer).

But what am I exactly supposed to learn, besides HTML, JS, PHP (it's still used here) and xd/sketch whatever's the meme?

IT people tell me I need absolutely everything including c (I'm glad c# is dead, nobody will try to meme me into it anymore) and asm for gameboy color, because "don't you love coding"?

At the same time art-school requires me not only to sketch and to paint with 1-2 fav mediums but also to do insane homeworks with mediums like tea-bag water, while everything but sketching and digital painting is probably and overkill for me. I even know CADs and blender+3dmax.

Additionally not mentioned in the other thread; I also might pick a typesetting/font class soon. That makes me feel horribly overloaded.

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I did a simple album cover, any feedback?
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The redand the white vibrate. I don't know if that's what you want but in general you shouldn't use any of the 5 primary colors (red blue yellow white black) next to each other as they vibrate (the same happens with the secondaries purple green orange and with the black and white) . Try saturating the red.
parental advisory looks kind of low quality
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you work for Kanye?

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>Band name

>Album name

>Album artwork

Old thread: >>332262
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Looks like futura extra bold

ITT: Big companies with shitty logos
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Yeah you're wrong. If a logo doesn't flow well then it sucks. No big name company has a logo that is visually unappealing.
>No big name company has a logo that is visually unappealing.
>didn't even read the thread
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I just saw this at my town. Wtf??

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