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Hey all , I'm live in a small village and in France each commune ( village or city ) can have a flag to represent it and my commune don't have one so I wanted to do one bit I suck at drawing and having imagination in thing like this can you help ? I was thinking that just next to my village the is an old military fort called the same as my village so it can be in the emblem ( similar to pic ) and there is also a big canal passing next to my village (these are just ideas ) please help if you want
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It's a star fort. It's in the shape of a star so that the enemy sappers can't just stand directly in front of I've of the walls and be in a blind spot, as all the walls face wash other at an angle. Also, positioning their cabins perpendicular to one wall for maximum damage would get them focused down by the defenders on the adjacent "point" of the star. It is a marvel of modern military engineering.
>Arguing about history with retards
You got nothing to prove, his word is worthless and anyone who is even mildly informed will realize how much of a retard he is. Either way it doesn't matter
I really like the ratios on this one
very cool job mate!
>was Spanish
boy, I think it needs a Phrygian cap, if the translate was well done.
Now that i'm thinking, you could add the coat of arms inside the trace italienne, btw it's not just any fort, i reckon it was a frontier castle but later upgraded to the before mentioned. This type of military engineering came along around 15-16 century

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Hi! Any advice on how I should remove the black background on this gif to make it transparent? Thanks!
search for tutorials on after effects key out, though you might want to learn about masks as well
12frames, just mask the character and redo the auras faggot.
No easy way of doing it. Either recapture the model's animations yourself with a proper background you can edit out or go through manually. The easiest solution would be to put a circular border around it so you have a clear definite edge without doing too much work.

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They make the most money in GD

How do I become one?

Books to read? Courses to take?
Videos to watch?

Or is it just talking to people and relationships?
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become art director learn under current CD
>>370888 like this but don't be waiting around leave or start your own biz
>Must I really become a bullshit artist just to make a good living?
Welcome to the real world, zoomer.

Working your way up in the real world is all about building relationships with the influential people around you.

"networking" might seem like this months buzzword, but it's crucial to your worklife.
Fuck this gey earth
This. You're never gonna make it by being a designer neet. You need to go out and network with influential people or you're ever gonna make it. Read:
You're an idiot.

Designing a logo/invitation for a massive wine event!

Critique/Redesigns are greatly appreciated
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here's the base logo
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in white!
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>Redesigns are greatly appreciated
The line going through the tree tops, throws off the eyes perspective of where the balance for the bottom of the tree is. It's a cute visual game for personal use, but ineffective and puzzling as an event invitation.

Also if this is for a wine event, what is it visually that tells me it is? If there weren't any type on the page, what tells me the purpose of the invitation? The trailer to the movie.

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Alright so I'm a highschool dropout that literally knows nothing about anything

Where do I start with this and what is a good progression to be able to do this professionally

Thanks generous people
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Also, start watching a shit ton of tutorials and learn the adobe suite, after that start actually learning stuff about color theory and design theory, all of this while practicing, best way to do that is doing stuff for people. Like if one of your buddies has a band, offer to make them a logo, or album art, and take any opportunity you can find to gain experience.

But most importantly, you have to finish highs-chool, you brainlet.
I have a GED
like this anon said watch as many tuts you can especially on PS AI and ID also learn about print methods and in this case possibly packaging design and regulation. The caveat is you have to be really talented to get noticed and know this shit to beat out an ok designer with a degree.. take some college courses if you can read alot and observe... godspeed anon
Get a GED.
Get a design degree, and learn color, typography, and how to use Photoshop, Indesign, and Illustrator, and the Pantone system. You MIGHT get by without a degree, but you really need to know this stuff.
Go work for a couple of years for agencies that specialize in food and food packaging and learn the specifics that college won't teach you.
Eventually you'll be trusted to work on this kind of thing, once you learn all the ins and outs and gotchas of packaging and working with templates and the issues with printing on plastics or working with Tetrapack templates. Packaging is a specialty job where it's really easy to make mistakes that can cost a LOT of money for the company, which is why most go to agencies that specialize in it.

I'd say a 6-8 years, if you start now, with no experience and no schooling.

Source: working with some of the agencies that do big money packaging, like for Coke. They know their shit, have stellar portfolios, and went to big name schools.

It's a good goal, packaging design can pay very well if you're good, but expect to put some serious effort getting there.
sorry its actually pic unrelated

any sort of graphic design lol to be honest i dont want to work for coca cola lmao

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Anyone able or want to try their hand at making artwork and animations akin to this? Sort of like the old Kind Quest games. They're in v56 format.
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Wanted to show a few examples. Trying to take the original artwork from an old game and somewhat replicate it and replace it to make a spiritual successor without straying too far from the original.
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It's a passion project so I'm just looking for folks interested in their spare time with getting their name recognized should the project reach completion.

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I want to get into digital sketching (i.e. drawing pad, digital pen, etc).

I currently have two machines. A mid-2012 13" Macbook Pro with 16GB RAM and an SSD.
My other machine is an Intel NUC (NUC7i7BHN) dual-core i7-7567U, 16GB ram, NVMe storage and dual boot Mint Linux and Windows 10.

Is the small $80 Watcom a good starting point? A dedicated tablet? What's a good inexpensive starting point? What OS has better software to start digitally drawing manga/anime?
Hi Anon
I recommend Fire Alpaca and Paint Tool Sai for beginning. They are good softwares because it's easy to learn.
I recommend too the Huion Tablets. They are cheap and bigger then Wacom

Here the link: https://www.huion.com/

Thank you. I am researching up on it now.
if you know nothing about digital art and are just staring I'd recommend Fire Alpaca. to understand layers, types of layers, stabilization, lineart, etc. Once you want to advance more and try different brushes, styles or a more traditional-looking style, I'd recommend Krita, it's free and really really good. Good luck Anon!! for the tablet I have a regular Wacom intuos pen that is now maybe. 60€? 80€? not too much cause I bought it a while ago to. start with this, maybe try a cheap one and if you like it upgrade to a better one, I've been using mine for about 4 years and it still works perfectly
Y'all fags never heard of quality. Both PT sai and fire alpaca are dogshit. The only free software I got consistent results with is Krita. Even then, you should probably look forward to upgrading to ps once you want to step it up.

I recommend Wacom. You dont need anything bigger than an S, the 80$ one.

Huion also got some good shit, but they got a lot of problems with their software. And their cables are an absolute mess.

Created in Illustrator using all vectors after the idea came to me in a dream
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Check your monitor settings. If you have a recent version of Illustrator, it shouldn't have the "layered border effect". Also, check top make sure that you]re working at the highest color bit depth.
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This is what my blurs look like in Illustrator.
My version is from a few years ago, that could be it, I'll check, thanks
nicely done the only thing i can see is that the bottom light on the stick is too much and that the love chocolate looks tastier and more 3d than the dessert
Dove Bar's (Mars) lawyers are gonna love you.

Tl:Dr How the fuck do I design a catalog, any pointers or rules?
I'm in R&D and I offered to design one for my company's products, I thought it would be easy since we have a corporate brand guideline and literature templates, but none of them really fit a catalog style too well save for the cover. We even have a small marketing department but they're not being much help, dragging their feet just giving me the templates. The company is huge and they really don't give our division much attention.

I figured I'd have to take some nice pics but I'm now realizing I have little clue as to how to style them. It's for retail goods. I figured of course some product pics in a photobox or something direct and solo, some of people using our products (corporate has published literature of our employees using them so I'm sure it we can find some to agree to it), and maybe some of our products on a fake store shelf. Pic is something I googled for inspiration but hard to meld together with our own brand identity.

I tried a product page with a white bg, product pic with photo bg erased and just a bunch of text off to the side with a blurb and specs and variants and stuff but it looked cringey.
Btdubs this would be targeted at store owners and businesses, not consumers
Im just passing by (from 3)...check issu dot com
Hire a professional graphic design company and go back to doing what you yourself are qualified to do.
>Create demand for my profession!
>Stick to what you know, don't learn anything new.
I think I'll meet you halfway and just ask marketing to do it, I'll just give them the content.
You act like the other Anon is somehow trying to trick you rather than giving sensible advice to someone who literally doesn't know what they're doing. You dont want to learn, you want some 60s youtube video that will magically make you a brochure. Hand it off to marketing, you're in over your head.

Well, shit.

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Guys, I am designing the visual identity of a jiu-jitsu team. I want your opinions.
The design in the top is my idea for the flag of the team. Letters are big, bold and geometric. I wanted to draw a flag that instilled fear in the adversary. And I wanted the name of the team to be visible miles away. It is not pretty, but I think I did a good job in keeping it "bad ass".
The design below may be used in T-shirts and other goods. I wanted a more elegant representation of the brand.
You guys can criticize the logo as well. For those who did not notice, it is a triangle formed by two "Ls", since the name of the team is "Lado Leste" = "East Side".
Colors are black and white, since they represent power and dominance.
Please, I want your sincere opinion.
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Huge thanks.

What do you guys think, better now?
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maybe like this, I think jiu-jitsu looks better in all caps. the circle might not be adding too much, it might be better to have 2 versions with and without the circle but maybe put some text around the circle like jiu jitsu academy or something like this:
Huge thanks. I will try it.
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Better now? I liked it. The logo and the letters combined form a new triangle. And the color red gives a sensation of power.
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just make sure to center everything, sometimes you'll have to do it by eye, if you look the circle and triangle doesn't seem to be centered.
also if you slant the letter A a little bit it might blend better with the angle of the letter D.

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how do i achieve this 'flat' 3d effect in photoshop?
illustrator 3d extrude & bevel or illustrator blend tool

How would you get this effect with a regular camera and photoshop?
Use the spherize/polarize filter.
>take a wide photo
>edit>image>set w and h to the same resolution
>filter>distort>polar effects>rectangular to polar

Then edit the seam so it looks like it's one image and you're done.
Side note: if you do that with a landscape and the image is upside down, you'll get a tiny planet effect which is pretty cool <3

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I didn't know this kind of board existed, I will use your more now. Here is an older version of a UI design i did for my own project.

To at least have some sort of content in OP:
I havent found a more convient way to help my ripped paper designs in AI alternatives.
zigzag and roughen effects are just so useful.
I would skip AI in a heartbeat if something else had it.
Or you could not make ripped paper designs. They always look shitty.

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somehow yes, and also no

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