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Hello all.
I'm wanting to start freelance design services in the UK, but the official advice websites seem to be contradictory. Do I need to have any insurances or can i just start selling myself ?

Any advice welcome

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Lurk moar, newfag

I fucking hate usability in AI when it comes to working on curves.

It's not that I'm used to Corel Draw, (the fuckers have been neglecting their shit for 15 years).
But it's just so fucking uncomfortable...
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My only real gripe with Illustrator as a vector editor is that there no good way to remove the excess points without breaking the curves (Shape Builder typically leaves lots of vomit behind, for instance), so you gotta get and install something like VectorScribe just for that feature.

I briefly used CorelDraw in university and Pen Tool did feel more intuitive to use, but I don't recall why.
Yes I hate how illustrator breaks curves when you want to edit something. I also hate how there's no good way to work with tangency points. Illustrator just isn't very mathematical I guess.
You need to remember that any polynomial like a Bezier or a spline is of finite order.

For example a true circle is infinite order. A straight line is 1st order, parabolic curves (rarely used) are 2nd and cubic curves like Bezier are 3rd.

This is why you can't trace a circle perfectly using Bezier curves, but you can approximate it more accurately by using smaller and more numerous segments.

A better solution is to use a path with a specific interpolator per segment. For example the ideal solution for a circle or ellipse is a cosine interpolator which will produce 100% perfect results.

Unfortunately that is all very complex and difficult to work with which is why b-splines and the like are applied to approximate curves instead. It is trivial to compute the coefficients for a Bezier using points that intersect the curve so it would be amazing if every tool didn't already implement both options. For professional tools (not freeware) it would be a vote with your wallet issue if they didn't include almost everything they possibly could via a plug-in system.

*45 degree increments
Use inkscape

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How do I develop an eye for design? I can make front end web apps, and I can make them look very pretty with a lot of effort, but I can't design one for the life of me.

How do I get good at designing things?
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what do you mean? you can make them and you can make them pretty you said. what's the problem? usability?
I can't design them. I usually just go on dribble and copy
I'm kind of in the same boat. I can improve upon existing designs, but I find it almost impossible to do anything from scratch.
That sounds about par for the course, you just need to improve on it. There's a saying that good artists copy, while great artists steal. What this means is that instead of making a 1:1 copy of the designs, you should remix, transform, and mask the design ideas found in other designs and make it your own. Most of the time the easiest way to do this is to collaborate two different designs into one cohesive design, so I suggest you try and do just that
i feel this

I bought this machine 7 years ago, and it still works great although is now busted here and there,

I want to buy a new one but guess what apple sells basically the same machine nowadays but now it's even more expensive than what I originally bought it for

what's the deal? I mean I know macbooks are a joke nowadays but show me a laptop that isn't hideous
numbers might look the same but there are palpable differences in the whole architecture as well as cores and threading capabilities

that said, it really depends on what you use the CPU for
I recently had to switch (dead MoBo and no replacement one in my whole city) from my FX8350 to a Ryzen7. My desktop is on 24/7, working in Ae during the day and rendering in the nights. I have noticed a very slight performance upgrade but that's it. So, unless multitasking (therefore, multithreading) is something you are looking forward to, don't expect it to be a huge upgrade.

also, laptop GPUs are a meme, don't bias your choice because of it

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I'm struggling to create a logo for my upcoming platform, called H.E.A.V.E.N.

I have seen very talented individuals on this board, so asking for advice/help might be a good idea.

Thanks for the replies!
how about you come with ideas or sketches and we'll give you critique, if you can't think of anything try mindmapping keywords
Hey, thanks! I will try my best!
I got an idea for an aniamted logo, but I don't think that is a great idea.
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Hey /gd/

Could i see some good pdf portfolio examples? And what are some good personal projects I could do in my free time to add to my portfolio that would make me seem more professional? My portfolio right now is essentially entirely logos and it's making it tough to get work for other stuff like layout design, packaging, etc.

I feel like I have the skills to do that stuff but not the portfolio to back it up
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nice portfolio, would hire
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she has no truble with employment
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Does anybody know or even has a link to the font that PayPal uses for their text?

pic related
Comic sans

Hi dudes! Please advice some roboscoping image filters for Photoshop to process images in a way like the attached one. I found a blog Offhander with a lot of images processed as I need, but they told the project is on research stage yet and they don't provide the filter to public.

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>Band name

>Album name

>Album artwork

Old thread: >>343527
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rly cool dog
content aware fill?

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love these
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I definitely need more of a game plan next time i do one of these.
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Two rules:
1. Color to remain unchanged
2. No other characters permitted
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Ok.....this is fucking nice....
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i likey
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So who codes stuff here ?
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Here's my mandelbrot, C++ using POSIX threads
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so sick.

i wish i did.

super into algorithmic art
artists like Dan Sandin and Roman Verostko, Harold Cohen too, but he's more AI than algorithmic

I just downloaded electric sheep, but it's not as i thought it was gonna be

can you rec any Youtube tutorials/free courses on how to get into this kind of stuff? I've always wanted to learn more about it but uni did not offer any comprehensive tutorials on it.
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What is an interesting aesthetic for a payment processing website that isn't the same as every other fintech website? I'm having a hard time not just using the default bloopy friendly looking startup aesthetic. The styles I like most, like the imperfect haphazard style that is popular now, can't really work well for fintech.
stripe.com is quite nice desu
Dwolla and checkbook.io are pretty nice

Are images of cars like pic related for commercial use allowed or do you need to pay royalty to the car manufacturers?
By the letter of the law, manufacturers have some copyright interest in the design, and it goes into questions of fair use which are determined on a case-by-case basis including what other elements are in the photo and whether it could be seen to impact their business. (You'd likely be fine -if you could survive the case-, barring extremely niche cases like a concept car built primarily to sell posters of that you happened to snap at an auto show.)

Practically, you're fine. The only time it's come into question this century was a case of miscommunication where Cafepress got overzealous about their own role in policing what they printed, and started turning down jobs with photos of Mustangs after Ford contacted them about pissing-Calvin stickers.

I want to name my freelance business jedicreative or yodamedia

Will disney rape me in court?
Rape you they will
Yes. The Mouse would bury you. Not a good idea
Do it Anon; with a tasteless name like that, anyone serious about design will thank you for throwing up red flags to stay the fuck away
how the hell can someone even reason this into existence

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