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This is a place to discuss topics about visual or graphic design. Requests for photoshopping or free work go on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests as appropriate.

#/gd/ @ irc.rizon.net
#4chan-gd @ irc.freenode.net
http://graphicdesign.wikia.com/

>What literature should I read to get into graphic design?
The sidebar on the /gd/ wiki has plenty of book reccomendations.

>What programs do I need to get started?
-Vector
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw
Inkskape


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>Can somebody photoshop X? Can somebody make me a logo?
All requests for photoshopping belong on /wsr/ - Worksafe Requests or /r/ - Adult Requests. /gd/ doesn't take requests or do free or even paid work sometimes. However, if you're new at something, asking "HOW can I X?" rather than "CAN YOU make X?" will give you better results.

>Can I post some of my work for critique?
There is usally a critique/What-Are-You-Working-On thread, and that is where work for critique go.

>Can somebody find [font]?
http://www.mediafire.com/download/027xjs3ujvyqxmd/Fonts.zip
also check out your local torrent site or the font-share thread.
Remember to share and not just take. Also remember that using liscensed fonts in commercial works is a bad idea.

>Where can I find inspiration?
http://www.behance.net/
http://dribbble.com/
http://graphicdesign.wikia.com/wiki/Inspiration

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Just wondering, when designing an illustrated van wrap in photoshop,

do I make at any size or convert and then covert to vector? or is there some way to scale the image so I'm not drawing in a 35gb file

I hope theres an answer only in photoshop?
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>>400173
You already know the van dimentions so you can totally do it rastered in Ps if you prefer
It's always good to know your way around Ai though and it will be easier for your computer to handle the file. It can be a little counterintuitive at first if you are used to Ps but it ain't hard at all, just go through a couple of tuts and play around with it

Also,
>van wrap
I hope this is work related and not some degenerate weeaboo shit
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>>400174
cheers, i just worry the file sizes will be too massive if i keep it at 300dpi in ps

its work related, really not sure what weeb genre of shit you are referring to?
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>>400176
First of all you need to ask the printer for if they have a dieline/diecut (same shit) of the wrap so you know the dimensions and where the tires/handles/windows/etc fits so you plan the wrap on it.

Then you need to know what graphics will be there. Is it all raster (photo) or there are vectors? Pic related is a mix of both, and if most probably was made in illustrator (or similar) with a linked image file linked (bottom layer vectors [magenta] and the top layer a psd of the baseball player, in blue). If it is all raster, there is not really a difference.

Ask the printer what filetype he need/wants for the wrap.

I would recommend to arrange a meeting on the printer so you can see past work of van wraps they make, so you can see the fidelity, the dot sizes, the quality of contrast, etc. Sometimes they have a reference sheet with colors for reference on how the printed color will look in their material. Also, send them the final image and ask what they think about, as they can sometimes call you attention on something that would be printed shitty for on their machines (example: "it would be better to not have a bigger space from the tire as that part tends to disform" or whatever)
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forgot image
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>>400179
>ectors? Pic related is a mix of both, and if most probably was made in illustrator (or similar) with a linked image file linked (bottom layer vectors [magenta] and the top layer a psd of the baseball player, in blue). If it is all raster, there is not really a difference.


Thank you for the help, the printers dont have the dimensions though i have a plan image of the van for reference and have been given an idea of which parts cant be wrapped,

It is just black and white lined artwork, some block colours, simple design wise

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I do posters, mostly for techno raves. This was my first one, not that long ago

Rate and contribute
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>https://imgur.com/gallery/mvW7g

Heh
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Rate mine plz, worked hard on it
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>>399545
thank you for this anon
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fake album art for jah9 - note to self

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hey fags feeling generous. here's how to make money as a graphic designer online in 2020 its a piece of fucken cake.

* i have no formal qualifications. taught myself html/css and basic photoshopping (now intermediate) and basic illustrator
* work for myself, run ~10 or so ecom sites/shops, do whatever i want whenever
* almost exclusively "work" on designing things i like / am interested in, videogames / movies / tv shows / politics / pop culture shit

1) learn POD (print on demand). you can put your shitty designs on absolutely any item these days. from tshirts to duvet covers to mugs to fucken rugs and shit. printify / printful are good and subliminator for 'all over print' designs

2) learn shopify basics and start a store with a free theme like debut or debutify

3) upload the products you made via POD platforms to your shop using the nice mockups they gave you. pro tip: a lot of platforms like printify have integration with etsy so you can make them in 1 place and they'll get pushed to other platforms. give yourself a nice markup on costs (30% is a good start)

4) upload these products to etsy as well (ie. start an etsy shop), you can use the same mockups. tag up your products nice and write good, short english descriptions and always keep the production/shipping times realistic

5) upload your designs to redbubble, merch by amazon, teepublic, spreadshirt, society6, whatever else you want (these are marketplaces and you will make most of your money here, but you should have your own site anyway)

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>>400111
>good artists will start gd.
they've already started, you must have missed that meeting of the Good Artist Club.
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>>400110

try a gildan 2000 if they offer that. anyway, look in printify before printful, their prices are generally much better (they are basically a platform for several other POD providers).

gildans are a great choice, but go with the bella+canvas 3001 for mens/unisex if you want a soft/premium feel t-shirt (costs more but still reasonable)
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whats up OP, i set up a POD site earlier in the year but didnt keep up with it and made zero sales. i was also just using shopify and not integrating etsy/redbubble etc. i think ill start it up again and work those in as well.
are you really generating enough traffic just by constantly updating new products? did you make an IG or facebook shop for any of your stores?
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>>400144
they have both of those but uhh dont think either of them fit the tee shape like the one I ordered. Anyway, ill check out printify. What do you think about everpress? Better quality tees?
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is it worth having inventory? or just use pod because the profit margin on selling inventory would be much higher then pod

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Is this graphic design?

I am not a graphic artist but i want to be. I think i can do that it looks like googling some picture and putting text on top. BASICALLY. The easy stuff. Of course there are harder ways to do things. But the basic stuff that seems like it?
Do beginner graphic artists just re-use the same images and google images with some text and can make money like this?
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>>400171
>Is this graphic design?
Well, yes.
It is not as simple as it looks like as the main point of youtube thumbnails is a mix of appeal, channel identity and video subject.
Take a look on some tutorials focused on youtube thumbnails, as well as photoshop courses, if you want to do it, and try making second versions for different thumbnails, or getting a bad thumb and creating a good one for that video.

After it is ready, take a screenshot of youtube homepage and see how it fits there so you can check the appeal. Test with both clear and black background.

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https://markshomepage.neocities.org/
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>>399886
Could you explain why it looks bad? It sounds like you just want to say that. I get why other people think the idea is bad when I asked /wsr/.
>>399905
OHYESYESYESYESSSSSSSS

I'm superior.
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>>398911
Holy cringe. I sent it to my boyfriend, so we can laugh at it.
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>>398911
You really did create a neocities site so you could try to find a /po/lack young catholic virgin girl who likes old things so you can webdate, didn't you?
Just give up and join an amish community
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>>399933

I'm open to other women who aren't Polish and are into papercraft and origami.

I like new things too by the way, such as technology improvements. The Amish are almost totally against technology.
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checker background under text is busy, makes the text harder to read. The yellow color scheme might not convey your intended feeling/emotion. Image is neutral to unhappy, casts a shadow over everything else.

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How do I learn to draw? How good do I have to be to draw porn for cash? I own a wacom tablet but never used it.
What else can I sell on Fiverr that's not hard to learn? Currently I'm only advertising for small photo enhancements with Photoshop.
Help a third worlder that makes $1 an hour at his day job.
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>>400038
not OP, but I kind of need some cash rn. Where do I go to get furry cooms? I've been told on >>>/ic/ that I'm high /beg/.
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>>400068
How my friends got into it: Create a fake facebook account to post your work (WIP and finished) and start looking for furry groups.
Add people. Comment. Comment on artwork posts with your work, when people ask (they will) say you accept comissions. From there you will start to mingle on the furry community, try not to become a furry in the process
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>>400089
i've seen furry commissions mentioned a lot on /ic/. i can't draw and have no interest in doing it, but how much money do people get for a drawing & if you had to guess what would it work out per hour?
i know some people will have it as their main way to pay the bills, but few will.
is it more like a $10 per hour part time job?
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>>400094
I make $10 per day on the third world
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You don't neeed to learn to draw lmao i saw some bad art for niche fetish. The more niche and fewer artists willing to draw.

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Looking for bad and/or really ugly design. I have a project I'm working on where I need examples of ugly type. Posting some of what I have.
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My argument for why this is "bad" is that it doesn't reflect the content of the book.
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>>399962
Ah yes, my favorite holliday
hallo
ween
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AESTHETICALLY "intentionally" Ironically ugly like this

>>399959
>>399960

Or simply someone that is not skilled and try to make something good but they fail and want to throw t in the trash can but they have a deadline so they submit it anyways but they are not proud of it?

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i made this :)
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>>400139
thats the point!
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actualy i made this
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>>400165
weird... thought I had made this one...

>>400084
You must be 18+ to browse this board frend
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>>400165
proof
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>>400167
thanks for the heads up bro!!!!!! :DDDDDDD

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how can I add psd thumbnails and/or macOS color tag recognition in windows 10 without having to install pajeet software?

I dont think theres a native solution but if there is, that would be prefered, if not I'm willing to use 3th party software as long as it doesnt look super shady (like all shown in youtube videos with indian speakers).
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Bridge from Adobe.
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>>400150
You can't, you need 3rd party software.
As the anon above said, Adobe provides Bridge but that doesn't integrate to win explorer, if you want that, FastPictureViewer is pretty good and easily torrentable if you don't want to pay the $15
>http://www.fastpictureviewer.com/codecs/

How can i make that neon "Friday" effect? I've been tryng but can't get even a close result.
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>>400155
several glows
start with one with a low radius and pretty intense and progressively increase the radius and lower the intensity for the following ones (5 or 6 should do)
or you know... just use a style for it
>https://psdkeys.com/add-ons/styles/143985-the-neon-toolbox-4542717.html

i'm trying to figure out how to make a living in design (technically an industrial design major) but in reality i just want to make stuff that is of no use
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>>400135
I've seen your art here before, cool. Yeah it's pretty cool
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>>400135
>>399987
you're an interesting person. i guess there's so few regular posters on /gd/ that you stick as out as posting often. i like your stuff.
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>>400143
>>400138

Thanks, I wish that /gd/ were a faster board so I could maintain anonymity better. Obviously everyone likes being noticed to some extent but then, like, in another thread I got all awkward and anxious when people started asking if they could sell my stuff, and now I kinda want to back off from posting so much so I don't feel like I'm oversaturating the board.

A customer I sold this poster to posted it on Reddit and didn't tag me as the artist, and the post got like a thousand reddit likes or whatever, and whenever I go to upload any of my own work to reddit it gets deleted by moderators, so /gd/ is the best forum I can take my stuff to.
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>>400158
another reason to FUCK reddit

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AutoCAD can do what Illustrator can do (minus line strokes) much quicker and more accurately. If I wanted to add strokes to an image made in CAD, I could just do it in Inkscape.

These brightly colored deformed flat people I see could easily be shat out in CAD in 30 minutes.

I don't get it. Why is this an industry standard?
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So then you’d be using two tools when you could just use one?
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>>400124
Different tools for different purposes. I don't even know why this was even a question
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>>400126
Yes. It's like building a PC with a Swiss army knife vs using a motorized screwdriver, and nice sharp scissors.

Using two programs isn't even a huge deal.
>>400129
The thing is the tool not designed for graphic design is much better than the tool purposefully designed for it.
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>>400130

Is there any way you can prove it's a better tool?

While it doesn't seem to be a big deal for you to use two tools, but when the company is looking at their budget and wonder why they're having to pay more for an extra tool that does the same thing as the one they're already paying for.

It's the industry standard because Adobe tools are just that. Continue to use it if you'd like.
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>>400124
>I could just do it in Inkscape
why would you even mention CAD if your question is about using Ai instead of the shittier Ai?

Are the 70s back?
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>>400077
God i hope
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>>400077
>Clean
>Clear
>Concise
>Simple
>And often, bold
I love it, but I think it's coming back partially due to non-"artists" entering the marketing field and getting their hands involved with the creative, like a resurgence in the need/demand for copywriters, market analysts, product & customer experts, sales & BD people, etc. - the clean style of 70s and even 80s ads is just easy to replicate while looking professional. (Though I wouldn't mind a reduction of copy, compared to the walls of text in actual ads from the 70s.) I would miss heavily stylized, intricate & detailed, or otherwise unique illustrations & art if that were to ever go away, but I guess today there's more options for independent artists to continue their work outside of marketing too.

Shit Girl and Random Sprites. 1st Post didn't really try lol
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>>400151
>didn't really try
you'll fit right in on the new /gd/




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