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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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thinking of doing something y2k related, give some inspo

bonus points for something similar to pic related
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Google Hackers movie wallpaper.

Google uses this particular style of illustration a lot, does it have a name? How do i destroy it?
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>>385067
Kill yourself.
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It's just flat design, which I hope never goes out of style because I can't draw and this is the only style I'm capable of producing.
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>>385147
lmao, I bet you are not and that's why you can't recognize the screencap's greatness.
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I don't like it because any lazy "designer" can do it. No need to study proportion or anything related to art.

It really hurts my eyes as there is nothing to focus on, just flatness everywhere with oversaturated colors only bearable with the occasional use of pastel colors and textures. Proportion is hard, shading is hard, studying nature is hard, mediocrity is always there to carry you.
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>>385104
That guy is very wrong about how Bauhaus (the actual school) came to be and what the founder's intentions were. If anything (and if you want to be pretentious about it), the guiding principle behind Bauhaus was to re-conceptualize art as the Aristotelian techne, meaning that it sought to re-unify artistry with craftsmanship.

The fact that the Bauhaus style (especially in the visual arts) ended up looking like someone's first session in MS Paint doesn't change that the idea behind it wasn't anti-traditionalist at all, let alone fucking postmodern.

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started getting into graphic design.made this sticker.
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Looks pretty cool but im not getting any anger vibes from it.
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>>384866
Looks dope, but >>385207 is right, doesn't feel very angry.
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>>384866
Had to squint for anger. Why a gradient?
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Awesome
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The word anger is really cringe end tryhard.

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So I drew this up in Gimp, how do I make it look less like pixel art? Should I just put a bit of a blur on top of it?
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god damn i love this drawing OP
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use thinner lineart, aka retrace it, shading+lighting, better understanding of colors. if you were trying to make it to look realistic. not sure what you were aiming for though. also fire alpaca is a good a better art software
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>>384911
it looks nice to me
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the pixels give it personality
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>>384911
USE AA dummy

Is Kel Lauren based or cringe?

https://youtu.be/U76nIDJQcxQ
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>>385303
youtube recommendations a long time ago, started watching her videos as she uploaded but came to the realization that they're shit
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>>385298
it's as real as

diversity is our strength
all white people are racist
communism is the best political system
corona virus came from a bat soup
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>>385335
whatever man. you're clearly upset that you weren't able to get a job in GD and blame it on political agenda even though that's probably not the case whatsoever.
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>>385335
>t. a fucking climate change denying graphic designer sperging about a youtuber's politics
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>kel lauren btfo
I asked on ig how she felt about bernie sanders dropping out of the race and she blocked me

This is for a Transport company. Theyve been using this logo I made for more than 3 years and I wish to improve it.
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>>385370
Oops
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>>385378
I removed a Serif from the left side of the L
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>>385370

Make the arrows a little bit more spaced and more flared at the ends. that way it's easier to tell those are arrows.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOjEXo7Q9Lg

Change my mind.
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>>385107
Great line animations. Did you use After Effects for it? I'll wait for your next one.
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>>385260
noob here
what's the swiss way of making things?
they use grids based on maths no?
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>>385353
Broadly speaking it's a very strict, rule-based approach to design: extensive use of grids and guidelines, geometric shapes and typefaces. If you wanna look into it I'd suggest picking up Massimo Vignelli's book (The Vignelli Canon) or just researching someone like Paul Rand and his work.

It's one of the most popular and solid approaches to design. It is a bit "old fashioned", but there's still a lot of content around it.
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>>385360
i think massimo and his contemporaries would say it was simple, not strict. and organized, not rule based.
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>>385107
I like the sound bleed on your voice or the music. Confirm if its on your voice audio

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>go to userstyles because I became tired of the eyesore that is yotsuba b
>see page after page of more eyesore
Why do channers have such shit taste?
Now I'm going to have to make my own styesheet.

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How was this image made? Is this rotoscoped with a grain filter? Is this just their animation style?
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>>384972
city scape behind subject may be taken from a real image but def noty rotoscoped. rotoscope as a term typically associated with animation.
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it's a traced composite.
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>>384972
There is a filter who can do this. But its to clean that the filter can do this. I guess it gets filter to surfaces and then revised. Filters are not this good. Unless you have a super clean photo to work with.
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>>385105
the colors are most likely manual adjusted, surface per surface.
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>>384972

its /3/ go ask them

Post your best work
>picrelated
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>>385328
>>385329
>>385330
Digging through my second quarter files I found an album cover assignment. I know I've posted it here in the past.
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>>385328
this is the best in my opinion. not too hard on the eyes and not to cluttery
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>>385271
cool as fuck.
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>>385271
how did you made it?
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>>384797
wtf how is this not over

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newfag here, i saw one of this things a while ago and wanted to do this.
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>>378929
yo i suck at this

file too large my fucking ass
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>>382903
looks like shit
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>>382903
the halo (?) doesn't fit with everything else just do a simple circle and make the crosses a different colour
mask guy needs more doodles coming off him
make middle text taller
orange and yellow parts of the middle of the explosion are really cheesy in a bad way, they would look better in the style of the outer red pointy bits
parental advisory logo looks skewed, make it shorter and smaller overall and align it more evenly

not bad honestly

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Not sure if this belongs here but... im looking for a Hires version of pic related, i wanna make a big ass print of it for my girlfriend's living room but all i can find are shitty lowres watermarked versions.

Thanks in advance.
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>>385358
you are looking for >>>/wsr/

reverse img search doesn't throw better res version
you can try using waifu2x on it
or just buy the original print for $3500
>https://www.1stdibs.com/art/prints-works-on-paper/portrait-prints-works-on-paper/michael-moebius-aladdin-sane-david-bowie-bubblegum/id-a_1732793/

stop working for clients.

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How would you make the nooojak graphically appealing?
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>>381836
some memes morph and evolve
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>>384942
fuckin nice
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just messing around
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>>384942
I think if this was cleaner it would look nicer


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