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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.

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>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?
Adobe Illustrator
Corel Draw

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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]?
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?

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Anyone know what type of aesthetic this is?
or what I should google for it?

Hello everybody. Is there any kind of way or tutorial to draw something and give it a "90s anime" looking? As in making it looking like the scene is a screenshot, I talk mostly about the colors, to give it a vibe of handmade animation

Pic related as an example of what I mean by colors and "90s" looking (the handmade backgrounds with a different tracing than the characters, etc)

how do I into this style?
I know it's photo-bashing at its core but in attempts to replicate it it seems I'm missing something, is it the hyper realism and the faces? The mis-match between the synthetic back grounds and photographs of the people? What makes this body of work so striking?
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I'd really love to see your attempt at a full cover if you have the time, I think you can make it really well
Easy as hell to recreate this but I can see why replicating this style into something else would be hard.
I think part of it is the composition and content, this image reads like a propaganda poster. So if you want to replicate this style you should have a clear idea of the message you want to convey and then convey it as blatantly as you can.
i think you're right, having the message gives you the source of the ideas, as for replicating it in another purpose besides boomer propaganda, a huge part of it is dissecting what qualities the images have and applying them to another message or theme.
the issue is composition, message and composition, In aimless attempts, I've lacked a background janky enough to fit right in.
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final go, keeping the skatebaord motif

c'mon anon.
I know someones got one.
plz deliver <3
many UwU's will be given
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just find a blank cd case or whatever you need, scan it and cut it to so different parts of the packaging are different layers then come back here and post them thats it

Anyone have the mega link to it?
Not nearly that easy, loads of cg gets put in to this stuff. The method is not likely overly complicated though, fromsomeone who's been trying to do this for like a decade, probably once you have it figired out its not hard as is evident by the fact that they're manufacturing this shot now and they don't seem like the brightest group of people to be honest. The product is gorgeous though and definitely a notable feat
Fuck I'm high lol what if I made this money place my anus I'm such an artist

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nhk had an in-house foundry since it started, this round italic boy is called UNAR and it's typesetter-only but it's basic as fuck so there's probably a dozen similar free fonts to replace it

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Working on my first Graphic Design project. I have to make a poster for a movie. Any advice, changes, or criticism?

I'm really new to Adobe Illustrator. I've always used photoshop up until now.
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Skip the upper/side border, it's a crutch
Fade the search lights and fix the perspective on the bottom 'Kong'
Looks fine overall tho
>fix the perspective on the bottom 'Kong'
I'm not quite sure what you mean there. Straighten it out or change the angle to be steeper?

Thanks for the tips.
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>very new to Adobe Illustrator
>Add outer glow effect
>realize I don't know how to remove them and can't undo them
well I guess I'm doing this now
Most of my criticism is on the concept. You're redoing what's already been done for this movie a million times. It's visually boring, there's nothing unique or a "fresh take" and it just screams low effort.

As far as technique, your color composition is bad. You've effectively cut "King" and Kong" apart, so it reads at a glance "Kong", the "King" part is visually cut off because of the colors, and the literal border going right between them. You have no ability to spec type, you just filled spaces. The fonts themselves are boring and uninteresting, and red type on a blue background is a never, always. You also didn't illustrate anything from the movie, they were shining search lights onto the Empire State Building, not randomly into the sky, this reads as the planes are attacking the city. Searchlights also don't look like that, you only see the circle of light if it's shining on or through something, but just pointing in a clear sky, no.
You can do better. Try again, put some thought into it first, then illustrate the movie's concept, and learn what white space is, and how to not clog up every inch of a poster with elements. Learn what composition is, and how to use it to direct the viewer to the important elements you're trying to sell. Learn how to compose a color composition.
I get that you're a beginner, but you have to try harder than this, if you want to get anywhere. Give it another shot. Go study movie posters and look for common compositional techniques and color schemes and how they illustrate the theme of a movie. King King has had a gazillion posters done, maybe try another less known movie?

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Has anyone found any use for colortool on steam? It's an app for doing colours, I wanna know if it's worth it. OR, since it's expensive for what it is, if someone has a crack of it i'd love to know. Cannot find ANYTHING on this. https://store.steampowered.com/app/948220/ColorTool/
The next time someone doesn't want to pay you for design work, I want you to look back at this post and your explanation that it's "expensive for what it is"

If it has utility for you then why isn't it worth the small investment? This is super cheap.
This. Interesting tool, too, personally I'd wait for it to be released, not going to use beta anything, but I see a lot of potential there.
If you can't afford $24, I don't know what to tell you.

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Any suggestions on how to improve my design?
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Hijack this thread to post favorite, interesting or unique wine labels?
OP, one thing to consider is finding a simple aspect and polishing it so it can be used as a common theme (see pic) which can be altered slightly for different varieties.

In the sample, all they did was change the band at the bottom, and left the dandelion puffs unchanged. It’s elegant, whimsical, and easy to read, as they’re using the more-or-less-but-unspoken/uncodified color-coding for different varieties.
(Rich red = cab sav, light navy blue = merlot, yellow-beige/yellow = Chardonnay, dusty pink = rosé, etc. you’ll see this pattern a lot in inexpensive brands like Barefoot)
Edit- I didn’t notice the puffs were also the band color, but that doesn’t invalidate the point.

Further to my previous post, having an adaptable element is great for brand cohesion and being recognizable in a liquor store, even if Pinot noirs are nowhere near Frontenacs.
Slanted vintage type over a plain circle is about as cliche as you can get. There's nothing really visually appealing about this, and it's hard to read, and the drop shadow is too heavy and poorly done. You threw some dingbats on "Temperanillo" , but didn't balance them horizontally, so it looks awkward. The font overall is hard to read, the idea with display fonts like that is to marry it in with a more plain font. The shading on the bottle is the only texture, is this really a black and white label? Wine labels are some of the most sought after projects for designers to get their hands on, and you've put in the lowest amount of effort her. It's a wasted opportunity. No color, no texture, no character other than an unreadable font, and you didn't even try to family in the art style of the dingbats for the circle of the logo, which is the focal point of the entire thing.
Try again. Apply some actual design to it. Make the logo interesting. Make the rest legible. It should be something that looks interesting regardless if it's on a wine label, or t-shirt. Go to the store and study wine labels. Go to Letterpress fonts' site and look at how these kinds of fonts are used, and how they're combined with other fonts to make the display font stand out more. Put more effort than this into it.
If I were teaching a class, and you handed this in, it's a solid C at best. Just enough to get the assignment done, at the last minute, probably. You can do way better.
Sorry, Letterhead fonts. Brain fart.

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Im not sure if that counts as graphic design but i was just wondering if their was anything other than shotcut
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avi utilities
Adobe Premiere. Just reset the trial every 7 days but changing a number in "trialID" in the application.xml file. :)
just write a script to do it for you
DaVinci resolve has a pretty cool node based thing, and technically blender has scripting, but it's primarily a 3D editor, so idk how well the video side works with that.
This is a thing... might do this with after effects. Already have premier/photoshop cracked and I’m too lazy to search for AEcrack

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What is the name of this effect in animation?
Activate Windows and we'll tell you, Ivan

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How would you redesign the Bolivian flag?
a whole new design would be need to improve on this
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alternate version
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Fair idea, even though the Turks wouldn't care to include any other groups of people in their flag.
But if you're rolling with that at least put it in the format of a flag, pic related
best one

What is the best ever?
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to be honest? almost all of these are shit. 70-98 are painfully generic and their theme doesn't go further than "a ball". there's little connection to context in most of them. 2006 is so weird—how is this "ecksdee" face connected to Germany or football?
honestly, 2014 looks best to me. ok tier are 2010, 2018, 2022, 98 (only because of nostalgia). honorary mention of 78 for at least trying. the rest is forgettable
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Mexico 86
Im from Mexico.

Mexico has always been Aesthetic, fuck you we got the best font, and the best Flag.
Germany 2006

Yeah, they tried to make it resemble Arabic writing but it just stands out as ugly.
italia '90

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Hi /gd/
Anybody knows some cool practice things like that random album art thing? pic related
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No but thanks for posting this again. The last thread was lost under a pile of requests for fonts and free work before I could save that image.
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fuck yes
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