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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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wtf is this? https://www.spreadshirt.com/shop/design/christmas+chad+mens+t-shirt-D5fc334c151a5be60e9f46dcd?sellable=ekAMavxjJ9f9amDGxADX-210-7

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Recently I was sent specs for something and asked for it in vector... I honestly think they wanted me to paste a raster to a .ai file(that's a thing right) anyway I work in photoshop so everything I do is raster, but when I saw the print quality it had some jaggies, IMO it's the printer... still I tried to use an auto convert raster to vector and got some shit results with gradient banding... yes I know what vector is, but is there any program that legit can SOMEHOW convert raster to vector with great results? I mean a printer can't actually get better results from a vector graphic when I am using a super high res image... or is it the downsizing of the raster based image giving me jaggies because the image is actually too fucking large.... fuck.

if it helps it's being printed on fabric via some sort of printer paper and a heat press....
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Not everything needs to be a vector. if clients/printers are demanding vector files for bitmap source files tell them to eat shit. If it's the printer specifically, tell them to do their damn job.
I did what almost anyone could have done, graphic design experience added the final touch, if I wouldn't have had any I would have been able to get by as my business plan outside the graphics was solid, it was the difference between a polished new product vs consumer thinking it's the same old but tweaked, or perhaps the difference between saving thousands of dollars in hiring an designer that would have made the business unfeasible.

exactly what I told those fucker mate, hell yeah... the issue I've had with them for many orders now is that I cannot get any technical specs and they are generally cowboys with handling how my production runs go.... at first I wasn't a major client but now I have their sales manager begging me for forgiveness since I told them I found a smaller factory that is giving me prices at almost half the charge... and they are the fabric company themselves whereas the other factory refused to let me talk to their supplier as a trade secret and it make shit dumb. kind of stupid for them since I became double digit % of their business, I will keep them in some production but feelsgoodman knowing I will be around 50% of the new factorys alibaba business by dollars alone
this whole thread is rife with ignorance
but i guess the market for body pillow waifus is hot
>market for body pillow waifus is hot
a swing and a miss

welp I am gone :) at this point this thread has become about my job, thanks for all the people who helped
think its about his gig and not his ignorance

This might be it edition

>Please do your due diligence before requesting the font used in an image

>When sharing a non-free font, .zip the whole font family and upload it to a filehost without an expiration date or password. Don't upload with the correct name, e.g. write Fru1ty Ger when uploading Frutiger.

>Pay it forward. If someone in the thread helped you out, try to help another person or share some random premium font families from your own collection.
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Concourse OT - https://we <dot> tl/t-sMrne4k9bX
Marsden (c) Jason Vandenberg / Greyscale Type 114XOTF
Blick Sans (c) Matthew Blick 4XOTF
Bill Corp M3 (c) Oliver Jeschke, Max Bill/OGJ Type Design 23XOTF
M XiangHe Hei TC (c) Adrian Frutiger, Akira Kobayashi, Monotype Studio/Monotype 10XOTF
Endurance (c) Steve Matteson/Monotype 12XOTF
Zink (c) David Laranjeira/T-26 3XTTF
Worldwide (c) Nick Shinn/Shinntype 11XOTF
SpaceLab (c) John Moore/John Moore Type Foundry 4XOTF
Apologizes for long, complicated list
Sorry for the delay, but thank you so much for the suggestion!
It looks great!
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Does anyone know what kind of Font do they use in the IDW Sonic comics?
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anyone have this?

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ok guys, i am fucking tired of being graphic designer and working with other chimps, how can i become self employed if i connect my gd skills with some other skill? i tried print on demand but nobody buys my shit. What side hustles do you guys have?

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Hello, i'm looking to buy a new monitor. I'm a graphic design student and for the longest time I've been using a really shit one. Pic related.

Anyone have a recommendation around 400 euro or can someone tell me what to look for in a monitor?

Thanks in advance
I am currently using the LG 24MP58VQ for quite some time and it is pretty good, and it is cheap, but I am thinking about buying a bigger one with better resolution. I do work for packaging design, for context.
I mainly look if they are IPS besides recomendations from friends. I do not like curved monitors and I would REALLY recommend you using two monitors. The second one can be a cheaper one (or your old one) so you can keep him as a reference and chat support monitor. I prefer two than a ultrawide.
AOC 24G2 if you're also into vidya gaming. it's highly recommended by tech people for production, too. accurate colors + IPS panel. i'm unsure where in yurop you are but this monitor costs around 210 USD and you might be able to afford 2.
I've no monitor suggestions but I back up what this says re two monitors. Your old monitor is probably a great second monitor for GD because it would let you see how things look in a different (read: cheaper) colour set, as well as increasing your work area
I'm using this viewsonic and love it for the price. Had it for about a year and it has worked well for my needs.

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Thanks a lot for the compliments and thoughts on my animation! I probably have 15 key frames left, and than possibly even more in between frames. I've actually sat on a lot of those classics, waiting for the perfect rainy day (with mushrooms). Lol. This is 24 or 30 fps I believe. Doing tue hands is going to suck, qnd could end up really badly.

I wonder if I should make the skateboard one size bogger than the general outlines? Should I use the line tool instead of the brush? Also, how could you see me coloring this? The video is shot in rain, so I might already have some puddle action to work with.

As far as technical effecta go, I could definitely experiment with trail animations. Basically the classic ripple effect, maybe 5 - 10 frames?

Aaand one more thang. I think I should do some sexy little frmale ice skater doing a trick. I cant draw girls for shit
Also, your tenplate looks like a movie poster! Not bad for stamp / texture poster :)
Ha, I didn't make that image sample, it's a purchasable Photoshop action, but you can get the the same effect through displacement maps. Regarding that, depending on what you use as the displacement map, you can either displace the image to "adhere" to a surface, or display the text/artwork to have a sort of "bleeding ink" effect.
Does this look phallic to you?
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I think its just about being on the trend to appease trendy californians and/or infantilize society.
Yes. Yes they are
Google prioritizes neither aesthetics nor usability. People just think they're good because they are a popular and powerful company.
I unironically use this and it's quite nice.

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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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yeah i used placeit for all the mockups. i think the product only mocks look better but you’re right, i wanted some with actual people. (lady at the bottom of the website is AI generated too lol)

and i know OP said he had some success with tapestries some i’m gonna start throwing more on there. i have an idea for another shop but it involves straight up using marvel/cartoon characters so i’m not sure how that would go over, or what sites are more lenient on that.
Product-only mockups are great for the actual sales page, but for marketing/general website purposes, pics with some actual people helps me believe the site is real. Overall I think you're onto something, but you may need more content as you keep going, really carve out a niche, maybe even a unique style. Also the name reminds me of the singer, but you should be fine since I don't think there's too much overlap to where people would be confused.
Does redbubble or etsy have some kinda entry fee / limit? What's stopping me from uploading the entire folder of low quality 4chan memes hoping someone will buy it?
I'm only on Redbubble, but not that I'm aware of, and I'm sure people already do that. But if it's not something you actually designed yourself, you could get it flagged for copyright, and they might be more strict on you if that happens multiple times. Not sure about "memes" but it's happened to me for other stuff that I thought was fair use.
I have a copyright question. Let's say I draw a pickle with a cape and turban and call it Pickle-o. Not traced, original work, but real character's clothing used as reference. Would i be safe?

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Which color do you prefer for our business? Blue or Pink? This is for a food delivery business and will be on our logos, website, delivery bags, car magnets etc.

Thanks a lot all for your feedback!
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i think yellow, red, or orange would suit it better.
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I hope you didn't pay for this
those fork spikes have some weird ass curves
kerning is a little funky but surprisingly decent

the marketing guys love him
Blue def way better, that pink makes it look like a girly dieting thing.

Are the 70s back?
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>syd mead unironically predicted the look of the future
I look forward to what the nu70s do to UI design.
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I don't know if the clean, bold look of 70s advertising should always be the ultimate "goal," but I think it's a good baseline for a standard level of quality to communicate a product or idea. Plus it's accessible enough as a style for artists & designers. I don't know for sure, but I think the current trend of models/product presented in high key, even lighting with front & center compositions over very minimal, one or two color backdrops, is a sort of modern take on what was pioneered in the 1970s.

No idea what UI design might look like, other than a shift away from skeuomorphism in interfaces as our actual products start to look more futuristic and interesting. People have to interact and live with so many contrasting visual identities everyday, I feel like something minimalist, yet able to accommodate complexity, will become popular - difficultly visualizing that though.
Post more 70s ads
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What are they looking at???
>Ask for a transparent version if your too lazy
>You dont have to use photoshop
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Tried to resize it
>letsenhance.io lol
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lol did I not even look at what you posted
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the left can't PS

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Whatever happened to the graphic tablet general?
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Moved to \ic heh
I've been using a "Huion H610 Pro V2" tablet for about 8 years and I wanted to finally try out one of the ones that has a graphic display on it.

I see a lot that get good reviews but seem to have problems with longevity.

Anyone have any recommendations? I see a mix of good and terrible reviews on them all over Amazon.

Thanks for any help.
I've been using a Surface Book 2 with the pen as a graphic tablet for the rare instances it's necessary - I don't do much illustration, more just graphic design, even more video work than illustration. The latency is pretty poor at times, but the accuracy and pressure sensitivity seem to be good. Overall I prefer it over using the Wacom Intuos I also have, it just helps so much to see what I'm drawing on the drawing surface. I mostly use the Intuos as a giant trackpad now.
wut do u thinK about the ipad pro? using procreate to draw is pretty nice. also the screen is far brighter than the cheap wacom screen tablets. plus bing portable is so much nicer than being chained to a 500 pound monster.
I ask the same thing for the random album art thread

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is it really the best thing artists can do in 2020? when is this visual horror going to stop? you can't get much uglier than that.
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/pol are legit artists
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Eh looks like a shitty anime drawing. Atleast there is some soul and effort put into it

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I owe Phlearn for doing what uni never could: single-handedly making me not want to kms over Photoshop.
Is there something similar for getting handy with Illustrator? Ideally with well polished visuals and clear verbal explanation. Also not looking for niche one-off tutorials, more focused on an introduction to using Illustrator's tools well.
Can't afford an iPad for Procreate, so trying to work with what I've got.
What was wrong with UNI?

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