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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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Water vs fire. Dare I say...kino?
Holy fuck
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versus COMPASS

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Best YT series for Photoshop noobs to improve?

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Anyone know what font this is used for "Timely!!" and "Anri" on this album cover?

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Why hasn't Gimp found any success in industry? Both Blender and Darktable seem to have found niches in industry, but Gimp hasn't. Is it because Affinity Photo is a good enough Photoshop alternative that people don't need to look at Gimp? Is it because the devs make bizarre decisions?
gimp is simply old, it needs a lot of work i order to catch up with them
The text tool is fucking shit, I hate it so much

Are agencies and designers still charging millions for branding and trademarks during this epidemic and economic recession? I haven’t seen any news since the covid hit
Short answer: yes. The economy/big corporations live on, still need ads and creative assets. Most medium-large/notable agencies are doing just fine. Individual designers are all over the place, depending on their network and skill level.

redesign it
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For when we finally unite into the great nation we ought to be.
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At least be a bit more clever about it than that, baka.

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Okay anons, I have a school assignment due in 12 hours and I need help.

You have to create a dashboard on Google Analytics based on any business that you want to choose. You also have to write a short summary about the business, like what does the business provide consumers, if the business have a website, where the business is located, etc. And lastly once you create the customized dashboard with key performance and indicators tailored to the business and send over the screenshot, please write a paragraph or two about why you chose the key performance indictors and analytics for this business’s dashboard and why these metrics are important to the business.

I imagine that for anyone experience with Google Analytics this will take an hour at the absolute most, and anyone else can probably do it in less than 2 hours if they use Youtube. I would do it but do not have time to and desperately need it done for me.

Anyone interested please drop a Skype, Discord, or any way that I can contact you. And again, it is due in about 12 hours.
sent ;)
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howd the as7ign ment go

Does anyone have any advice for creating y2k inspired or glitch/cyber designs? I have an idea for a sci fi packaging concept I’d like to try mocking up but I’m very unfamiliar with creating designs that align with these styles.
learn 3d programs for the 'cyber' stuff then just add a lot of bloom and tech shit
download an old copy of cinema 4d and use matrix extrude

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Revival 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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Requesting Hachura.
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anyone recognize this? no luck with ID'ers
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This is a cut from an official Brazilian document for birth certification/registration, I need this font in order to reproduce it partially again.

In some parts the text, in the document is just too clear, so I've been requested to resubmit it, but scanning it again would be complicated...

So I decided to just manually write it again. The font it uses seems to be non-serif, monospace, squared, the A is a bit different. I don't need the exact font, just one similar enough. Does anyone have any idea what I could use?
Yes, back in the 70's.

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Hey guys, what do you think about my logo?
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me likey
It's great
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I like very much cud use mor colour pleas

What designer pioneered this style?
any noob with photoshop and 2 months experience
some hipster from 2007
>nouvelle vague poster
ok zoomey boy...
Tommy Twotone

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Personally I think its a good alternative to Adobe CS.
>it's affordable
>similar functions to adobe cs
>your work can be exported into adobe files if your work/school requires you to submit adobe files
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If you work for someone, they pay for it. I've never paid for my tools for jobs, never will - and it's never been an issue.
They're fine, for small time freelancers, hobbyists, and students. I'd recommend AP to someone who plays around with graphics casually.

Adobe apps have things most casual users will never need - and that Affinity can never provide. Adobe apps are trusted and reliable and support industry standards that most people who would be fine with Affinity will never run into or need or even hear about.

If you're just trying to learn the basics, Affinity stuff is fine. They're not bad apps. I'd have issues using them at work - and since my job pays for CC, I don't need to. They're not tested or trusted in the pro space. Maybe they'll get there.
The studiolink feature that was released with publisher is a massive benefit for workflow
Designer lacks of some features that are even present on some open source alternatives, like path interpolation, extrusion, path deformation, etc. But it's pretty fast.
by work for someone else i mean freelance as clients will expect illustrator/photoshop files.
if you just generate artwork for yourself then you only have to buy what works for you.

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Spent the better part of my free time the past few days jumping on the iOS 14 icon customization hype train!

Made this 500+ custom icon pack and trying to get some traction if you guys wanted to check it out!

Or ya'll can do the usual 4chan bashing of telling me why my icons such, that's cool too lol, I miss the crude humor of this beautiful website :)
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>such instead of suck
>do the 4chan thing

Go away Leddit
so you copy pasted logos into an icon? in black and white?
its all niggershit.

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What are your guys' actual jobs? Do people make decent money?

My job has ended up being more data crunching than graphic design but I still make shit ($38000).

Any anons wanna share? Advice? Best additional skill?
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Do big name agencies still get paid big money during this recession/covid time?
Web dev and feel the same way - I'm a McDonalds burger flipper and they expect a 4 star Michelin experience.
I'd rather be doing manual labor.
>ANON! You missed this one sentence on my 19 page work request. ANONS BOSS! LOOK!
>Fuck off. I don't have time to read all that shit and get into your head and triple check everything and 'add value'. Just be a bro and work with me
Shut it, you miserable evil fuck.
Shit guys, I'm just a low-tier desk jockey, maybe 30,000 a year, own land next to my parents' that will one day be mine as well. Live in an old trailer. Single, no interest. Likewise no interest in "improving my lot in life." Enjoying my simple pleasures and low-key existence, taking decent care of health, just coastin' really.
Leave those faggots. 53 k when they know you already make the same is the brightest red flag they could show you

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