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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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Two rules:
1. Color to remain unchanged
2. No other characters permitted
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actually decent
not really
I thought it was a wrench
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(did not see the other one that also connected the 3 m's, although mine is better because cross between 3 and an M)

What do you see here?
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Retarded Bluetooth
A guy that has something stuck on the bottom of his show and is trying to get it off
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reminds me of the shitting guy meme
pic related
a stupid chicken
a shitty graphic designer making an unmemorable symbol

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(part the first: >>361180)
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probably the best one so far, that pen looks like a dick tho
I like your image as logo though, manager...
Pretty sweet concept in my opinion.
Not a fan of double pen-tips tho, a grip like narrow shield in #9 or #8 here >>362441 could look better than what you have.
Looks like a double-egded dildo sword
But why is the old logo in the new logos category????

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Where should I go if I want to buy some good, clean web templates? Tried some free ones and they all felt sluggish, slow and unresponsive.
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Okay I figured it out:
1) Create Action and bind it to F3
2) Record the following
->New Layer
->Change Hue +5
3)Stop Recording
4)Select only the area you want to change
5)Keep Hammering F3 70x Times
Interested to know what you're doing with this.
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Well, I guess that works but you could just open the timeline and add a couple of hue rotation keyframes instead of playing actions like a madman
what gives

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Sunny D
very nice

Anyway I'm looking for two pieces, both black and white

The first is a left facing English Springer spaniel on sitting on its haunches with one forearm resting on a crosspeen hammer.

The second is a snake encircling an oak tree. This one needs to be very simple because I'll be transferring it onto a stamp maybe 0.5" in diameter

If you guys could give me a quote and a way to contact you I'd be appreciative.
Did you even read his post

Now that the election is coming up, which candidate has the worst logo so far?

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>pete buttgag
For some reason it reminds me of an explosion. Probably not what they wanted.
>election is coming up
it's a year and 7+ months away
Is that a Kruell or a Kroell? The eagle is pretty good regardless

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What's the best under $400? It seems like every single one I see has a ton of glowing reviews from people who got the tablet free from the company, and awful reviews saying they had to return it 16 times and the cable basically fell apart.
I was looking at a Wacom Intuos M, but it doesn't work with Windows 10. I'm a poor NEET with no car, so I can't go to the post office a dozen times to ship broken tablets back for replacements, or be buying new cables every few weeks. I don't care if it has a screen or not. I just want one that'll survive for a while.
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Used x220 tablet off of eBay.
Found the retard.
>iPad Pro
Just get the the regular iPad. It supports Apple Pencil now and you can get them together for just over $400 Ameribucks
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Or that. It really boils down to how poor/experienced you are. I was just giving a quick answer without going much into detail. There are plenty of budget options that are fucking solid for beginning or even slightly advanced artists, however people early on fall into the trap of no reference point for comparison. They get some absolutely ridiculous bang for the buck starting gear, draw something and when they look at their creation, it looks like absolute shit so they immediately think that it's the tools that are faulty rather than their own skill ceiling. I'll try to do some comprehensive breakdown of various options and their differences.

Speaking of simple drawing tablets, the chinks have caught up on the western competition and at this point there is absolutely no reason for anybody to drop the ridiculous premium prices for something like Intuos Pro M (~420$ New) or Pro L (~550$ new) tablet.

>Intuos Pro M - 420$
>Veikk A30 from Aliexpress - 40$
I owned Intuos Pro M and we bought Veikk just for shits and giggles to dab on the chinks but after the week of testing it, the chinks dabbed on us. They are both roughly same size, with almost no difference in performance, only small nuances, but again, if you haven't worked on the high end gear, you wouldn't even notice them. That cheap chink tablet got ridiculously good edge to edge calibration. The pen is without battery and there is absolutely no way that some talented beginner wouldn't be able to make impressive creations with it. We tested tested it on both Mac and Win and it was smoother than the 70s soul music. After this experience, there is absolutely no justification to pay for their overpriced tablets line.

In fact, when it comes to drawing on these, it gets time to get used to drawing on them since your paper drawing skill transitions only partially, it will require your muscle memory to re-coordinate to different kind of workflow. But after a while, you'll get better in it.
Now the screen drawing tablets is where the real differences and compromises start showing even on the surface level of things and in that department, Wacom got hand's down best hardware. At this moment, there isn't a single worthy competitor on the Chinese market and you will have to balance between Tech Quality - Screen Size - Price and since the release of Cintiq 16, there is almost no point in going for chinese screen tablets.

Immediately jumping into screen drawing tablets without even working on regular tablets, is really dumb idea to begin with since you still don't know whether it's gimmick or something you really want to do. If it's a gimmick, you will waste few hundred bucks, if it's something you really want to do, you've shot yourself in the foot even before you started. With something like 200$, you'll get dogshit, small screened drawing tablet of questionable quality. To get something even remotely passable, you'd have to spend about 400-600$ to get some Huion or XP-Pen but at that point, you can already buy Cintiq 16 for 650$.

In that price range, Cintiq wins hands down
1. It's fucking Wacom, ridiculous resell value, you'll be able to cop it for 70%-80% of the initial price if you take care of it. You'll have hard time reselling the chinese stuff.
2. Albeit your screen will be only 16" instead of 22", it's still inherently superior. You'll get almost no parallax, no jagged lines when slow drawing, no wonky pressure levels when quick stroking and absolutely superb driver support.

And if you can afford something like Cintiq Pro 24, you wouldn't be asking these questions to begin with.

When did this style of signage originate? I’m not referring to the “No Smoking” message, but the style of the sign itself. I’ve encountered a fair number of little placards engraved with this exact sans serif font in older buildings, not just as “No Smoking” signs, but also labeling bathrooms, utility closets, etc. My father seems to recall them showing up in the 1970s, but I would have guessed they dated to the 1960s or *maybe* even the latter part of 1950s.

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Since tumblr already got hold of the 1997-2002 design, can we just skip it and go straight into the mid-2000s?
Aldo general mid-2000s thread
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As long as minimalism is the norm, it won't come back
I miss when phones were unique and didn't try to copy applel
The iPhone was a mistake
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Some scans from 1999
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Second half.
I'm just scanning whatever looks the most interesting.
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I fucking hate usability in AI when it comes to working on curves.

It's not that I'm used to Corel Draw, (the fuckers have been neglecting their shit for 15 years).
But it's just so fucking uncomfortable...
Lol what a dead board :)

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Why do people pay more for designs by popular designers while cheaper ones by less known designers are available? Asking for a friend
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Simple. Being a designer is no longer a viable nor sustainable option. Thx to all these indian undercutters who can't even create subpar work. I'm soo done being a designer that I change professions and became a car mechanic. Now making a more honest and stable income than during my /gd/ days. My favorite is when the client is trying to pay with exposure tho, that allways gets me every time in regards to design.
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Why do people pay more for trainers by Kanye West while cheaper ones by less known shoe manufacturers are available?
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> car mechanic
> honest money
Because of hype.
so you're a shit designer and blame other shit designers?

fuck off

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How would you redesign the US flag?
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just bring the old one back
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Like this but not shitty. Id probably the blue as a right triangle instead of however this turned out

was awalways a fan of the flag of the seychelles
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Hey just posting for critique, anyone i guess can use this thread as well.

Had a project to redesign an ad we thought was bad on the subway while keeping it similiar.
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my instagram account is g.yroscope
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Bottom is the logos, top is the uni logo

For a garden club. Was going to put "Garden Club" along the bottom of the circle, once i figure out how to do that in paint.net lel.

Are the flowers still too heavy? should i make the centers white in the full color version?
The flowers look good. But I feel like you could do a lot with this to differentiate it while retaining linked elements.Like, maybe the shield is a garden trowel. Or even ditch the original mark altogether and use the three flowers and sash somewhere else.
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The shovel idea is great. Would look decent on a shirt too.

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