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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
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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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is there any that could make this better, something feels off

(custom type based on *the crew* logo)
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just because you can, doesnt mean you should

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No trading only useful links of assets that you have, let's stop that trading shit:

this is all I have from Blkmarket: volafiledotorg/r/133fankjm

(replace dot by .)

share other assets from Blkmarket,flyerwrk, EzraCohen, I am specially looking for the full Poster.zip


The link will be up for 2 days
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Does anyone have Studio Yorkstown Firenze? Thanks
Anyone got a link for Trash Machine? All dead links
add me on discord pls
Add me on discord catetahan#7396
Can you guys please add me on discord gigi#1497

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How does this make you feel?
He's got a pretty baller setup. That guy is multitasking his ass off.

How do you draw like this?
With coloured pencils. For drawing resources visit /ic/
I usually use my hands
This was most likely a draw/paint-over of an actual photo.

But if you want to achieve that fish-eye look, you should look into how to draw in 5+ point perspective.
*4 point perspective, woops

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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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If you have the linework in a seperate layer you could copy it into different layers, shift it my like 1 pixel going each direction and drop the opacity of those new layers and you might get something similar to anti-aliasing. DESU though I would just use a different program. If you just want to do digital raster illustrations, Sketchbook is good and its free
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Look at this auto-trace fag thinking he has done good
I am curious about the purpose of this drawing. It depicts a classic e-whore in her natural habitat but why?
>Natural habitat

But Anon, its a grey, endless void.

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I want to make a magazine for my own enjoyment. I have downloaded Scribus (because it's free) and I am going to play around with it and see what I can make. Does anyone have any good resources for learning the program or for magazine design in general?
Buy some magazines you like the look of, take notes on layout
That's definitely something I will be doing. Can you think of any magazines (professional or fanzine) which show exemplary design?
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I only collect/read a few magazines. GQ, Esquire, Mixmag and a few others. If you can find a scan of Esquire's yearly edition of 'The Big Black Book' I think that's a pretty good place to start. I like it so much after I buy it and read it I use it as a mousemat

Pic related. It's exemplary in my opinion because it is not trying to be something it isn't. A magazine is a medium to communicate information, it does it's job well and gets everything else out of the way so you can focus on content, which is well sized, placed and the source material and copy is high quality. Forgive the shitty photo, I can't get anything off my DSLR because I lost my SD Card reader and quarantine means I can't get a new one right now.
Thanks for the advice! I will have a look at the black book and see what I can glean from it.

These look good, I'll watch them. Thanks!

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My niece thinks because I'm an engineer I know things about graphics design, she's wrong.

If you guys were to use a laptop for graphic design what would be your choice?
IPS panel, 1080p at least, 15inch screen, i5 or better CPU, 512gb SSD, 16GB RAM at least
In reality, you can do /gd/ on a fucking toaster. It's similar to how you can make the most popular song of the year on an iPad, but the bar is even lower. Those are just the requirements I'd have and I've been doing gd for 12 years

The main thing is the screen. Good resolution, good colour reproduction.

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I started making some vaporwave edits and images
What do you think about them? Any advice?
+ post your own stuff
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made this last night on an adderall binge

I've never used any digital media editing software before being a data engineer, it felt pretty intuitive to manipulate things as I wanted. What do you all think? Made in GIMP.
looks like a weird ad for fruit
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Was friggin around the other day and made this. I'm still very beginner

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rate my fox in pic related
I'm proud of u
noice men

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I need the black to be transparent - but not inside the circle, can anyone do this? I can even tip.

Thank you
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>just takes a lot of clicks
Use actions and batch-process
>export gif as individual frames
>create action that erases bg outside circle
>batch-process all frames with the action
>load all frames and export as gif
reap what you sow, friendo
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god damn I love you

I love you cunts,
now someone tell me how much to pay and to who, I can be emailed at newsfu at protonmail .com

Thank you for your excellent work and bants I love you guys
Donate to EFF or just buy yourself some cheap vodka, faggot.
>just takes a lot of clicks
It takes 30 seconds in AE lmao.

I'm thinking of moving to a different industry cause I feel like my work don't matter at all.
That's because you don't matter, no one matters. Welcome to life.
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Im doing my own kizuna channel maybe I can commision for someone like you just drew i think you coul dbe interested, send your portfolio and rough idea for an initial small commission ( poss future work) to newsfu at proton mail .com

thanks bro and dont give up

New LA Rams logo
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i meant this one you walnut
I agree that the new logo is over minimalized. Great simplifications were the Eagles and Broncos. Some even added more detail, like the Falcons and Bill's.
Overall, logos of the 1990-2020 NFL teams had a similar feel and style to them. Maybe that means this logo feels awkward because it stands out. Partially feels like the start of a change, as if a design team got a contract with the nfl to rebrand the relocations (2 LA teams and now the Raiders in LV).
All speculation of course, but if it is the case I'd just hope they have all the logos represent the same feel.
it's cringe because football is inherently gay and caring about a gay team's logo is trans
My middle school mascot logo looked better than that.

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newfag here, i saw one of this things a while ago and wanted to do this.
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pretty new in gd. thoughts?
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sort of a trash/punk vibe

Is there a way to download files from envato elemen for free?
If you have a premium account you can download for free easy.

But hey give me 1 link you want.

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