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I've heard it's the FOSS Miracle-ware for Making and Editing PDF files, but I have yet to see anyone else try and use it.

It's basically to InDesign what GIMP is to Photoshop, and Krita is to Illustrator.

Do any of you Anons here have experience with it?
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Won't hurt to try.
Who knows what you might achieve if more people are aware of it.
Who knows, maybe they'd agree with you that needs to be resolved, and it might help push for a more permanent solution.
How do print shops react when you send them a PDF / project file from Scribus?
Or Inkscape?
How the fuck is someone supposed to tell that somebody did something in a particular program? It's not like the thing is watermarked. And if you mean that as a proxy for "something an amateur did" then I'm sure they still just take your money and do what they'd do anyway. Maybe if you look like a real child they'll ask if you set your margins and bleed correctly.

I've never taking a full typeset document for printing, but for things like posters they've asked for size, paper weight, number, and colours, which is about the extent of it.
You probably just need to install Ghostscript

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VSTs are the last bastion of soulful UI design
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this looks tacky af is this some troonix shit?
refx Nexus
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Nexus 4 doesnt look as good anymore
If by "soulful" you mean "appeals to people who drool over shiny objects and cheesy sci-fi faux tech" then agreed.

A bazillion tiny "knobs" operated by a mouse that requires a fader-like up/down movement to "spin" them is even worse than a real world box with a bazillion tiny knobs that only a child's fingers could access, but somehow *that* legitimately retarded skeuomorphism is cool and "soulful".
knobs take up less screen space than faders and work just as well

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Kerning the Cat Polls and Discussions
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https://forms.gle/tVQT4dtzJhe8LUs78 Poll link
Poll will be closing tommorrow night, be sure to get your votes in
votes about what?
badly designed posts that dont lead to clicks out?
>needs a jewgle sign-in

Post your tasteless designs here so people with no taste can critique them
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i'll start, where to improve this?
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i'm making my first portfolio after wasting 5 years on a degree i'm not interested in. tips?
Put the salt farther away from letters, it gets in the way on thumbnail/if viewed from afar. Or paint letters in radically different color.
Chocloate on the left and on the right are colored differently. Barely noticable but it triggers my OCR. Any reason behind that?
he he brain cola
raspberry needs more defined circles and maybe a vertical/diagonal orientation. And white noise doesn't really help in accenting the can but makes me seethe instead. I'd rather use bleaker tones or smth.
I think the problem is that it doesnt look tasty and refreshing. The noise also distracts from the product, maybe find a more appealing mockup.
I'd say the pink chilli+raspberry text conflicts with these earth tones. Maybe just white would work better.

By the way, which font is this? It's really nice

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Then you should know that at the current year of 2023 graphic design is pretty much dead. I was a professional gd for almost 10 years working in both studios and on my own and I can't really find a job anymore. It's not even because of AI to be honest, its because of how the industry works and how bad the corporate environment has become.

There's still web design, 3D and VFX/motion design(primarily 3D too) and if you want something similar or easy to transition then chose one of those but I'm not sure for how long they will be relevant themselves because of the AI which is basically a final nail in the coffin of gd. Of course there are and will be exceptions and maybe you will get lucky to find some obscure local business that needs you, but if you are young and looking for a career in the future you should stop consider becoming a graphic designer. This profession is dead.
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I simply can't stop laughing. Your entire career has been reduced to a knock-off addon of a graphic-Clippy. Tell me, what does it feel like to be thrown out the door like an old mattress?
this mentality is the reason why you would have been exterminated in the third reich
no aspirations, no creativity, no discipline, just slop production and consumption
What if I want to be a vidya designer? I’m starting my first year of college in Graphic Design with possibly Computer Science as a minor.
>>if you could somehow make connection with big companies or governments you'd be safe. connection is the most important factor in graphics design career.
That just means it's a bullshit job then, where you have to have someone give you free money for doing it, in which case, you might as well get free money for doing nothing (if you're already born in the privileged class that can live like this), and you can just do it as a hobby occasionally.

No one is going to give free money to just a random guy, if you're not someone's nephew, it's pointless.
>What about video editing? I really like it and it would be fun to work with it
There are literally already AI programs that most youtubers use for this.

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we are slowly healing
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You fags just can't be satisfied, huh?
The new font is bad
I like it and looks cute, but the font clashes too much with the retro design.
Yeah I think that what they wanted to do is to modernize the old logo rather than to fully bring it back but the result is not great
Yeah that new font is making me seasick. It's like waving at a different rhythm than the rest of the logo.

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What is this art style called and where can I find more?
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Demoscene? At any rate the general aesthetic of the game itself, especially the intro bits, were very clearly demoscene inspired.
i was about to say just this. Reminds me of the Delta Ray font, but less triangular.
programmer art. youre very unlikely to find anything meaningful searching for it anymore because search engines have been so neutered, but demoscene, new aesthetic, and lots of 90s scifi cover art tends to have a similar look and feel.
Funny now that programmer art is just AI slop.
neo atari core

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Is MDE/Sam Hyde's current art style cool or embarrassing? Sincere and naive or ironic?
it's BA$ED & GIGAPILL'D 9000
You know how they say beauty is a reflection of one’s soul? Well have you seen what his group of friends look like?
They’re all ugly looking people, so it shouldn’t be so surprising that the art they produce is of the same nature.

I don’t dislike them at all as people it’s just an honest observation.
I mean, it’s not bad, it’s kind of unsettling to look at but not to the point that I just don’t want to look at it. Does it job and reflects Sam’s thing, I guess.
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on the subject of MDE aesthetics, how did the editing team accomplish this analog video effect and have it be in 4K? there's no way its just a filter.

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what is /gd/'s favorite album artwork?
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So pleasant to look at
This isn't nearly as good as you think.
It isn't even his best.
I really like Vinyl Wastelands old covers, the new ones are kinda meh
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A brazillian classic that also work as a reaction image

No Asia albums in this thread, disappointing
One of my favorites

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What AI generator do I use to create images like picrelated that give the same impression as the og troon pic.
a valuable /pol/ thread died for this. now they have to organize another raid in their discord channel. are you happy now?
Stable diffusion img 2 img.
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I was not aware that "/gd/" was a board before today so I suppose this is your lucky day
for starters follow this guide to get started
next you will want a VAE, definitely get this one
and put it into your VAE folder, then go to your stable diffusion settings and change SD VAE, into what you just got
after that, if you don't have a lot of VRAM (less than 8gb), you might want to look into xformers and token merging (ToMe SD) to generate higher resolution images and to generate faster
once you got everything setup and running, you will want to search for a stable diffusion model (a checkpoint) that can make these inconspicuous images, for that your best bet is the website CivitAI, it might be hard to navigate but I'm sure you'll manage to find something you like, get anything as long as it's not an XL model since those are new and require extra steps
you may or may not need to make an account before you can download anything
alternatively you could also just use one of the models in the guide
for the actual image generation part, launch stable diffusion, go to the img2img tab as >>448743 suggested, and then add any image you want to re-create as the input image, you can tweak the parameters how you want but I suggest looking online for a more in depth guide on what they do
here's a basic guide on everything if you get lost any step of the way
lastly, good luck and happy diffusing

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Combining @StabilityAI #StableDiffusion generative powers + Human guidance and graphic skills* with tools like @Photoshop in a coherent workflow.
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Get ready, bucks! You'll soon be broken…
yeah we know it is soulless, you and i and everyone else here is an artist and has an artists sensibilities so ofc this isn't for us.

but our clients don't give a shit about art. they resent us. they hate that we're a (currently) necessary capital expense in their product development pipelines. we cost them time and money and -the instant- a tool (like the one OP posted) is invented that gets 95%, hell even 80% of the way there, we are fucking gone. best case scenario we're some sort of machine priest polishing the AI outputs and whispering sacred prompts to our machine overlords. but most of our billable hours evaporate and all that is left is low paid QA/QC grunt work.
>but our clients don't give a shit about art. they resent us. they hate that we're a (currently) necessary capital expense in their product development pipelines. we cost them time and money and -the instant- a tool (like the one OP posted) is invented that gets 95%, hell even 80% of the way there, we are fucking gone. best case scenario we're some sort of machine priest polishing the AI outputs and whispering sacred prompts to our machine overlords. but most of our billable hours evaporate and all that is left is low paid QA/QC grunt work.
Just get a real job? Honestly anyone who gets paid for bullshit work is a waste.
The funny thing is anyone who has dug into it seriously comes to realize that image diffusion is probably the greatest tool for artists since photography but you're too retarded to understand how it works and what it can do so you just whine and bitch about "machine overlords" and cross your arms like petulant children refusing to learn or adapt.
>you do not understand but I wont explain why I have a better grasp on things

many such cases

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the last "corporate" aesthetic with soul.
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I'm not because it's being done by retarded consoomer faggots and spread around by even dumber consoomer faggots
do you have a better alternative? I haven't seen anyone else catalog design styles like this.
Congratulations anon for not being underagedb&! Enjoy your board that is now teeming with zoomer election tourists.
A traveling /v/irgin
>/v/ermin is retarded
Wow! Who could've seen it coming?
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Just realized this thread is 9 months old and that I've visited and downloaded the same images at least 12 times now. Holy shit

I made this for my game project. The design was meant to be a parallel version of Windows 2000. Feel free to redesign it or give advice on how to improve it.
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I agree that the font feels off for 2000. The updates help but make that X non-bold, maybe, and use a font for the 2000 that gives the curve of the top of the 2 more prominence.
Also, the original logo is fine (maybe add some dithering), but >>447985 is also good.
On a meta-level, depending on the game's art style, you also don't necessarily want the logo to be uncanny. That is, if you're not going for hyperrealism, a logo that looks exactly of the era might feel out-of-place, ironically. With that in mind, I would keep the changes to the font but go with the first logo.
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don't forget mentioning kerning as well
Just use perfection..

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hey guys what do you think of my autistic art
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are we in 2019?
Get well soon jim
Graphic design is not art.
I think you phrased it poorly.
the overlap between art and graphic design is nontrivially small
It might worth something after he dies.

We must secure the destruction of corporate memphis and a future for graphic design

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we rent free, bb
in fact - youre paying us
Touch grass.
go back to your containment board

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