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I need critics of my work, be free with you words.
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it sucks kid
my poop hurts
I don't mind it, kind of looks like the start screen to a snes game or something. If you enjoy yourself just keep making stuff, you'll get more competent over time
>responding to bait
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Is this graphic design? I didn't want to start a new thread for this.

hoow do i make the text just an outline like shown? im working in photoshop
stroke it
0% fill
thank u

>uses Photoshop since the first cs
>doesn't know about this
>instead uses multiply to hide the black fill
im a brainlet

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Paying $15 for anyone who's willing to show me how to add text lines, shapes (star, spiral) on a NURBS/STEP spherical surface.Shouldn't take more than 20-40 minutes.
Pic related, being the type of surface lines I'm looking for. Any software you prefer works for me, just let me know which one you're using so I can pirate that stuff first.
You can reach me on this throwaway mail - mefiyeb362@etoymail.com or Disc (Bootman#4190).

Thanks for reading.
I know how to do it on rhino anon, dunno what NURBS program you're using.

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How do I begin designing type?
What books do I read?
What programs do I use?
Is this something where it's better to study in a class? Or is it achievable in person?
It depends of a few things, I can't remember the name but there's one guy that designed almost a thousand fonts by himself and they're pretty good, some people learn fast other don't, the type of fonts you posted are usually made by a type foundry (or a small studio),the reason being is that even for a small team it could take months to make a single family of fonts that is well designed though I've seen 14 year old kids making professional-looking fonts too. there's also new interesting tools for font automation.

There's this interesting documentary about making fonts: Abstract: The Art of Design S2 Ep6 Jonathan Hoefler: Typeface Design

the usual software you'll use is Glyphs on Mac, Fontlab or Fontforge on Windows, some resources
Jos Scaglione - How to create Typefaces
Practical Font Design With FontLab 5
Thank you very much for the links and information. You are very much appreciated!
Grab a copy of “Fontographer: Type by Design” by Stephen Moye too. It's a good place to start.

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Genuine thoughts on WikiArt?

I just found out about it, which helps since I've been getting into pre-20th century paintings.
I actually got banned for trying to do a paintings thread from over a hundred years ago, lol.

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Do any of you consider yourselves type designers and have designed some fonts or typefaces? Im supposed to interview a not so well known type designer for a class, one who hasn't been interviewed before, and I reached out to 20+ people and most of them havent gotten back to me and the few that did and agreed to it haven't gotten back to me in a week. I literally just gotta ask like 5 questions then do like a 5 min presentation in power point for this so its not gonna be a 2 hour interview with cameras or anything.
I guess I consider myself a type designer and yeah I’ve made a simple display font as practice—never been commissioned for type before though

If you wanna see my works: 1choluna.com

good shit my man

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>want to make something
>open illustrator
>see blank canvas
>think ''what the fuck is there to make''?
>stare at it for 5 minutes
>close illustrator

How do you guys deal with this? I love working and i know a lot about GD but my creative part is not that good.
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1. Break the background somehow or other. Add an image or a gradient, texture, anything, really. It's arbitrary, and I mean that without negative connotation.
2. Concept. What are you trying to express or sell? Draw inspiration from whatever your motivation is, directive to sell, unique selling proposition, whatever. "Make It Look Pretty" is probably not going to fly.
3. Never accept your first idea. Do some rough pencil thumbnails and save yourself some misery. Do ten fast, small, rough thumbnails, try different layouts or ideas.
4. Refine, refine, refine. It's a process. Shortcuts do not exist.
5. "Steal with both hands" is a concise way to look at taking visual inspiration from existing art and design. Fine art is a fantastic resource, so is industrial design, and there's always nature.
never start with software and no ideas.
have an idea. make a sketch - then open your computer up.
Absolutely this. Pen/pencil and paper is as good as you're going to get as far as instant gratification with letting your ideas flow. It will be rough and dirty but it's a starting point. I like to use graph paper or bullet journals.
Anon I'm a graphic artist, I can help.

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Are there any good graphic tablets that are cheaper than Wacom products and function the same or better?
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I've had my 15.6 pro for almost a year, and actually I don't have much bad to say about it. It's still working perfectly and since I'm a bit heavy handed with my stylus I don't have an issue with pressing a little harder to make strokes. If you've got a light hand this will drive you crazy though.

The only shitty things are:

1. The colors are bad out of the box, it desperately needs to be calibrated. After that it's fine though.

2. The contrast ratio is SHIT, 800:1. I have it hooked up with my nice accurate monitor above it, so I can look up and double-check colors and contrast and make any adjustments needed. I would definitely not get that device if I didn't have a good monitor to check colors on.

3. Drivers can be a shit depending on your OS. I don't recommend xp-pen for mac users, but it's great if you're on windows.

That parblo stand is boss, that's what I use instead of the shitty stand xp-pen sent along and it's fucking nice.
Make sure you get the pencil along with it
yep, and its significantly less expensive than the official stand from wacom for the cintiq 16. I reccomend buying a wacom tablet and 3rd party accessories.
I recommend Huion Kamvas product line. I've had mine for 2 years with no issues. It works well for me. No parallax/negligible parallax. Here's a quick sketch I did on it in 10 minutes on Krita.

It costs about 800$, well worth every cent being able to draw on the screen. And it has programmable buttons on the side.
I have a Gaomon tablet and it's more than serviceable for my needs. Feels a little cheap but gets the job done.

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Working on a desktop background for someone coming out of quarantine soon-ish. Any font suggestions for Moriartys voice aside Bebas Neue?

and yeah i know that shot isn't from Reichenbach Fall. Had to pick one. That's Credit Block UC (someone's gonna ask)
>Any font suggestions
No, but if you ask Siri she might have some suggestions for bridges or tall buildings in your immediate area...

Is the Huion Kamvas Pro 13 worth a purchase? I've heard some good things about it and don't want to start of drawing digitally on a device costing me a kidney. Anyone got any experience with the thing? Is it worth the 399 dollar?

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I don't remember where on this site I found this photo but can someone here explain this image to me. It's making my head hurt
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something about the compression algorithm or something like that. when it's compressed into the small shape it selects certain patterns and displays those, uncompressed it displays the whole thing

that's the intuitive explanation i dont hvae a clue for the technicals
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I had some tests
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I achieved this, but what do i spend my life on?
It works only with png format and related to gamma correction in the file header.

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What's some filter or filter settings that not many people know?

I'm looking for some obscure less known filters in Photoshop.
>using filters in Ps
that's a good one anon
my turn
knock, knock...

So my mother is almost 50yo and wants to get into video game comapnies as an artist. She is extremely talented and has been drawing and painting all her life. She's worked for 20 years as a graphic designer for various products or magazines. She has a lot of experience with software like photoshop and others, but absolitely zero at drawing on a screen because she could never afford one(me neither). How can she get started? She's dead tired from her unfulfilling and low paying shit job. Also, what is a portoflio and how can she make one? I really hope for some help, you will make her very happy.

pic rel is one quick example i can find on my phone. She can draw/paint anything.
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>Also, what is a portoflio and how can she make one?
Is a showcase of her work, she can make one on Instagram, Behance, Dribble, etc.
she'll probably have more success buying a cheap printer and selling apparel and stationary goods on sites like etsy shopify etc (look into POD - print on demand)
your mother knows what a portfolio is and if she doesnt she has more hurdles than you let on.

make her a webpage of her paintings and maybe there is a concept art area she can get a piece of - though im not sure everyone wants imitation Giottos - even if nicely done
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>>388262kek thats more like Rublev/Theopohanus the Greek eastern orthodox Transiguration icon, not subpar italian proto-rennaisance/late gothic/byzantine ripoff 'artwork' like Giotto
>sees tarkovzky screencap once

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What should I change to the logo to make it at least mediocre?
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Thank you anon for the constructive criticism.
its impossible to tell what its for unless you told us.
You need to make the logo less busy, maybe 1-2 objects max in the logo. Text wouldn't hurt too depending on how it looks.
If you are going for that whole 'dacian style' maybe use white/gold like they would use on their shields or a very slight green marble colour like #bfc6b9
And the gradient looks like something from a mid 2000s flash animation

But overall, just experiment and don't be afraid to try new things
Thanks, the gradient seemed to look better in the Illustrator but I will follow your advice.
make it look like a logo for something and not some kids inscrutable fake Egyptian shit
its supposed to be some kids inscrutable shit

What do you guys think of the new Toucan Sam design?
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even if that meme is just a ploy can we talk about the fact that apparently at some point they decided this bird needed realistic man hands?

He’s sort of hand humanish hands for years (the pic I attached is from a google search “toucan Sam 1980s,” but it didn’t specify a specific year).
It just looks more jarring when rendered in 3D and with more palm creases.
you just know that in a few weeks they will announce it as being gay
But friend, he’s always been gay! Look at the past 60 years of evidence, sheeple!
Mad gay, they even ripped off the steven universe music and made him a british twink. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=226JC7SGJ_8

Literally has two mouths

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