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"/gd/ - Graphic Design" is 4chan's imageboard for graphic design.

Welcome to /gd/
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

Adobe Photoshop


>Which program is the best for X?
It's usually subjective if you pick a program in each of the right categories above. Use vector programs if your making a logo/icon/illustraton, use bitmap programs if you're messing with a photo or stock image. Gimp, Inkskape, and Blender are free alternatives and have the same function as the paid programs but the paid programs tend to be used more in a professional enviroment.

>What font is used in this image?
Try these sites before posting a tread asking for fonts:
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Google uses this particular style of illustration a lot, does it have a name? How do i destroy it?
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Post your best work
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'Line echo' effect
Hey all.
I`m trying effortlessly on replicating the 'Line echo' effect originally from Mexico 68 Olympic Games, on Illustrator.

An answer might be "Just use Blend tool and Specified Steps", but the effect won't do well.
I can't find a tutorial on Youtube. Anyone does how to?
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factorio chan
Hey /gd/ i would like to trim the bottom and edges of the original of this video and turn it into a full loop .gif
could i some one give me advice on which free software i can use please?
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where the money at?
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Are those any better than Adobe?
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How was this image made? Is this rotoscoped with a grain filter? Is this just their animation style?
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Just recently changed my major in college to graphic design, because I loved fucking around with photoshop and other programs in the classes I took in high school. I’m currently getting the not-that-important classes out of the way (Math, Psychology, etc) . What should I expect from my classes? I also understand you don’t really need to go to college for this shit, but I got a scholarship so I figured I’d use it, and because I don’t think I could get off of my lazy ass to actually get up and learn something without being taught by a professional. Anyways, what can I do to get a head start?
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What do you guys think
scary butt
im into japanese horror films and VHS, any suggestion on how to make it look more like VHS/old film
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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?
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random album art
newfag here, i saw one of this things a while ago and wanted to do this.
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eat your shit
eat your shit copy
saw this the other day so did my own version this morning instead of being bored. tear me to shreds if you wish
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Your opinion on this guy?
Is he really one of the best?
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Y2K Aesthetics Thread
Found this image in another thread and was wondering if any of you dudes have any good examples too.
Y2K music accepted too
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Adobe Illustrator Hate Thread
Adobe Illustrator is a bullshit program for bullshit people with bullshit brains who love bullshit problems. I can do half the shit I could do with AI in Canva with half the time and know-how necessary. My program constantly spergs out and completely shuts down any possibility of being productive with it, but ONLY when you're *just about* done. Not an issue with saving, but holy fuck if my laptop freezes up one more time while I'm working in the program I'm going to lose it.

Anyway, post more valid reasons why Adobe Illustrator is a great big bag of dicks
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>New Cases in the Past Hour: 2336 — Board Infection Level: Minimal
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in need of help
apologies for potentialy disturbing the work of this board
i am in a contest where the prize is a lot of art supplies that i need, and i could use your help in voting via this link:

pic related is my work, thanks in advance!
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I have a project (logo + website) that I need designed and a budget of around €1K. Hiring a local agency will probably be out of my budget.

Where would you hire a designer from to maximize the quality of work for the money?
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Baby Cthulhu
i once had a lovecraftian horror dream and for the past weeks i've been trying to visualize the creature.. so far, i don't think i'm using the right tools and i have no idea what this effect is called...
today i found a video on twitter where someone used the EXACT effect that i was looking for... i'll share the link for context
does anyone know what software i can use best? (probably after effects lol) and what is the effect itself called (so i can look for tutorials)???
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Improve it. But keep the same themes.
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How would you make the nooojak graphically appealing?
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I'm thinking of moving to a different industry cause I feel like my work don't matter at all.
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Vector Art
Does anyone have vector art starter tips and tools? Looking to turn picrelated into a vector line piece,but no idea where to start.
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90s anime looking
Hello everybody. Is there any kind of way or tutorial to draw something and give it a "90s anime" looking? As in making it looking like the scene is a screenshot, I talk mostly about the colors, to give it a vibe of handmade animation

Pic related as an example of what I mean by colors and "90s" looking (the handmade backgrounds with a different tracing than the characters, etc)
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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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ops on banner
Asset 3@2x
is there any that could make this better, something feels off

(custom type based on *the crew* logo)
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Share what you have!
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


The link will be up for 2 days
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How does this make you feel?
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How do you draw like this?
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Magazine Design
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?
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rate my fox in pic related
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Is there a way to download files from envato elemen for free?
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how would you redesign the brazilian flag?
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here to give advice, ask away
Screenshot 2019-11-28 at 13.08.17
I've been a designer for over 11 years. I've worked freelance, then in advertising as an Art Director for several years, then branding studio, and now I run my own design firm. I'm here to answer your questions about the industry, give advice, etc.
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This is my take on Latin American flags. Opinions?
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Annotazione 2020-03-29 182316
>give me ideas of flags to combine or even flags that don't exist

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fine art general
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Steps to pirate Photoshop?
Photoshop Logo
All I know is that you'll need a VPN, Bit Torrent and go to Pirate Bay and download anything but the newest version.
I just need steps to successfully pirate it
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corona sex
I have been thinking about making WW2 esque propaganda posters about corona virus, what are some good inspirations for it?
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This probably isn't hard but my attempts weren't quite as successful to replicate this gradient effect. What is it called and how do I do it.
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Thoughts on this whole Acid Graphics thing?
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banner animation for youtube will pay
Screenshot 2020-04-01 at 14.40.30
Hi I want someone to create a simple banner animation identical to the one in the lower left corner of this stream:

Can anyone do this? I can pay please give me a quote thanks
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Truly amazing and he is working solo
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I'm trying to make a logo for a wine bottle as an assignment for uni but I can't come up with a logo type for the life of me

Wines name is duurbane
a mixture of the Dutch word Durr meaning length and urbane an english word for fancy

>Get it get it far from refined

I'm trying to make the logo feel like the word but I'm not coming up with anything worth while

Just asking for some critique on the label and inspo for the logotype
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a REAL digital painting this time, painted from scratch in Photoshop.
Please feel free to critique, I'll use your inputs going forward if they make sense as criticisms. thx bbs.

Also critique thread, post what you're working on and we can critique your project.
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How do I get Adobe Animate for free
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Carnivals and Fairs: Old airbrush art
One thing that sucks about carnivals now is that all of the signs are printed. They just get somebody from Fiverr to make a large format file and they print the crap on vinyl.

Back when I was young, carnivals were full of airbrush art, which was sometimes masterful, sometimes janky as all get out, but always imaginative.

I've looked all over for pictures of that old airbrush art from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, but the search engines all think I want to see stuff about face painting booths.
Does anyone know of an internet depository of pics of carnival art, something like pic related?
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Feelings about leakers?
Hey there, first post on 4chan, so sorry if I did this wrong, but recently my GF brought to my attetion some dude who leaks people's intros, light-rooms, and other things they sell to people, because they need the money.
This dude appearently doesn't care about this fact, knows hes breaking the law, and has doxed multiple people for no reason.
What are your thoughts on the matter?
I personally find it really sad as the people obivously need the money, and the dude straight up pubicly leaks their products, and doxes them.
[pic unrelated.]
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redesign the aussie and zealand flag so that they can grow up like the other anglo flags
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How do they make app icon packs?
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>0 results
Question's that don't deserve their own thread thread then
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Photoshop paintings of football, a lot of light work and lighting effects, getting used to gradient mapping sections for more accurate color shading/lighting. It's not perfect, just let me know what you guys think, I really liked working on these.
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Can anyone identify this font? It's being used on ads by the National Archives here, and I've tried running it through the Matcherator and Adobe Fonts but got no results.
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anyone else's photoshop starts freezing up when you try to undo or paint with your tablet? i think maybe its worse when its super high res document but idk, i also i think theres some bugginess with tablets in photoshop when you press keys while the pen is near the tablet. purging the cache helps a bit but temporary.

none of this happens in sai and i check my stat monitor and none of my cpu/gpu/ssd are being used. i also have really good specs, fast ssd, ryzen 2700x and rx 580. why is photoshop so fucking buggy and slow?
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Font Matorral
Screenshot 2020-04-02 at 01.46.22
Does anyone have the typeface Matorral?
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What is this style called?
I've recently started to really like this style. I saw a girl of my town did something similar to this, I know for a fact people in my 3rd world shithole aren't this creative, so I was thinking there might be a tutorial or something that could help come up with shit like this, at the very least get inspiration. If anyone could help it would be much appreciated.
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Makeup Branding
Discuss brand logos, promotional pictures, product design, product naming, etc
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look at my shit
started getting into graphic design.made this sticker.
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Redesign it.
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What do you think of my poster?
Posted this on ig and 50 people saw it but only got 3 likes
Im having doubts, what do u guys think of it?
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what is this kind of puzzle called
picture is a simplified version of what im talking about
its pictures of something basically cut into hundreds of small squared and then rearranged
you need a special kind of little programm for solving them

i cant remember what they were called
help pls
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Y2K aesthetic
y2k aesthetic wallpaper
What do you guys think of Y2K aesthetic?
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The current job state of GD
Alright lads, be me
>Currently in community college getting a AAS in GD
>plan to go directly to work with said AAS, not planning on going to a 4 year

Is an AAS enough to get me enployed?
To I have to go to a 4 year to even be considered?
Is GD even worth investing in?

If there is anything else I should know about working in GD please let me know, I'm just starting out with this shit and can use all the input I can get.
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Font question.
Does anyone know of a website that can detect fonts? I know it's pretty specific but who knows
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where do you guys get high resolution imnages from? i used to just use google images but ive been using unsplash a lot lately.Any other resources would be greatly apprecoated
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OC meme
Just formulating my thoughts into a meme.
I feel like social media is more a place to hock your wares more than ever.
Not sure if this is preexisting anywhere, but it's OC as far as I am concerned.
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I know it's written, but any good script fonts similar to this?
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images (1)
i've been trying to recreate this movie poster in photoshop for a few days with no success, could anyone please give me some tips or try too recreate it? thanks
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How do I go about take an image, outlining it and turning it into a black/white transparent vector image like you could put on a T shirt or graffiti stencil.

i have gimp but ive never used it
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TomokoKurokiAmericanized (2)
What do you think of this redesign of Tomoko Kuroki?
There was nothing wrong with the original style, I just wanted to try something different.
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>be me
>want to make myself use the more useful parts of 4chan
>come on gd
>see anon asking for advice on how to make those simplistic youtube/presentation styled character illustrations
>always liked these flat illustrator designs
>see the people pouncing on said designs like hungry hyenas in a couple of threads
>a couple of replies comment something called humansofflat
>look it up
>this twitter account with the "Customers come in all shapes and sizes. Deformity is beautiful. This is the future designers want." motto
>"Oh so some sjw targeting designer, whatever"

Are people hating on a charming art style because of the fats artso or is there some other reason?

One annon commented how it is an overused trend
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on what site do i draw myself like this?
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KK mi qlo ta en piura
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I'm designing a print for a shirt and I can't figure out how to make the grunge effect transparent on all layers, I basically want all the white to be transparent so the color of the shirt shows through. Any ideas?

Here's a link to the file if anyone feels inclined to help me out
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Worst rebranding
tillamook ice cream redesign
What are some of the worst rebranding you have ever seen?
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made this animation since raw big numbers are hard to grasp for many people. Hope it gets it better across how big this pandemic has become
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Distancing measures in shopping centres make aisles look like sort of tiny roads. These guys are gonna get you if you get caught speeding.
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I got triggered
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Redesign it.
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The Big Honk
Made this a while back, thought i should post it here.
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font dump
dump fonts here
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Does anyone know what effect was used to create this image?

is their other type of art like this? (that isn't lain related of course)
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Currently a student at Integrated Design, i am thinking about choosing Graphic Design as my specification. Do you think i can do it? I am trying to find my own style and sometimes is hard.
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CreativeMarket Sharing

not sure if anybody knows, but is there any threads on here or any places where you can get pirate some of the creativemarket stuff? I've found places like PSDkeys and Graphicex and one forum on VK but is there anything on here where people share this sort of stuff?

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Buenas noches alguien sabe como se llama el nombre de esta fuente tipográfica?
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Is there really no alternative for motion graphics?
Been working with it for 5 years but I hate adobe.
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im trying out redbubble
>what you think

where can i build a portfolio and offer people commissions
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logo empresa
hello, I need help to give my company a name

my company it´s about marketig online

thnks for your help
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complete newbie in /gd/
how would i go about recreating this?
i have photoshop but just started using it
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Are there any books or tutorials you guys would recommend on the subject? I feel like I could get a lot more done faster if my workflow involved a simpler, line based visual aspect as opposed to getting caught up on everything else and developing an idea a lot before realizing it's not what I want.
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Cloud Puff
How do I pirate Photoshop?
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Is getting a degree in graphic design worth it in terms of finding work, or could I just build a portfolio?
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Flag or poster idea
So I cannot do photoshop or graphics. I do not know how.

But I had the thought today that maybe we could put a lab coat on Trump, with one of those old Doctors reflectors on his forehead, and change the grenade launcher to a large hypodermic needle and the gun to, I don't know maybe a can of lysol might be a pretty damned funny and possibly triggering issue for those who do not support Trump.

I know it's rude to make requests but just shoot me down if it is inappropriate.

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Schermata 2020-03-12 alle 15.37.10
What color do I choose for the background of the rectangle (now orange) and the button (now purple)? The context is a social network
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Turning people into stone with Photoshop - HOW?
Hello, /gd/.

I'm new to Photoshop and I want to try some easy effects.

Looking for something easy to start with, I tried the "turn to stone" effect, thinking it would work well.

This is as far as I've gone, but the hair, eyes and eyebrows look awful.

How can I work with that to create a real petrification effect?

Any ideas/tips?

Source pics in the next posts, in case you want to show something with my picture.
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any idea how they did this type effect?
looks like duplicating the outline in illustrator a fuckload then somehow liquify warping the whole stack of shapes
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what do you do when the client's taste is so bad he actually prefers outdated graphic design with big fucking texts filling up everything?
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So I have a class group work in Graphics Design, on the topic. Point, which is a basic element, like Line and Plane. So we have to create a product and write a scientific article about it. What we have in mind is a round greeting card, and we want to implement it with the element POINT. So I need ideais on how to establish this in our article and how to make the card with the point element.

>pic related
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Collage help
Hey I just started graphic design and my first assignment is to create a collage based on a topic of my choosing, so I picked videogames. I wanted to make this image of zero into collage. I need help coming up how to go on about this, any ideas as to what materials to use?
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EPS to PowerPoint
I want to turn this vector image which I have in JOG & EPS in to specific images so I can click and drag only a truck and drop it in to PowerPoint.Please help me!
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InDesign Auto Numbering
Sheet Numbers
> See pic related

I need to add consecutive numbers to pages in InDesign that are NOT the page numbers. The document already is using the built in page numbering for the Table of Contents and its own weird section labeling.

Can anyone tell me how to add a text field to the master sheet that will populate with consecutive numbers, 001 to 184, one per page? I really don't want to number these sheets manually, especially if I need to delete pages later.
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Any tutorial on this for PS or AI?
I want make a screen print design similar to this
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Interactive & Immersive HQ TouchDesigner Templates
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#liltecca liltecca artwork lmk what you think.
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Identify font
Does anyone know the name of this font? I can't get it out of my head since I first saw it but I can't find it.
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Where do you get your stock images?
Snímek obrazovky 2020-03-26 v 17.24.53
Currently making a catalogue of 50+ pages and i need a lot of stock images. But what the fuck all of the high resolution stock image sites are subscription based with crazy prices
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how would you redesign 4chan?
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Hi, im making something as simple and stupid as a cooking recipie for a childrens daycare thingy I work at.
Its just tekst and photos.
Should be simple enough.. I know..
I tried using open office online but its a real pain to try to get the images and tekst on the pages I want..

If I scale one image it fucks with the rest of the document..
PLS halp me, I need some dumb ass program that lets me work on individual pages without fucking up the rest.
Their must be something simpler or better to use than office, powerpoint, photoshop etc for this simple task that I should have been done with an hour ago..
Or have I just missed a simple setting in office?

Anyone know of some software or solution?
It would be greatly appreciated!
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how many font
Capture d’écran 2020-03-25 à 22.55.12
How many fonts exist in total on the internet?
Do you have an article or a source that deals with this subject?
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What PS plugin/filter does this?
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Zrzut ekranu 2020-03-25 o 12.49.59
Seeing as the dude on Behance don't want to release this font yet, can you recommend me some heavy grotesque fonts such as this
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Made this cover art for a friends song

Here’s the song:
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>vendor doesnt have that font, need it outlined.

Do vendors not know about preflight?

Should I not be using use preflight?

What the shit?
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Screen Shot 2020-02-14 at 11.13.34 AM
>internal screaming
why the fuck does the PS icon have rounded corners?
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Futuristic room references
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Old logos that are better thread
I’ve been looking at old logos a lot lately. I think a lot them are better than newer version. Post old logos you think look better than the new ones.
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>company's logo is a stylized letter
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Why do people keep saying that Inkscape is a good alternative to Illustrator?
>Graphical glitches
>Can't change the default template without editing the default template file
>Skewing shapes is complicated
>Can't open document properties
>Sometimes crashes when undoing edits
I can't take it anymore. I'd rather use nothing and quit graphics than use something with an inhibiting license.
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>this text needs to be bigger
>why are you not using bold
>this space looks too empty
>every element in this needs to be dominant
>this font looks too small
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How the hell would you guys recreate these effects.

I've been trying for 2 hours and I can't even get close. Any answers or points in the right directions?
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Goodbrief thread

-Change the settings to how you like them.
-Post your job decription
-your results
-what program you used (optional)
-how long it took you to make (optional)

Rating others peoples work is encouraged
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Best free software for memes?
I'm a newfag looking to find out what the best free software is to create memes, Pepe / Wojak stuff, etc. etc.

All I know about is "GIMP".
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#333 thread - 4chan Logos and Branding (and Kerning)
It's once again that time of year to share our 4chan related designs, stock up on Kernings, and make hot opinions on various /gd/ adjacent things.

It's of course also about time for the 4CC poll. You can find that here:

It'll run from now until at least the end of next weekend (March 15th). Potentially longer, since it's a weird time of year to be doing this for /gd/.
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Is there a way to generate an audio spectrum/equalizer visualizer/whatever in Vegas Pro? I know AE has a plug-in for it, but there doesn't seem to be for Vegas.
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corona beer... coronavirus.
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Screenshot 2020-03-12 at 09.58.58
Font identification please.

The closest I've found is Acumin Variable Concept Extra Condensed Bold but it's still not exact.
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Can you guys add a bunch of nasty dicks or naked black dudes to this picture?
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Been looking a week for this font
I found this picture browsing old street racing forums but for the love of God I can't seem to find the font at the bottom. Any ideas?
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Does InDesign belong here? I studied it in 2012 for university, and haven't used it since (different career path). However, I have wanted to get back into using it, I want to play around at making my own magazine. It's been a while so, does anyone have any recommended guides for using it well?
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How can I change Photoshop's Space hotkey?
I get that it uses the hand tool whenever I press down the Spacebar, but it isn't the same when I press 'H'
I want to use a custom Keypad since my desk is a bit small for my cintiq and my keyboard
But the keypad doesn't support the Space key, so I wanted to replace the hotkey with some other key
It's not the same when using the H key
(Sorry if I didn't explained myself correctly, I haven't slept lately and I'm becoming dumber)
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Thought about posting this in /wsr/ but figured it was too niche.

I'm looking for a way to get into my copy of ImageWell 3 but they went out of business, so there are no servers for an activation code to bounce off of. Any clue?

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