"/gd/ - Graphic Design" is 4chan's imageboard for graphic design.
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?
>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:
http://www.identifont.com/identify.html i love graphic design. it (the logo) has been a passion project of mine for 7 years, now. hope you like it. how to increase traffic to your website just by graphic design/illustration? what kind of quality can increase clicks and visit rates? What does "you have a good eye" actually mean?
I've been told this consistently over my career (currently only about 3 yrs in) and I can not tell if it's people saying "I want you to work on this shit because even if you completely fuck up you won't ruin the project" or if it's a genuine compliment.
A lot of "I'll do this, you do that because I think you have a good eye". Got it in school quite a bit as well.
Is it a genuine compliment or graphic design speak for "please fuck off and let me do the important stuff"? Request and share non-free typefaces and identification of typeface samples.
Previous thread >>408210
> Font identification
Before you request, do your due diligence by running your font sample through a font identifier;
whatfontis <dot> com
fontsquirrel <dot> com/matcherator (be sure to enable the myfonts setting)
myfonts <dot> com/whatthefont
If you're not getting a clear read then put your sample in PS, separate the letters and colour it to be pure black on a white background.
> Font requests
First of all, check;
vk <dot> com/board178186634
graphicex <dot> com
catbox <dot> moe is great for uploading small-sized zips containing fonts, especially since it doesn't expire.
If somebody helps you then pay it forward! I am using aftereffects right now. I am really new to the program though. I basically have a still of someone's face pasted over another face in a video. The face is tracking the underlying face and moving position with it, that works, and is what I want.
However, if something like the characters hand moves by the face, it goes behind the face. How can I make it so certain objects can go in front of the thing on the top layer?
Is this a task for masks? If it is, is there a good tutorial anyone knows of?
Thank you frens Why are corporations dicksucking this artstyle now? I just can't stand it It's the most talentless thing I've ever seen Post whatever youre working on at the moment and receive feedback
Ill start, a vector/photo collage inspired by death grips come up and get me lol I love the aesthetic of this album cover. Does anyone know the font of the text with the date and stuff? The E is an estimated symbol, does anybody know any symbols like that? I want to replicate this sort of aesthetic in my own graphic design. What do i use to get these Holes ?How to make objects into these tiny holes ? What use do jpgs even have with how commonly they're used? What exactly did happen to webdesign. Why is such a space-eating soulless flat crap? what kind of graphic design subject or style is popular/best selling in the market now? pls share links only
thank you for the answers Don’t you feel silly? Knowing no one takes graphic design seriously.
vm.tiktok.com/ZMRGdGgkh/ So I'm trying to use a considerably large mask and previously the mask was animating great. Now I've done some things aside from the mask and adjusted it a bit but it no longer animates. By animating I mean my mask points gradually move to the next position but they are instead jaggedly snapping to the next position. What is causing this? I'm retarded and can't find any answers on my own, what is the name of this kind of 80's design? Does /gd/ thinks that graphic design classes in 2021 is necessary for being a graphic designer or it's just a scam?
pic semi-unrelated I got this thing for a few bucks. I simply cant draw with this shit. Is it useable and Im simply unexperienced or I need a larger one with the display? Is anyone else interested in these?
Would you wear a shirt or fly a flag with your family crest on it?
You can search up 'family crest template' and a bunch of em show up so feel free to make one
This ones kinda shit but meh Where do you get the best FREE stock content NO LIMITS I want to know if UX design is a viable career choice/skill to have? My old university has a program, and I have most of the intro classes done already. I just don't want to waste time with something that isn't worth the effort. Are you happy at your job? I used to draw a lot as a kid (mainly Goku and Spiderman, nothing gd related) and I'm wondering if graphic design is a good path for me. Stupid questions thread / Questions that don't deserve their own thread
I'm trying to blur the eyes/nose on a movie in after effects. Tracked motion, applied to null object, using tracking info to drive an adjustment layer on top of eyes/nose. Due to lighting and movement, tracked movement is not precise enough, so I'm tweaking the shape and position to follow the face's perspective/position changes. I've activated keyframes on Mask Path, Mask Opacity (for when blur is not needed) and Position, see pic related.
I'm scrolling trough the video and adapting the mask's shape/position as needed, 30 seconds of footage in, I preview my work and to my surprise the mask has changed shape from what I originally set it as, and basically all my work carefully shaping the mask to the subjects face is gone. It's close to what I shaped it, but different enough to fuck me up. What am I doing wrong? What else do I need to keyframe so I actively lock the masks shape/size as desired?
tl;dr how do I lock an adjustment layer's mask's shape/size per keyframe? If I want to make some mockup can labels how do I determine the size needed? How do I use this on a tablet? Do you have any examples of minimalist-but-not-really graphic design? Will tools like NeuralBlender.com re-define graphic design in the future?
Seems quite abstract at the moment, but would be great to explore some results here. Got to NeuralBlender.com, enter a text, press go and wait. Post the result here. The agency I work at in Boston is hiring. Send portfolios to
We do work in toy/game, packaging, branding, luxury property, sports. Not much web or ui/ux. In-office preferred but if studio is willing to negotiate a WFH situation >finally decide to update paint.net
>it deletes the old version including all the effects i had downloaded
I'm gonna fucking lose it bros this is what I get for being too lazy to pirate photoshop How do you pick a good/memorable/cool name for your social media while still being professional?
Or is it better to just go with a generic "@SuzyGraphicDesign"?
Pic unrelated >Got a job as teacher
>Can use Illustrator, PS, Premiere
>Never used InDesign
>They're asking for InDesign knowledge
Guys how do I not become jobless again /g/ here
need to write "30 years" in a stylist way for email signatures?
Any recommendations? Fuck adobe xD, the guys and me use Figma, because we are sigma males have you ever use powerpoint other then for text
what can you draw with anon?
>yes my options are that limited that i use powerpoint as a artistic platform mainly first year experience, no school (lots of internships say "you gotta be in school")
do people just do work on fiverrr and stuff like that first? https://lampbylit.com/magazine/
& is easily one of the worst designed zines ive ever seen, this shit is so ugly
check out the /p/ release (so shit its not listed with the others) and the newest release to see true shitness Fell in love with this piece by Gerald Scarfe the other day. What could be causing that the text I see on my webpage , has some letters at regular height, but then some others are like 1 pixel higher over the others?
It certainly has to do with just this computer, but don't know the reason. what does the decrease in popularity of skeumorphism say about wider society? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
Let see what you'll do Health.UI brings together the most essential features related to health and fitness insights. This UI Kit allows Designers and Product Managers to create apps on the Health market.
https://gumroad.com/a/1044616307/tLYYc Design a better flag.
Pro tip: You can't. the fasces is decent but leaves more to be desired,
it's too complex as a symbol and it's minimalist variants usually defeat the purpose of the image- bundle of rods signifying unity.
however the problem is that the name is derived from the symbol, so i doubt a concession can really be made for it. What are examples of interior design you have liked? What makes good interior design? Do you like more minimal or more theatrical? Interior design is the ultimate test of form meeting function. It is design that you live within.
>“In the centre of the living room area there is a loose group of 620 armchairs, my version of a seating landscape. It is a lively and much-used area with a view of the garden. Here we sit together, talk, entertain our friends and watch television. Plants, books and pictures lend atmosphere. The composition of these rooms represents the basic intention behind my design: simplicity, essentiality and openness. The objects do not boast about themselves, take centre stage or restrict but withdraw into the background. Their reduction and unobtrusiveness generate space. The orderliness is not restrictive but liberating.
>“In a world which is filling up at a disconcerting pace, that is destructively loud and visually confusing, design has the task in my view to be quiet, to help generate a level of calm that allows people to come to themselves. The contra position to this is a design that strongly stimulates, that wants to draw attention to itself and arouse strong emotions. For me this is inhumane because it adds in its way to the chaos that confuses, numbs and lames us.
https://www.vitsoe.com/us/voice/home-of-good-design Monster® is one of the best known brands today and every time I see this imperfection I want to literally stab the designer with a screwdriver. If you present something like this in college, the professor's first response will be: GO FIX IT. So how the fuck could the Art Director of Monster® approve of such an amateur-like logo? how do you
how do you fucking draw like this man
just looking so precise
like realistic and fucking alive and shit, completely in perspective holy shit
the outline is place so fine and even feeling parabolic and stuff
what the fuck do you do to achieve this fuck So i'm new to graphic design in general. I have a laptop with modest specs, how am i able to make rudimentary 3d objects with my build? What programs should i get? Or if you're just skilled enough can you just use some shit like adobe illustrator? I'm going to try blender and see if it fucks up my cpu atm. 2009 > 2003 > 1980’s > 1991 > 2007 > 2018 Okay, which one of you did this? So I've been interested in graphical design of newspapers since I've got a certain tism to them.
Tried to find a good guide into it's design called "The newspaper designer's handbook" by Tim Horrower but to no avail i couldn't find a pirated pdf version of it, even the two petty torrents are out of peers. Anons, do you have any clues on where I could pirate this book? ITT: We post mid-to-late 2000s graphic design styles, visual trends, and aesthetics.
Anything between 2005 and 2010 (or anything that is reminiscent of that era) is welcome here. THIS IS NOT A Y2K THREAD. DO NOT POST Y2K HERE.
Previous: >>410025 ITT: we post the mid- & late 2000s aesthetics.
Anything between 2003 and 2012 is welcome here.
THIS IS NOT A Y2K THREAD
DO NOT POST Y2K HERE
While yes, those two aesthetics may overlap, y2k already has its own thread, so post blatant y2k stuff (i.e. anything from between 1996 to 2002) there instead.
>>393698 What do graphic designers wear? How would one go about learning to emulate the visuals of Mid-Century design when it doesn't exist anymore? >third movie replaces E with a 3 in the title I think this pic needs an update. Maybe remove Myspace and add instagram. Can you guys pleas do it?
If you want to add another social web or page feel free to do it. What do you think? After a somewhat unexpected break it is once again time 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 team poll. You can find that here:
It'll run from now until at least September 18th, perhaps longer. And yes autopilot status is dead. Tactical genes return. Just like the golden ratio, or even seismometer that gives out some kind of designs, or even spacial ratios. Just like the pepsi logo. What other kind of "natural designs" are they ? Would any of you guys be interested in starting an NFT project? You do the graphic design, I do the minting on the Tezos blockchain and we split the profits 50/50.
If you're good at pixel art, let's get in touch?
[email protected] Back when design wasn't infected by the globohomo and tech was seen as a 'hope' for the future and actually looked futuristic, unlike the flat/minimal style we see today
POST EM looking for a good laptop for editing, designing and music producing not more than $600, any suggestions? Why was everyone so obsessed with a graffiti look between 2005-2012? i know this game came out in the early 00's but the early 00's was all about futurism, well the 60's style future aesthetic.
https://youtu.be/UpmFcQBoPSI tipsto make designs that will blow roofs and get you jobs, money, chest and loots Trump should have freed Larry i predict later this decade we will see a global warming graphic design trend how do i give this the final wojak look
it looks uncanny valley I've looked at site buildfers like WIX and they aren't what I'm looking for,
I want to build a professional list view site, where and how do I start?
pic unrelated and by graphic i mean mostly semi realistic scribbling of daily objects... and not infographics kind of brainy wordy presentstions
or maybe it is the same too perhaps
whats the general guideline If you could make Adobe add any features or do any changes to Photoshop, what would you do? What can be improved?
Besides making it more free. does anyone have a crack for inklab? ty Billion dollar companies with an army of product designers employed, yet this is what they ship. How? What is the name of this style? And are there any tutorials out there to help me emulate something like this? My platform is snipcritics.com. It is an art review platform that puts critiques inside the artwork for more precise criticism.
The route I am currently taking (route 1):
>the platform is anonymous
>everyone can post as much as they want
>everyone can review as much as they want
>all art in 1 screen to remove the feeling of isolation that might occur in a new platform
>users will need accounts
>only can post once before needing to give 3 critiques
>voting system to ensure quality of reviews (5 star system, 5 is perfectly helps the user acheive their goal, 1 is sabotages the goal of the user)
I'm gambling with this project essentially. Please I'll accept any help. I'm desperate. I worked for months on this with close to no money. I believe in this project, but I'm a newbie with close to no experience. I want to help artists improve their work by giving a great tool.
Thanks in advance to anyone who might be generous enough choose to help out. minimalism has meant the total death of creative graphic design, EVERYTHING looks the same now when it comes to logos, i get shit like removing the metallic sheen of the apple logo, but ffs, why are corporations like Firefox butchering iconic logos with disgusting oversimplification? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH
how do I get good at web design? I've read Refactoring UI, I"ve looked at thousands of shots on dribbble and have make a few mockups in figma... but nothing comes together. Everything falls apart, looks ugly, or has glaring oversights like usability or missing functionality. And if anything does seem to look decent, it's impossible to create... even simple page transitions are difficult for me to implement
are there better resources? Should I just quit design and use bare html and JS for functionality? How can I make something that looks as good as pic related? Are there places where I can just steal design and not small fragments? Does anyone else see a stern looking bird man in the Goodyear logo? I’ve talked to my friends and they don’t see it. I get it’s supposed to be a winged sandal, but I’ve seen it as a bird man nearly my whole life. Just arghh matey'd Clip Studio Paint but have no idea how to mimic or find chalk/crayon brushes an anon recommended before. What does
>Canaan hand tools
>Spengler Chalk and Crayon
mean? In this fhread, we post our projects and ask if they have a soul. Test
Do not redeem (pls redeem)
Test Physical items thread. Show me items in the three-dimensional world you enjoy. So I came across this casual game website that Microsoft has, and was surprised that it looks almost the same as it did in 2010, only some elements following the big rebranding when Windows 8 came out
I checked some of the games, and most of them don't follow Microsoft's current design language either, some of them using a weird mishmash of Vista/7 and Metro elements at best
Especially given that the target demographic of the webiste are the most casual of users (the casino shit even has microtransactions), shouldn't all of this follow the Metro aesthetic if flat design were so much more intuitive and easier to use than skeuomorphic interfaces? I think it exposes this idea pretty hard Is it possible to print something on Adobe Illustrator directly to an HP 315 Latex printer, without going through HP Production Manager? The issue I'm having is that when I open some files in Flexi it screws up the gradients / transspecies that I've used. I used to use Photoshop and a Wacom Tablet for digital painting exclusively for over 10 years. I recently purchased a Note 20 Ultra on a whim and want to use it for digital painting. Are there any android apps that offer a similar workflow, capability, and tools(layers, opacity, brushes).
What do you all (if at all) use for mobile digital painting/sketching? What are you working on ?
Previous thread https://archive.wakarimasen.moe/gd/thread/398765/ I prefer the 1999 - 2010 one :) anyone had this problem in photoshop? I'm so pissed about this change and I'm not even that racist, it looks disgusting and is just tailor made for virtue signalling. It checks all the boxes for a modern graphic design:
>breaks soulful tradition
I want to burn it. Sincerely, /lgbt/ sup /gd/
What fonts are your go-tos for making something look instantly "commercially professional"?
I'm looking for something for a project marking skin shit to zoomers This font doesn't exist, does it? How can it be that this kind of timey home depot lettering has its very own typeface?
I was planning to emulate this lettering style as a font. Any suggestions? I love designing book covers. I think I'm atleast decent. Anybody have a good link? What the fuck is this not being able to use your files offline shit? So if I work in FIGMA then I have to always pay the subscription to access my files?
This can't be a popular platform? No serious design business would use this would they?
Am I missing something?
Also, it'd be dope if someone could spoof the desktop app to think it has logged in so you can work offline/not pay for it and be able to open your design files. so my client is insisting on a realistic heart logo. do you have any examples of logos like this?
I need some inspiration
this is the only one I found, but I think it is quite ugly though is this really that bad or are people just being crybabies cause it has a different layout from photoshop? this board is dead as hell
>months old threads
>barely a thread that reaches any limit
>dumb question thread all around
>bumping every 2 weeks
>so little threads that jannies (if there's even anyone left lmao) won't even bother archiving Is it possible to create fonts with inkscape? How do I create a typeface without using some shitty non-free unpopular 3rd party program? Isn't a vector editor sufficient to create fonts? Is it also possible to hint fonts in inkscape? I've been looking for tutorial on this for so long. There has to be a FOSS program to create proper quality fonts. Really considering making the switch to the Affinity suite. Adobe's jewish pricing system is absurd and I keep getting malware when I torrent the CS6 package. Anyone with experience using Affinity? Are there any glaring changes to your workflow? Do you find their unique tools useful? I have already worked as a graphic designer for five years, but havent finished any higher education courses.
Im currently thinking about dropping some money on a year-long course - but im torn between taking up a DTP course and a web design one.
On one hand, I have half a year of experience as a graphic designer for websites - but seems like the main goal of the course is to build a portfolio website on wordpress and that seems like something i can figure out on my own.
On the other hand, I'd much rather enjoy working in a publishing house, preferably designing book coversm but im kinda worried print is going extinct.
Third option that im not really considering that much is a more marketing/ad-campaign focused graphic design course but i hate marketing and i refuse to indulge in copywriting so i think i will pass on this one.
Which one would yall go for? Help me out on this one, im retarded.
picrel - a website layout im messing around with rn to have some fresh shit for my portfolio Do you think the wing looks a little weird? I've spent hours trying to get the little points and arcs right. Should they be even spread out or slightly leaning towards bottom like now? It's a delicate balance. Sometimes it looked like someone took a bite out of him. Sometimes his wings look too thin. I want big broad wings, but not fat and slow. I don't know. I've been staring at this too long and I keep nudging vertices back and forth pointlessly.
Evenly spaced would look proper, as a graphic logo should be. But having them a bit exponentially spaced out makes it look faster, modernized. Currently gathering Assets for personal projects, please suggest the best places to get them preferably for free Really like drawing and want to hop on digital art, what do you recommend? I need help where do i get these plugins, obv without paying so much please help Does a wacom cintiq 16 work on a 2021 Macbook air without complementary purchase? what do you guys think about adobe subscription model
how do you manage to pay those high fees, do you even? Not sure where to post this. Can anyone who writes in script recognize this name? Our family has had about a dozen oil paintings from the 70s or so in our family and we've never been able to research who the artist is because nobody can read the signature. How tf do I make a moodboard for a digital marketing consulting agency while the client wants it to be "passionate and curious"?
The only vibe I get is google flat people and guys with laptops smiling.
I need to do this to design a logo around it. Should graphic designers be proficient at drawing and painting? I was told to make a logo in my graphic design class, this was the best I could come up with. feel free to criticize or post a redesign. Give me interesting facial expressions so we can make gd homegrown reaction images - Round 2
Must be interesting and of a decent quality
>>416641 How would you design a watermark for an artist? Pic related. Also post cool watermarks. Any tips on how to improve the quality of this soijak edit? I am doing splitscreen videos with Videopad and when I render the video, there are black bars inbetween the clips. How can I get them away? what is the houdini of /gd/ and no i will not use processing. Yo lads,
I try to up my design game by learning more 3D based things. I can navigate Cinema4D okayish now but there is a big problem I'm facing:
For everything that turns out looking great you seem to need a different render software instead of the native physical render in C4D such as Octane or Arnold. Obviously they are expensive and it seems there aren't working cracked versions available, also they don't seem to work on macbooks at all due to the lack of a good gpu. Is there anything I can do about this? I'm aware you can render certain things well enough with physical but every single tutorial that has a good looking outcome seems to use octane or arnold. Any help appreciated lads. It's crazy how high the entry barrier seems to be.. or am I just too dumb and missing something?
PS: I need moving things so photoshop won't help my broke ass this time So I'm not a designer but I entered in a marketing group of a great crypto token and I had some ideas for some GIFs.
I would like to know if you guys could help me telling my the best and easier app to for example cut a part of a video and put a face on it and make a gif. For example that MONSTA face at the face of Sups Hot at min 4.04 What do ye reckon. Still learning. Show me yer stuff How would I cut this design without affecting it.
I tried the pen tool but it became complicated.
I tried to draw over it but the mouse wasn't accurate. pic related was the old logo of an austrian assisted living facility called "sozialdienst mostviertel" (german for something like social services and mostviertel is a region within austria).
1/3 Which airline has the most aesthetic livery? how to clean a glass panel LCD display and how to prevent it from deteriorating? With the resurgence of 90s/Y2K style design, one fantastic place to look at is album art from obscure 90s emo bands. Just sharing some I have saved. Feel free to add more. Does anyone have experience making fonts for Japanese/Chinese? Do you have to make literally thousands of kanji or are there better ways to go about it? What're some cool midcentury ad campaigns with a space-age aesthetic?
Stuff like Seagram's "Men who plan beyond tomorrow" series, the late 40s Bohn Aluminum ads, and the Oldsmobile Rocket 98 ads like the one in the pic.
I collect old print ads like these and I'm looking for some new ones to try to find. When did you grow out of the flat monochrome icons phase? working on a project with like a 1000+ objects, annoyed cause any time I click a object it opens that layer and its just massive
anyone have mod's for such a thing?
like click a object and it doesn't force the fucking layer open so uh, best selling novel is harry potter but is there best selling concept artbook/artbook?
maybe edward gorey? My mom asked me to edit a bit text on a study permit account statement ,i think? (not really sure about stuff like this) She fully knows that i can do it. and yes. i did it. but i cant push my self to send it to her. Morally, its straight up wrong, even tho it might be minuscule, i cant over look the fact that it still can be classified as fraud.
she told me to do it 3 days ago and ive just been making up excuses on why i havent sent it to her yet. only reason why im 50/50 about it is because she's my mom. idk what to do. anyone else had experienced something like this before? Gonna be real, I spent a good 4-5 hours trying to find a torrent for Canva Pro, but Mac torrents seem to be a bitch to deal with. I've also looked into Crello, but it's the same shit in terms of torrent and price. I might just pay for it in the end, but I thought I'd come here first to see if anyone had a better idea/strategy. how do I make a picture that looks a bit like this cover? how would this cover have been made? Is there a better on the fly video editor than Adobe Rush? I don't like it for some reason, just can't quite put my finger on it.