"/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:
what do you think about my software company logo
Hello. I need a logo that stands for our company. It is called Fraction Auditory Group and we are looking for a special designer to do our logo. We can't really pay much, but it will be great exposure. Here is what we need:
Colors: Black, White, Blue
Symbols: We like symbols of music, audio stuff
About us: We are an audio company speciliazing in audio production for local channel of the town.
Use your imagination! We are going to let you do your work as a creative and stay out of your hair, so feel free to express yourself. Please let me know if this is of interest to you and submit away! We can also add your website to our website (we cannot add it to anything else as we do not want conflict of interest.) Take care!
This is one of the few different logos I made for my hypothetical company, TCG or The Celestial Group.
Thoughts and maybe make your versions? Mine sucks but the "Comet C" sounds good to me.
What's this art style called? I have no idea about graphics
How would you redesign the Italian flag?
I need the girl on the right to be nudeshopped so if someone can do that it would be great! Thanks in advance!
This logo represents a future company which focuses on wearable future jacket / coat which is bullet / fire / frostbite resistant using unfamiliar material.
Each color represents it's 'class' or 'genre' with each unique technology.
Re-design the logo to make it more 'professional' if you want.
I just need more creativity coming from you guys
how do you achieve this rough line bleed / photocopy look in photoshop or illustrator?
or, if I was to get access to a photocopier, any idea how this would be achieved? does it degrade through multiple recopying or do you scale up within the machine?
What's your favorite font?
Design a new flag for the USA.
Monotype just released a new modern version of Helvetica called Helvetica Now.
This thread is a contest where we post the worst logos we've ever seen.
Try to beat this, faggots.
Is creativity important for freelancing?
I'm not creative so I guess I couldn't design logos and stuff like that, but I know how to use Photoshop and I'm wiling to learn more.
Are there enough jobs that don't require creativity?
What kind of jobs could I accept?
How much money can I except?
Any other advice?
Thanks in advance.
Post your grams.
Before posting a request (a) search the thread and (b) use your favourite search engine to search GitHub and VK for your typeface/s.
>Typeface used in GIF
Helvetica Now Display Bold
Best thing you've made so far & why. (most proud of,most technical etc)
Where should I go if I want to buy some good, clean web templates? Tried some free ones and they all felt sluggish, slow and unresponsive.
Post your album covers and let's discuss what we like and don't like! I feel like this would be a good way of learning to better your craft. I'll start. This is something I made for my Soundcloud, it has only two tracks in it, one's a remix. It's all electronic ambience right now.
beautiful totenkopf with drugs
Hey just posting for critique, anyone i guess can use this thread as well.
Had a project to redesign an ad we thought was bad on the subway while keeping it similiar.
What is the best free, easy-to-use software that you can create shitty animated videos with? When I say shitty animated videos, I mean simple things like these based boomer videos:
I am trying to emphasize "easy to learn" and ease-of-use. I simply want to create shitty animations like the above two as quickly and easily as possible, nothing extremely professional.
What were those videos likely made with? How does animation work? Do you have to draw by hand and then polish it up/use it via software or can you create it via software? How can I take an image/drawing and then use it to be animated in other scenes? How long does it take to learn? (I realize that is vague and depends, but oh well.)
Bonus if it's on Linux also.
Designing a logo for a band, named the Cosmopolitans. Kinda stuck at which style I wanna go for. And since the client doesn't know what he wants, im in the middle of nowhere. Help me /gd/
It's a dutch indie rock band.
I'm trying to make a Double Exposure Image.
Problem is I haven't learned much about it. I don't know which 2nd image I should use. The first image I'm using is attached to this post.
Since tumblr already got hold of the 1997-2002 design, can we just skip it and go straight into the mid-2000s?
Aldo general mid-2000s thread
R8 my graphic design poster for a show
Hello, any tips what filters, curves are used to create this big stipple shading from picture, I doubt it's painted thanks.
This thing was nice and all. But let's face it, it has bugs and on some (older) devices, it crashes. Suggest your alternatives anon.
(Photoshop Express and the rest are bloatware)
when did you realize you made the wrong decision getting into graphic design, you will always take orders from someone above, and you will always be paid chump change working in a cubicle for your boss?
Trying to plan out my landscaping for this summer. All I have right now is dirt on my lot. Any ideas or suggestions of where to go?
Pic related, it's my plot of land
Why were the 90's/2000's such an aesthetically repulsive time, from graphic design to fashion to basically fucking everything. I know its kind of nostalgic now but damn.
What even is this shit? I mean look at the illustrations, who even draws this sort of shit or thinks it's appealing?
Is Paint+Gimp a good combination for designing good logos?
How are you supposed to handle the typography in a logo? select before sketch? icon first then select? draw it yourself and then look for something similar? modify existing one? I'm totally lost here
It would be tragic if they picked one of the designs they've already shown
What app is this, I know she isn’t making these she is turning them out ever 30 minutes and doing requests.
What does /gd/ think about the new brazil logo?
Why are so many European flags so goddamn uncreative? Besides the symbolism, there's nothing here that really stands out in comparison to the rest.
No one's asking you to put a billion fucking symbols on your flag, just make it stand out more, put some thought into it. God I fucking hate minimalism.
What are some guides or outlined structures that can help a self-taught graphic designer things that will help them improve their craft?
For example: boards like /ic/ or /fit/ have a lot of in-depth guides and go-to books or methods that they mention in order for a beginner to grind out and study, in order to improve their fundamentals or understand. Does /gd/ have any of that? I've read the wiki in the sticky, but it's not very fleshed out.
All I'm wondering is if there is any structure or guide you guys would recommend to get start in graphic design more and make noticeable improvements (ie start reading this book, the move on to this, and read that next, etc)
TL;DR What are some fleshed out guides, books or methods that outline what books to read and what to study as a graphic designer. The sticky wiki is lacking info compared to other chan wikis.
this abortion is the worst edit I've ever done. It is the lowest of the low when it comes to quality.
I hate this, it's so bad that I have no words that I should never touch photoshop. Please, I would love to know what you people think of this... thing.
Hi guys, last year i went full balls into graphic design and photography. A couple of days ago I started experimenting with what I found to be called brutalism design, does anybody have any good resources to learn something about It? I'm mainly looking for cool fonts that are not too expensive (10/20€ yea pls, 750€ gtfo), or resources on how to create/edit fonts by myself.
Idk, I'm a little bit drunk, I'm working on a new poster hopefully I will add a new one tommorow.
Let's make a discussion about this style.
The only one I have right now is download the free fonts from pangrampangram
I'm trying to make this style work for a business website, but I'm wondering if I'll have to tone it down. I know that the shapes are poorly placed. What can I do to improve it?
post cool looking shit that you made
What would be the best way to remove a water mark such as the one i made in the pic?
Is it hopeless after all? I've reached a point where I'm completely abandoning graphic design and working as a car mechanic instead. Screw those years getting a masters. Time and money well wasted. Burned out by all the over-saturated competition in the creative field. It's easy to say just be good and innivative and get a stable job at a design related firm but when clients and colleagues don't even care if they receive plagarized work, you might as well ask what even is the point of all this?
So I've been thinking about RB a lot recently so I made some very basic/mainstream designs that I uploaded.
What would you guys suggest to make? From what I'm seeing fanart of popular shit seems to be doing it's best and some cute animals as well.
Also if you have a profile could you share your experiences with the website?
What's the best course to learn to make a logo or icon?
Thoughts on the new Steam redesign? I think it's pretty ugly and I bet it will be a lot slower and less efficient than what we have now...
Heyo, /gd/. Hopefully you feel like helping a fucking idiot from /wsg/ along, here.
This is a mockup for a new clipper card for SF's underground. Don't mind my shit design, it's not important - but would you categorize this as Brand/Corporate Identity? Maybe just Branding? Something different all together?
I'm not sure how to categorize it. Thanks for any help in advance.
How would you redesign the Venezuelan flag?
How much is it decent to charge for taking a pic of various products and then cropping them out in photoshop so they can later put it in a catalog?
Does anyone have experience with UI / UX design?
I'm currently in school to get my Bachelor's in GD. I'm growing more and more interested in UI / UX design and I'm wondering what classes or resources I can look into that might benefit my career in the future. Any advice would be appreciated.
Suggest improvements to this please.
The logo is created out of the blank space if the Z and A are overlapped.
What do you think about the current Animal Planet logo. It's their 3rd try in a few years.
Riot games changed it's logo, what do you guys think ?
>be broke af student
>be still using an old CS4 suite I got as a gift in high school
>now a GIS / Geography student
>1 year sub to Avenza map publisher for AI is like $700
What is the best place for getting legit software cracks these days?
Does Anon have a suggestion for a cracked version of Avenza Map Publisher that will work with CS4? I don't care if it's older, I just need to be able to do my homework because I work during my school's open lab hours
Why do japanese movie posters look more good than the western ones?
Is it just the fact that I can't understand shit about the writing?
Now that the election is coming up, which candidate has the worst logo so far?
Does anyone know how to design and produce your own textiles for clothing? What are the best apps/ devices and programmes to go for? Are there any business’ that would print designs etc? I have no budget. Thanks
anyone got it? I need to put in on Gordon.
Any tips on landing internships?
Good evening anons.
I need some assistance getting my 64 bit copy of Adobe Photoshop CS6 to open WebP formatted images. I have tried a few already but I can't get any of them to work. One that I have that I'd like to use is from Telegraphics:
I have installed it (and others) to the following path with no success:
%PROGRAMFILES%\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS6 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\File Formats
I have other formats that work fine like the Telegraphics ICO format plugin. What am I doing wrong? How do I get CS6 to edit WebP? Please help anons.
Hey /gd/ opinions on VHS effects in 2019? Anyone know how to make VHS effects in video/picture editing software?
hello anons, i am considering studying graphic design to actually work with it. i have a really few experience with editing, i wouldn't consider myself good. what should i know before starting?
Where do you get work as an amateur/freelance graphic designer? I got in an accident recently that rendered me unable to work and in debt to some family members. They say that i can repay them whenever but i want to do it ASAP. I'm proficient in photoshop, illustrator and indesign but I've never done professional work (only personal projects). Any help would be appreciated.
What i need to learn?
How to start?
Hey, I'm at university and I'm really low on funds so I'm trying to put more effort into my TeePublic page, because I've been making $50-$100 a month pretty easy with some shit designs and barely adding to it.
So what do you guys think of my newest design?
never really been on this part but was looking for some help in making my flyer appear more eye catching and interesting.
Is just a concept but don't want anything super complicated but if I were to hand them out to people would make more of an effort of them going
Need some reference for a lettering job and figured why not start a thread to see if anyone has any interesting variations of blackletter. Things like Metal logos would be cool too including album artwork and other similar stuff. Gonna post a few things I like just to get it started.
I'm looking for some old graphic design forums I used to visit when I made sigs.
What are some forums that are currently active that have been around for some time?
Am really stuck on this one. I can´t seem to get the colors right.
Why can't I open this image in Photoshop?
Do you know some cool resources
How much do you guys make and what's your title?
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?
Source pics in the next posts, in case you want to show something with my picture.
How would you redesign the US flag?
Originally pic related had appeal in uniform design and being generally better typeset and had better layout than most of the common blogging platforms.
Now it's more tedious to read and navigate than some shitty Blogspot theme from 2005.
Other day I visited to Dribbble company's job openings page, it had couple of elements (images) that merely have to react with CSS animation on scroll event when they appear and scrolling in the page was completely broken in web browsers that are not Chrome.
Like how can something so simple you can do in cross-compatible way with vanilla JS can be turned into convoluted, broken shit.
Do 'UX Designers' up there have a power or interest to bring up that as a consideration when they make literal crap, while earning 100k per year at the fancy company?
Will graphic design ever be automated?
Greatest music covers of 2019, post em
First time ever posting on this board, here's my design/graphic art project:
Leave some feedback if you find it interesting!
Design me a tattoo /gd/
/GD/ could you kindly rate the design of my Coat of Arms and point out areas where you think I should improve upon it
Imagine doing 80% less work and still getting paid the same amount—this is the power of scripting.
I'm a designer who does catalog work, so most of my job is doing the same things over and over. CC has the ability to have all functions scripted so technically, anything you can do with a mouse you can do with a script. So now most of what i do can be done with one click, instead of 3-4 hours of clicking....and boss doesn't know, so comfy.
If you care to learn I'll be glad to point you to resources that can help.
Which one is the best program to make or edit a gif.
remove.bg was a amazong site, but is not working anymore.
Any other site/program to replace it?
Modern textbook design is disgusting trash
need to rant a bit.
so I'm on Mac and use Safari. and I have custom CSS for some sites like 4chan. I used it to change fonts from defaults to prettier ones installed on my machine, like Neue Haas Grotesk.
After Mojave update, for some reason all of my custom fonts defaulted to Arial/Times New Roman. I thought maybe it was temporary and waited.
Turns out that starting from Mojave, Safari is blocking ANY user-installed fonts from pages because of some vulnerability they found. The only way workaround is to use web fonts. And it's only Safari, Chrome/Firefox are said to work fine.
thanks a lot, Apple.
yow, is there a board here in 4chan about drawing/painting? this is the closest i found but i know it aint really correct. need a fast in art supplies (want to buy a present for a girl i like).
where should i ask? thanks and excuse me, cheers!
Hello /gd/ I have a stupid question I though you may be able to answer...
I need to print a serious amount of copies. Several books worth of paper. But I'm currently homebound and I can't go to a copy shop. Not to mention I would sure get some weird faces when asking to print that much, so I would like to avoid the embarrassment.
This is why I want to know if there's a printing service (in Europe) that would send me the copies directly to my home via mail or messenger. Something like this exists?
Watch this, you spoiled millenial cunts, take it to your hearts, and learn from it.
Work hard and you'll make it.
>t.40 year old boomer
Hello people of /gd/
I run a graphic design magazine that provides a platform for the unseen, unused and rejected work of designers. It's student-run, entirely self funded until now and completely independent.
We're soon releasing our fourth issue and it's a lot bigger than the previous ones. We've got a Kickstarter going at the moment to help us fund it.
Would appreciate any support. Check it out here if it sounds interesting, lots more info on the page
M/M Paris won't stop posting about this stool. I don't get it. I mean it's kinda cool but it's also pretty average. What's up with the huge presentation? Does this really warrant it's own big showspace with puppets and shit? It kinda looks like something you could find at any "kooky" furniture store
This is a screenshot from the official site of a private IEK's Department
Of Graphic Design. Thoughts? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEK).
If you want to know a font just post it in this thread.
Pic related, the title, is this a custom font? if so is there anything similar?
Does anyone have any insight on how prevalent this is? Every single design focused outlet I read has very prominent political leanings. All of the famous designers I follow find any opportunity to show how left wing they are. Has this lead to any interesting situations for any of you in the industry?
So, I'm finishing up the brand guidelines for a client. The logo uses only black for color, and I was given conflicting suggestions of using Rich Black (C60 M40 Y40 K100) on the guidelines by one person as well as using Standard Black (C0 M0 Y0 K100) on it by another. I get the gist of when each color is better used, but for the sake of writing a guide, which one should I use? Alternatively, as is shown in the image, should I just put both and pick one as the "main" color palette? If so, which one? Should I just state the circumstances in which each should be used?
Sorry about the bunch of questions. This is the first time I've run into this issue and am terribly insecure.
So im trying to make something for my friends since they're making a "Racing Shopping-cart" as a joke and i need to make a racing number design kinda like the one in the pic but it will go on the front of the shopping cart. Im kinda stumped how i want to go with this and i was wondering if you guys wanna throw out some ideas? The cart is called the "Sex Wagon" and its number is 69. what does this bring to your minds lol
What is the consensus on pirating fonts for personal use/projects and then buying them once you're dead set on it?
No-go, dangerous, sketchy, or people do it all the time?
I just need to test several fonts on different projects, decide where to go, and then after the decision I'd gladly buy it.
Not sure how people usually go about this though.
Any good advice for avoiding problems with font copyright? If you do a font when designing a logo and turn it into vector, it stops being a font, right?
What about designing newsletters and brochures?
Whoever came up with the crash helmet 'swoosh' needs to be shot.
I'm wanting to start freelance design services in the UK, but the official advice websites seem to be contradictory. Do I need to have any insurances or can i just start selling myself ?
Any advice welcome
I fucking hate usability in AI when it comes to working on curves.
It's not that I'm used to Corel Draw, (the fuckers have been neglecting their shit for 15 years).
But it's just so fucking uncomfortable...
How do I develop an eye for design? I can make front end web apps, and I can make them look very pretty with a lot of effort, but I can't design one for the life of me.
How do I get good at designing things?
I bought this machine 7 years ago, and it still works great although is now busted here and there,
I want to buy a new one but guess what apple sells basically the same machine nowadays but now it's even more expensive than what I originally bought it for
what's the deal? I mean I know macbooks are a joke nowadays but show me a laptop that isn't hideous
I'm struggling to create a logo for my upcoming platform, called H.E.A.V.E.N.
I have seen very talented individuals on this board, so asking for advice/help might be a good idea.
Thanks for the replies!
Could i see some good pdf portfolio examples? And what are some good personal projects I could do in my free time to add to my portfolio that would make me seem more professional? My portfolio right now is essentially entirely logos and it's making it tough to get work for other stuff like layout design, packaging, etc.
I feel like I have the skills to do that stuff but not the portfolio to back it up
Does anybody know or even has a link to the font that PayPal uses for their text?
Hi dudes! Please advice some roboscoping image filters for Photoshop to process images in a way like the attached one. I found a blog Offhander with a lot of images processed as I need, but they told the project is on research stage yet and they don't provide the filter to public.
Old thread: >>343527
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So who codes stuff here ?
What is an interesting aesthetic for a payment processing website that isn't the same as every other fintech website? I'm having a hard time not just using the default bloopy friendly looking startup aesthetic. The styles I like most, like the imperfect haphazard style that is popular now, can't really work well for fintech.
Are images of cars like pic related for commercial use allowed or do you need to pay royalty to the car manufacturers?
I want to name my freelance business jedicreative or yodamedia
Will disney rape me in court?
Hey guys could you recommend me resources / tutorials on how to improve my mascot and sport team logos?
I'd also love to see your works for inspiration
(pic is my best one yet)
Hey Guys Look At This Logo
What font is the one they are using for this?
>INB4 use any sans serif font and stretch it
I just want to meme this and I want the most closed type of font
What would be the benefit in creating a new document in order to place a linked photograph from Lightroom, in order to mask it and save it as a PSD, in order to placed the masked linked file as a link file for a composite?
I like old book jackets so much. Post some good ones from your country.
so i have this mac that i bought last year, why does it run photoshop and clip studio paint like shit? is it because of the 8gb ram or is it because of the cracked version of photoshop?
Any recomendations or opiniones about 2 in 1 budget notebooks and sketching?
pic related lenovo yoga 530, is it any good?
also interested in the hp pavilion x360
thank you very mucho mr roboto
Anyone know of a way to get this plugin for free?
Do you like my new logo for my gaming?
Anyone else participating? Share your designs and critique others.
Here are some of mine.
If you start from scratch trying to build your brand doesn't it feel like planting a tree in a dense forest?
When did this style of signage originate? I’m not referring to the “No Smoking” message, but the style of the sign itself. I’ve encountered a fair number of little placards engraved with this exact sans serif font in older buildings, not just as “No Smoking” signs, but also labeling bathrooms, utility closets, etc. My father seems to recall them showing up in the 1970s, but I would have guessed they dated to the 1960s or *maybe* even the latter part of 1950s.
Anyone got a personal website/portfolio for their work?
What's the best host to use for a simple Wordpress portfolio website?
Is Wordpress still the go-to service in 2019?
Going through some real problems in life. Just need some temporary relief from my hardship. In need of some guidance to counterfeiting United States currency. I'm not really looking into hardware options. I suppose I could look into it if it proved to be a better option.
Any knowledge of where I might be able to order any?
I understand the legal ramifications from such felonious behavior. I just need to get by for now.
what happens on this board?
What's the best under $400? It seems like every single one I see has a ton of glowing reviews from people who got the tablet free from the company, and awful reviews saying they had to return it 16 times and the cable basically fell apart.
I was looking at a Wacom Intuos M, but it doesn't work with Windows 10. I'm a poor NEET with no car, so I can't go to the post office a dozen times to ship broken tablets back for replacements, or be buying new cables every few weeks. I don't care if it has a screen or not. I just want one that'll survive for a while.
Took me a quick 20 min to whip up.
Hello, does anyone know if there is a free tool to create this type of dynamic animations from my own data sets? I don't know what to google... Thank you! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wykaDgXoajc