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I'll start with some places that maybe aren't that known: https://creativemarket.com/free-goods http://www.pixeden.com/free-graphics http://www.photobash.org/ http://www.textures.com/ https://blog.katchup.com/photography-for-beginners/
I am using the font Bookman Old Style for a Book Cover project on DesignCrowd.com. The font comes with Windows and is made by Monotype. Their website says following: "Bookman Old Style is a trademark of The Monotype Corporation and may be registered in certain jurisdictions." Could someone explain to me what it means and if I'm allowed to use it for the Book Cover? (I'm sorry if this is a common question, I have no experience with working for other people)
>>289089 You have a fundamental misunderstanding of trademarks vs copyright. Trademark law protects the name Bookman Old Style from being used as a name of a similar work. Copyright dictates how you can use it. You'll have to look up what its license is, but from memory, most Windows builtin fonts have some sort of royalty free license as long as you're not distributing the font data itself.
>>289418 >most Windows builtin fonts have some sort of royalty free license srsly? Bookman (and quite a few others) are licensed for use in Windows from Monotype, which certainly dont mean you can use them license-free on a book cover..
Either buy it, prob $30 single weight for non-publishing use, $60 if publishing (because, kikes) OR just do what any sane person would, Google 'Bookman Style free font' - making sure, your getting a rip off (slightly modified) font that has a FREE... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Ok gd, bit of background information. I'm a freelance illustrator with a degree in design, throughout my degree I specialised in illustration so even though my degree says 'graphic design' on it, I'm a pretty sub-par designer.
With that being said I'm bored of working freelance and have applied to a design job at a school - schools generally don't have great graphic design anyway so I see it as an entry level design job.
Backstory aside, here is my issue - specialising in illustration and being a freelance illustrator I don't... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
OP here, I think you need to bear in mind that I'm not being interviewed by other designers, I'm not looking to create new, unique, cuttings edge designs that can win awards or get me a job at a marketing company that rakes in millions.
I'm applying to a school, it's a basic day job on a basic salary that requires a basic designer. I just wanted some suggestions on quick ideas to put together a solid portfolio that shows I'm competent - not something that will necessarily impress you or any other professional designer.
>>287672 keep it simple avoid modifying the text/font unless you actually made it from scratch and correct if i'm wrong but usually when you depict animals on your logo it means your product has animal ingredients on it. now here's some ideas first i would only use one line for the text so it's more memorable like this 'PurelyVegan' - notice how i remove the space between the two words so it reads as one, if you want some variation use a bold/black (family font) on only one of the words and probably you... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>289081 The problem is that you have drawn your line art with a soft brush. Soft brushes gradate from fill color to transparency on the edges. Try it with the pencil tool, which is a hard brush style, and it will not happen. But really, why are you doing that kind of art in photoshop? This should be vector.
>>289085 this a line done with pencil and hard brush and the problem remains. is this really a "photoshop limit" kind of problem? i find it very strange. i tried even with selection options but nothing. i don't do it vector cause i never tried it, but i guess it's time to.
Getting close to college, been depressed as fuck for the last few months.
I really like graphic design, but all the freelancing pages I've browsed in the past as a hobby were crowded by indian fucks that shit more flat design than curry, and most of the deals I got were either scams or useless web currency.
I need something to remind myself why I'm pursuing this career, not really that interested in getting paid but in practice, even a book could do, or just general advice. Any ideas, /gd/?
>>289034 Pretty much, yeah. It's pretty soon to worry about making a living, but stressed about not making the cut for freelancing if I ever need to do so. Have no idea of approaching it, or good sources.
>>289035 I mean, you're still young and have a couple years before you actually have to worry but yeah, it is definitely something to think about. Making a living off Graphic Design in 2016 is hard.
I get two main impressions from your posts (tell me if you agree) 1. You don't have faith in your ability to become better than the competition. 2. You want the money to come too easily.
Both of these are mindsets that you can work on (with improving over time, with hard work and practice, with studying freelancer business, with Meditation, etc.), and that you HAVE to get rid of if you wanna be successful in GD. Nobody coasts their way into a comfortable living in this field.
I am starting a group. Need a Logo. need pic in sizes, 100x50 and 60x30. The group is called the Young Professionals VC Society or YPVCS. Simple but cool. it is to do with startup companies . I will pay the winner a small amount :)
>>288834 This is like asking whether you should buy colouring books or actually learn the fundamentals of art and practice every day; which can be answered by a second question: are you a fucking child?
Recently I began a intership in a agency and I noticed almost everyone uses a tablet instead of the mouse. I've always worked using a mouse but it kept me wondering why is that. I mean even for photo retouching, web design or video editing they still use a tablet instead of a mouse.
>>288668 Because they're hipsters. I've seen a YouTube video of a guy doing UI work with a pen display. It's absolutely ridiculous and unnecessary, if not even a handicap. Unless you use the brush tool a lot I see no reason for it. Instead, use a mouse with programmable buttons. Hotkeys are the best.
>>288924 No, first >use indesign instead of illustrator >Increase lign height >use bigger left margins. If this is going to be a booklet, the icons will fall off >Use a color palette, the heading has purple and green, a color palette could be those colors and 80% opacity of those colors >fonts and font sizes are pretty good
Ok, so I'm interested in graphic design but I've never done anything of the like before and I'm wondering how does one start out. Do you just go with internet courses and books? Also how important is the ability to draw in gd? Thanks in advance.
I'm trying to self-teach it now, but if you haven't already thought of a plan on how to learn it might be best for you to go to just go to a class for it. There's a lot to Graphic Design and you can get lost along the way.
>>288551 I would recommend going to school for it, only because when youre taking a course you'll be forced to do assignments youre not interested in and those will help you grow. You don't have to know ho to draw but it'll help tremendously if you can. GD is pretty broad if you give us the specific area you want to focus on that'll help us help you and shit.
What music are you guys listening to when you're designing something? Or dont you guys listen to music at all while working on something? Personally I like to listen to Nujabes, or something chill, can't work if it's something progressive. How bout you guys?
I also like that sort of music. It's mostly medium paced instrumental stuff that I can pedal my foot to, but nothing I really have to focus on. Arkasia is a good example. If it is something that requires precision and isn't tedious though I'm ok with silence
Hey /gd/, I made this shitty first draft of a logo for my band in ms paint.
As someone with zero, ZERO prior knowledge of the subject, how can I move on from a clearly ms paint piece of shit logo like this to something that looks at least a little more polished? Not looking for criticism of the design itself, I know it's shit too but it works for a bunch of college students just trying to get local shows. Just wondering what I could do to make it a nice looking piece of shit.
I think it's very telling of you that you called it shit 4 times in your post. It could easily pass for a popular band logo, it's not bad at all.
The thing which makes it look so obviously from paint is the low resolution and lack of "aliasing". That's what gives you those hard curves which you don't really want in a logo. If you did the same design in a program like Photoshop or Illustrator (easily pirateable) you wouldn't have that problem.
Another thing to help it look polished is just it's presentation. The text is in... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
For your purposes you won't need more than a basic vector software package. You could use corelDraw or adobe Illustrator but I would recommend Affinity Designer if you're on windows as it's free and less of a hassle than pirating.
I need help creating pixel, I get tips, look up tutorials, but whenever I got to do it I fail horribly or I can't figure out where to start. I literally can't even make classic 8-bit mario, what the fuck is wrong with me? Am I just a big piece of fucking trash?
>Picture of pixel art mario, looks simple enough but can't do it
>>288580 there's usually a pixel art general at ic >>>/ic/2715672 also i made this rar with all the pixel art tutorials i found some were posted here years ago http://www.mediafire.com/file/93ka9a4x6grdlvt/pxl.rar
I keep trying to explain to my friends that 60s-70s gd is the literal golden age for design. They just don't get it.
Fuck though, what a time that was. Fucking crazy art, architecture, film, music. Like they go from badly designing shit in the 50s (though some of it can look pretty good) to masterpieces of design. I'm honestly jealous of the people who got to live through that period. Shit must have been amazing. With the exception of 'Nam, I guess. Though the Cold War probably brought... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Hey /gd/ I asked a friend of mine who studies graphic design to design me a logo for use across business cards, websites, watermarks etc and this is what he came up with. I'm a photographer so he incorporated an aperture in the logo, its an R since my name is Rory. Since we're both relatively new to this world we're looking for some critical advice or feedback. What would you guys do differently? It doesn't look quite right to me.
>>287861 for me it was adidas it's weird their products were twice as much as generic ones and i didn't usually mind paying that much just for having something made by them. nowadays i try to avoid any logos on clothing.
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