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Does anyone have a pdf "Boy's Don't Cry" the zine by Frank Ocean, the publication has some great photos and very interesting editorial design aspects.

Thank you very much in advance.
btw I'll be posting editorial design examples in the meantime.
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I would like to get some critique on a flyer I designed.

How is the overall aesthetic?
Does it transmit all the relevant information?
Is it clear and concise?

And finally.

Would you follow the link if it was something you were interested in trying?

Thanks in advance.
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>>280924
>inconsistent margins
>ugly typeface
>slanted font
>graphics straight out of your ass
2/10, hire a designer
Also, are you seriously going to teach people how to throw shurikens?
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>>280935

Little known fact, Shuriken 手裏剣 literally mean hidden hand blade. They were not designed to be thrown, rather to be used as a small concealed knife.

They can be thrown of course, and I do teach people how to, though I focus on hand to hand applications.

Thanks for your critique, about the graphics - which did you have particular issue with?
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OP, you (or someone impersonating you, or is it the other way around...) posted this a few months ago. what took so long to finish this poster (if you don't mind the personal question, that is)?

the photographs are smashed together! why?

i wouldn't put pics of the building itself, just focus on the interior. the middle pic stands out, but the contrast with the lights really burns my eyes. any chance you can retake the pics of the interior? different angles? possibly the weapons at your disposal (i want to see the weapons...)?

print ad or web ad? where is this info supposed to picked up at? offices? schools? etc.

btw, that 3rd line of text at the top cuts strangely short on alignment (it's not aligned). there are a ton of centered things on the page, and then there's "that." no need to align on a flyer with the simplistic nature of the rest of it. also, why select bold + italics?

i think this is enough crit from me. i didn't cover everything, but those visual itches really need to be scratched!

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Is flat/minimalist design the result of people getting more retarded, and i am referring to the general audience as well as the actual designers?
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>>280861
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8TXgCzxEnw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrT6v5sOwJg
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>>280861
Looks clean, uncluttered, it's hip (right now), easy to animate in after effects and turn into a .gif and you can produce great amounts of it in very little time and zero effort, which is what most big companies want nowadays.

It will fade away as any other trend soon enough, have patience.
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found this pic on the web.

it's hip, it's the way i talk, and the way people think.

(yes, everything is so simplistic it's mind-numbing. yes, retarded "designers," retarded public, retarded clients who still follow old, basic retarded trends.

Could somebody explain to me, how one can achieve this effect? I tried to work my way around with contrast but the outcome is almost everytime not even near the example. Is there something im missing? Can it only be done with pics with a big contrast?
Thank you.
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>>280806
Alright, so what you want to do is threshold, colorize, invert, then colorize again. That should get you this effect. I'm using GIMP, but anything it can do, Photoshop can do better (supposedly).
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>>280808
If you invert it again and adjust brightness and contrast to your desired amount, you get this effect.
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>>280809
>>280808
What this nigge said sounds about right, then you could add a little noise and desaturate a bit (vice versa maybe?) to get the papery look.

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Hey /gd/

I'm a 1st year IMT student and a friend of mine asked to make a logo for his new music booking agency.

I made this and was curious to what you guys think of it. Feel free to criticize me, all I ask is some honest feedback :)
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>>280797
It would work better as an abstract artist's logo. If it's music booking, then where are all the music design memes? Treble clefs, violins, etc
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>>280797
i think some general rules in logos are don't mix the text with the actual logo, start the design with only black and white and don't use gradients (unless you have experience with them). also did you made the type from scratch? maybe it could look good if it was more like those hand-made elaborate calligraphy logos but still needs a lot of work.
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Lower the opacity of all those shapes, it's distracting and makes it hard to read the letters at a glance.

Also fix your kerning, specifically between the VR and LIO

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Want to get a tablet to start drawing. Do I get an Intuos Pro? Or do I bite the bullet and get a 13hd? Also are there any good alternatives to Wacom or is it pretty much the best?
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>>280675

My intuos 3 works wonders but I've always dreamed of having one where I can actually see what it's being drawn beneath the pen. That 13hd looks lovely.

>are there any good alternatives to Wacom
Not that I know of. Think Wacom is pretty much universaly accepted as the best. I once owed a Genius and it was shit. Had my intuos3 for about 5 years and never gave me a headache.
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Been using the cheapest intuos (CTL480) for over a year now. And I am slowly looking into an upgrade. Either go with a wacom panel, or look into getting something like Surface Book or Vaio Canvas Z. Though the latter is not easily found here in EU. Drawing / sketching is what I do almost daily, and it is not fun working on this small tablet.

Anyone has got any suggestions?
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I have a 13hd, it's pretty damn nice. I don't use it enough, but I'm getting back into illustrating a bit more recently.

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I have a question about college and how much importance there is to it.

I have an associates degree in graphic design, started university to get my bachelors but i have at least two semester's worth of just liberal arts bull shit before i get to the useful stuff and even then the curriculum doesn't seem as useful except to at the end have a bachelors degree. Over the summer i became very depressed and long story short i decided to take a break from college and managed to get an entry level position as a graphic designer/production specialist.

Would it be good to go back and get my degree or should i just move up the ladder with the experience i gain from this job?
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>>280609
No-one has ever asked for my degree. That being said, if your young, take the opportunity while you can.

Dont worry about the content of the course. Get a digital tutors account and just do tutorials every fucking day. Become a master of the software. Become friends with all the tutors. Give everything 110%.

That's what I did. I got a job straight from uni and 1 year later I went back and got my assistant from the same course.

Dats my 2 cents
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>>280610
>No-one has ever asked for my degree
Seconding this, portfolio and experience is all employers care about.

If you would actually enjoy finishing your studies and can afford to do so then id say go for it, just for fun, but the actual piece of paper you get at the end is not useful.
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you are only a good designer if you can forge the content of proof of education on a piece of paper printed out on the stock that includes your name and your major on it.

i did that and got away with it.

who the hell even contacts universities for grad verification anymore? doesn't fuckin' matter in the long run. show good work and get experience.

college education is bullshit busywork that keeps kids safe from the real world. employers looking to hire designers are not going to ask for your GPA for this very reason.

good hunting.

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Hey /gd/ I'm just getting into graphic design. Critique my attempt at flat art design.
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Its pretty cool for the first try! You need to try to get some more shapes contrast and get all the details to the minimum
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>>280528
not bad at all for a beginner, there's definitely room for improvement, but you're on the right path
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You've got a good eye for color. Areas to improve: Typography, form, and shading, in that order. "Flat" is a style, and you'll get better faster if you practice foundational techniques before experimenting with style.

How do I recreate this logo in Illustrator? I tried to add an outline and it looked alright but i need it to be transparent. Is there any way to expand the letter and use pathfinder somehow? I tried to google a solution but i couldn't find anything relevant...
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>>280328
Why don't you just outline the entire thing with the pen tool?
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>>280360
this. In GIMP you can create a path with splines and such, and then create a selection from that path. Do something like that, invert the selection, and press delete.
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In the Appearance panel (under Window>Appearance) you should be able to be able to change the opacity of both the path and the fill of the object.

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ITT: God tier logos
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>>280327
The designer for this is a fucking mad man.

can anyone improve upon this? looking for some inspiration
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>>280211
Yes I can op...

Yes. I. Can.
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>>280218
dope, let me see what you can come up with, it should be gaming inspired, but anything will do bro, thanks
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>>280220
Money first though.

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i am making a logo for my games. i need yore help and feed back yes i know i am trash whats wrong with them what's the best one and why?
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7 is the best because of the subtractive space and its not cluttered
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>>279729
The rest are shit though
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yes 7 is the best, it's clean

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What do you think about glitchart, bros?https://instagram.com/p/BJI6cRijhE1/
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>>279712
It's cool and you can get pretty creative with how to produce it.

My question is, has anything worthwhile been made using these methods? I've seen music videos made from circuit bended video mixers but that's about it.
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>>279712
have to admit a mild addiction to exploring creating glitchart. Have seen a lot of interesting stuff on Instagram. What programs or apps are you using OP? Generate....Glitche....Glitchwizard?

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I'm looking for this Adobe Photoshop plugin that allows me to give shapes and objects a sort of "polka dot" effect to it. I remember seeing it in another plugins thread on here but I can't find it anymore.

Picture related, there's an example of what I am looking for.
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Filter > Sketch > Halftone
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>>280026
Half toning the image created a similar effect, but the dots are randomly colored and aren't in an organized pattern.

I need one filter that I can apply to images, rectangles, and other shapes in a solid color with an organized polka dot shape like the pic in the OP.
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Why not make a pattern yourself and fill the shapes with it?

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The upper font is the one i am trying to copy.
The lower one is my attempt.
I don't get it why the upper font has these colors, how can i make it to be the same as the lower one ? Any help is appreciated.
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It's called subpixel rendering.
It's a bitch to do in Photoshop, but unless my memory fails me, there's a Photoshop action for that. It will break editability though.
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>>279225
You can get a similar effect with Illustrator
Set your text, Put on Pixel Preview, and mess with the Character palette (Show Options > Antialiasing Method)
Rendering it out with Save For Web should get you something similar. I might fiddle with some gradient maps in Ps to tint in the colours
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>>279227
Can anyone explain to me why this is done? A lot of browsers seem to do it too.

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