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fucked around in after effects last night for the first time.
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I was expecting a jumpscare.
Also I don't understand.
understand what

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Does anyone know how to get rid of these black lines. they appear where two segments meet but don't join.

Was messing around trying some things for what might be my next project. I decided to wrap one line around another. to get the effect I cut the segments up so i could arrange them over and under.
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Might be based on the current document zoom percentage. This happens a lot in Adobe programs, and won't show up in the final document export or w/e.
Illustrator, sorry.

This was the JPEG export, not a screenshot. the lines don't show up in illustrator.

what are the rules for 'publishing' something with appropriated images?

What if the images are used in an indie magazine, or in a published chapbook or a graphic novel? All of which would be for sale.

for example like pic related, an image from a random tumblr.
another example: a photograph of a female model

is this all just def. No. ?
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Depends on the copyright on each image. If there's no copyright at all, feel free. Creative Commons, go for it. If nothing's listed, I wouldn't assume it doesn't have a copyright as that could put you in a bit of legal trouble, so as a general rule of thumb if nothing's listed copyright wise just contact the original creator.
If they won't answer / can't find them, that's when you have to ask yourself risk/reward for using a potentially copyrighted image in something you'd make money for.
I personally will publish/print anything copywrited for zines, fun stuff, posters etc. b/c i dont care about a lawsuit and im too tiny for them to probably notice.

Actually, I'm more worried about a major publisher asking me 'do you have the copywrite to these images?" How much guts do publishers generally have?
I might not be explaining this well.
I'm trying to work with some publishers that made decent profits and sell at all the main book stores. what I'm trying to get them to publish has a lot of images of cute girls from tumblr, 4chan pics, stuff i took off tumblr like 4 years ago, a few typefaces I pirated. even some todd hido images, but mostly just images anon has took and posted on 4chan.

worried they are about to be like where did you get this btw? can i just lie?

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Just sharing some T shirts i designed with a message. It would be great to connect with yiur passions. Hey!! social media world. Get a load of this ;) :D Artist #RLZDA1 got a new line of T shirts for ya body, mind and soul... Check outHttp://rlzda1.weebly.com for yours S,M,L,XL thanks!
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jesus christ, so many people spamming this board the last few days. wtf is going on
Whats makes this bait, make me cringe, is that it might not even be bait.
Not even the fact that the design of these shirts fucking suck and OP types like a mongoloid.

Sorry my /b/slipped a little

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Hey, /gd/ I need to create a site that includes characters in the pic related style, anyone got an idea to what style to use?

tips/ideas/examples all welcome
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another character
every style I try ends up looking like some cheap flayer...
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meh ...

This page should have 3 quotes visitors can pick one of, then new quotes are loaded. Then people will be associated with one of the characters.

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Most annoying problems/anomalies/whatthefucks in Graphic/WEB design Thread.

Biggest for me so far:

Different monitors showing way different colors.
So I am pretty glad of what my laptop monitor is showing, the colors are nice, not too bright, I would assume - very well calibrated (factory calibrated). So I went to school today, and I had some time to kill, so I logged in on a computer (all monitors are the same - LCD Samsung) to see how my website looks on a different resolution monitor. And I immediately whatthefuck... The nice Pantone greens I used are fucked up way too bright green. They looked prefect on my laptop screen. I don't have 2 screens at home, so I had to use my phone, that seem to show similar colors to the ones I've seen on them Samsungs. And you know what I did - I made a compromise color so it doesn't look too shit on neither. Vut that is fucking retarded. Why would there be such difference of callibration, and I'm talking about factory calibration. What the fuck were they thinking???
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My monitor shows colors similar to print - that I assume is the best calibration for a monitor.
You may assume I would be saying that other monitors are crap.
- Well, Yes. That's what it looks like. They look like if I was to add +20 to my monitor saturation and -5 hue.
This issue is still a fucking nightmare.
I won't be using Pantone colors in my designs, that's for sure.
You don't need 2 screens at home, you need pantone swatches if you're working with pantone colours. Doesn't matter if you get 2 monitors to match, it will never match ink on paper.

Factory calibrated is very blue, actually, you should look into calibration software for your purposes. Colour calibrating is actually quite difficult to get right, and if you're working with print materials you may as well only get it as close as you can and then use real-world swatches and trust them when they match the numbers you punch into the illustrator/indesign/whatever palette.

On screens, basically always assume everyone will see it a little differently. That's just the truth of it.

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Hey /gd/. What makes a blog's design good or bad? I want to remake my personal blog layout which currently sucks and I'm looking for tips. Thanks.
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awww cute pic.

Some tips: google designers websites, find some inspiration, experiment experiment and experiment. I had changed my website design a few times times in a last year.
good typography. look at medium as a baseline example. readable body text, line height, size, letter spacing, width of the page are all important for comfortable reading. and lots of pretty, well-integrated photos and headers make it more scannable so people don't click away as soon as they see a wall of text.

a good line length is ~11-15 words per line, you've probably noticed that blogs with text running really wide across the page are fuckin chore to read.

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Hey guys, I am in a crazy tight financial spot at the moment and basically HAVE to get proficient at web design within months. I am already comfortable with the basic technologies but need to wrap my mind around more complex environments.

Anyways, I was just wondering if y'all could post some web designer portfolio websites that you like?

Also, what are some good framework + CMS combos that you all recommend? I have so many people that want me to make websites for them but they want to be able to update themselves. I am having trouble figuring good tools to get this done.

Oh and yeah, I know HTML, CSS, Sass, beginner/Intermediate Javascript, beginner PHP.

Help is appreciated!!!
THank you >:)
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Wait... You are in financial trouble and you want to get out of it with design?

Yeah no...

Go workout for the month, then get a job in construction or as a driver. You will make more money and you can continue to design on the side..

That being said, the best way to learn web design is just be looking at sites you like, inspecting their elements, and see how they built it. If you want grids, then go look up grid designs.

If you want to actually be hire-able and stand out, learn how to build a mobile-first site.
>post some web designer portfolio websites that you like?

inspiration sites:

I am having trouble finding a job, but I already do graphic design (my work is received well) and there are a number of people who want to hire me for web design. Which is definitely where the money is. I already have a shitty restaurant job, but rly don't want to cope with it for much longer + it doesnt pay enough. I need more money next month since i also have some expenses.
I already inspect sites that I like, I am not a total n00b. I also know how to make websites with media queries for cell phones, tablets etc. I just need to get a hold of a dynamic language (e.g javascript and PHP) to expand my toolbox.

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Hi /gd/,

I'm mostly doing webdesign and front-end developement, but would like to do some print design too and am learning InDesign right now, but I have kind of a stupid question :

When I see all this pretty stationery stuff on design websites, I'm wondering how does this work ? If I design some pretty letter paper and invoices for say, a plumber or a gardener or any small business, what kind of deliverable am I supposed to hand my client over ? Because in the end they will use Word or Open Office... Obviously I can't give them an InDesign template. So do I just go with a .pdf file and let them print it on their crappy office printer ? Or must I ask a company to print everything and then charge the client ?

Enlighten me please.
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Think you have to ask the client how they're going to print it. Then explain their options.
Usually printing is part of the print designer's job, which sounds obvious phrased like that, but no you usually don't expect the client to print it on a home laser printer from Word. They will either already have a print method and in-house ppl to handle that, and so you hand over files, or you will coordinate that and will be helping them order the goods or billing them for the goods yourself.

For example, a basic set of printed matter: business cards, quarterly mailers, envelopes, invoices, and price tags. You design all of it including ink colour, dimension, paper stock, the actual digital design (.indd etc), confirm these choices with the client, place an order with a printer you like or you both agreed on, and send that printer the files they use. Some use pdf only, most take inDesign packages which is an export option that gives you control over whether or not the fonts are embedded or outlined, if the receiver can edit it, etc, and preserves all your CMYK/pantone/spot colour/printer's marks/etc. You add the printer's bill to your invoice along with your own fees and they get the product, and usually the design too if that was part of the deal.

For clients I usually give them .eps, indesign package, .svg, and .pdf as it's what most people are comfortable with. I'm also not opposed to giving them the .indd/.ai but it's usually included in the contract that they cannot alter it significantly. Of course, they will, which creates problems for me, so I limit it to clients who are obviously not stupid or cheap and would just prefer to export however they need to in future.

As you work with companies instead of individuals, they will usually already have relationships with printers they like or will ask you to work with. I have several in my town I like otherwise.
Thanks for this detailed answer. So the best way to go is to agree on a printer and either let the client pay for the goods themselves or include it with my fees.

I guess big companies handle the printing in-house as you said, and you just have to hand over the files.

>For clients I usually give them .eps, indesign package, .svg
But I'm talking about small businesses with people that are clearly not tech-savvy. They'll have no idea what to do with these files !

For example I have some friends that want to launch a carpentry business, and they don't have Illustrator or InDesign or anything like that on their computer.

If they order invoices (for example) from a printer, that I designed with neatly aligned type set on a grid in InDesign, how will they set up their Open Office or Word file to print on these pretty invoices ? I'm a bit lost here :)

Anyway, time for me to learn about color management and paper stocks.

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Help guys,

I have completed a task for a job interview and have to return with my "mechanical" files. Can someone explain what this really means?
If it means ready to print, which settings should I ensure I used on my files??
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It means finished, deliverable projects. Often delivered as packaged InDesign folders.
Amazing thank you. And why would they ask to see these files? What is it that they are looking for?
How can I make sure they find what they're looking for?
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It's less what they're looking for and more so that they have all the resources and assets available if need be. If you package up all the fonts and assets in an InDesign folder, you know for a fact that whoever opens it will be able to see it exactly as you do; with all the proper fonts and images and everything, instead of them opening it and getting a "Font Missing: Replace?" message, etc.

Is that helpful? I think I understood your question right.

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What about it?
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Nothing special.
Well, how can I make it look better? That's my first logo and I'm kinda confused
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If someone could turn this into artistic tattoo image I'm tattooing that on my arm with your name on it.
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This is a terrible Idea anon never get a tattoo of somethings to do with current things in popularity such as bands animes ect.

unless they have already stood the test of time Which ill tell you know Sword Art Online has not...

;tldr ur anime is shit

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Trying to learn weights and making fitted mesh (liquid mesh) objects
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no one here can rig mesh?
Wrong board nut face sack breath.
You're looking for >>>/3/ friend. This board just likes shapes and colors.

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Hey /gd/
How can I improve this?
Is is good? Bad?
ty in advance
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>Red on grey
What is it with kids these days?
It's kids who work entirely on the computer and are used to seeing their work on the default Photoshop dark grey.

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I just started my AutoCAD class last week.

Any tips or ideas of things to create for practice?
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Learn to use the revolve tool, best tip would be a piston (engine piston).

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to give you an idea, my high school project.
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Why Autocad? Solidworks is waaaaaaaaaaaaay easier to do what you are doing. I use more AutoCAD for buildings and Solidworks for engineering.

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