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  • NostalgiaSeeker
    Reply to company consultancy firm brand
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    First question in my mind is why the mesh looking gradient on the circle? Kinda distracts my eye from the words. I'd suggest going for a flat approach and just use a shade of purple. What keening matters...
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    Reply to Why do people devalue graphic designers?
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    Yeah I understand what you guys are saying. :3 I know I'm more than just someone who thinks they can call themselves a designer just because they make pretty work. I actually get minor headaches when...
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    Reply to Critique for my business card
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    Thanks for the advice. What if I take the logo on the back, center the words and add white space to both sides? Like add white space on the top right corner since I'm printing them in matte so they...
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    Reply to Critique for my business card
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    It's a nice logo, but placing it on the same card three separate times seems like two too many times.
    Today, 07:09 PM
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    Macbook Air 11" or Macbook Air 13"?
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    Hi guys!

    I have an iMac at home as my primary computer but I'm going to take a few design courses in the next few months. So the courses I'll be taking are going to be design related: web...
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    Do you usually design them yourself, or use a set of custom ones instead ? If you do make them yourself, what's your software of choice in doing so ?
    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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    Illustrator. Learn to use the pen tool.
    It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "What about lunch?" Winnie the Pooh

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    • #3
      Originally posted by budafist View Post
      Learn to use the pen tool.
      I'm already on it, but it can be a real pain sometimes. Hopefully I'll get the hang of it soon. How come isn't the polygonal lasso tool included in Illustrator CS 5 ?
      We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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      • #4
        Create one. Use again.
        Create a stroke/brush you can use as a swirl, draw line/shape with pen tool and use stroke (like a thin triangle).

        I think I posted an outline view of one of my Ivy projects a few years back on here…in Crit Pit, maybe. Will try to look for it.

        not sure if that is what you meant. I drew some from scratch, many are repeats and some are repeats and swap with other bit and pieces. A few pieces are shapes I found free but there is so much overlaps.
        Create shapes to reuse.
        some Fonts have shapes like these.
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          http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...ad.php?t=35713
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          • #6
            Another member had posted this tutorial on how to make some of these shapes:

            http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...light=flourish
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            • #7
              Originally posted by BJMRGTIVR6 View Post
              not sure if that is what you meant. I drew some from scratch, many are repeats and some are repeats and swap with other bit and pieces. A few pieces are shapes I found free but there is so much overlaps.
              Create shapes to reuse.
              some Fonts have shapes like these.
              Yeap, that's what I meant. Yours are really nice.


              Originally posted by Virgo Nightingale View Post
              Another member had posted this tutorial on how to make some of these shapes:

              http://www.graphicdesignforum.com/fo...light=flourish
              Thanks for posting the link, Virgo. I've been playing around in Illustrator and I Know one thing. Spiral tool is your friend!
              We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

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              • #8
                Thanks for posting those links. Personally, my swilrs and such leave a bit to be desired, to something else to play with is very cool.
                "Go ahead, make your logos in PS. We charge extra money to redraw your logo into vector art so it can be printed on promotional product. Cha CHING! " - CCericola

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                • #9
                  I personally avoid them completely like the cliche-laden graphic solution that they have become.

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