Discussion in 'Graphics, Design, and Photography' started by iWill, Mar 12, 2012.
Have you seen his work? It's totally amazing. And he was talking about Paint.NET, not your work...
Most of your work when it involves text and such seems blurry and not quite sharp. That may be because you use Paint.NET.
Yeah people like that just make me want to let go of graphic design... I feel like sh*t thanks to this guy.
Wait, where can I see Manic's work?
Don't... seriously, this is a good starting point. Just pay a little more attention to details.
Just keep working, you have talent. Practise makes perfect.
Also, like others said, take your time and finish what you start instead of making tons drafts. Quality over quantity.
You can ask him for his portfolio link.
If you can't handle one internet troll, I'm not sure how you are going to work in the real world.
They will eat you alive right now.
Your work isn't good. If you were to take this to a design company seeking a job, you would get laughed at.
The worse work is the typography led work. The tracking and kerning is all over the shop.
You need to stop, remove paint.net, get a PC or mac that can run Photoshop and learn it, look at other peoples work(well known designers), look at tutorials, recreate pieces of work.
I am only telling you this now, because someone higher up then me in the business with tell you the same thing later down the line. You need to step into reality and sort it out.
EDIT: Apologies if I did make you feel like sh*t, but I will never, ever beat around the bush. That is the real world.
Wow you need thicker skin. You think Manic is being tough on you? If you enter the graphic design field and produce something that isn't perfect, your boss is going to tell you it's s**t and to start again. If you keep producing substandard work, you'll be fired.
Your designs are... okay, but they're just that. When I look at them critically, there's nothing that really stands out. Your original "from scratch" artwork is blurry and there's nothing going on in the pictures. Your composition seems good, but most of the time it's just simple gradients and text with layer effects, which just reeks of beginner at photoshop (or similar program).
Looking at your artwork at this point in time, I'd say you're still very much a beginner. That's okay though, everyone was once, but you've got to accept criticism and that your work is going to be ripped apart because it's still early days for you. Even professional graphic designers have their work ripped apart by others, it just comes with the territory, but it's how you handle the criticism is what makes you a better graphic designer.
I did an avatar thread. People said they were awesome. Then they asked with what program I did them. I answered Paint.net. And now you say yuck.
Do you realize majority of people on these forums are probably 13-18?(estimate) They probably haven't even seen REAL professional graphic designs so of course they're going to tell you it's good. You can't just accept the positive stuff and shut out the negatives, because with that attitude you aren't going to go very far in life. Lastly, I'm not hating on your work, I'm just saying that what those people said on the "Avatar thread" probably haven't seen or experienced much of the graphical design world, so don't take the positive opinions like they're gold and the negatives like it's the end of the world.
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