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Inspiration

Posted 05 June 2009 - 05:19 AM

Hey Graphic Geeks :)

Recently i have started to learn more about photoshop etc and have gotten more into graphic design, I was just curious where you creative guys get your inspiration from or is it just purely becuase your awesome lol

cheers,

Tommyflint
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#2 BetaWar  Icon User is offline

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Re: Inspiration

Posted 05 June 2009 - 08:19 AM

Inspiration comes from many different places, and it often changes based upon the person.

I typically dream something up, or see some work I would like to try to imulate. Once I have completed a piece based off of someone else's ideas I find a way to make it my own.

I don't know, just look around the web and you will find a lot of cool stuff.

LOL, I know, very helpful right? :D
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:29 AM

i often recieve inspiration from other peoples work then like beta war said make it your own. this happens when working on web design but when it comes to photography that i often integrate into graphics i just try to make that completely my own

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Re: Inspiration

Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:21 PM

cheers for the advice guys :)
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 08 June 2009 - 11:43 PM

Looking at other people's signatures eg. Calebj's signature.
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 10 June 2009 - 01:34 PM

I get my inspirations from sniffing anthrax AND it helps prevent cancer!
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 21 July 2009 - 09:15 AM

One of the ways I get inspired it just looking at Graphic Design sites, like Smashing Magazine, or various tutorials. Tuts+ is a good one.
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 21 July 2009 - 01:16 PM

I'm still a bit of noob when it comes to graphics design. I like experimenting with Gimp and trying to create new and interesting effects. I do agree with others, I like looking at the different graphics on the web and if they appeal to me I try them out. Like firebolt said, the signatures here on DIC are great inspiration.
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 22 July 2009 - 02:50 PM

Here's a few of the bookmarks I had tagged with "inspiration":

Cheerios,
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:46 PM

Cheers for the advice guys, i feel the web design and graphic design is coming along nicely the only thing holding me back sometimes is the know how in photoshop etc so i've been cracking out the studying :)
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:40 AM

For me, Nature is the best source of inspiration. Go out, watch clouds, Greenery, sand dunes(in my case :D ), etc.. You'll definitely find something to do for rest of the day.
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 31 July 2009 - 10:06 PM

@Nikhil_07n, great source. I have designed many things related to nature and it usually turns out great. :^:
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 31 July 2009 - 11:36 PM

I get inspiration from a lot of places, like Beta War said. One of the things that inspires me is nature. Like yesterday there was a cute little green tree frog hanging on our door. So I got the webcam out and took some pics. I might use him in a graphic. I took some pics of the neighbor's horse recently, too, which I will probably use in an animation sometime. I take pictures of all kinds of things, including the sky, plants, flowers, bugs, even my dogs.

Looking at the artwork of others can be inspiring, too, but for me it usually makes me think I'm not as good as they are at it. lol. So I prefer the pictures. :)
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 01 August 2009 - 04:26 PM

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For me, Nature is the best source of inspiration. Go out, watch clouds, Greenery, sand dunes(in my case ), etc.. You'll definitely find something to do for rest of the day.


Thats very true actually thats where i got my inspiration from for my first leaflet design when i was driving home in the sunset :)

Cheers for the input guys :)
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Re: Inspiration

Posted 02 August 2009 - 02:39 AM

Inspiraiton blogs like Smashing magazine, or just daily thoughts/experiances.
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