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  1. Xenol

    Local Studio Logo

    Thanks for the input Jer, I'm a big fan of honest criticism, you often get suggestions you would never have thought of on your own! I'll have an attempt adding some dots as you suggest and see the result!
  2. I work for a few clients designing military-style patches, which often necessitates curved text. I find the current system of having to juggle with a bunch of little red flags until I manage to get the text in the right place on a shape and all on the same line a very cumbersome in experience. What I think would be a much smoother system: -On closed shapes (eg, a circle or custom shapes) have a button in the top tool-bar to swap the text from inside to outside the shape rather than trying to manhandle flags. Perhaps another button to give your the old view if you want that extra control? -Some form of flag which allowed you to set a 'centre' point on the shape, which you can justify the text to, allowing things to be easily kept symmetrical. When designing patches, I often get client requests to make the text bigger/smaller or have the copy changed slightly, which then requires effort realigning everything. This 'can' be done with the current system, but it doesn't make it easy. I understand this isn't a priority at all, and my needs are fairly niche, but I thought I'd mention it anyway since it's one of the VERY few gripes I have with AD!
  3. I'm getting weird artefacts when I have nested shapes of different colours, where there is a very faint outline of the main shape showing? this only seems to be an issue in-app, and does not manifest itself once exported. Screenshot attached.
  4. Xenol

    Local Studio Logo

    Hi guys, something I'm doing for a friend's recording studio. Below are the logo design and a facebook cover (Which I'm particularly proud of) Thoughts?
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    Logo alphabet

    This is really cool! I might try and do something like this someday!
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    AD Soldier - Help streamlining work?

    Thanks for the feedback, proper naming practices are something I should start exercising. How do you go about separating the lines and the colour? do you draw out the outlines first then colour in behind it?
  7. Hi, I recently completed this design for a friend of mine, and am overall very pleased with the results. I have learnt a lot about how to use AD, but I cannot help feeling that I am still being very inefficient. Big ask, but if someone could have a look at the AD file and offer any suggestions I'd be very grateful. Solider.afdesign
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    Spotter's guide to stereotypes #9

    Looks like DIN Condensed to me
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    An early attempt at typography.

    Nice, reminds me of a clean version of Amatic.
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    Gun Wallpapers - AD

    Hi folks. I started doing these as little project after some friends made some design requests. Here are a selection of the best. FN FAL Lee Enfield: SKS: A lot of it might not be to your taste (unless you're fond of the occasional Japanese cartoon), but if you could check out my deviantart it'd be appreciated: http://xenolsvectors.deviantart.com/gallery/
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    Jet Fighters - AD

    bang on, and I have a feeling thats the actual image I used as a template haha.
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    Jet Fighters - AD

    thanks Matt
  13. Vector aircraft illustrations, I plan on making an entire series out of the concept.
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    Brian's Logos

    Second is my favourite design, needs a different font, perhaps Aller Display?

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