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Old 07-06-2006, 08:52 AM #1
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ABOUT ME:
My name is Kuba Wu, i'm a graphic designer, with 2-year experience in a prepress department in advertising agency (i mostly do DTP and photo cleaning/retouching) and, of course, paintball maniac (and i mean that ). I know how to handle Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Acrobat Pro, Corel (hate it), Cinema 4d and few other programs. I accept only serious offers from people like retailers, manufacturers, field owners and pro teams. Check rules section at the bottom of this post if you're not one of them.
I live in Europe, so my time zone is +7hrs from default time displayed on this forum .

*UPDATE (06/09/12)*
I'm one of two CrossFire Inc. contest winners for new labels design. Check out http://www.crossfireinc.com/ frequently, new tanks will show soon. Click links below for previews

LATEST WORKS:
Final CrossFire labels:
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/final1.jpg
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/grey.jpg
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/blue.jpg
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/red.jpg
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/camo.jpg (Limited edition CAMO label)

Dropped ideas from CrossFire contest:
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/entry.jpg (Did this fiber texture for nothing... damn!)
http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/grunge_render.jpg

Paintball designs portfolio: http://www.kubawu.com/paintball/

My recent photoshop "exercises" (plain PS CS2 + tablet wacom):
http://www.kubawu.com/f1.jpg (still unfinished, this tree sux )
http://www.kubawu.com/izi3.jpg (AKA 'bulge from the third pic' )

Web design: http://www.kubawu.com/radziu

There is a lot more from recent years (commercial & non-commercial), available on request (i have to dig thru my dvd's pile).

PRICES & DETAILS:
Generally I charge 50$/hour (minimal price, with few exceptions), although final price is set in the beginning of a creation process and depends on project compexity. I create two designs by default to give customer a choice. All projects are shipped with licence for commercial use (Author Statement). Payment via Pay-Pal or transfer, after accepting work.

Example prices:

Logo [in color, b&w(stamp), vertical and horizontal variations, in vector format]: 75$, plain b&w or upgrade existing: 50$

Promo brochure [ready for offset film production, shipped in pdf format, 200-300 dpi, up to 4 pages A4 format] - 100$ + 10$/page (PM for details & DTP portfolio)

Poster or magazine ad from 100$

Varia Small works such stickers, avvys + signatures etc: from 25$



FEW RULES:
1. If you want free designs, go here.

2. I really don't care what you think about my prices.

3. I don't haggle. Don't ask for my designs unless you have at least 25 bucks in your pocket.

3. Fell free to ask about techniques I use or post opinions on my works here.

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Old 07-06-2006, 09:22 AM #2
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Lol, look at the bulge on the third pic.
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Old 07-06-2006, 09:32 AM #3
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It's for my friend's SF story
Character illustrated is a mad priest, filled with cyber-implans, (real "nut" - notice cross carved on his forehead). Catched doing his "sermon"

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Old 07-06-2006, 09:34 AM #4
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Nice, but you kinda charge high. I mean, your prices are good but I usually put them really low because i'm still learning.
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:16 AM #5
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Maybe... But consider this:
I've done a lot of free work during my college years (philosophy, don't laugh). I have experience in poligraphy and i've taken several courses on design and graphics. I had to invest in software to make my work legit.
I usually charge around 100$ for a single logo, above 500$ for a complete CI with book (around 50$/h).

My rates here are insanely low and won't last long. I want to add some works to my portfolio and after that i'll move along, so catch me while i'm still here

And i'm still learning also, it's endless process
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:18 AM #6
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True, learning in PS is endless.
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:23 AM #7
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I have a hard time getting business (sig) and my prices are way lower

course im not as talented, but i can pretty much learn whatever i need to when i need to..
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Old 07-06-2006, 10:49 AM #8
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You pay mostly for experience. F.ex. my logo is guaranteed to be readable on bright or dark surfaces, scalable, without any jagged lines and made with nice vector path without errors to ensure good transer on fabric and other media (i use illustrator for logos, not PS ).
Of course i'll ship it to you in any desired format (pc&mac).

If you can guarantee that, then i strongly recommend changing rates. You are getting ripped off

P.S. There is a huge difference between "amateur" and "pro", but it's really hard to define. It's not just the composition, color and knowledge of a tool. It's also avoiding commonly made mistakes, making message clear and folowing certain rules of art (function is essential).

P.S.2. The hardest thing is keeping things simple

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Old 07-06-2006, 11:06 AM #9
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BTW, dsmluver, your team website is quite nice (i would only make the background less strong, it pops up too much). I wonder if it's one of the '100$ jobs' you mentioned in your thread
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:15 AM #10
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That's actually a cheap layout freewebs gives you.
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:16 AM #11
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lol, that website was not made by me and was a template design from freewebs lol.. Im too lazy to make a website for my team until we are serious about playing tournies, freegin teamates keep switching and crap, lol.. when i settle in ill make one though.. And i use photoshop cs2, i haven't yet worked with illustator yet, but i believe i have it..
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:28 AM #12
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I hate cheap massive layouts, they are destroying market
I've never used any 'freebies' (except fonts and photos) and i do mostly poligraphy (web is spoiled by such pages)...

btw, illustrator is a part of a cs pack, so u gotta have it, but for simple works just use paths in ps (illustrator can be a real bi*ch and it's hard to learn). In my work i mostly use indesing (great great great tool, quark sux )
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:31 AM #13
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I downloaded the trial, but I have no idea how to use it.
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Old 07-06-2006, 11:41 AM #14
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illustrator or indesign?
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:36 PM #15
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my latest photoshop
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Old 07-06-2006, 04:37 PM #16
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Old 07-06-2006, 07:04 PM #17
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dsmluver, and what exactly is done by you in your last image? Cropping?

As for indesign and illustrator... Illustrator is for vector illustration, maps, logos etc (vectors are powerful, this should look familiar for all of you: http://www.ndesign-studio.com/resour...background.htm)

Indesign is a typical DTP software for imposition, handling paragraph text and layouting multi-page documents such as brochures, books, newspapers and so on. Probably 60% of all mags you have in your home were created using this app (other 40% using quark)
Little demonstration on text handling in indesign: http://www.kubawu.com/p1.pdf
It is first page of my dtp-portfolio, created entirely in indesign. Notice the city there (magnify on it). It is pure embedded type (not vectors), still editable, you can even copy it . Try doing this in any text editor like word, madness guaranteed.

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Old 07-06-2006, 07:48 PM #18
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what do you mean all i did was crop.. i cropped it, i gave it the text, i gave it a nice color and made the flames show out more

i would like to learn how to create my own images, but im still learning, if anyone would like to help me, feel free to

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Old 07-06-2006, 08:13 PM #19
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Then post the original as a reference to show what you have altered...

Anyway, you want me to be honest or nice? Because this cropping is rather poor...

And for learning... I would recommend old-school technique to get better, which is grabbing some pencils, paper and then drawing, drawing, drawing.... I start all my ideas there, pencil is the greatest creative tool ever . Trace comics, take some courses, watch other people works etc... Get into it.
If you want to skip the pencil stage (not recommended) then go tutoring. There is plenty of great stuff on the net, especially if you start diging thru p2p networks for videotutors....
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Lol, look at the bulge on the third pic.
Aayyyy.....I posed for that....Wiertlo made a d_mned good redition on my sturdy Welsh facial features and my buff body shape.

Dsmluver....loved the skull.

Wiertlo, have enjoyed reading your comments. Very tasteful style and technique. The philosophy has tempered your talents and I'm glad that you share your techniques to those here starting out using Photoshop. I agree with the old school techique of using freehand to start out with. I do that with every team requesting layouts for jerseys. I wish my health was better and my hands were as steady when I was younger. It's hard hold the ink pens anymore with the braces. I always enjoyed the freehand work. As for comics, when a team needs a font style, I always tell them to go to one of the comic book shops, buy this certain thick $5 preview magazine and flip through the pages. It always helps me narrow down their style of font and color scheme easier. I hate it when they say that they'll leave it up to my taste.....boy, get ready for massive revisions.
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Old 07-07-2006, 07:07 AM #21
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Dsmluver....loved the skull.

I hate it when they say that they'll leave it up to my taste.....boy, get ready for massive revisions.
Thanks and i get that too.. like for team logos ill be like "so do you want certain colors, schemes, fonts, or anything like that?" they reply "just do whatever" or "do what you think will look bad***"
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