From Jacci Howard Bear , About.com Guide | Blog | Facebook | Twitter Desktop publishing involves the technical application of the elements and principles of design. Discover those elements and principles and the creative process through graphic design tutorials, free design classes, and articles that explore the various theories and processes of traditional and modern graphic design and desktop publishing. Start with the categories and pages, below, to learn graphic design without design school. Today's graphic designers often use desktop publishing software and techniques to achieve their goals. Explore what graphic design means today.