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Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline

Teach Yourself Graphic Design: A Self-Study Course Outline
Fortunately, it isn’t required to go to design school in order to be a graphic designer. A good foundation in graphic design history, theory, and practical application will help you hit the ground running. There are plenty of resources available in which you can learn graphic design on your own. Don’t set your expectations to high at first, as it will take enthusiastic study for years to become great. You can do it though! If you would like to learn graphic design from the ground up, through self directed study, then this article lists some great resources that will get you started with your design education. 1. There are a few graphic design principles that effect every project you’ll create. Shape, Spacing, and Rhythm I remember first learning these basic design principles , and they seamed so foreign at first. The Principles of Design by Joshua David McClurg-Genevese What is Graphic Design? Color, Texture, and Imagery Principles of Color Design by Wucius Wong Texture in Graphic Design 2.

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Graphic Design, Illustration, Typography, Photography Limmie X. A world-class creative environment. Designed for today’s needs. From the first time Limmie created and designed by Ezzro Nababan in 2010 he has focused on creating a creative publication that can helps young designers, creative professionals and creative practitioners to share new experiences and learning new inspiration. Principles of Color and the Color Wheel Add the right feeling and mood to your site using the color wheel, mix and match hues and create effective color schemes. The first color wheel has been around for more than 300 years and was developed by Sir Isaac Newton, according to ColourLovers. Other color charts, though, existed before that time. The basic design has evolved over time but the concept remains the same – almost any color combination from the wheel will work together.

Free All-in-One Graphic Design Starter Kit Graphic design has an amazing community. Comprised of both the vets from the pre-computer era to the newbies who were raised on the internet and computer-editing applications, there is a huge gamut of people sharing their work and expertise online. I know when I was starting out in design, I found tons of inspiration and information from sites like JustCreativeDesign, DesignNewz, and more.

The Principles of Design The web professional's online magazine of choice. In: Columns > Design in Theory and Practice By Joshua David McClurg-Genevese Published on June 13, 2005 Starting with the Basics This column is about Web design—really, it is—though it may at times seem a bit distant and distracted. 100 Awesome Art Lessons on YouTube Whether you’re getting your bachelor’s degree in painting, graphic design or sculpture, there’s so much to learn about art — from its lush history to materials — that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Yet art students shouldn’t fret. There’s a whole lifetime ahead to learn and numerous resources both in the classroom and outside of it for expanding your knowledge. One great place to seek out help with becoming a better artist is on YouTube. There, other artists, teachers and experts share their lessons on just about everything you could want to know.

Color Theory and Typography: The 10 Commandments (Infographics) Jun 10 2014 Life as a designer is far from simple. Although the word "designer" in itself is fairly short and people do have a decent assumption of what such a designer actually does, reality is much more complex. I know we all got cupboards full of literature and other than others we don’t just need to learn in perpetuity, but indeed permanently, continuously. Thus, it is much appreciated to be served small pieces of information in a visual and comprehensive way, without the need for digging up that 1,000 pager again. Design Tutorials - Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign Computer Arts is the magazine for people who believe design matters, and has been inspiring and informing graphic designers and illustrators since 1995. With both a deluxe print edition and a fully-interactive, bespoke iPad edition, Computer Arts brings you behind-the-scenes access to cutting-edge design projects, in-depth analysis and incisive opinions from the design world's thought leaders, plus the very best new work from the global design community. Whether it's a shift in creative thinking or a change to the business of design, you can rely on Computer Arts to bring you detailed analysis of the pivotal events. We'll introduce you to the industry’s most exciting trailblazers as well as highlighting the world’s freshest new talent, digging deep to discover what makes each of them special. In short, if design matters to you as much as it does to us, you need a Computer Arts subscription. Editorial

The Lost Principles of Design In the instant age that design has evolved into recently many of us often stray away from the basics. If you had a professor in college who taught you the fundamentals of design these may be engrained into your head. For the self-taught, you may have a book on your desk with these very principles. However, the more and more people that flood the internet for design content need to learn the basics before trying to make a stellar gradient in Photoshop. How to Focus a Presentation This post was written by Scott Schwertly Scott is the Founder and CEO of Ethos3. One of the most difficult tasks when fashioning a presentation is the process of sorting through the myriad of available information and turning it into a coherent outline with a few main points and one clear focus. Think of your presentation as a photomosaic, a large photo composed of lots of little pictures. You know, like this.

today in art & 8 Drawing Exercises That Every Artist Should Practice Wire Drawing Exercise Example from save-janos.net – this example has been placed on a painted acrylic background With this exercise you are not going to be drawing at all. All you need is some wire and a pair of pliers with cutters. My favorite wire for this exercise is tie wire and you can get it almost any hardware store. The idea is to explore shapes and lines that you create by bending the wire. This exercise will force you to focus more on the line and less on the “drawing.”

Style Tiles: An Alternative to Full Design Comps If you're like me, you'll agree that the initial design phase of a project can be time consuming, fraught with frustration and rarely meets client expectations at the first approval meeting. What if there was a better way to approach things? With Style Tiles, the newest kid on the design-methodology block, there is. Some say that the days of creating full mockups for webdesign projects in Photoshop are dying, if not outright dead. 500+ Free Exquisite Vintage Textures and Backgrounds The scariest thing about time is how fast it goes. It’s so fast that most of us doesn’t even know what we’ve missed, and before we know it, they’re all gone in a blink and all that is left are vintage images of the past which will just oftentimes, bring nostalgic feelings of the good ol’days. Sorry, I just can’t help feeling nostalgic this new year prompting me to gather some good ol’stuff like this round-up of 500+ free exquisite vintage textures and backgrounds that you can download and use right away without the hassles of going to antique shops or searching in your granma’s attic.

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