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The Graphic Design program I attended started with a solid Art History foundation. I know some might be boring but knowing how and why design has evolved will help you make aesthetic decisions and be able to explain and stand up for your work. We also had Color Theory, we usually had had to mix our own colors from primaries and submit them as painted ...


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It is very difficult to teach someone to be an artist. You either are or are not. You either have a flair, talent, eye, for aesthetics or you don't. What you can teach are the restrictions an artist must adhere to for specific reproduction methods. Due to this, many "design" books indeed focus on technical aspects, since that's the teachable part. Realize ...


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I don't agree with Bryan. I have a B. Des and in 4 years of school most of the courses weren't technical but at all. It is hard to come up with a list, I think the best you can do is look at the syllabus of any good design school to know what to read about and in what order. I can recommend a few subjects and an order but in the end the best way to learn ...


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Since you are asking about an order to learn non-technical things. There is none. You might start with fundamental design principles like Gestalt Theory to see what balance, grouping, etc. are. But its not necessary. I never heard of these things until I was already designing for years. If you know the tools, as you say you do, then designing isn't like ...



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