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Questions about either learning or teaching graphic design.

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Where can I learn how to lay things out beautifully?

As part of my job, I create learning materials, e-learning courses and PPT decks. I'd love to learn how to lay things out beautifully, pick the right images and colours to make learning materials ...
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How to guide an employee to improve his graphic design ablilties?

I am CTO at a small-medium software development company with a few ages history. I carry RRHH selection, teaching, and internal promotion. Until yesterday we just had developers and design was driven ...
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Client wants me to teach them InDesign

My client wants me to teach them how to do basic editing in InDesign. This is after, against my better judgement, I had agreed to give them the ID files of the documents I created in favor of ...
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How can I find a mentor to critique my work?

I'm a self-learning graphic designer. I work with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign and I thought I was doing fine until I got this big shock at work. I've been working for a year at some web design ...
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Resources for digital painting

I have no experience in panting and drawing but I would like to start learning it in digital media. Are there any books, websites, or tutorials which teach digital painting and drawing? I use Corel ...
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How can a novice designer further their culture of typography?

In my teaching I've encountered a problem that is recurring among new students. They often aren't aware of when fonts were created, if they are overused (Brush Script, Comic Sans MS, Papyrus...) but ...
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How can I show the feelings of motion, distance, proximity, aggregation and segregation with dots?

This is for our visual elements course, our teacher said to show these feelings or concepts (motion, distance, proximity, aggregation, and segregation) just with dots in a Square frame, I tried but he ...
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Olivetti history and/or coffee table book

I'm a big style fan of the company Olivetti, I mainly know them for their typewriters (Lettera 22 and 32 are my favorites) but doing a little more research I found some amazing print ads ( https://www....
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How to master a typeface?

If you want to improve your typographic craftmanship an reoccurring advice is to stick to and master a few typefaces like for example Helvetica, Caslon or News Gothic. This was, for example, a common ...
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Tips and resources for beginning designers

Thanks to the internet, graphic design and programming are becoming increasingly overlapping fields. As a programmer, I constantly find myself needing basic knowledge of Graphic Design, but have ...
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How to improve angle and proportion perception?

Im having a bit of a problem with my perception of angles and proportions. While I compare some elements of my drawing to each other, they seem to be fine. In a portrait, say, the browridge seems to ...
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2 year diploma enough to start a career? [duplicate]

I'm finishing my degree in Art History soon and I'm realizing I am not as interested in my major than I originally thought I was. The idea of going to graduate school or working in an art history ...
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What are some ways you have used to get employers / freelance clients attention?

Linked in, personal blog, youtube, ?? What are some ways you have used to demonstrate what you are learning / doing to improve and hone your skills as a designer? IE books ive been reading, self ...
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I am an experienced programmer who wants to learn how to design 2D game art. Is this achievable? [closed]

Although I am an experienced programmer and decent with Unity, I really want to learn how to design my own 2D levels and character art. I have some experience with Photoshop since I used to slice ...
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How to study anatomy as an artist?

I am painfully aware that nearly all my paintings and drawings seriously lack in terms of proper anatomy. The figures ofen look unnatural, twisted, deformed etc. More advanced colleagues told me I ...
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Figure drawing - transitioning between “draw from reference” and “draw from imagination”?

When I draw human figures from reference, my drawing looks wrong but I can see what went wrong and (hopefully) correct it by looking at the reference. However, when I draw human figures from ...
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Suggestion for learning method [closed]

Currently I am studying graphic design, in my personal time am learning Html and Css, and I want to learn UX. What should I do? To stick with html and css and those are enough or learn a UX software?
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If you were to teach Photoshop, what would you suggest are the most important principles?

I've been using Photoshop for many years now and because of my experience I was asked to teach Photoshop on a one-off basis to a class of 20. These people are beginners and have likely never even ...
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What are the benefits of making gesture drawings?

As far as I know, most art schools have exercises or even whole classes focusing on making gesture drawings. But actually, I'm wondering, why bother with it? While it probably has some merits, but ...
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Looking for a design that contains a distraction object

Pliny the Elder tells in his Natural History, that the painters Zeuxis and Parrasio -the fifth century BC- discussed which of the two painted with the most realism. To prove it, each one proposed a ...
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Steps to becoming a Web Designer without writing code?

I'm a senior back-end developer. I have a sister who's a designer, and she really struggles to get to the end of the month. I see how successful web designers can be in agencies and software companies ...
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Do the principles of design help the viewer in successfully understanding the work?

So I am learning about graphic design from the ground up starting with the fundamental elements and principles. As I delve deeper into the subject reading more and more about principles like unity/...
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How do I learn making modern illustrations?

What are some good resources to learn this type of illustration? I would like some help to decompose the technical elements that serve as building blocks for making theses types of illustrations ...
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How should a web programmer learn to design websites? [duplicate]

I worked at an agency coding websites for some time. I got very good, to where I could code entire websites from scratch in less than a day. The agency had a separate department for graphic design, ...
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Best sources to learn Infographics designing

What is the best online sources to learn infographic designing from begining to master level?
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What are your key books for reflecting about graphic design education?

I own "The Education of a Graphic Designer" by Steven Heller. It's a great collection of essays to help teachers reflect about graphic design education. I've yet to find other similar works however. ...
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How can I practice my design skills in a more motivating and engaging way?

My motivation to practice has been sapped away as practicing feels more of a chore. I know the number one way to truly get better as a beginner is to do fake briefs and tutorials but they aren't ...
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I feel like I am undercharging myself and there is nothing I can change about it

I am a 16 year old graphic designer who mostly does logos for clients. Since I was a little kid, I somewhat understood colors, fonts and shapes. My friends told me that I could be a nice graphic ...
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How to identify and understand the principles of a design?

I am having a hard time identifying different principles of design in action. It is hard for me to identify the relationship between different elements on a page and to know what approach was used to ...
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Design workshop at conference

I will be attending a 1 day design workshop about UI problem solving soon. There's not much information on the workshop itself. So, I am unsure what to expect. For those of you who have participated ...
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Is this animated GIF showing Illustrator step by step drawings easy to understand?

I'm trying to make some short animated gifs about Illustrator, with little step-by-step drawings exercises. I could put some explanatory text in some frames but I would prefer not to do that. Maybe ...
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Would an MA in Communications and New Media improve my design career prospects?

I have a BA & MA in unrelated fields, a certificate in web design/UX/UI and a basic portfolio. I'd like to get a job as part of a design team for a startup or relatively successful company in a ...
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Cutting knife practice drills/exercises?

I teach a packaging class as part of a college graphic design program and I've noticed my students' prototyping skills have been on the decline. This is possibly due to less practice in previous ...
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How do I know if I'm ready to become Adobe Certified Expert?

My name is Elizabeth. I am a 21 year old, living in Germany and I would like to become an Adobe Certified Expert. I was wondering if anybody would be so kind to answer a few of my questions. I have ...
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Never studied Design, but work in design, where/how can I catch up on the things I missed [closed]

I am working in graphic design for almost 10 years and I always feel like I'm missing something when working along side other designers who have studied the subject. Are there any books, courses or ...
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How can I increase my chances of reverse finding an image on Google Images

Every now and then I'm grading students and catch a case of plagiarism. Often, some part of the work stands out because it's better than what the student normally does. Usually, I just take a ...
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Graphic design training options [duplicate]

I am a newbie in graphic design although I am a bit familiar with Photoshop. I want to learn how to use InDesign, Corel Draw, Illustrator and other design tools and I need advice on which training ...
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A 30 year old Engineer's plan on becoming a Graphic Designer [duplicate]

I was never good nor interested in math and programming, and I have poor logic-mathematical skills. Ironically I graduated as an "Information Systems Engineer" mainly for the fame and money. I ...
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What does an artist who wants to learn graphic design need to know?

There's a (very popular) question that discusses tips and resources for learning graphic design already, but it's from the perspective of programmers who want to get in the game. I have a friend of ...
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Are there any schools with packaging design specializations in the US?

Mohawk College in Ontario, CA just opened a very nice design center which includes packaging machinery for the students to learn, it is a part of their graphic design program. http://www.mohawkcollege....
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Can I find employment with skills primarily in Photoshop and Illustrator or do I need more?

I've been using these programs for many years and have delved into dreamweaver for designing my own website and practicing some coding, but not much else. I got an internship a few years ago that only ...
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Should I go back to school for graphic design? [duplicate]

I graduated college several years ago with a degree in English, and have been working in various creative positions in marketing departments since then. My current job is a kind of catch-all web ...
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A question about furthering education

I have an AAS degree in Graphic Design from 2004. I have worked steadily in the graphic design field ever since (employee, contract & freelance). I am now looking to further my education and would ...
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Engineer looking to enter design field [closed]

First of all I appreciate your answers. I have finished my Msc in mechanical engineering, but now I realize that engineering is not for me. I was very good sketcher and painter but my mathematics ...
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Best course to learn Adobe Photoshop

I am a rookie at Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator and I just want to know the best courses I can find on the internet to learn. I've been looking for courses a lot and all good I find is either ...
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learning to draw but hates proportions [closed]

i draw from time to time, just as a stress reliever and a hobby. i'm into very basic sketches, nothing to crazy honestly, but i always shied away from drawing people because i get intimidated. i don't ...
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need some help with this parallel projection

Hi there, I want anyone to analyse with parallel projection cuz i got that and completely sure this is wrong i got it as this is how i see it https://imgur.com/a/IQrKT (can't upload it here) my ...
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Is there another name for the “Walls, Ceilings, and Floors” pen tool technique?

I want to teach my students a pen tool technique I was taught by a typographer in my last year of graphic design education. It really solved it for me when it came to using the pen tool. While I was ...
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Do one need to have a software knowledge before hand to be a graphics designer? [closed]

i am 17 year old , pursuing high school .So my question is that do we need an ip subject in class 12 to pursue in this field cause i dont have one..I really do love to draw thing specially anime and ...
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What is the best way for an (almost) complete beginner to learn Digital Painting?

If this question has been asked already, I apologise. I've had trouble finding a good recommendation of things to learn in order to become a good digital artist. The Internet is full of suggestions, ...