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Questions about either learning or teaching graphic design.

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Best ways to learn all the illustrator tools and commands [closed]

What is the best way to learn all the illustrator tools and commands (for a beginner) ?
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Critique - a logo for a cat-friendly coffee shop

This logo was created for a school project, with a briefing of creating a logo for a coffee shop in Australia (Perth), that would be innovative and new, friendly and attractive for a new generation. ...
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What Graphic Design degree has more value for advancing the field?

There seems to be emerging two schools of "Graphic Design" which I use very loosely in the world today. The traditional school of Graphic Design is about "Art". Creating, exhibiting, and the history ...
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Should I go for masters in graphic design or continue self taught? [closed]

Ever since I finished my bachelors in American culture and literature I have been begdrudgingly working as an english teacher for the past 6 years. I have always enjoyed drawing and have done countles ...
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What should I include in my portfolio to apply to design school?

I'm applying for Parsons (interior design) School. Does the portfolio have to include everything Interior design related or is it okay if I include some of my sketches and art which are not Interior ...
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Resources and/or strategies for improving?

I have been working as a graphic designer for roughly 2 years at my local newspaper, I trained under the previous designer who taught me everything I needed to know for the job at hand. Problem is I'm ...
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Minoring in Digital Design

I am a computer science student that is currently working on getting my CS degree while minoring in mathematics. However, there are enough free elective credits left in my degree path that I could ...
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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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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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Critique - a logo for a music streaming service

I created a logo for a school project, with the brief of creating a logo for a start up company, offering an online music streaming service. I chose the name Melodious Records for the company and ...
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Which is more beneficial for a career as a User Interface Designer; an apprenticeship or a university degree?

If I wanted to be a UI/UX designer, which would be the better route? To get an apprenticeship and earn experience, using online resources to learn techniques, OR to go to a university and get a degree ...
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how to think of a great design [duplicate]

I'm 16, from India and I really want to be a web/graphic designer.I'm good with coding, Illustrator, Photoshop etc. Problem is, I only KNOW how to do stuff, like, I see a design and I can confidently ...
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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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Design books with quantifiable, real world resources (vintage)?

I am looking to pick up a few reads. I am mostly interested in the fundamentals of design such as space, hierarchy, balance, etc. but beyond the scope of the basics. I have been through the fine arts ...
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Where can I learn about graffiti for my next project?

My next project is to design (as a vector graphic) a logo inspired by the so-called layer style of graffiti. As such, I need to learn as much as I can about this particular graffiti style. It would ...
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Best book about modernism typography

"Grid systems in graphic design" by Josef Müller Brockmann is THE book about the modular grid system and deals with layout. The "Vignelli Canon" by Massimo Vignelli partly deals ...
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Best portfolios to choose from

I need your help on my final assignment for my Diploma of Graphic Design course. I'm creating three portfolios to present my work - printed portfolio, online portfolio (website based) and an ...
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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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Online Program in Graphic Design [closed]

I'm interested in possibly studying graphic design while I work full-time. I already have a BA in Business and a MS in Software Engineering, but have not taken any art or design courses because the ...
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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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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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What is the significance/importance/use/purpose/need of this design?

When I saw it, I couldn't understand it. Neither my a few friends. Now I won't ask for the meaning of it, or if I should understand it or not, as it will turn out to be subjective. First, is it done ...
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Learning the technical side of graphic design

So far the skill of design has only been intuitive to me, but just learning from tutorials doesn't give you the full view of the many technical issues, which I'm very eager to learn. What can I do to ...
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How should a software be taught to under grad students?

So I have to teach Autodesk AutoCAD to undergrad students (It's a 4 years Honours degree equivalent to a masters and this is their 4th semester). I am concerned about what kind of approach I should ...
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Where to start preparing a portfolio to enter a graphic design program?

I need to create a portfolio to enter a graphic design program. Subjects are the use of typography and imagery to communicate information and ideas. Possible projects might include things like ...
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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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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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Great source to learn Logo and Web Design software skills [duplicate]

What is a good (preferably free) source(s) for learning photoshop? I would prefer a source you actually used to learn Photoshop basics from ground zero. I want to use Photoshop mainly for web design, ...
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What is the best approach to improve skills? i.e good tutorials, books, course

I would like to improve my design skills. My main focus is web development and even though my coding skills need to be improved upon a lot, right now, design is where I feel like I lack the most. I ...
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Some ideas to improve my skill in 3ds max modeling

I'm a beginner in 3DS Max and I want to start/improve my modelling skill!!! Any ideas for some objects that are both easy and use many modifier and technics? Thanks and have a good day!
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Social Media Design Portfolio? Is this a thing?

I want to apply for design jobs, where I create the social media posts of companies. Obviously, I need some sort of related reference / portfolio. During design school, I did graphic design like ...
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Can I use an images (with people) for a club poster?

I work as a designer for a department at a college. My main task is designing posters/flyers for student clubs to advertise their club meetings and events. I always try to use public domain photos ...
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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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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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Future safe jobs in area of graphic design

I've been playing with graphic design for years but never serious. Right now I have the time and resources to go deeper and become really good in a specific area of GD. With things changing so fast ...
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What's the best career path / entry-level role for someone aiming to be a creative director? [duplicate]

I wold like to get into the design industry and would like to work my way up to a creative director role. I have also considered art director. What entry level jobs would you recommend to get there ...
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How to stack images in photoshop side by side in a grid? (Automation, Batching)

How to stack images in photoshop side by side in a grid? In a automated process? I'm going to have a grid of 3 x 7 (total 21) logos for a website? Alternatively I could make images seperately and ...
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Graphic Design book for an artist that would like to study graphic design

I would like to give (gift) a book to a friend which studied art for many years and is thinking about studying graphic design. I know pretty much stuff about web design, having read books, articles ...
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advice / steps to follow for a beginner + hobbyist wanting to have fun with digital painting / drawing

A couple of days ago I dusted off my Veikk tablet and installed the latest version of Krita. As per post title, my goal is to have fun with digital painting and drawing; but at the same time I'd like ...
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Where can I learn how to lay things out beautifully? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...
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I'm just starting out on my own making invitations and such---How should I print them?

I use the website picmonkey.com to do fun editing and graphics to make Christmas cards, invitations, etc. I have been using an online printing website but someday I want to expand this and be able ...
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Colleges to do graduation in graphic design in the US? [closed]

I am from programming background but I want to do graduation in graphic design. I'd like to know about the colleges which provide this facility in the US so that I can take admission over there. If ...
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First steps in Designers World [duplicate]

My question is simple so feel free to give me any kind of suggestion. I want to study as a Designer and I'm expecially oriented in Web Design. I don't have any graphical studies in my carrier and now ...
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Which tools should I learn how to use when I have the combined goal of creating a graphic novel and a math textbook?

Background: I would like to create both of the following: A graphic novel. I would like to be able to sketch, draw and preferably color all the panels myself. A textbook in mathematics for children ...