‘A picture is worth thousand words.’ In today’s digital world everything is revolving around a design rather than a traditional picture. Right from a small social media post to TV commercials and animated movies and VFX, the heart of all lies in Graphics. If you have good hands with text, colors and creativity this is the perfect field for you. Here are some keys points that could help you before you start off with your designing journey.
Knowing the color theory
This is the vital part of designing. Colors speak for themselves, something even text couldn’t convey. You might have observed that shades of Red, Blue and green are widely used for designing the logos. Similarly, for creation of any post or while working with motion pictures colors are given the highest priority. So, learn everything about primary & secondary colors.
Having an overview of the software that you’ll be using
Being a graphic designer involves understanding lot of technical terms and your ability to understand the requirements of the clients. The software that you’ll need to learn are Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign. Autodesk 3dsmax, Autodesk Maya, Zbrush and Motion Builder are some tools used in animation and VFX.
Understanding the Lines, Shapes and Textures.
Lines of all kinds like thin, dotted, bold & colorful are used in designing of web as well as posts & banners. All the designs have either a circle, rectangle, square, triangles or any other abstract shape. With lines being the first most important element of designing, shapes are the second. All forms of web designs revolve around different shapes. Lately, textures have gained popularity in designing. Texture styles include rocks, water, paper, concrete, bricks, smooth colors, etc.
Curate all your work or make a simple website
There are websites like Behance, Dribble where you can easily uploads all your designs for the clients to check and bid on. You can also create a simple website to stack up all your designs at one place. Also social media can help to give a boost to your designs.
Although, it’s not mandatory to know how to sketch, artists have a different eye towards the design. It becomes quite easy to create a balance in the colors, have a visual exploration, make clients understand the concepts & much more. Sketchers can also compare multiple layouts.
Undoubtedly, there is more that can be added to this. These are some basic elements which are used the most. So, all the best for the most thrilling journey of designing and creativity.