Wanna Get My Feet Wet in Graphic Design

Discussion in 'Graphic Forum' started by SM Productions, Jun 27, 2008.

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  1. SM Productions

    SM Productions New Member

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    Whatup folks. I'm new to graphic design. Alway have been an artistic person just never really applied it to anything specific. I have a few initial questions.

    1. What programs are most commonly used? I've heard Adobe Photoshop is used quite a bit.
    2. What are some good resources to read to get started?

    That's it for now.
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  2. Bootlegg

    Bootlegg New Member

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    Learn Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign. Learn QuarkXpress Learn Dreamweaver and Flash for web. Also, learn CSS coding for web as well. Go to college and learn the programs and from there it's all about practice.
    good-tutorials.com gomediazine.com computerarts.co.uk freelanceswitch.com are good resources. There's a bunch of other sources, that's just a quick start up
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  3. SM Productions

    SM Productions New Member

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    i appreciate the direction tremendously dude. thanks.
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  4. Venamis

    Venamis Moderator

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    I personally like Fireworks because its simple and fun. Its not as advanced as photoshop, but nevertheless it is a start.
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  5. eneyekay

    eneyekay Graphic Designer

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    Photohop is used for image editing... Illustrator for vector graphics... InDesign/Quark for laying work out and setting up press-ready projects. It all depends on if you want to specialise in print or web design... or both? Photoshop, Fireworks and Dreamweaver are often used for the web... personally I hate Flash as I specialise in print design... I found action script too tiresome to learn.

    check out the many tutorials online for the various programs, and/or try to get some form of work experience for a design/print/web company depending on which area interests you the most.
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  6. midnight410

    midnight410 New Member

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    just fool around with it. there are millions of online tutorials and instructional videos on youtube too...

    and if all else fails, go to design school...thats what im doing...or you can even see if any of the local community colleges in your area have any beginners graphic design classes that you can just pay to take...
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