7 THINGS EVERY GRAPHIC DESIGNER MUST KNOW

  1. COMBINING OF COLOURS

Human eyes could see 7 million colors. These show the relevance of color combinations for a graphic designer. You should know about colors, their meanings in cultures, and the impact they could have on the brand. A good graphic designer should know how to combine colors to attract viewers. You sure have the freedom to experiment with colors and see your results.

Colors bring emotion; you wouldn’t want to combine irritable colors, it’s always best to keep it simple but unique. So get working!

  1. EXTRACTING IMAGE FROM A BACKGROUND

In creating a presentation or using a certain image, you might decide either you want to use the background or want to extract the image from the background. A graphic designer should know how to go about extracting the image without making viewers zoom in to see the error.

You should also make research on simple and easy tools to use, e.g. magic wand tool in Photoshop is a good one for removing plane backgrounds, etc.

  1. USING MULTI-APPLICATION

As a graphic designer, you should be able to use multiple applications for graphic designers. This includes understanding the interfaces and tools to use in specific situations, from designing, to producing images, texts, etc, to meet up with set deadlines.

You should also be able to fix little problems within these software’s and seek help via forums, search engines, or ask a skilled artist. Do not forget to take your heels to YouTube!

  1. USING ARTISTIC TEXTS

Artistic texts can enhance the visual impact of a website. It helps keep your website professional and could stimulate the viewer’s interest. A neat, professional, readable artistic text makes you unique.

You should not limit yourself to the fonts available on the software. There are tons of websites where you can download aesthetic fonts, you should check them out. (dafonts.com, 1001fonts.com, fontspace.com)

  1. GENERATING A CUSTOM BACKGROUND

As a graphic designer, you should be able to customize your background image, this will give you originality and a feeling within yourself that you did it YOURSELF!

  1. USE OF PEN TOOLS OR SHAPE TOOL

Pen tools and Shape tools can enhance your creativity. It can be used to create numerous shapes and curves with extreme flexibility. Once you have the imagination and how to go about it, you get very sweet results. Remember, practice is very cogent. You can’t escape it!

  1. SAVING DIFFERENT FORMATS

You should be able to save your different designs and texts in a more understandable

Format. Always separate different versions of your designs into different files and formats.

You should know the meaning and purposes of digital image files such as PNG, GIF, JPEG, TIFF, and Raw image files. This will make your work smoother

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