Develop your creativty and understanding of effective graphic communication and prepare for a career as a professional graphic designer. Use this course to cover everything you could possibly need to know about the design industry, from the essential skills you need to master, to exploring the design tools including Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.
A graphic designer is a visual communicator, someone who creates visual concepts by hand or by using computer software. They communicate ideas to inspire, inform, or captivate consumers.
Graphic designers help to make an organization recognizable by using a variety of mediums to communicate a particular idea or identity to be used in advertising and promotions. Examples are fonts, shapes, colours, images, print design, photography, animation, logos, and billboards. They also collaborate with artists, multimedia animators, and other creative people on many of their projects.
Graphic design can use image-based designs involving photos, illustrations, logos and symbols, type-based designs, or a combination of both techniques. These designs can include various combinations of the following elements.
Photoshop is a powerful raster based graphics program. Raster means that photoshop works with pixels. Photoshop has a huge number of filters, functions and other tools that help the graphics artist complete their tasks. Photoshop is best suited for photographer. Photoshop has a powerful engine to manipulate digital images. The graphics uses for Photoshop are almost unlimited.
As with any Graphic designing software, Creativity plays an important role in learning and using the software to its full potential.
Photoshop can also be used for creative designing, like designing flyers, brochures, and logos. though for logo designing Adobe Illustrator is suitable as it’s a vector based software. Vector images are not made from pixels but, rather are created through mathematical algorithms.