Graphic designing is such a cool job that you will not want to change at all once you get the hang of it. You may have seen people depleting their savings to learn graphic designing. It surely helps you to become a good graphic designer to study such courses. However, you can also become one without spending so much. It is easy to teach yourself to design well and even make a long career out of it. All you need are five things.
1. Interest in learning
3. Interest in learning
4. Perseverance, and
5. Interest in learning
How to learn?
Learn to Draw: Learn to sketch a little before going for any kind of software training. Draw just about anything you feel like drawing. It is not even necessary that you have to become an expert but knowing some basic stuff about drawing will help you out greatly when you start designing images. It will help you strengthen your foundations and build your skills quickly. When you’re trained enough to do a decent and interesting sketch, you are good to go ahead with exploring designing on software.
Learn Software Applications: When you have taught yourself to make good sketches, you can start learning to design images on software right away. All the bottled up interests might explode and you may fall head over heels in love with any software that comes your way. Take control of your interests and learn those that are really helpful like Photoshop, Illustrator, and so on. These widely recognized and used software have the necessary tools to make your designs exciting and unique. When you are equipped with such knowledge and the right tools, you can start practicing. Hear me right. You’re still practicing. There are more things you will have to do.
Learn Specialties: As you fumble around with different images and designing images just to practice, don’t assume that you’ve created a portfolio. You’re still practicing and so look around to find out what interests you. Do some soul-searching and find what you’re interested in doing and discover what your specialty is. If mobile app images are what attract you, then learn how to design them, read books about them and keep exploring. If infographics is on your mind, give it more attention and spend your time and effort on sharpening your skills to build infographics. Like every other field, do what you like and you will shine one day.
Build a Portfolio: It’s now time to build a portfolio of images, your very own designs to show people what you have acquired by all these days of learning and practicing. However, do not be quick to add all images you design after this stage, to your portfolio. Get personal feedback for every single image from people who know something about designing. It’s okay even if your images aren’t great or their feedback says that you got to improve a lot. Learn to interpret their feedback as the areas you need to improve on and embark on a journey with more passion to achieve what you started to do. Do not ignore criticisms and consider everything people say but stick to the constructive ones. There are nay-sayers everywhere; do not let their voices stop you from practicing more.
If followed ardently, these steps will help you become a cool graphic designer very soon. Patience and practice are two virtues you will have to have stored up a lot in order to achieve success in learning graphic designing this way.
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