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    First look up what graphic design is. You can't learn something before you know what it is.

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    Nicole's Classes

    Someone a while back mentioned Nicole's Classes for online Illustrator 101. I checked into it and signed up for the February course...and am liking it a lot. Alma, the instructor, does a great job of teaching with both video and text. I signed up for the Pretty Paper Products class after Illustrator 101 is completed. There's a pattern making and an ornament/embellishments class that I plan to take, too.

    My graphic design interest is in invitations, so this group of classes is right up my alley!

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    I think here about graphic design, not about software.

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    It requires dedication. Do not only work digitially, also work with your hands.

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    Find designers/artists that inspire & try and emulate them. Just keep at it untill you form your own style

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    Just tried tutsplus - great site and very useful

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    In my opinion, Lynda.com is the way to go

    It isn't very expensive and you have access to a huge collection of tutorials and classes

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    You can learn tools or you can learn design. I think you have to go to school to learn design.

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    Lynda teaches you how to use the tools. Using the tools mean you can be a builder. Being a designer means more than that. In a comparison with a builder, a designer would be the architect.

    Being a designer means knowing about aesthetics, printing, reproduction, storytelling and much more. There are specific resources for that –specially books –and a bunch of talks on the web as well.

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    Lynda.com to learn specific software

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    Read. A lot.

    There are great articles online that you can read to begin to understand graphic design.


    I recommend you taking the HackDesign course, it's free: https://hackdesign.org/

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    'Easy way to learn graphic design' That's an oxymoron.

    It takes years of hard work, patience and practice. It is vital you surround yourself with experienced people, it's the best way to learn.

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    Read books, not just websites. Design is about more than just using applications. It's understanding typography, colour, shape, structure and processes. This can be dipped into on the web but a book will be an ocean.

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    I'd pick skillshare over Lynda any day!

    Can highly recommend this guys class!

    http://www.skillshare.com/classes/design/Learn-the-Ins-and-Outs-of-Illustrator/589498286?via=profile

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    Althought there were lots a cool tutorial-website-replies to that question, in my opinion you should first clarify the term "graphic design" and then specify your question.

    You should be aware of the different subject areas graphic design is involved in. Like when you are building a house you have to know how to make the fundament, the house itself, you have to make the interior and not at least you have to coordinate everything.

    To make all of this, you need some tools. Photoshop is like the designer's hammer, Illustrator like a drilling machine. You use the tools for different tasks. But maybe you never need illustrator as a designer, because you solve your problems by using a pencil, a ruler and a mixer. And there you have it: one aspect of design is about solving problems –the way YOU solve them.

    I once read: "Design is intelligence made visible".
    And: "Design makes art useful".

    I always think about three main subjects in design:
    1. Functionality
    2. Content
    3. Aesthetics

    I have to mention, that there is no hierarchy concerning these subjects. They just play a role in the design-orchestra. One may cause an other.

    So now it's up do you to think about or ask specifically for certain subjects concerning graphic design. And as you can see: printroot.com is one of the website to learn something about graphic design online! (by talking to others)


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