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    Banned danielvann is on a distinguished road
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    Design is a craft. You can learn a lot by studying it, but you have to work and work more to improve your skills and apply what you learn.

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    In my opinion, there is not any easy way. Just have to work hard. But tutorials all over the Internet are great help with that. I could say that tutorials are the very basis of my skills (that led me to teach others, too). Theory books didn't help in my case (manuals are only for softwares ;).

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    being a geek i got an early start by making images for fan sites and avatars and signature banners for forums and blogs for me and my friends - that's where i experimented with designs usually i think of a design or an effect then i try to search for it via google. thankfully i can always get tutorials for them. i find psdtuts+ helpful, but i read photoshop magazines and ebooks as well.
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    tutsplus.com is an excellent way to learn about illustrator etc. but the most important thing that you must try to do it yourself, and by doing it you can learn how to make it better thus improve your design skill and your sense.

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    The best way is to practice. Make flyers and logos etc for friends. Posters for fun etc. When you are starting nothing is "wrong". Also, get off the computer and/or mix hand made/drawn elements with software... that's what scanner are for

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehemingway View Post
    Learning the software is the easy bit.

    Many people do confuse with learning graphic design and learning software.
    This is sad.

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    A little tip i can give is to keep an organized folder of the type of work that moves you, you might think you'll remember good designs but unless you have a rainman brain i would recommend this to anybody,

    also now theres tools out there for easy organisation of said files, iceber.gs is great and I cant wait to check out the new version

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    I would schooling would be the best method, besides that, you could find ads that you like and then try to reproduce the same ad. You will find yourself learning as you go along.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleOZiggy View Post
    As mentid, Tuts Nerk is a good start.
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    lynda.com

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    I like lynda.com

    For a lot of the design related tutorials they have exercise files you can download so you can duplicate exactly what they are showing you how to do- and I really find that helpful.

    I also like how they categorize levels with beginning, intermediate and advanced user because that helps me to choose which course I should do, and not waste my time with things I already know how to do or things that I am not yet ready to do.

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    Gotta have intuition. Graphic design is a form of communication.

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    in my case. just copy that and learn to do. so really learn slowly

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    In my case, it took me a lot of time to realize using tool vs concept in graphic design and it also took time to know what is the concept, principles needed for design in general. Im not an expert but this may help:
    • Learning principles and elements of graphic/ visual design.
    • What category or major you want to work in such as: editorial, advertorial, packaging, CIP, Illustration - they called print design and web design...
    • What tools needed for graphic design
    • It also has a bit or marketing and project management knowledge
    and YES you can google to reach many tutorials website as people mentid. But for the beginner, these tutorials only teach you how to use tools, what those tools for. You mostly won't realize why they make these posters, flyers...with those colors, those composition (arrangement). So please learn the basic first and when watching tutorials, surely you understand more and more. and YES, watch less, do more

    If you have a chance, learning a course in graphic design will surely boost your skills and vision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Horace View Post
    When you are confident in your skills just blag your way into a job feigning all the experience you need. Just do the work, no matter how you get there, as long as you get there you are fine, since there are so many techniques in design. Maybe thats irresponsible- but that's how I did it.
    Lol... This is totally irresponsible, very funny, and actually good advice, in a way. At least for certain kinds of people. When you're under pressure to learn and perform... you do. I do, at least.

    What does everybody think of Udemy as a learning platform? Some of the classes there are okay, but I've seen some really shoddy s, too.

    I wish Lynda were cheaper. Tutsplus is my go-to.

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