Youtube has tons of stuff. Try psd tuts as well.
Following tutorials certainly helps, but it's persistence in practising which should come naturally if you really enjoy it.
Practice, practice & practice. There are plenty of tutorials on the internet to start off with. YouTube has plenty and then there are more professionals like Lynda.com.
Tons of forum to ask questions and get help. The resources are there.
many good feedback here already, just make 100% sure before you investing lot of your time and energy learning graphic design that its the right path that you take. In other word you love graphic design. If that is your reality there is no such thing as hard if you love what you do.
Easiest way to learn is learning by doing, practice in real project. Join design contest site (there are thousand of graphic design projects) and see if your creativity work for the client.
Great thread! :)
I can't wait to check out some of these resources. But I have heard amazing things about Lynda.com
I've learnt from experience - it' the best way.
Reading. Learn by observing.
But most of all, get out there and make things. Even if you don't think you're good, you'll get better by doing.
I think it is very useful to watch video lectures of famous graphic designers on youtube where they describe their projects... current graphic design is much more about concept and attitude than software skills..
First things first: You have to learn the software - there really isn't a shortcut for this. Cutting corners will only hurt you in the long run. Read ebooks, watch Youtube videos, and look for articles on Google. The internet is an endless resource of information!
A great way to learn design is to study the work of more experienced artists, and then attempt to imitate said work. Don't outright steal the work, but use it as a starting point to develop your own style.
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Find a graphic that fits your style and start to deconstruct each element, and try recreating it in the tool you want to learn. Emulate the masters, giving you the chance to learn the tool, then find your own path.
Best way is to jump in and get your hands dirty so to speak. If it's software you need, download a trial and just practice practice practice. Youtube, vectortuts, skillshare, any of those sites can give you specific tutorials in the meantime.
go to a library and peruse graphic design books for an hour three times a week.
you can reading print articles