Graphic design... getting started (suggestions?)

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Maxington, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Maxington macrumors 6502

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    I am someone who has dabbled in and understands the various aspects of graphic design (primarily for the web). However, I am now looking to take it a step further.

    Can you suggest any good method, class, or online community that can provide some training to better understand the tools and how this works?
     
  2. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Is that site design or web advertisements? :)
     
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  4. mcavjame macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the chuckle.
     
  5. Maxington thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Interestingly enough I work at a University :)

    Thanks for the feedback I gives me a good launching point (and I do plan to audit some classes).
     
  6. lucidmedia macrumors 6502a

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    It is hard to point you in a direction without having a sense of where you currently are. Are you looking to improve your skills conceptually or visually?

    What are the areas you understand (as you say in your original post) and feel comfortable with?
     
  7. jerryrock macrumors 6502

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    Start with a 2D design class. It will give you basic concepts of line, form and
    color theory working with pencil, paper and paint.

    Follow up with basic graphic design classes learning typography and page layout. Any class in the Adobe Creative Suite is beneficial. Most people have a fundamental working knowledge of Photoshop, but formal classes in Illustrator and InDesign are a necessity.

    Jerry
     

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