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How did you learn graphic design?



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How did you learn graphic design?

I remember when I first started out with logo's I used a free trial of Photoshop, it was difficult to use at first but after using tutorials online and on YouTube I was able to grasp the basics and make some pretty cool looking graphics. Once my free trial was up I looked into free alternatives for graphic design and came across GIMP. GIMP is pretty much like Photoshop in a way. Again it took me a while to get used to GIMP and I had to look around for tutorials and such to get to grips with it but once I had the basics I was making some pretty cool graphics. I don't make graphics as much as I used to now unless they are needed even though I did enjoy making them.

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idealmike

Hey pretty much the same as you! I got my first copy of photoshop as a trial and used to follow video video tutorials on YouTube and that. I actually started a forum with an online pal on graphic design and the like and would sell signature banner creations and charge £5 for one which is where I learned most of my photoshop skills! How did you learn graphic design?




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galegatling

Yup same here too. Seems like most of us learn from the same sources. I also thought at first that it would be really hard to use Photoshop but as I get along with it, I learned something each day. Special thanks to YouTube and other sources because they made it somewhat easier. If you have difficulties about some specific parts of the software, you can easily search the web or YouTube it for exact solutions or walkthroughs.




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DarthHazard

I'm still not amazing with graphic design, to be honest with you but I have to say that GIMP helped me get a lot better. I used to be really bad with graphics but I am slightly better now and am able to design basic logos and banners. I had to look through so many tutorials for GIMP before I actually got used it but I'm glad that I did spend time because I'm a lot better with the GIMP interface now.




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narutos3nn1n

An eBook of Photoshop and Illustrator for Dummies. Currently using CS6 version and I'm quite satisfied on the use of it to deal with our clients needs. Although from time to time I google and most certainly copy effects and designs from others that I find on the net to satisfy our clients. I admit though I'm certainly not that good on designing and do only know the very basic of editing but somehow compared to others that doesn't even know to crop an image, its really great to know how to do those basic things cause most of the time a client simply wants a minimalist and simple design for their product.




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Nikko25

Youtube tutorials and a whole lot of practice. Back then, it was really difficult since the only computer that I had was barely up to the challenge and I did not know anybody who could teach me. Without much option, I just worked with what Was available and pushed through. Although it was a slow and frustrating process, I still worked hard and somehow managed to learn through trial and error. When I was finally able to come up with results that were "not too bad", I just felt so proud and posted them on facebook. They were a bunch of mess really but they were still the results of my hard work. Since then, I kept on practing and gotten to the level where I could at least make a living out of it. Man, this sure brings back memories. Lol.




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Judas2018

I went to school for it years ago. Back in my early 20's. I graduated college with my bachelors. Then went to two different trade schools for web design and computer repair. I can not only design websites but also install programs and fix and build rigs (PC's.) I currently working as a desktop support technician as my day job.




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vinaya

I was writing on the web. My internet marketing guru said to me, "You use your own images with your articles, if you knew photo editing, you could create better images. " I did not pay heed until I needed logo and banner for my blogs. I had two choices: hire a graphic designer every time I wanted designs, or learn graphic designing and create your own design. I chose the later. One time investment has given me a good return. I began learning photoshop, which I believe is the best program for photo editing and graphic designing.




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sephzer

Learning graphic designing or photo editing is not easy. For me, I search for some tutorials in the net, watch basics in youtube, and ask for help for people who knows how to do it.




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overcast

Yes. There are some good YouTube channels. And those channels have really good content. So it's definitely doable. You can try those channels for learning the design basics. I have seen most of the people working on that doing lot better with the design projects. So get one project and then practice on that. It would work on that way.




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overcast

I am learning most of my skills from the Youtube. There are some of the really good channels for you out there. You can learn Photoshop and the Corel Draw. And those are some of the good tools that you can make use in the graphic design. I have also used the Adobe Illustrator. But it seems like a good tool for most of the graphic design. I have learned that most of the time you need to have one good graphics design project. And that can help you establish the skills. Most channels teach you how to work with most of the projects so you can learn from it.




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jemuelterrado

I learned graphic designing by just watching Youtube videos. The story behind why i have been in editing photos is my curiosity everytime i see a very good graphic designed posted in the streets or in social medias. How did they do that? first question that comes in my mind. Now i edit my photos using Photoshop to improve more my ability, i always ask an advice from online experts.




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Krisleen

I actually had an idea about graphic design way back in college. We were taught a bit of Photoshop basics but I did not focus on it that much since programming was our focus that time. I started to learn graphic design in 2010 when a friend gave me a copy of portable Adobe Photoshop CS3. I explored a bit. I started to utilize it at 2013 when I decided to do offline freelancing. I use it for calling card and flyer designs. Brightness/contrast, color balance, smudge, and lasso are some of the few tools I use most of the time. I also use it on non-work activities like enhancing my photos. I am not really an expert. I just know the basics and use it in anyway I can.




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augusta

I learned mine from YouTube tutorials. I was just tired of paying people to design one thing or the other for me. I told myself I could do it myself,it just about learning it and I did.now I can design my logo and images myself.




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potentialwriter

When I started learning graphic design, I began with Fiverr. Having studied Computer Science in the college, I discovered I couldn't do anything when it comes to practicals. So, I was ashamed of myself and decided to learn the practicals at a business center. I registered for training at a business center and spent six months, but couldn't achieve as much as expected. Thus, I had to learn through the internet. I joined Fiverr and bought some graphic design packs.




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Blank629

I first learn graphic design in our school. But I am not that much active because I don't know a lot before in computer. And then time have passed I started to be good at computers and got interested in graphic design. I learned a lot by watching tutorials in youtube and other tips and techniques. It is hard of course but by the time you master it, all of your hardworks are paid.




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jaymish

Last year I made the decision that employment was not for me any more. I decided to launch my freelance career. I didn't really know what area I would specialize in, because they are so many options out there. I started looking into graphic design as an option, because they were many clients that required it. I don't have an artistic bone in my body, in my opinion. I took a course on Udemy.com and it gave me a good grounding.




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