Graphic Design Dictionary

Graphic designers have their own vocabulary and at Blue Sky Graphics online school we instil this industry-standard important key vocabulary to our students and from day one. From ablation and aperture to vertex and saturation if you are starting in graphic design, or you need a quick refresher course, we will make it easy for you. Our graphic design teachers are among some of the absolute best and these key terms every graphic designer should know by heart. And for all those non-graphic designers we help these words might help paint a picture (pardon the pun). Enjoy.

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Graphic design jobs and how to make money using graphic design

You’ve stumbled across graphic design and perhaps you are just starting out looking to learn a graphic design course before you cash in on gigs and client work or maybe you are fully trained already and you looking to make some fast cash. If you are after ways to make money quickly the good news is that it is possible for you to start earning money online now. But if you are after long-term, more sustainable income-producing results, there are certainly ways you can make money online today. The truth is that making money online is not as complicated as most make it out to appear and if you can design you have the potential to earn. It does however require some discipline and some friendly advice on the way.

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What makes the perfect graphic design course?

Graphic design courses will vary from school to school and will range from catering to offering mere introductions to graphic design to the more advance comprehensive style courses that cover basic foundations to in depth rules, principles, and applications. A successful online environment should complement an online graphic design course and utilise a virtual classroom to allow live lectures for tutor and student interaction, and videoconferencing as well as quick turnaround emails.

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How to stay sane amidst being on lockdown. Take up a new Graphic Design skill

At Blue Sky Graphics we have been scratching our heads putting together some of the best freebies, career-enhancing skills and resources that you can use with time at home from graphic design to single-leg deadlifts. You may have extra time on your hands that you have not before so you might as well make the most of it, right? Those cash-strapped looking for free design resources need to look no further and those on a tight budget wanting to study graphic design can take advantage of interest-free instalment plans...

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Graphic Design Tips for working from home

Working remotely is now in vogue more than ever before and can be hugely satisfying, but only if you keep your productivity up, sustain a healthy work balance, and keep connected and focused. To work as from home successfully either in the capacity as a graphic designer or another field as obvious as it sounds you will need to have a device to work from and probably the internet. If you are a student of graphic design, it is probably useful to have access to your software, a printer to create hard copies of work produced and some inspiration in your working environment. Once you have all these items then you’re all set to have a home graphic design studio...

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Tools and tips to work or study remotely as a graphic designer

Now more than ever graphic designers, students and others are working from home. The day has come, and with COVID-19 Corona around the world you’ve already probably had to work or study from home for whatever reason. You’ve got your work stuff and made a far from ideal workspace so now what? The problem is, you’ve got a family, children, housemates, or that cute dog that does not comprehend that working from home means you need to focus and get work or study done. Your study or work-from-home plan should think about all the possibilities for getting work done as efficiently as possible...

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How to Work as a Graphic Designer During Times of Crisis

While many companies now require their employees to work from home, more companies are joining the list, but what about freelancers’ graphic designers. Aside from the various new initiatives and policies by government there are still many ways to work from home there are other ways to make money from home either as a newly skilled graphic designer or an experienced graphic designer. Even when there isn’t a new virus spreading, other emergencies can necessitate your sudden need to work remotely. Natural disasters, power outages, even cold and flu season are all reasons you might have to work at home for a few days.

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Best Reasons for Being a Graphic Designer

So what is the best thing about graphic design? “Graphic design is an area I have loved since I was a young child from collecting Marvel comics to then enjoying drawing in 3D. Being able to use my lifetime of creative experiences to help other students by teaching them my own knowledge not only makes me lucky, but I also get to meet great people online, our students come from all over the UK and much further away too and seeing these students grow and make successful businesses themselves is really rewarding.” Han

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Is graphic design future proof?

With so many worries in the world and the advent of the COVID-19 Corona pandemic many people have been asking about the future of graphic design. First things first; graphic designers were needed many years ago, still needed today and will be needed in many years to come. While the demand in graphic design careers will be highly linked to the needs of the economy, in general, the reassuring thing to know is that robots and computers are not likely to take over in this field. Every waking hour, most of us are inundated from the moment we wake up and check our mobile phone notifications, emails, apps and news with information from mobile phones, magazines, computers, Television, billboards and more.

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What does it take to make a ‘good’ graphic designer very good?

You have now become a graphic designer and you want to differentiate yourself from the crowd and become a very good graphic designer perhaps? If you’re confident about the skills you’ve got as a designer, maybe you need help because there are one or two things you feel, you are lacking costing you opportunities or even worse client work. all these interviews you’ve been getting. Or maybe you have never worked in graphic design and you are just starting out or you are thinking about studying graphic design to embark on this brand-new journey? This article will explore what it takes to be a good graphic designer covering the essentials required to stand out from the crowd and get further ahead in your career.

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