Table of Contents
Graphic Design Courses Haslemere
The role of the designer is continually evolving now more than ever because of a transformation in the way we live and work. Therefore, it is incredibly essential for designers to keep up with these changes by pursuing professional growth. Design is changing, and we need to adapt accordingly to produce the expected designs.
If you are working as a graphic designer, you may already know the basics of typography; if not, then get started with our graphic design course at Blue Sky Graphics to learn all about it!
As graphic design increasingly moves from paper to online, the need to consider the fundamentals of digital typography (instead of print) has never been greater. And it is not just a matter of switching ems for pixels. Some of these typography-related abilities will be used while operating in InDesign, but will also be used in whatever application the designer uses.
Along with professional typography expertise, it is also critical for designers to have an in-depth knowledge of typography. This is to justify why they have made such typographical decisions. Those choices are theoretically-based rather than merely aesthetic. Good typography can render a design; it can remind you of a specific brand or even elicit a feeling. Poor typography can be jarring and distract people from the design. The worst outcome could be that the design is unreadable.
It is very likely (and even surprisingly common) for graduates to emerge from esteemed design courses without real software skills.
You are unlikely to get a junior designer job without at least a decent grasp of Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Luckily, the graphic design course by Blue Sky Graphics will give you a good understanding of the use of Adobe Creative Cloud so you can settle down for a job quickly.
First launched over 20 years ago, Adobe InDesign is the greatest friend of graphic designers and the most important piece of software. A part of Adobe Creative Cloud, InDesign is a desktop publishing and typing software used by artists around the world.
It can be used to make banners, leaflets, books, and magazines, among many, many other items that automatically come to people’s minds when you say you are a graphic designer. It is one of the essential skills required to be a graphic designer.
Another part of the Adobe Creative Cloud – Photoshop is the most popular photo editing software globally. As a graphic designer, you can use Photoshop to format and change raster/bitmap graphics (such as JPEGs, PNGS, and GIFs) for your designs. Precisely, it uses pixels to create images.
The software can be used for such aspects as cropping, colour correction, re-sizing, and editing images and documents. It is often used for loading more tasks that would be part of a designer’s arsenal, from overlaying text on an image to mixing photography (your own or someone else’s) and graphics.
Adobe Illustrator is the third and final component of the Adobe Creative Cloud. Vector graphics are not made up of pixels, but they are made up of paths that can be sized even further than raster graphics. Although Photoshop is concerned with the above, Illustrator is dealing with vectors.
Do not let the name scare you off; you do not need to have any incredible drawing skills to use Illustrator. The software can be used to generate a range of visual and printed images — such as icons, maps, illustrations, sketches, graphics, diagrams — based on something that would need to be printed or displayed in various sizes or formats.