Basic 7 Rules For Good Graphic Design

1) Do not reinvent the wheel for the sake of being different: There's a reason for most design rules beyond taste and opinion. If something is tried and true, and it works, do not change it without a very good reason. 2) Start with good idea: Polishing a bad design will only go so far.…

1) Do not reinvent the wheel for the sake of being different: There's a reason for most design rules beyond taste and opinion. If something is tried and true, and it works, do not change it without a very good reason.

2) Start with good idea: Polishing a bad design will only go so far. It takes dozens bad ideas to come up with a one good one. Do not fall in love with your design only to have to justify it to your client. Be willing to throw ideas out and restart.

3) Brainstorm your ideas: Share your initial designs ideas. Even if you do not use any of the input, just talking about the options and explaining your work will spark new directions for you. Know your own feelings, the reasons why you did something, about the design and be clear with yourself about what works for you and what does not.

4) Make sure to design for your target audience: This is so obvious, and yet, so many times I have seen inappropriate design elements, colors and fonts in a design targeted for a specific group. The design for a concert poster for children's play will have to use a very different approach if it's target audience is the children the if it's their parents.

5) Stop using too many typefaces: A typeface (also known as font family) is a set of one or more fonts each composed of glyphs that share common design features. Each font of a typeface has a specific weight, style, condensation, width, slant, italicization, ornamentation, and designer or foundry (and formerly size, in metal fonts).

6) The beauty or the power of a good design is often in its simplicity: If you do not have a very good reason to use a certain font, a shape or a certain color to be in your design, delete it. Do not fill in the space in your design with “stuff” just to make it “interesting”.

7) Use the “white” space to your advantage: The empty space in a page layout (or any graphic design) is called the white space. The balance of a good design often depends on the relationship between the graphic (or typographical) elements and the white space around them. As a matter of fact, you can give power to an element in your design with the white space associated with it. White space is not empty space!

Remember that the quality of your graphic design is in details. Be diligent in your decision-making – there is a difference between Arial and Helvetica; and you should know why you choose one over the other. Choose the right color for the right reasons, not because it's pretty. Different colors have their meaning.

Need For Children’s Book Illustrations

Natural restlessness often makes it difficult for young readers to settle down with a book for any length of time. However, it is widely accepted that readers usually have more finely-tuned intellectual abilities, stronger emotional makeup and better communication skills than non-readers; readers have greater opportunities to succeed in life. Therefore, given the importance of…

Natural restlessness often makes it difficult for young readers to settle down with a book for any length of time. However, it is widely accepted that readers usually have more finely-tuned intellectual abilities, stronger emotional makeup and better communication skills than non-readers; readers have greater opportunities to succeed in life. Therefore, given the importance of reading in broadening the horizons of a life, it is imperative to work around any obstacles to a child’s reading.

Why Use Car Wraps Instead Of Paint For Your Car?

This has been the big question of late and many people are still up in the air about which way to go. There are many things to take into consideration when you want to change the look of your vehicle.

This has been the big question of late and many people are still up in the air about which way to go. There are many things to take into consideration when you want to change the look of your vehicle.

Spotlight Your Special Event With Custom Wall Graphics

Everyone’s seen them, those walls behind the stars at every red carpet event. With every step the rich and famous take, photographers capture their images and the image behind them featuring a sponsor’s logo.

Everyone’s seen them, those walls behind the stars at every red carpet event. With every step the rich and famous take, photographers capture their images and the image behind them featuring a sponsor’s logo.

Here’s Why Techorating Will Inspire Your Customers

Have you considered for one second what art could do for your brand? Get inspired as I share some recent architectural design ideas that could make your company more attractive to anyone, and I mean everybody-from stakeholders to employees, to customers and the public-at-large.

Have you considered for one second what art could do for your brand? Get inspired as I share some recent architectural design ideas that could make your company more attractive to anyone, and I mean everybody-from stakeholders to employees, to customers and the public-at-large.

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Moving From Graphic Design to Web Design

Graphic Design and Web Design may sound similar, but there are a lot of differences between the two. Here are five simple tips to be aware of when graphic designers make the switch to web design.

Graphic Design and Web Design may sound similar, but there are a lot of differences between the two. Here are five simple tips to be aware of when graphic designers make the switch to web design.

Wide-Format Sublimation Offers Big Advantages

Wide-Format Sublimation Offers Big Advantages For Decorated Apparel Shops – As sublimation printing has become a mainstream process in the apparel decorating industry, there a number of reasons to consider investing in a wide-format sublimation printer. As technology in equipment, inks, papers and performance wear continue to improve, sublimation printing has continued to increase in…

Wide-Format Sublimation Offers Big Advantages For Decorated Apparel Shops – As sublimation printing has become a mainstream process in the apparel decorating industry, there a number of reasons to consider investing in a wide-format sublimation printer. As technology in equipment, inks, papers and performance wear continue to improve, sublimation printing has continued to increase in popularity.

The Instinctive Sensory of Color

The human eye and brain interpret light of certain wavelengths into the perceptions of certain colors. Simply color is the reflection of light from a color agent (natural or synthetic) on a surface that our eyes physically transmits to our brain. This optical occurrence between the eyes and brain instinctively defines its self as sensory…

The human eye and brain interpret light of certain wavelengths into the perceptions of certain colors. Simply color is the reflection of light from a color agent (natural or synthetic) on a surface that our eyes physically transmits to our brain. This optical occurrence between the eyes and brain instinctively defines its self as sensory in our human psyche (mind).

Clipping Path: An Introduction for Beginners

Clipping Path is one of the most frequently used features that Photoshop offers. Used mostly by graphics designers, the primary clients of clipping path service are e-commerce websites, fashion houses, fashion magazines and photographers, and many other companies. The service mainly is to extract images from background or removing backgrounds without corrupting the actual image.…

Clipping Path is one of the most frequently used features that Photoshop offers. Used mostly by graphics designers, the primary clients of clipping path service are e-commerce websites, fashion houses, fashion magazines and photographers, and many other companies. The service mainly is to extract images from background or removing backgrounds without corrupting the actual image. There are several types of clipping path service based on their difficulty level ranging from basic to super complex clipping path.

Professional Designer VS Amateur Designer

With the new technological era, developing and designing may seem like child’s play. The reality however is the same. A professional designer when compared to an amateur especially because of cost effective techniques would always yield ineffective results. Hence the most pragmatic decision for an existing or a startup organization is to hire a professional…

With the new technological era, developing and designing may seem like child’s play. The reality however is the same. A professional designer when compared to an amateur especially because of cost effective techniques would always yield ineffective results. Hence the most pragmatic decision for an existing or a startup organization is to hire a professional designer with decades of experience who could not only comprehend the vision of the clients but also steer them towards the goals and mottos of the company.

Decoding 3D Sublimation

What is 3D Sublimation? If you’ve never heard of 3D Sublimation before, don’t be alarmed.

What is 3D Sublimation? If you’ve never heard of 3D Sublimation before, don’t be alarmed.

Drawing: A Review of How to Begin and How to Get Better

Drawing can be viewed as putting lines, shapes, values, and textures on a surface. Learning to draw as a skill is like learning to write and most of us remember that struggle. This article discusses drawing as both an art form and as a way to learn to see like an artist sees.

Drawing can be viewed as putting lines, shapes, values, and textures on a surface. Learning to draw as a skill is like learning to write and most of us remember that struggle. This article discusses drawing as both an art form and as a way to learn to see like an artist sees.

Charcoal: A Story of Its History and Use by Artists for Over 26,000 Years

A review of charcoal forms for the artist and how it may have come to be a tool for artists some 26,000 years ago. The story begins with a caveman frustrated from an unsuccessful hunt.

A review of charcoal forms for the artist and how it may have come to be a tool for artists some 26,000 years ago. The story begins with a caveman frustrated from an unsuccessful hunt.

Graphite: A Review of This Versatile Drawing Medium

You may remember, back in the day, many of us learned to write cursive with a No. 2 pencil. You may have started with a fat, six-sided pencil because in early elementary school, it was easier for small hands to grasp and control. Today, in many better quality art supply stores, you can find modern…

You may remember, back in the day, many of us learned to write cursive with a No. 2 pencil. You may have started with a fat, six-sided pencil because in early elementary school, it was easier for small hands to grasp and control. Today, in many better quality art supply stores, you can find modern versions of those fat, hexagonal pencils made with cores of graphite in various degrees of hardness and softness. Let’s review pencils and the many forms of graphite available to today’s artists.

Acrylic Face Mounting: How It Can Transform Your Picture Into Something Extraordinary

When you take a gander at a photo in the gallery displays, do you ever see the mounts? Possibly not intentionally, but rather you’re review experience is altogether nuanced by the way of presentation. This is the reason a lot of exertion and cost goes into planning photos for a showcase on mounts. Photos in…

When you take a gander at a photo in the gallery displays, do you ever see the mounts? Possibly not intentionally, but rather you’re review experience is altogether nuanced by the way of presentation. This is the reason a lot of exertion and cost goes into planning photos for a showcase on mounts. Photos in the renowned galleries across the world are typically exhibited by the general population mounted in mats and surrounded by the wall behind Plexiglas glazing. This is the same for papers and prints as well but with certain variations.