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Graphic Designers Resource Thread
#15517746 - 5 years ago
#15617141 - 5 years ago
A little back history I did Graphic Design for College, and most of my work was done on the Macs at College using Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Now I never went to Uni, wasn't "me", my heart wasn't set upon it etc. Still to this day I don't plan on going to Uni.
NOW... I want to get into the Graphic Design industry from scratch, but I need to get back into it and practice to my little hearts content ... I can not afford the "tools of the trade"(Photoshop etc (I have downloaded their free trials too many times they have sussed me out too)), what can you guys recommend me that could help with GD any websites? download (cheap or free) programs?
So please can you help a little Graphic Designer get back on her feet again?
#15618304 - 5 years ago
In reply to Sammy_K7, #7:
A good free program like Photoshop would be Gimp It's obviosly not as good as Photoshop becuase it's free. But I think it's one of the best Open Source programs out there.
There is also GimpShopDotNet This version looks a lot more like Photoshop and functions in almost the same way. :Like the 'proper' version of Gimp, this one is free too.
Hope this helps!
#15624112 - 5 years ago
Here's a few awesome sites for color palettes:
An awesome book that anyone in the creative industry (especially freelancers) should own is the Artist's Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines. If you're just starting out and don't know how or what to charge your clients, this makes for a great resource.
#15801519 - 5 years ago
I'm a graphic design student myself, and I couldn't help but want to add to the links above. I have some good resources for new or experienced designers alike:
This is pretty much my entire arsenal of design sites that I visit regularly, especially The Dieline and Abduzeedo (list above)
http://www.lynda.com/ << That has a lot of good tutorials for Adobe products too
www.brandsoftheworld.com/ << This is really helpful for vector logos that you need for projections, but don't want to attempt yourself.
Fonts & Typography:
http://www.fontsquirrel.com/ << That is good for web design
#16148587 - 5 years ago
#16383428 - 4 years ago
In reply to DarkPopulous, #17:
Thanks! Glad to help!
In reply to LHspartan, #18:
This one is pretty good. But to be honest, they're all basically the same. Just some of them have keys on them that act as shortcuts. Honestly, a cheap one will work just as well as a more expensive one.
Sorry for late actually very late reply.
#16488765 - 4 years ago
Hello! I majored in graphic design in university and minored in photography. I now have a full time graphic design job and do freelance design (and other art) on the side.
We recently signed up for the creative cloud at work, so I'm currently researching some of the new things they offer. It's pretty interesting!
I'm going to keep this thread in mind as I'm looking for resources and help with things! I'll try to provide help and post as I find new things, too. To start, here's a good video I just watched explaining how to make an interactive iPad app in InDesign.