is it hard to be a graphic designer?
July 31, 2009 9:49pm CST
I'm really interested, but dont know how to start. suggestions?
20 Sep 09
Well, nothing is hard in the world if we take it easily. Knowing the softwares not at all proves that you are a graphic designer, but as to draw a picture you have to know how to hold the brush, how to use the paper and which pencil should you use, the same thing happens for the computer and a graphic artist also. I think computer is a platform and a bunch of tools for a designer who has the art in mind. The creative person gradually and easily learn the tools required to give the output. So according to me you should have a little bit of creativity, little bit color and designing sense, a strong wish to create something and a basic computer activity, thats all. The rest is done automatically. Learning the softwares like Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator and 3DS Max or Maya would help you a lot. All the best for you
1 Aug 09
I started by just doing little designs for people... designing avatars, forum signatures and websites is how I taught myself to use photoshop. Then I took a one year introduction course at a college, which improved my drawing skills, as well as teaching me more about photoshop and fundamental design (though I always had a natural eye for it). To really be a graphic designer, I should have then gone on to do a more specialized two or three year program... but I switched majors. Still, I get a bit of freelance work on the side. Once you know the basics, it's easy to go on learning on your own time.