JUSTINE LAMER

HOW TO START WITH GRAPHIC DESIGN

You are here because you wish to know how to start with graphic design.

In this blog post, I will share the tools you need to get started, as well as the basics theory of Graphic Design you need to learn.

So, if you wish to start learning graphic design because you are a small business who to start creating its own design projects, this is for YOU!

Let’s dive right into how to start with Graphic Design.

1- LEARN THE BASICS

So, if I was to start from the beginning when learning Graphic Design, I would start with terms, words, and quick rules.

It is important to know the differences between typefaces and fonts but also understand shapes, perspectives, and layouts.

Where to learn the basics of Graphic design?

So, you can get free, quick, and basic knowledge on YouTube.

There is a lot of awesome designers out there that share very useful information.

However, if you are looking to get more explicit information like in-depth courses and projects, I encourage you to subscribe to a platform like Skillshare.

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What is Skillshare?

Skillshare is an online learning community where you can explore thousands of classes in design, photography, business, and more. New customers can get started with a free trial to get unlimited access to the entire catalog with a Premium Membership.

I wrote an article called: SKILLSHARE CLASSES YOU MUST TAKE TO MASTER GRAPHIC DESIGN!

Go check it out, this is the classes to take if you want to start with Graphic Design.

2- START WITH EASY GRAPHIC DESIGN TOOLS

So, if you want to start with Graphic design without becoming a Graphic Designer, using the adobe creative cloud is not necessary.

Unless this is exactly what you want to master. (In that case, you need to learn those heavy programs)

Now, if you only want to know how to make quick designs for your business, like Instagram post templates, social media banners, and other digital designs, you can start using apps like Canva and Over.

What is Canva?

Launched in 2013, Canva is an online design and publishing tool with a mission to empower everyone in the world to design anything and publish anywhere.

What is Over?

Over is everything you need to be a brand-building, social-media marketing guru. With beautiful, hand-curated, and easy-to-edit photo and video templates, Over helps you create impactful content that will make your brand stand out. Customize your designs with colors and captions, videos and photos, graphics, and fonts.

So, those two graphic designs tools for beginners helped me realized how much I loved creating, from there I learned Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and more!

Thank you so much for reading about how to get started with Graphic Design.

Before you leave, you might be interested in reading about the tools and software I use as a Graphic Designer.

See you back here soon

Justine Lamer

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