This tutorial will guide you through all the basic parts of graphic design with adobe Photoshop and illustrator. Adobe Photoshop is the most commonly used tool for graphic designing all over the world. Adobe Photoshop can be used for making banners, portfolios, poster and any type of graphics you see over the internet or in real life every day. The biggest reason for the success of adobe Photoshop is that it gives the user access to many tools and also provides a simple and easy to use graphical user interface.
Adobe Illustrator is the tool, most commonly being used for vector tracing and logo designing.
This graphic designing tutorial is a paid and complete course, but here it will be free to download. Exercise files that are mentioned in the course and is used by the trainer, will be available in the download folder along with the tutorial.
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Basics Information About Graphic Designing
Tool For Graphic Designing:
Adobe Photoshop and photo retouching
Photoshop is undoubtedly the best-known program, both by designers and by people totally alien to this profession. Its reputation supports it in a very good way. However, when it comes to graphic design, Photoshop is not recommended. Among other things, Photoshop lacks the necessary tools for vector design, so making logos, icons … is complicated and very unwise.
However, Photoshop and photo retouching or image manipulation go hand in hand. With it, you can adjust the color, add effects and create magnificent photographic compositions. In addition, it is one of the most used programs for painting and drawing. All this makes it a great ally for graphic designers, who can modify their images to taste before including them in their final designs.
Types of Graphic Designers
As we have already said, there are several types of graphic designers. To give you an idea, these are some of the professions that this type of professionals can perform:
- Art Production Manager
- Brand Identity Developer
- Multimedia developer
- Art director
- Creative director
- Infographics designer
- Graphic interfaces designer
- Logo designer
- Web designer
- Package Designer
- Visual Image Developer
And these are only a few professions of a more extensive list, although it is usual for a designer to perform several of these functions. So if you still do not know what to study to earn a living, and you consider yourself a creative person.Although there are many types of graphic designer, the truth is that almost all share some very similar modus operandi. Namely, the first thing a designer need to start working is a briefing. Basically, a document that collects the basic infections of the design you want to make. From that begins its work.
The profession of graphic designer has been digitized a lot in recent years, but although the computer has become his first work tool, they still need a good strong classical art. It’s like in mathematics, even if you use the calculator, you still have to know how to add by hand.
Salary of a graphic designer and level of training
Numerous studies have been conducted on the subject by specialists in the field of graphic design but also by experts in training and professional training. Thus, the very serious site of the ONISEP indicates, without further explanation, that the salary of a graphic designer beginning with a permanent contract would be around 2,000 euros for the year 2016. This gross remuneration would be applicable to young candidates displaying a BAC +2.
Because it is one of the difficulties of this exercise, the graphic designer may have followed many trainings. A minimum wage would thus be reserved for young people without diplomas or with a CAP and BEP. This minimum remuneration would then correspond more to the employment of a performer rather than a creative graphic designer. The best candidates, holders of a baccalaureate pro (Photo, SEN, …), a techno baccalaureate (ST2DA) and holders of a BTS (graphic design, audiovisual professions, …) or a DUT (MMI, …) could claim the remuneration of 2.000 euros, mentioned above. Finally, holders of a BAC +3 or BAC +4 degree (mainly art school) could start their career with a gross salary exceeding the 2,500-euro mark.
Confronted with the reality of the field through professional graphic designer’s forums, this estimate remains in the reality of everyday life for graphic designers, agreeing to speak freely about this aspect of their profession. Indeed, if the SMIC remains the minimum (legal), the testimonies attest that a gross remuneration of 2.000 euros can be envisaged to start, and some even underline the possibility to increase this salary of a graphic designer junior in CDI provided to be exuberantly creative.
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