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Graphic Design Basics

Learn what graphic design is, what elements make up good design, the essential tools, hardware, and software for designers, and the difference between designing for print and the web.
  1. Elements of Design (5)
  2. Essential Tools (1)
  3. Graphic Design Glossary of Terms (9)
  4. Print vs. Web (1)

What is Graphic Design?
An introduction to the basics of graphic design and its different applications.

Essential Graphic Design Tools
There are several tools that are essential to graphic design. Below is a list of what is absolutely necessary to work in graphic design, as well as some things that are recommended.

File Types
There are many file types used in graphic design. These file types include image file formats such as JPG files, GIF files and TIFF files and other common file types such as PDF files and PPT files.

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