Graphic Design Basics
From Eric Miller, former About.com Guide
Starting from scratch? Find out what graphic design is, what you need to do it, uses of graphic design, and more info for beginners.
- What is Graphic Design?
- Essential Graphic Design Tools
- The Design Process
- Designing For Print vs. The Web
- The Elements of Design
Typography is crucial to almost all design projects. Learn the basic terms, how to use type, and where to get fonts.
Introduction to Color
To effectively use color, it is important to understand the basics. In this introduction to color, learn about the different color spaces and models.
Once you have content for a project, creating a proper, balanced layout can determine the effectiveness of a design.
The Printing Process
Learn the basics of print production and the printing process.
Computers & Software
Essential hardware and software to begin as a graphic designer.
Learn basic graphic design history, including key moments in graphic design.