Tag Archives: learning

Three More Devastating Mistakes Every Designer Will Make and How You Can Avoid Them

Mistakes happen. Some even say you should make mistakes faster so that you can learn from them! They can’t be completely avoided, but if you know what to look for, you can learn something without the pain of living through the aftermath. A while ago , I posted Three Devastating Mistakes Every Designer Will Make […]

How to be a Better Designer: Keep Learning

So how do you keep learning about graphic design?

Do you buy lots of books and magazines?

Do you subscribe to graphic design related blogs?

Have you joined a graphic design forum?

There’s really only so much you can learn about design by practicing. Teachers love to say “Practice makes perfect.” I always counter with “Perfect practice makes perfect.” How can you get better at something if you’re doing it incorrectly?

Shortcut Shindig

So it seems that the posts on shortcuts for tools and functions have been quite popular! We’ve had many readers contributing their favorite Photoshop key commands in the comments. In case you’re only reading through a feed reader and you haven’t stopped by to comment, I pulled up some of them below.

Make Your Life Easier with a few Photoshop Functions

Seeing as the last post on Essential Photoshop Shortcuts was pretty popular, I thought I’d share a few more, this time for the functions I use most often and find most valuable to have as shortcuts. The Biggies Ctrl+S is probably THE most important! It’s the command for Save and if you’ve been in the […]

Developing Your Typography Skills

Graphic designers seem to always want to develop their typography skills. I wonder, though, if they are willing to put the time and effort into it, or if all they really want is to magically be able to pick the right typeface and adjust it perfectly. Being an expert when it comes to type is […]

Essential Photoshop Shortcuts

When you are working on a design, do you have to use the Tools Palette at all in Photoshop or have your fingers memorized the shortcuts? Not using the Photoshop key commands is a sure way to slow yourself down; it’s frustrating to not be able to work as fast as your mind can think! […]

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