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Should I learn graphic design?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by unnamedghost, Feb 12, 2016.

  1. unnamedghost

    unnamedghost Junior Member

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    Theres a course here in brazil its presential and only costs 25$ monthly (100 BRL)

    Hes probably good and would teach me graphic design that I could use on different journeys...

    But cant you learn this online as well?
     
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    CazuaL Elite Member

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    Plenty of online resources that will help you learn. Once you understand the basics it's just a case of experimenting and practicing to see what works.
    For $25, if he is any good then I think it would be worth it. Will allow you to get your feet wet and see if graphics design is for you.
     
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    $25 does not seem like too bad of a price if he is going to guide you through it all.
     
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    Learning online is different from IRL. He can personally meet up with you etc. $25 is not much, for which you can apply later online and make that money back.
     
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    cordellwalker Newbie

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    Yeah, if you got the $25 per month, I would do it. You can supplement what you learn with online classes. Never hurts to get as much instruction as possible.
     
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    I am slowly learning Photoshop on my own by watching online video tutorials. But I guess it's really different when someone's personally guiding you.
     
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    Part of it depends on whether you have a good design sense to start with. I've been building websites from other people's designs for 20 years and I can make them pixel perfect, but I can't can't come up with a decent design myself due to not having that sort of brain :)

    Definitely learning Photoshop, Illustrator etc are good though!
     
  9. marshallron

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    I learn lots of things just at youtube, udemy is also a great option for learning new stuff.
     
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    give this site a go, not free but dirt cheap.
    You can design headers,logos,facebook covers, youtube headers, twitter covers....
    you can also easily remove backgrounds from images and build images with layers
    Anyway there is so much just take a look
    I use it a lot
    This is not an affiliate link
    https://youzign.com
     
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    I would recommend a visit to pixel2life.com it's the biggest tutorial site online and it's free.
    When I studied in collage I always went to that site when my teachers couldn't teach what I wanted to lern.
     
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    Learning graphic design may be one of the most useful skills for an online marketer assuming you are starting off with a minimum of artistic skills. Many people with no real experience in art get into graphic design and try for quite some time before figuring out they simply lack the eye to actually develop the sort of images that grab attention and get results. It can be a frustrating experience.

    I wish it was the case that every person getting into graphic design would have a positive experience, but it can be very frustrating to try to develop these kinds of skills when you don't have an aptitude for art. As a professional copywriter and someone with a modicum of graphic arts experience both for personal projects and in an outsourcing environment - all I would say is don't bother unless you love to MAKE things.

    This is the primary critical skill needed to be good at graphic design. So be sure to ask yourself that question, "Do I like to make things?"

    From a purely business standpoint - particularly in online circles - being able to create graphic design content such as banners, themes, templates, graphics packs, etc... is one of the single easiest ways to earn a living online. I've made most of my money online in CPA, but a huge chunk of earnings has come from outsourcing projects such as writing, video, sales thread design, etc... So I can definitely say that it's pretty easy to get paid if/when you develop the right graphic design skills.

    Finally, all the others are right - you can get the best training in graphic design online for free in hundreds of places including youtube, udemy, dailymotion, and tons of other sites so there is little sense in spending the money for a course. This is particularly true for someone with limited graphic design experience. You should try some of the free tutorials and develop some base level skills to see if you even enjoy it. If you want to spend the money after that - go for it, but most likely you will discover you can easily acquire these skills for free.

    Good luck!
     
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    you can learn any things that's fit on you tryit and see how it's use full for future project :)
     
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    Yes, you certainly should learn how to do basic graphic design one way or another. I don't learn well in a class environment, but some people do. IMO, everyone should realize the power of being able to make your own graphics. I learned it on my own a few years ago when I started making websites. Since then I don't ever go a single day without using photoshop for something on my websites. There comes a time in IM where you simply need to know how to do it. Even making a super simple graphic for an example in an article. If I had not forced myself to learn it, I would certainly not be where I am today. I would have spent thousands on graphics and logos that I can now do myself the instant I need them. It doesn't take that long. I would start with photoshop first and then venture into illustrator.
     
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    For marketers, learning is an ongoing never ending process. its only you who can justify the worth of what is better for you depending upon the level of comfort. graphic designing can be learned best if you have a guiding hand in front of you and will save a lot of time rather than you go online, read stuff and implement. An instructor standing in front of you can track your skills, productivity & grasping power in far more better way.
     
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    I wont learn by myself... I know! So maybe its better to pay so I HAVE to go there.
    Thanks for all posts
     
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    You could do both, besides $25 a month ain't really bad at all :cool:
     
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    you can pretty much learn it online but $25 a month isn't too big of a fee. It's nice to have the certificate framed and hang it on your wall once you finish the course :)
     
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    Graphic design is good... but in this day and age where children are learning HTML at age 6 or 7 you need to learn something else to also make is useful.

    When I learned photoshop I could make a little money designing flyers, logos and business cards... which was ok for a teenager for a little beer money. But honestly unless you want to actually turn it into something, learn something that goes along with it. Web design is the obvious choice so once you learn this look at HTML/CSS, then Javascript and then php... Start looking at frame works and CMS's... go mad with it.