Graphics designing is the most underrated and crucial area in ICT in the world Today. Designing sets the bar for everything from web designing to application development, even in the production of Computer Systems; the designs are first made and approved before production starts. If the design does not tickle your fancy, in 9 out 10 cases, it will immediately put you off.
Like they always say a picture is more than a thousand words. Imagine if you go to a website and all you see is text, many of us will not visit the site again. Knowing how important it is, it is surprising that a lot of people are still insisting on paying far less than its worth. I mean telling someone you will only pay two thousand naira to someone that spent many hours in designing is ridiculous.
Graphic designing also allows an opportunity for a wide range of people. We have a lot of people using Computer aided application. There are also applications for architects and engineers that allow you to design in their own way. For example, AutoCAD.
Time has moved from drawing on a piece of paper to working with a system whether it is with Corel draw, Photoshop or illustrator and others. There are quite a number of tools used for photo editing apart from Photoshop, an example will be Lightroom.
Photoshop is the most used because of its numerous functionalities and also being easy to use but it has a major disadvantage, Printers are reluctant to print Photoshop works.
Before Adobe bought the full rights some years back, Photoshop, firework and the likes were owned by Macromedia.
WHO CAN LEARN PHOTOSHOP
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You computer science students nowadays are going places, Jane said. I finished from creative arts not computer science, Tunde responded. Then why did you learn it, she inquired. I need it for my work, he replied. Your work, isn’t that dancing and drawing? She asked. That is what In I thought until my 3rd year in UNILAG when I was told we were going to do Corel Draw and Photoshop and since then I fell in love with it. Photo shoot, she asked, isn’t that for models. He chuckled, not photo shoot, Photoshop. They are different. With the introduction of these computer-aided applications such as Photoshop and Corel, it has added a new dimension to professional ism for Photographers and Fashion designers alike. Fashion designers, Jane finally said. How will it improve professionalism fashion designers, you know I am one. Oh that’s true, fashion designers nowadays have a collection of magazines where a client can select the style he likes, there really isn’t any form of originality. Imagine, making yourself unique, in addition to having the magazines, designing it for the client after he must have chosen. Let us be honest, he only chose it because it looked good on the person and it might not necessarily go well with him. I iy don’t understand, Jane replied. A client tells you what he wants; you design it and send it to him. It might look as extra work but it makes you stand out and to me, people will definitely pay more to someone that takes his time to create than someone that will just copy people’s old work and give it back.
If you are a fashion designer, photographer or you are interested in learning Photoshop and Corel. Quadclover will be running batches in January. Book now and save up to 20%. Send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
That brings us to the end of this post but before we go, we will like to say thank you to all the graphic designers that contributed to the forum #graphicsforum, @sammie_toch, @yinkabank @frankonero5 @demspanish @grafixnerd @Tjthe1st and @ekpizzle.