Graphic Design Elements
The following sites will guide you through
the basic elements of graphic design.
Ideas, tips, and techniques for you to integrate into your own work.
this site gives plenty of examples of a variety of graphic design concepts.
This site was created to assist anyone in understanding the
often confusing terms and ideas connected with printing and electronic media.
a fantastic magazine that offers insight on many areas in graphic design.
The portfolio section is awesome, great ideas for all.
Graphic Design site
- a great site that has it all. ou can start with
the basics, work through the general design tips, and then get down to
the nitty-gritty with tips for designing ads, brochures, logos, newsletters,
Grantasticdesigns - provides a full glossary of graphic design terminology and plenty of tips.
A guide to graphic design includes information on color layout, design layout,
different graphic design software, and tutorials using the different software.
- do not be mislead by the name,
this site provides basic information about graphic design in an easy to navigate
What is graphic design - a nice resource for upcoming graphic designers.
This site from the AIGE provides an overview of a Graphic Designer. This
explains how graphic designers work and the materials they use. It differentiates
between image-based design and type-based design.
Arts and Printing Career Guide - Explore careers in Graphic Arts with
the following links to job descriptions, which include information such
as daily activities, skill requirements, salary and training required.
101 - Detailed beginner's tutorial in creating online graphics.
of Distortion - artfully distorting your
graphics with effects and filters can rarely be the foundation of
your design, but is often very important at the finishing stages.
Learn the principles behind these transformations, how to choose
the right one, and how to know when to abstain.