Tools for Good Designer

Designing

To be a good designer no doubt creativity is a primary requirement but apart from this creative skills you will require additional tools to portrait your creative concepts in better way.

Following are the Tools require for smooth Graphic Designer career:

  • A Good Computer:

With the technological revolution the computer and their respective peripherals have become less costly. Many computer companies has introduced different models for respective user segments. A computer design for students may not work effectively for a businessman, likewise the needs and requirements of designer is unique. As a designer you can get assembled computer in market starting from 35000/- .

Below are the minimum requirement that you need to consider while planning a purchase.

  1. 8 Gb RAM Minimum
  2. 1 Gb Graphic Card
  3. Minimum Intel Core i3 processor
  4. 15.6” HD screen
  • Creative software:

This is true that creative work doesn’t depend on any particular software. You can design a good poster even with pen and paper.

Below mentioned software will help you to speed up your work flow and help you to make your design process less time consuming. There are many creative software available that i personally suggest to try all of those which are mentioned below as some are free some are trail based and some are licensed at very less cost.

  1. Adobe Illustrator: Vector Based Software (industrial standard and most recommended)
  2. Adobe Photoshop: Raster Based Software
  3. Serif Affinity Express: Vector Graphics Software at almost negligible cost & very good software.
  4. CorelDraw: Vector Based Software
  5. Inkscape: Vector Based Software
  • Tablet to draw things better:

A graphic tab (also known as a digitizer, drawing tablet, drawing pad, digital drawing tablet, pen tablet, or digital art board) is a computer input device that enables a user to hand-draw images, animations and graphics, with a special pen-like stylus, similar to the way a person draws images with a pencil and paper.

These tablets may also be used to capture data or handwritten signatures. It can also be used to trace an image from a piece of paper which is taped or otherwise secured to the tablet surface. Capturing data in this way, by tracing or entering the corners of linear poly-lines or shapes, is called digitizing.

  • Printer

You invest a huge amount of effort, time and resources in getting your designs right. So the last thing you want is for them to come back from the printers looking like a blurry, incoherent mess.

The best inkjet, laser and all-in-one printers for creative, but if you’ve spent your career to date focused on digital-only design, you may be unsure about what to do when sending a design to print. So in this post we round up five fundamental things you need to know, with some links for extra reading to expand your knowledge further.

  • Additional Things:

Drawing book:

Drawing with pencils has become a bit of a lost art in recent times, but it’s more alive and vibrant than ever. Her exercises encourage readers to try their hand at drawing and creating in colored pencil, even suggesting hard or soft tips for different effects.

Internet:

It’s time to stop accusing the Internet of being an obstacle to creativity. Used properly, it can massively enhance your creativity in all areas of work and life. Here we’ll show you how to make that happen.

In an essay series on Creator Culture, Guardian columnist Damien Walters wrote,

“It is our longing to create that is our deepest drive, and the one that makes us the most human. We ignore it at our own cost”.

Tracing Papers:

Not everyone has the money to get a light box and not everyone is a student with access to a light box. That’s why the world invented tracing paper. I do as many revisions on tracing paper as I need to get something I’m happy with.

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