6 key terms every graphic designer should know
I stumble upon this article and I instantly thought how great it would be to share this with everyone. Since we are all student of design in each of its own discipline. By this time I’m sure everyone had at some point have heard of these terms but it doesn’t matter if you’re a designer with 10 plus years and just one semester a little refresher doesn’t hurt anyone. The first in the list is the difference in between raster images and vector images. A lot of people who are new comers to design the first thing they wanna do is play around with phtotoshop, witch uses raster images. They get so comfortable with it they get a little intimidated when using other programs in their arsenal. As in Illustrator, once you’ve master it your projects will look so much complete with the use of vector-based images. Other terms are CMYK and RGB, DPI and PPI, Typography and the usefulness of the grid. The grid is something I fell victim of, for not using it. Having long hours of hard work not coming out the way I had design it to be, and my design does not looks composed, right nor balance. Another subject that was mention was the difference between a logo design and a branding. This was a great reminder as for me I had always get these two mixed up. I needed to acknowledge that a logo is a reminder of a company or product. Everyone should take a few minutes to read this article even if you already know all these. But its always a good idea to give yourself a little reminder.