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6 Unconventional Career Paths for Graphic Designers

Graphic designers use the visual medium to create concepts which are meant to inform or entertain, either with the help of computer software or hand drawn graphics. After completing a course in graphic designing, media & entertainment industry becomes an obvious choice for most. However, a graphic designer’s skills are in-demand in a range of industries. Here are a few offbeat careers paths for graphic designers.   1. Medical Illustrator Medical illustrators create graphic images for professionals in the medical industry who are involved in patient care, teaching, education and research. Your work may include anything from creating presentations & illustrations of treatment procedures for use in lectures or medical conferences to designing marketing materials for hospital trusts’.     2. Drafter The structures that we live and work in are brought to fruition by drafters using CAD (computer-aided design). Engineers and architects come up with designs but it is

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The ultimate colour combination cheat sheet for graphic designers

Last week we blogged about ways to choose a colour theme for effective graphic design, and since then, we have been getting a lot of queries. So we decided to take it a step ahead, and provide you with a colour combination cheat sheet. Of course, there is nothing right or wrong, and most of this depends on your creativity & aesthetics. But there are some colours that complement each other, and it is always useful to know the rules before you break them. Keep this colour combination cheat sheet handy & hit the bull’s-eye every time with impressive graphic designs. #1 Complementary colour Complementary colours are those that are right next to each other in the Itten colour circle. But don’t be confused by the term complementary. These colours can either be supplementary or contrasting. But the combination of these colours will give a vivid and energizing effect. #2

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An Introduction To Digital Photography

Published on August 22, 2014, by in Graphics.

Just getting started in digital photography? What are the important aspects of this growing field? This post will introduce the basic concepts of digital photography and get you shooting great digital pictures in no time. Shoot Raw! People don’t like to shoot in the raw formats because it takes up too much room in the memory device. But remember the negatives of a film roll? If you threw them out after you got your 4×6 prints, how would you make enlargements of the picture? Think of the raw file as your original negative. You can always go back to it to make your pictures better. Composition Get the composition right. It is essential to crop in the camera and not on graphic design software. Positioning of the camera is crucial to getting the correct lighting and depth in the picture. Fill the frame with all that is required in the

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Down the rabbit hole!

Published on September 21, 2012, by in Graphics.

Most people think of superheroes when they think of Comics & Graphic Novels. But in fact, there are several other genres for fans to enjoy such as horror, humor, romance, childrens’, science fiction, fantasy, action/adventure, alternative/esoteric, manga, and adult comics. This graphic cult has many followers. Some are in love with the characters; some with the artwork. Some people enjoy listening to a story told through pictures. While the simplicity of comics is universal, the artwork herein can vary according to the countries they were created in. While the comic industries in Japan, Europe and the US are well established, it is still nascent in markets like the Middle East & India. The style of Artworks in Graphic novels and comics can be broadly divided into the following groups. American Style Regarded the forefathers of the industry, the American style is hugely popular and accepted worldwide as a form of

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