Posted by | Posted in Graphic Design | Posted on 12-11-2014


Are you in an urge to be a successful graphic designer? If yes, then you need to follow the seven golden rules that will lead you to the path of success.

1. Keep yourself relaxed: designing is much more than the world you are living in. Designing requires a lot of imagination and thus you should be highly relaxed. People often assume that one can design the best graphics if he is seated in front of the computer for a very long time.

2. Do not put your ideas on the computer: once you have got a rough idea of the graphic, it is always good to make a sketch of it on a sheet of paper. This will help you figure out the good and bad aspects of the design. Doing this will save a lot of time in designing the logo on your system.

3. Choose the design software that is comfortable for you: every person has a unique opinion when it comes to the matter of designing softwares. You need to choose the. What you want is a program that lets you create designs without having to worry too much about complicated professional features, like robust layer management and fine-grained tools

4. Don’t get caught up in software: many new designers presume that they have to have a deep knowledge in the tool before using it. Understanding the basics of the tool can help you learn things on your own and complete the desired tasks.

5. Don’t get “too good” at design”
A lot of people will spend hours following Photoshop tutorials on how to create “photo realistic” design elements. If you never get too good at design, you’ll never make the mistake of designing things that are way over the top and end up looking gaudy and unnecessary. The trend in design is moving toward flatness, simplicity, and minimalism, so it’s a good time for the amateur designer to join in.

6. Follow thought leaders in the design world: Everyone thinks they have a good designing taste. Chances are you think so too. But it’s not all about what you like—a good designer’s taste will evolve and will also incorporate ideas of those people that millions agree to have a good design sensibility. Start following top designers on Twitter and reading some of the best design sites. Don’t limit yourself to design, though; follow what goes on in the tech and startup worlds as well..

7. Present yourself as a problem-solver :You have total freedom in your personal brand. As a designer, you run the risk of being perceived by companies, developers, and peers as “just a designer”—an artist whose tool is Photoshop. It’s up to you to present yourself as more than that—as someone who thinks deeply about problems and delivers solutions that are creative and innovative. It’s your responsibility (if you want) to elevate your role and show people that design delivers creative solutions to many problems.

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Top 10 Tips for Creative and Cache Graphic Design

Posted by | Posted in Graphic Design | Posted on 21-05-2014


A picture can say more than what a whole big chunk of text can. When properly designed, an image can tell the whole story without even a need for a single word. But, the trick lies in designing the image. The work of a graphic designer isn’t as easy as you think. Just because there are tools to create anything you need doesn’t need that anything can be achieved. Making every picture a unique one, finding the right elements that will do the ‘talking’, etc are challenges that every graphic designer faces every time they design an image. Especially with Cache designs, there should be variations yet they should all serve the same purpose. If you’re feeling like a fish out of water because of these challenges, here are some tips to help you out.

Use Uncommon Combinations:
People are bored of seeing the same kind of pictures. Give them something new and uncommon to see and they will take an interest in reading your text too. Doing something uncommon doesn’t mean you should do weird designs by combining colors that don’t go well together. Use uncommon images to relate to what you want to convey. It will surely make people inquisitive and want to explore or read more. This way, you can quickly impress readers and also sharpen your creativity just by doing what you regularly do.

Make Unique Images:
Let each image be unique. It may be difficult to make each image unique especially if you need to make several images with the same purpose. After all this is what is done in stock imagery. Yet, try out different backgrounds and color combinations for each image and you will get many ideas to make each of them stand out from the rest. You can also try different combinations of elements in each image to emphasize the part that actually conveys your message.

Add Texture:
Every picture needs the right combination of background, mid-ground and foreground elements to make it really effective. While the background and foreground are get all your attention, the mid-ground is often ignored which makes the images less effective. Add texture to the image by having a nice, professional mid-ground with stripes, horizontal bars or a fine design that weaves nicely into the background to provide depth for the image. Without depth, your image is as good as dead.

Choose Conceptually Apt Images: Conceptual imagery is always interesting. It’s not lost its glamour since it became popular. Moreover, it will tell the story by itself and so you will not run short of ideas to spice up your images. In addition, conceptual imagery will give you more freedom to be creative. For instance, to convey that the investment will grow like trees, you can use a money-tree. Though there is no such thing as a money-tree, you can make it have an impact on the viewer’s mind.

These are a few of the ways in which you can sharpen your creativity and do the new. Keep practicing with enthusiasm and you will soon be churning out unique, impressive and well designed cache graphics. The universal truth “Practice makes perfect” holds true for graphic designing, too.

Gulf Web Studio has a team of expert graphic designers who can design unique images that will add more value to your content. Our experience in handling various projects and creating images to meet different needs of our clients has equipped us with the know-how, tools and creativity necessary to design the right images for your business. Contact us today to learn more on how we can serve you. We’d be happy to talk to you.

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