Practice Your Graphic Design Skills
This is graphic design tip #62 from the post 101 Graphic Graphic Design Tips for Business Success
Experience Is The Difference Between Good And Great Designers
The more you do things the better you get at it and the faster you do it next time.
One of the biggest differences between good and great designers is experience. If you want to be great, it’s going to take some effort. A little old-fashioned elbow grease and the gumption to keep trying is all you will really need. Setting aside time to practice and train is important in honing your skills in graphic design. There is so much to learn, even the most experienced designers are learning something new every day.
Don’t get stuck in the areas that you know. Have the courage to venture out into the territory that you don’t quite understand. Pinpoint the areas that intimidate you. Scared of html? Drill on a few lines of code each day. Need to learn clipping paths? Pick out a complex picture and practice on it until you have it nailed. Remember the one awesome
thing about digital art is that you have an “Undo” option (try that with oil painting or sculpture). You can’t really screw up that bad with an emergency safety hatch back to the original.
You Will Never Know Everything, But Practice Adds Value To It.
There are plenty of tutorials on the web to help you on your way. Don’t be afraid to ask the members of your online communities and other designers when you get stuck. Look for what you need to learn and there will be something out there to assist you in learning it. Begin with what you have and build onto it.
You will never know everything, but you can always add value to what you know by practice. Learn to be interactive and disciplined in your own career, actively learning and sharpening your skills every day.