Meaning of Graphic Design

Meaning of Graphic Design

MEANING OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

 -Graphic design is a simple process of visual communication through the effective use of typography, color, size images, textures etc.

Graphic designers can use symbols, texts or images to convey a message or idea.

It requires brainstorming and then developing an idea after that make it happen.

The world is now a visual place and everything around us is a graphic design

 

Graphic designers put type, image form on advertisements,posters and on packaging of goods.

Even printed media uses graphic design for magazines and newspaper to convey information.

It used in several places in social media applications, fast moving consumer goods, websites, blogs, packaging of goods etc.

 

HOW GRAPHIC DESIGN WORKS

Presently, graphic design is made using graphic design softwares like Serif orAdobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator etc. We see graphic design everywhere in website’s, Logo’s, magazines and newspaper etc.

Graphic design plays a crucial role in retail sector, as it tells the customer about the brand, it’s product.

Graphic design is always made attractive and engaging, so that customer will perceive good about the company after seeing the graphic design.

 

DEFINITION OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

Graphic design is a skill in which everything is communicated visually by a combination of texts, colors, and pictures to the viewers.

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TYPES OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

1-Image based

2-Symbols,logos,logotypes

3- Image and type

4-Type based

 

1-Image based

In image-based graphic design, the developers try to communicate the ideas of their clients.

Images are a powerful tool for communication and also helps in conveying moods and emotions.

In image-based design, the images carry the entire information with few uses of words to support.

Images can be drawn,painted or photographic.

2-Symbols,logos,logotypes

Symbols are art of work which represents an idea or identity.

The logo is a symbol chosen by a company to identify its products & services.

A Logotype logo is a font based logo Which focuses on the business name alone. These logos work very well when a company has a distinct name.

For example, google the name itself is very attractive and catchy and helps in brand recognition.

3-Image and type

It means when image(pictures, photographs) and words(typography) put together.

It focuses on the client’s message to the audience or viewers.

It is the duty of the designer to create a balance between the image and type.

4- Type based

In type based graphic design the designers have to depend on words to convey the information. The visual forms of the message or letters whether typography or handmade does help in communicating. It helps in getting attention on the product or on the poster.

ELEMENTS OF GRAPHIC DESIGN

1-Point

2-Line

3-Shape

 4-Typography

5-Color

 6-Space                                   

7-Size

8-Image

9-Textures

 

1-Point

A point is the most basic and important element of graphic designing.

It is represented by a dot.

2-Line

 A Line is a connection between two points.

It is another essential element of graphic designing.

Lines can be Horizontal,Vertical,Diagonal or Curved.

The lines can help to create visual influence.

3-Shape

 A shape is a geometrical figure such as a triangle, rectangle, square, circle etc which is created by combining lines. The shape is the second most important element. Shapes are interactive in nature which means it can attract viewers.

4-Typography

Typography is the essence of graphic designing.

It is the style and appearance of written words which looks appealing when displayed.

The fonts play very importantly in typography.

5-Colors

Colors play an important role in graphic designing.

Colors are the most influential element for graphic design followed by shapes and symbols.

Colors can help companies to create a color strategy for them.

All the colors say something for example:

Red: Energy,Joy,Power,Leadership, Passion.

Blue: Security, Trust Worthy, Wisdom, Trust, Friendliness, Stability.

TYPES OF COLORS

  • Warm colors – Those colors that has positivity like red, orange and yellow.
  • Cool colors – Those colors that has soothing in nature like green,violet and blue.
  • Neutral colors – Those colors which do not have a name like white, cream, grey, natural wood and ivory etc.

6-Space

Space is the distance or area or space between two objects.

Space is the area which is occupied by a form or shape.

Negative space is the space which is empty or surrounded by an object in an image.

7-Size

Size is how much larger or smaller something is like words, shape, symbols etc.

It helps in highlighting what is most important.

8-Image

An image is a very essential element of graphic design.

Images can be of three types:

Paintings, Illustrations, and photographs.

9-Texture

It refers to the way a surface looks or feels. Using textures in graphic design it can help to attract the interest of viewers. Textures are nothing but solid background which when looked close differences can be seen or noticed. It may look like smoothness, and roughness etc.

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 USES OF GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • Used in applications – Graphic design is heavily used in Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest etc.
  • Used in websites – Graphic design is heavily used in websites to make it artractive and engaging.
  • Used in Packaging – Graphic design is heavily used in packaging from water bottles, FMCG (fast moving consumer goods) goods to appliances like refrigerator, microvave, vaccums etc.
  • Used in T-Shirts – Graphic design is heavily used in Printed t-shirts.
  • Used in Banners, posters, Flyers – Graphic design is heavily used in creating banners ads, posters ads and Flyers.
  • Used in Logos – Graphic design is heavily used in creating logos for a business, website or blog. It makes us unique from others and it helps in attracting customers.
  • Used in Icons – Graphic design is heavily used in icons. Icons are a pictogram describing an idea like the play button and pause button on YouTube.

Image courtesy- google, pixabay, vector stock and flaticon.

YOUR TURN

Now you know how to create a good design and on which element you want to focus more and what are types of graphic.
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