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Learning to design is easy but becoming good at it will require time, effort, and above all, strong observation. If you have already started learning graphic design, these tips will prove to be a great help.

These graphic design tips are about design theory since this is often the missing link, separating talented designers from a trained artist.

  • Typography: Typography is one of the most essential elements of any graphic design. To create visually pleasing graphics, consider using contrast between text blocks and surrounding empty space in your typography. Here is a great example using typography and empty space. You can also create excellent visuals using contrast between one font and the other.
Apple Typography
  •  Use a grid-based approach: When creating websites, you have to make sure that you use a grid-based approach. Usually, novice enthusiasts want to stay unorganized for some reason. If you like to create stunning visuals, grids are one of the essential things in graphic design. Learn to use grids, and you will see how you can make your regular designs look great. The grid-based approach also helps you create a structural balance in your design.
Graphic Design Tips
  •  Keep it simple: One of the most important lessons you will ever receive is to keep it simple. Your designs may not achieve their purpose if you go over the board. Creating a simple design will not only help you make it look elegant but also help you engage your audience.
  • Keep the balance: Always create a balance between text and design, resulting in excellent readability. If a graphic fails to keep the balance, it will be considered a bad design if not anything else.
  •  Know your audience: Knowing your audience is important. You will be creating graphics for the audience, and not just to please your own eyes. When you know your audience, you will be able to target them in your artwork.
  •  Learn business marketing: Although business marketing has no direct link with graphic design, it is important that you learn it. When you know business marketing, you will naturally understand how your design can influence a business.
  • Learn color theory:  Learn color theory to create excellent graphics. You must learn about basic color schemes and understand how to set moods with colors. You can attract attention, change modes, and even make statements using colors. If you learn how to use proper colors in your graphics, you will have far more control over the impact of artwork.
Color Wheel For Graphic Designers
  • Know the principles: Learn about alignment, balance, contrast, repetition, consistency, gestalt, white space, and other essential elements. Without knowing these fundamentals, you cannot achieve results from your work.
  • Revise and improve: Get some outside opinions about your work. Revise the graphic and improve it if needed. Make a habit of revising each work at least once before using it.

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