If you are not a designer and create your own graphics out of necessity, rather than actually wanting to create them because you enjoy it, then hopefully our Gimp Graphics Workshop has shown you that there is a middle ground.
I know that when I started creating my own graphics I really thought they were good, not brilliant, but they “would do”!
Now looking back, I realise they were terrible! Not just terrible, I mean really bad!
The quality was terrible and you could tell that I’d done them myself!
So what changed?
When you take the time to look at other people’s logos and graphics you can then see what it is that you like or dislike about certain graphics or styles.
Perhaps there is a font you like, or a way of writing your name, or style of graphic that really makes you happy when you see it and maybe that’s something you’d like to model in your own graphics.
There isn’t really a ‘unique’ style anymore! People model elements from other things all the time to ethically create something different that reflects a complete style that they themselves love and suits them and their business or product.
Unfortunately for non-designers it was difficult to understand how designers put everything together.
It was frustrating to find something that you really loved and could see it being part of your own branding or style, yet couldn’t figure out how to create something similar yourself.
In our Gimp Design Workshop we’ve taught you about and how to use layers.
With layers you can create virtually anything you want, and model almost any design you see, because it’s by using layers that professional designers create their unique graphic design masterpieces!
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