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Graphic Design Mastery: Cultivating a Keen Eye for Visual Excellence

How can Someone develop the eye to design good graphics?

No one can design well from the beginning of their design career. It requires a lot of hard work, patience and some special qualities.
One of them is having good eyes, it doesn’t mean having good eyesight, it means good design recognition, design elements, alignment, clear space, color recognition etc.

1. Browse Design Regularly 👀 :

No matter where you go on the road, walk or take the bus, you will see the billboard banner next to you. Some of them are absolutely bad and some are good or excellent.
Now notice why bad design is bad, and what are the problems; For example :- Color, clear space, typography etc. These details will teach you to distinguish a good design from a bad one.

2. Following design trends 📈:

Most new designers make the mistake of not following design trends even after looking at other designs. Many people see old designs from Google.
So even if you take inspiration from graphicriver or freepik then you will definitely see the latest stuff. Behance and many other websites publish design trends annually.
Moreover, there are many types of design groups/pages on Dribble, facebook, twitter, Instagram, linkedin which provide daily/weekly design inspiration posts. Following these design rules gives good results.
Design Trends on Behance: https://cutt.ly/BE2021TRENDS

3. Know the design principles 📜 :

  • Hierarchy – Pay attention to what is presented first in a design, what information is presented, what color and what type of text is used in which design element.
  • Content – What kind of words are used, which words/sentences are highlighted, how spacing is used etc.
  • Intent – Why was this design created? What kind of problem does it solve? And how can it be improved so that it can better solve the problem?
  • Audience – Who is the design made for? How might their field of use differ from yours? How does the design meet the needs of these use cases?

Research more about these & read this article for details: https://cutt.ly/rQmRcgB

4. Practicing or Practicing 🎯 :

You may have a good eye for design but it won’t work if you don’t practice what you learn. With practice you will learn more about which elements come in handy when and where. Just by making the design yourself you will get an idea of its structure which is better than just looking at it.

5. Taking Feedback & Correcting Errors 🛠️ :

You can post in different groups or have your mistakes caught by an experienced designer that you won’t see.
Once mistakes are corrected, they won’t cause future problems and improve your design.

6. Risk taking ⚠️ :

Instead of trying something traditionally, you can experiment. Which will help you progress as a designer.
📦 Your think out of the box thinking can bring breakthrough in design.
— Learn the design rules, so you can break them!
You can create good and remarkable designs even going against the trend with regular practice.

Allah Hafiz. (May God be your Guardian)

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