There are many ways to earn a living as a graphic designer. In this blog post, I will cover how to sell graphic designs online. The great thing about selling your art online is that it gives you a freedom that normally you just wouldn`t have. It completely frees you from “nine to five” job. It eliminates long commute to your office and provides you with the ability to work from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection. Also, it gives you an opportunity to earn money while you sleep which is a great asset to have!
If you ever wondered what you can do to become more efficient in your design work, I have 10 steps that will help you achieve just that. Every designer’s dream is to run an effective, well-organized business with plenty of satisfied clients and customers. However, that takes a lot of effort and while I believe that each of us has our own way of doing things, there are some things worth considering.
When it comes to poster design or even brochure cover design, focus should be the main goal. To achieve the best possible results I will show you a step by step process of poster/brochure cover design. If you are making a poster the text needs to be a rather large size, depending on the dimensions of the poster it self. Always make sure to test if the text is visible enough in the distance, because that is how the poster will be viewed most of the time. On the other hand, if you are creating a brochure cover, you have a lot more freedom to play with the text. You can choose to make it smaller, bigger or use the combination of both, depending on the effect you are trying to achieve.
In this short tutorial I will show you how to design your perfect business card using graphics from Polar Vectors Collections.
I chose Rose Quartz and Serenity design kit for this tutorial, it is a very fast Step by Step process, your ideal business cards can be ready in just a few minutes. This tutorial will give you an inspiration that you need for your designs or if you decide to buy Rose Quartz and Serenity design kit it will certainly save your much valuable time!
Rose Quartz and Serenity are the Pantone`s colors of the year 2016 and they where an inspiration for this design kit. It contains template cards with minimal geometric patterns, abstract elements and icons, color palette and more!
In this tutorial I will show you how to illustrate a polygonal portrait of a dog (Jack Russell terrier) in Adobe Illustrator. It is taken in two parts, you are watching PART 1. You can find the finished illustration here on Polar Vectors inside of a beautiful seamless pattern collection My Daily Dog Patterns!
Image of a dog that I`m using as a reference is taken by Irene Davila (Unsplash.com).
I took a Global warming theme for this video, it is a step by step process in creating a minimal low polygon ocean view landscape with polar bear standing on a melting iceberg formation. I selected color pallete in advance and used the same chosen colors throughout the illustration design.
I was working out the concept as i drew so there is a few breaks while i was thinking about what will be my next step, hopefully you will find it helpful or simply inspiring.
In this video I used my own photograph of ocean view landscape as a reference image for my vector illustration.
I enhanced the colors with various filters in Photoshop because I wanted to create an abstract look.Photograph was a great resource for my color palette. You don`t have to trace the photograph from top to bottom, I added my own elements like the airplane flights, sun and lighthouse.
Sometimes it`s hard to get inspired and photographs that you take on vacations, holidays or on any other occasion can be a great inspiration for your illustrations. Just make sure that you always use your own photographs so you wouldn`t have any copyright issues.