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Graphic design


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When you are designing graphics, consider the audience and purpose and the basics of good design. These are composition, use of colour, fonts, size and position.


Ask yourself the following questions to help you decide your goals:

  • What are you trying to do?
  • Where will the graphics be used?
  • What information are you trying to promote?
  • What content do you need to include?
  • Who are you addressing?
  • How do you want the end user to view the graphics?
  • What computer platform will be used?

Sketching initial ideas on paper

Before you start, it is always useful to sketch your initial design ideas on paper. Getting your initial ideas down on paper first will help you have a clear idea about what you want to produce. Ask a friend or your teacher to check over your initial ideas to ensure you are fulfilling the requirements of the task. This could save you time in the long run.

Remember to scan in any sketches and add them to your portfolio so the examiner can see your initial design ideas.


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