EDIT: Thought I'd also note, if this tutorial helps you I'd love to see the result! Just tag me by typing either :devbloodtaintedsoul: or :iconbloodtaintedsoul: in your deviation description and it will appear in my mentions ;v; you don't have to though <3
Heehee, I'm going to be making a small series of these little pointers >v< to help people out.
I realise I could post all of them at once on one sheet but it would be too much to take in at the same time (these separate deviations will be like mini lessons) and I'm still learning a lot myself ;v; so if I did I would most certainly get frustrated because I can't add to it as I go TTvTT or edit up/delete ones which may in the end turn out wrong or only half understood (I often come back to earlier points with an understanding of why it works later on).
The reason I'm doing this is because when I started designing I had almost nowhere to start from. All my designs were really shoddy and very cheap. As I kept practicing and practising I would pick up tips (and I still do!) on designing, from other peoples' tutorials, my intuition/experimentation and most importantly OBSERVATION. Observation was the most important factor in my development as a designer, and I still pick up things from just looking at good designers' adopts and species today. I actually learned something yesterday about designing that I never really took into account - my sister told me about it a while back while we were in a clothes shop. I'll come to it in a later pointer deviation ;v;
If you ever feel your designs are lacking something, go out and OBSERVE what your inspirational/idol designers do with their designs. You WILL pick up things if you have enough enthusiasm as a designer. For now, I will make these from things I've already learned to share with you all and hopefully get you off to a start <3
First up is one of the most important points, though it seems very simple and possibly common sense, for much of your first designs (at least with mine) this will only factor in slightly and in the end you won't really have followed this tip, unless by chance, and those ones always tend to sell the fastest/for the most. As I personally progressed as a designer I have started trying to follow this better, especially recently. It works! Trust me! (Unless you have taste in very bad designs xD) KEEP THIS IN MIND~! uvu
These Pointer Deviations will be like Mini Lessons! For best results and learning I recommend you try and design something after reading one tip. Don't read them all at once or you will likely forget quite a few!! Have fun!!! ;v;
Please also bare in mind that there are no set rules for designing!!! These are only things I have picked and personally think they work/look good. I could very well be wrong though >v<;;
Art belongs to me.
Written by me.
Made with Paint Tool Sai and Adobe Photoshop CS4.