Take Some Time Off From Modern Technologies
It is common to all to have a great concept of a graphic design in mind but cannot seem to get a concrete start upon it. The tendency is to usually just sit and stare at the computer for hours without actually getting any work done. You may be spending more time needed in just the conceptualization and lesser times to do other things that is needed when the concept for a design is finally finished.
Think about it. Why not just stop for awhile if you are not achieving anything? Trying to come up with a great design would but not really knowing what to create is like useless, pointless and a total waste of time.
Take a breather. Let us assume that you are trying to design something that will serve as an advertisement. What are the important points to remember in making one? How do you cope up with the many competitions already ahead of you?
The thing to do is go back to the basics. This simple means that picking a pencil and a paper once can sometimes be a refreshing change from having to look at the computer and being pressured to do something that should already look like a great design. Try sketching and doing it in paper instead.
Corel Draw, Photoshop, Quark Xpress and Adobe Illustrator are just some of the software that can help you in your work. They may be the modern tools that people nowadays are finding rather helpful but they cannot really think of your design for you.
It all boils down to your paper and pencil. Ask any great designers and they will say the same things. Conceptualize then try to put it in writing, using the pencil, of course.
Forget modern tools. They have their usefulness in many times and situations but not at all times. So what if people prefer them to the basics. Does not make any difference as long as you come up with a design that can compete with them or be even more creative than theirs.
So pick up your pen and paper and start coming up with a great design slowly but surely. Just think that there are still no modern tools to help you and that you have no choice but that two simple and basic tools.
Might work wonders too. Perhaps you can even have a good mileage using them. And it sure beats staring at a blank and over bright screen.
About the Author: For comments and inquiries about the article visit http://www.uprinting.com. Florie Lyn Masarate got the flair for reading and writing when she got her first subscription of the school newsletter in kindergarten. She had her first article published on that same newsletter in the third grade.