Graphic design is gaining traction in the US, with a plethora of companies making it popular for both design and development work.
The field is booming, with companies such as Adobe, Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe XD offering graphic design software to developers, and the likes of Adobe XD are also getting into the game.
But is it worth the investment?
We caught up with graphic design expert Ian McLeod to find out how much the technology is worth, and whether you can afford to spend up to $3 of your money.
Ian McLeod, graphic design and illustration lecturer, teaches design at the University of Sydney, and is also a senior lecturer at Sydney Design Centre.
He says the graphic design field is not the most lucrative in the world, and it’s important to consider the impact that you have on the environment and people.
“It is difficult to say how much an app will save you, but if you have done your homework, it should be quite obvious how much a small app can save you.”
What I find is that the more software you use the more you save.
You can save about $20 on a pair of jeans by having a couple of dozen apps that will let you do everything from add a layer to a mask to a textured brushstroke to add a texture to a brushstroke and apply it to whatever material you are trying to paint, and save a lot of money,” he says.”
For a couple hundred dollars you can save hundreds of dollars on a computer.
“Ian says that software such as Photoshop and Illustrator are the best in terms of their features, and that the Adobe XD team, which is based in London, has a lot more features than other apps out there.”
That means that it’s available to anyone, and secondly it is the best software that I’ve seen out there.”””
First is that Adobe XD is open source.
That means that it’s available to anyone, and secondly it is the best software that I’ve seen out there.””
The most significant difference is that you can use Adobe XD for almost anything.”
Ian agrees that Photoshop is the most important piece of software out there for design work, and says that the software is designed for artists and graphic designers to work with.
“Photoshop has some pretty big features that allow for some really powerful things.
It’s got an animation layer, it has a layer mask, it’s got a brush brush, it can apply a gradient, it supports multiple layers and a lot,” he said.”
So you can get a lot out of it.”
Adobe XD has some really really powerful features that can allow you to work really fast and really well.
It does have some limitations in terms a lack of control over the tool, but they do make it very powerful.””
It’s very, very powerful in terms being able to get all the information in a particular area and then manipulate that in a very specific way.
It can do that sort of thing for a lot longer than Photoshop, because Photoshop’s got the control, but Adobe XD has that much more freedom.
“Ian also believes that Adobe is the leader in the field, and suggests that Adobe should be the one to bring the benefits of the technology to the mainstream.”
I don’t think Adobe has a strong position, it seems that Adobe has the upper hand in terms the technology, but I would like Adobe to be more open about their position.
“Adobe should say to the market that this is what they are doing, and then they should be offering a better product,” he added.
“If you look at the products that Adobe offers, they are the product of the developers.
I think they are more focused on the art, and I think Adobe should have a stronger position in terms their own technology.”
How to save a few dollars on Photoshop or Illustrator:Ian McLeod has a number of suggestions for those who want to get into the field of graphic design.
“One is to get a good software developer to develop an application.
I don’t mean that you should hire someone from Photoshop, I just mean that if you are an artist or a designer and you are thinking about making an art piece, then I would recommend you hire a developer,” he explained.”
Also if you think about developing an app, you could find some great tutorials on Photoshop, and Illustration.
And I think if you look in the art world there are some great resources for creating art that are available online.”
But the most good thing is to just get a professional, because the quality of a professional is going to be a very, really big factor.
“If you think of a person, and you know the artist, you know that they have a degree in design.
So you can find that online, you can search through that artist’s portfolio and find a good project.”
Ian has been working in graphic design for more than 20 years, and has been a member of the art and design community for more of that time.