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The graphic design process involves a systematic and iterative approach to creating effective visual communication. The process typically involves gathering information through research and planning, developing a design concept, creating the design using software, reviewing and incorporating feedback from the client, finalising the design and preparing it for delivery, and evaluating the process and outcome for future improvements. Collaboration with clients is important throughout the process, and attention to detail and careful planning are crucial for success.





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Graphic design is the art and practice of creating visual content to communicate a message to a specific audience.

Some common tools used in graphic design include software programs like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, as well as pen and paper, a mouse and keyboard, and a graphics tablet.

The basic elements of graphic design include line, shape, colour, texture, and space.

Vector graphics are created using mathematical equations and can be scaled up or down without losing quality. Raster graphics are made up of pixels and can become pixelated when enlarged.

Typography refers to the art and technique of arranging type to make written language legible, readable, and appealing when displayed.

A colour palette is a range of colours that are used together in a design to create a cohesive look and feel.

A brand identity is the visual representation of a brand, including its logo, typography, colour palette, and overall style.

Layout refers to the way in which visual elements are arranged on a page or screen

Print design refers to designs that are intended to be printed on physical materials, while digital design refers to designs that are created for digital media, such as websites or social media.

A style guide is a document that outlines the visual and written guidelines for a brand’s communication, including typography, colour palette, and overall style.

A mockup is a visual representation of a design, often used to demonstrate how it will look in the final product.

CMYK is a colour model used for print design, while RGB is a colour model used for digital design. CMYK stands for cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, while RGB stands for red, green, and blue.

Whitespace, also known as negative space, is the space between and around design elements. It helps to create balance, contrast, and hierarchy within a design.

A vector file is an image file that is created using mathematical equations, rather than pixels. This allows the image to be scaled up or down without losing quality.

Kerning refers to the spacing between individual letters in a piece of text.

A grid system is a layout tool used to create a consistent and organised structure within a design.

A mood board is a visual tool used to gather inspiration and establish the overall look and feel of a design project.

User experience (UX) design is the process of designing digital products that are easy to use, intuitive, and enjoyable for the user.

A responsive design is a design that is optimised to work well on different screen sizes and devices.

A design system is a collection of components, guidelines, and principles used to create consistent and cohesive design across a brand or product.