Tips And Tricks : Graphics
Do you want to create your own graphics? If the answer is yes pay attention! This week's section of Tips and Tricks will be to benefit all those that wish to improve or begin creating their own covers and banners. You don't have to be a genius to create good cover, the trick to it is to know where to begin.
Tools Of The Trade
The very first thing you should do to begin your journey in the graphic design world is to be armed. There are wonderful programs that can help you create beautiful designs in no time at all. Now, creating a cover or banner requires photo manipulation, typography, and sometimes digital painting. Here are the two most widely known tools that can achieve all that.
*Photoshop - is one of the most popular programs. Excellent for advance works and details in graphics.You have to buy it.
*GIMP - a free, simple program that is great for beginners.
Are There Any Guides?
We recommend you read The Makers, by @NathanielS. His guide is great for everyone that is involved in design, whether a beginner or an advanced designer. His tips and tricks will help you perfect your creations and give you further insight into details, themes, and some history about covers in Wattpad.
Link to the guide: http://www.wattpad.com/story/1412075-the-makers
Alright, Now What?
Always remember this word: RESOURCES. Resources are what make a cover, the more you have the better, but always remember to give the needed credit. Photographs, stock pictures, brushes, vectors, etc... those are resources and there are many sites that offer them for free.
You can also find tons of tutorials to help you learn new techniques or to create a specific effect in your graphics.
We hope you have found this helpful. If you know of any other great design guide here in Wattpad, let us know to add it to the list.