Graphic design represents the art of communication, problem solving and stylizing by means of space, image and type. The way in which this field is often erroneously refereed to is Visual Design or Communication.
What graphic designers do is use various methods in order to create and combine various symbols, words as well as images with the main purpose of creating a visual representation of symbolic messages and ideas. What a graphic designer can use is a combination of visual arts as well as page layout type of techniques and typography in order to produce a good final result. Graphic design is very often used to refer to both the design process itself and the products, the actual designs that are generated through this process.
A few common uses of graphic design are logos and brands which can be included within the identity category, advertisements, website type of graphics as well as posters and all sorts of signs and billboards included within the category of publications. A product package must include some sort of artwork such as a logo, special organized text and special types of design elements, namely color, shapes and special images. One of the most important features that characterize graphic design in general is composition. This especially happens when there are pre-existing types of materials or various elements involved.
What a graphic design project could involve is the stylization and presentation of text and imagery developed by graphic designers. Nowadays, design practice is highly extended to modern technology through the use of modern computers. An example at this stage is the use of WYSIWYG type of user interfaces, which is referred to as multimedia or interactive design. Typography is the art of type design by arranging type as well as modifying type glyphs. Type glyphs, best known as characters are created as well as modified with the help of illustration type of techniques. The selection of typefaces, as well as tracking and point six, line spacing and kerning are all considered as important elements in the arrangement of type. Typesetters, typographers and also various art directors and graphic artists use typography. With the help of digitization typography opened up to new generations of designers and lay users.
The page layout is another important element for graphic designers to consider and it deals with content arrangement on a page such as text layout, text style and image placement. In the case of print media, elements also include the text, images bad graphics. The interface design is commonly referred to as GUI (Graphical User Interface). This includes software and web design. A very important element to mention in the case of interface design is icon design. The design user experience refers to the way in which a user interacts in which a user interacts with an interface and how it responds to it as well as to ways in which an interface, product or service can be properly adjusted.
Printmaking represents the process of creating artworks by printing on special surfaces, materials or on paper. When it comes to matrices, it is important to mention that in this category there are included the following elements: plates of metal; blocks of wood, linoleum as well as fabric plates that are used for screen printing. When works are printed from a single plate they are usually said to create an edition which in modern times is actually considered a limited edition. Furthermore, tools are very important in the case of web and graphic design. Mind is the most important web and graphic design tool. What is also highly important to consider for innovative graphic design is creativity and proper judgment. Analytical thinking is important for those dealing with rendering and design layouts. In the case of a graphic design what is also very important is the method of presentation, style and arrangement being included in this category as main defining features. External media and guides are used for the
production if layout, the same as image editing tools can be used with this purpose on computers.
Web and graphic design are widely used nowadays because technology has evolved a lot and the IT field of activity is chosen by numerous talented people interested in creating something special in this domain.