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3 Tools All Graphic Designers Need

Posted on the 09 February 2016 by Jyoti Arora @Jy0tiAr0ra
Tools Graphic Designers Need3 Tools All Graphic Designers Need

Technology and computers have brought a whole new range of careers with them. One of the biggest is graphic design. If you want to be a graphic designer, here are three tools you must get your hands on:

Fast Computer

If you want to get into graphic design, you need a computer that will stand up to the tasks at hand. Being a graphic designer means you'll spend a lot of time working with software on a computer. So, your computer has to be able to handle everything and run smoothly. You have a couple of choices here, you can either get a high-speed PC or an iMac. Generally speaking, it won't make a difference which one you choose. To be honest, it comes down to personal preference. If you're comfortable using Windows, then a PC will be the best choice for you. If you like using the Apple OS, an iMac is clearly going to be the better choice. Also, it might be a good idea to get yourself one of the high-end tablets that are out these days. Something like the iPad Pro is perfect for a graphic designer. It can function as a laptop, but also a tablet. And, you can get the Apple Pencil that acts as a stylus to help you draw on the tablet.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a must-have piece of software for graphic designers of all levels. If you're just thinking about getting started in graphic design, this is the programme for you. It's easy to understand and can help you start to develop your skills. The main purpose of this software is to allow you to create vector drawings. This is a basic skill for any graphic designer. I recommend some Adobe Illustrator training classes if you are a complete novice. Taking classes can help you move from strength to strength and hone your skills. In no time at all, you could be making some stunning illustrations. Even if you're an expert in graphic design, there's still a place for Illustrator. Most of your projects will require software like this, and it's simply the best around and the most affordable too.

A Calendar App

Being a graphic designer means you'll probably have a lot to do. Most designers will work as a freelancer and do lots of different jobs for different people. As such, it can be easy for you to forget about certain things. You must keep your life organized. One way you can do this is by downloading apps on all your devices. Something like Google Calendar is a great idea here. You're able to type in what you have to do, on the dates that you have to do it. You can set reminders for things on different days too. The best part is, the app will sync across multiple devices. So, you can get notifications on your phone, tablet and computer. Thus, you never forget about anything, because you're constantly reminded.

You must use these three tools if you want to be a graphic designer. Trust me, they will make your life a hell of alot easier.

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