Platform applications for graphic designers
Being a graphic designer requires a certain aesthetic criteria that not everyone has. We will not get into a debate about whether or not the design is art, but we will say that not everyone can be a designer, and this goes beyond knowledge of the software to translate into reality the ideas we have. However, there are some applications beyond Photoshop, Illustrator and the like that can help to work and inspire.
Creativity is one of the fundamental aspects of graphic design, to communicate through images. So to be planning how will our design, we can use Paper, one of the most beautiful applications that we have encountered, and allows us to draw, sketch and only using our hands.
Although many users “walk” Pinterest has failed to retain much attention, or has not had a performance that is ideal for graphic designers is a great way to discover other portfolios, and a great source of inspiration. Users can, as you know, where you can create boards pinnear different content. The most appreciated, obviously, is the visual.
So in PInterest we can find things ranging from advertising campaigns to complete portfolios of illustrators and designers. This can also be found on the next item on our list, but Pinterest is more open to other users, which means that we can find other things.
The Behance Network is an amazing way to publicize our work if we are designers. In order to make a showcase of creative work, this network is not limited to the web, but also has some very beautiful mobile applications that can be reviewed on the way to work. Behance is, ultimately, a way to present creative work in the same way that we can display Flickr pictures. It is another niche of users.
In Behance we can create our projects, which in turn can be viewed by other community members. We can also contact these members, creating a sort of social network for creatives. Best of all, it’s completely free, and can help if, for example, there was no time to prepare a portfolio for a job interview.
We have spoken on other occasions on mobile photo editors for smartphones and tablets. There are other options available, we will not lie and say that Photoshop is the best. It shares all the features of the desktop version, but we can help you display a file while on the move, or make a minimum photo editing before entering a meeting. We will not be able to do a job luxury, but we can do it quickly, using our fingers.
Other photo editors also allow us to add special effects, filters, and so on, but can go as complementing the need. Photoshop Touch has the advantage of having the support of Adobe behind, besides being a free tool with an intuitive interface.
In a manner similar to Paper, Moleskine for iPad gives us a kind of diary to draw, make handwritten notes, and basically anything you can think of doing on a virtual piece of paper. But unlike Paper, which offers us is the look and feel of the classic Moleskine notebooks, with different designs oriented enthusiast and collector.
The Moleskine notebooks are unmatched in real life, so become a great option when you download an app for the iPad. So far, not too refined to make handwritten notes, but it is great for creating quick sketches and drawings.Tags: Behance, graphic design, Moleskine, Paper, Photoshop Touch, PInterest