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Graphics Designing FAQ

Discussion in 'Graphics Tutorials' started by nurham, Oct 8, 2013.

  1. nurham

    nurham Enthusiast Established

    Graphics Frequently Asked Questions

    This guide may help beginners in starting graphic designing. I dont invent these terms. They are widely used by professional artists or even for laymans like us. Definitions are short and precise. Hope this helps. If I had mislead some terms please correct me. If you have any other info to share, feel free.




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    A. Terms



      • What is Graphics?
      • What is gfx?
      • What is fx?
      • What is an Avatar?
      • What is a Signature?
      • Is it the same with Tags? What is their difference?
      • What is a Large Piece/ Large Art?
      • What is a Signature LP?
      • What is a Wallpaper?
    B. Basic Graphic Imagry



      • What is a Pop- out Imagery?
      • What is a Digital Paint?
      • What are Vectors/ Vexels?
      • What is a Photo Manipulation?
      • What is a Typography?
      • What is a Line Art?
      • What is a 3D?
      • What is a Pixel Art?
      • What is a Sprite?
    C. Where do I get resources for my graphics



      • What are Renders?
      • What are Stocks?
      • What are Screenshots?
      • What are C4D?
      • What are Wireframes?
      • What are Brushes?
      • Where do I get Brushes and how do I install them?
    D. Ready To Get Started



      • What programs do I need to make graphic designs?
      • Where do I get Photoshop?
      • Is there any tutorials I can find to get started?
    E. How Am I Classed?



      • Novice/ Beginner
      • Moderate
      • Intermediate
      • Professional

    F. What are the Elements of a Signature?



      • Flow
      • Focal Point
      • Lighting
      • Depth
      • Effects
      • Color
      • Text



    A. BASIC TERMS

    What is Graphics?



      • Graphics is an art with vividly realistic definition.
        It is an art of drawing, sketching, painting or any form of imaginary applications from thoughts to reality.
    What is gfx? I always see people use that.



      • Gfx is short term for graphics.
    What is fx?



      • As you pronounced it, it is also called effects.
    What is an Avatar?



      • Ava = avatar. It is the small image near your forum name.
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    What is a Signature?



      • Sg = signature. It is the small image placed under your posts. It has your name/ nicks on it.
        The sig dimension used in this forum should not exceed 400x150px. It can also be a vertical or an irregular sig.
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    Is it the same with Tag? What is their difference?



      • Yes. People use them interchangeably. Tag is like a signature but without your name on it, still claiming it as your own
    .

    What is a Large Art/ Large Piece?



      • LP = Large piece
      • LA = Large art
      • They are just the same. These are large images like wallpapers exceeding 600x400px.
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    What are Signature LP?



      • SLP = Signature Large Pieces are signatures larger than 500x300px.
        It is a normal signature but the reason with its size and dimension are the images added outside, aside from the signature itself.
        It can be with or without image borders.
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    What are Wallpapers?



      • WP = wallpapers. These are used as desktop background.
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    B. BASIC GRAPHICS IMAGERY

    What are Pop- out Imagery?



      • POI = Pop- out imagery. An image popping out the base of a signature.
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    What are Digital Paintings?



      • DP = Digital Paint. This is actually a paint only made through digital programs like Photoshop etc.
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    What are Vectors/ Vexels?



      • Digital art manipulated through the use of Pentool.
        They are used as web icons, logos etc. Some people also use this term as for images that are mostly black in color.
      • Also, dont get confused between the two. They have similar definitions but they differ in the software they are used.
        Vectors are made from Illustrator, Flash, Inkscape, and Corel draw. Unlike in Photoshop or Gimp they are called Vexels because they are made from Rasters (rectangular grid of pixels), that's why they are called Vexels = pixels. =)
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    What are Photo Manipulations?



      • As for the word itself. It is the blending of two or more different photos creating a vivid imagery mostly pertaining to Fantasy.
        Photo manips are also used if you wish to edit or manipulate your own photo.
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    What is a Typography?



      • Simply the use of text editors to create a 3d text image.
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    What is a Line Art?



      • Consists of entirely lines sometimes with minimal shading.
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    What is a 3D?



      • 3D are a 3 dimensional form or appearance by the use of 3Ds Max, Blender or even C4d.
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    What is a Pixel Art?



      • Pixel arts are the old digital graphics we see today. They are made pixel by pixel.

    What is a Sprite?



      • Or rather termed as Pixies because they are enormously small.
        They are typical pixel arts that are used for characters and other moving objects in video games. Sprites can also be used as renders for gfx designing.
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    C. WHERE DO I GET RESOURCES FOR MY GFX?

    What are Renders?



      • Renders are cut-out/ cropped images people used in graphic designing. You can find more renders here:

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    What are Stocks?



      • Stocks are actually photos made by Professional photographers. Stocks has awesome pose by models which are good for graphic designing.
        Stocks can also be used as background for renders.
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    What are Screenshots?



      • SS. These are images captured through game or by pressing PRT SC in your keyboard.
    What are C4Ds?



      • C4D = Cinema 4D. They are HD images that so widely used by Professionals creating a massive realistic effect.
        C4d also pertains to the software itself. C4Ds include: Effect, Fractals, Bubbles and Abstract.
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    What are Wireframes?



      • Wireframes are line-drawn model consist of entirely lines made from C4D. They are used as renders too.
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    What are Brushes?



      • Brushes are high definition vector imagery that made designing easy and flexible.
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    D. READY TO GET STARTED

    What programs do I need to make graphic designs?



      • Adobe Photoshop is commonly used by both Professionals and beginners.
    Where do I get Photoshop?



      • There are also other useful software made by Adobe that will help you but it is beyond this guide if I'am going to include them.
    Is there any tutorials I can find to get started?



      • Yes definitely. There are thousands of tutorials on the net.
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    E. HOW AM I CLASSED?
    • You can get classed by non-professional classers in every gfx forums.
      They judge you by 'the every details' of your work depending on these categories: Depth, Lightning, Flow, Compo, Focal Point, Text and Color.

    • Dont take it personally if you've been classed as Novice. It is after all for your own good, so you could improve what you need to improve.




    BIG CREDITS TO STAYFADED NG :D
    THANKS FOR READING AND HAVE A GOOD DAY :)
     
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