Graphic Design Basics

When you’re just getting started in graphic design in can be tough to know what to focus on first, so we created this section to provide helpful information about graphic design basics. Look here for articles about color in design, layout design, graphic design software, designing logos, graphic design illustration and graphic design fonts. On the rest of HOWdesign.com, you’ll find information about creativity in design, design business, design jobs and design resources and technology. (You can also find a list of design schools.)

For design books, design tutorials and design magazines about all these topics and more, visit MyDesignShop.com.

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Graphic Design Copyright Laws: Inspiration vs. Infringement

Register for An Introduction to Intellectual Property Rights for Graphic Designers to learn more about copyright laws, design patents and trademarks. Enter code BORCHARD at checkout for 20% off registration. How much do you know about design copyright laws, trademarks and design patents? If you’re a graphic designer, it’s crucial to understand the intricacies...

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Web Type Revolution

Web typography, according to Jason Cranford Teague, has made a dramatic change for the better in the past decade. Find out why in "Web Type Revolution." Plus, read about 10 trends in web type.

Printing Terms

This helpful list of printing terms is excerpted from Getting It Printed (MyDesignShop.com). Before you dig deeper, it’s important to start by understanding these printing basics. When you’re ready to take your knowledge to the next level, start by exploring HOWDesign.com. Acid free paper: Paper made from pulp containing little to no acid so...

Web Design Terms

This helpful list of web design terms is excerpted from The Designer’s Web Handbook by Patrick McNeil (MyDesignShop.com). Before you dig deeper, it’s important to start by understanding these web design basics. When you’re ready to take your knowledge to the next level, visit HOWInteractiveDesign.com. Accessibility: Accessibility is the consideration of a website’s usability...