If you are interested in Graphic/Web design, there is a huge number of online resources that Armenians can use. You can download and use free software, learn through online courses and tutorials, find inspiration from work of other designers, participate in online communities, competitions, awards and much more. You can even make money through crowdsourcing and free lancing websites as we covered in our first edition. You can also subscribe to newletters that bring information directly via e-mail, so you can stay up to date with the latest and greatest.
iTechnology.am did some hard work and brings you some of the best the web has to offer. If you are interested and believe this is your passion, go for it and work hard! As Apple Designer Johnny Ive said: “Really great design is hard. Good is the enemy of great”.
You can’t do Graphic or Web Design without great tools. Adobe Creative Suite, which includes the famous Photoshop is the best software your money can buy. But if you can’t afford it in the beginning, there are some great free alternatives:
GIMP is a good free Photoshop substitute. It even has a a version that mimics the interface called Gimpshop. Check it out:
You can learn much more about GIMP with free tutorials on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/GimpKnowHow