The Importance Of Graphic Design

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Technology will rule the world. It has a great impact on the minds of people. Unfortunately, trying to keep pace with the modern advancement we have left behind the practice of hand skills. Well, if we go back to twenty years and say, “I want to become a Graphic Designer, but I don’t know how to draw.” People would have probably thought he/she is insane. But today Graphic designers heavily rely on the different software to execute their ideas. In fact; currently, many institutes, who impart the knowledge of Graphic Design don’t have any course of drawing or illustrations by hand. Many people now with degrees in Graphic Design try to avoid holding a pencil and a paper. There are even people who get scared by looking at a blank sheet of paper as they get confused and find it difficult to plan. It is even perceived that, if a person knows software like Photoshop, CorelDraw, Indesign, Illustrator, Flash and Dreamweaver they can become a Graphic Designer. This perception is completely wrong. Drawing is the foundation skill of all Graphic Design. We must have all heard about Elbert Hubbard’s quotation “One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man”. Technology has reduced the work efficiency and knowledge of newer generation designers. In the older times, the designers had the complete knowledge of the technicalities for example; the height and width of a particular font, as they did it manually. But now if the
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