Learning how to illustrate graphically

Posted on 2011-10-18
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I need to learn how to illustrate graphically. What is the best and easiest way of doing this / learning how to do this ?

I have little previous experience in this.
Question by:MichaelGlancy
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    Expert Comment

    practise, practise, practise. There are numerous texts to show you techniques, but the only way to get good is to practise.

    Author Comment

    no I mean what is the best software to do this with ? to learn with ?
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    Accepted Solution

    Corel Draw

    Whatever you can get you hands on really and how far you budget will extend.

    Professionally you might want to limit yourself to Adobe Products and CorelDraw for ease of commercially viable skill sets and the ability to print etc.

    The question you ask is going to be hard to answer specifically as each Illustration medium will have it's adhereants and specialist techniques. Which all require practice, practice and more practice. has a bazzillion tutorials and links to another bazzillion more which might give you an overview of what software others are using and how techniques are performed.

    online training offered buy and similar are other great resources as is ComputerArts magazine and website.

    However all of these sights recommend expensive software and more practice, practice and more practice.

    Good luck

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    Expert Comment

    This site has links & discussion of digital art techniques & tutorials
    LVL 25

    Expert Comment

    Adobe has a good product.
    Click on the link to "review" at the top.
    Also there is a "features" tab.


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