The best thing about creativity is that it can never be used up, the more you use it the more it generate. But a creative block is a designer’s worst enemy. So what do you do when your creative fountain seems to be running out? We bring to you some useful exercise that’ll put the horses back in the saddle again!
These few designing exercises cater to access your creative prowess when you need it the most.
1.) Be Smart. Quote Typography:
Typography is very important for custom graphic designing. A dose of inspiration is a must every now and then so why not merge it with the art of typography? Find a quote, you like or may have read. It can be from movie you liked of from any recent book you’ve read. Challenge yourself, and see how many ways you can design quote typography, within a certain amount of time. A fandom can determine the profit it garners. You can also choose a random free font that integrates with selected font. Simply write quotes using the font partners you created to check.
2.) Role Of Sketching:
We’ve all done it as kids right? So time to apply it as an exercise before taking on a designing project.
Search for some kindergarten monster doodle online. Be creative and create your own versions of it. With Photoshop bring them to life and you’re on a roll!
Here’s what else you can do: From your favorite video games and fantasy novels, make a list of various wondrous skills. Then, simply doodle a monster within the range of your list. Profit!
What you can also do is select a famous painting such as The Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci and include a character to interact of the painting. Go beyond and imitate the style of artist for your monster.
3.) Be Unique In Logo Design:
Logo designs have their own prominence in our lives. An effective logo that’s practical, distinctive, appropriate, and simple in form and conveys the intended message; to illustrate all this can be an exhausting task. A massive task for a graphic designer! It serves as an instant reminder of a company or a product or service. What you can do is:
For startup businesses crowdsourcing sites like Kick starter can prove helpful. Company and project summaries can also be used as sketch references for logo designs. Search for article in Wikipedia randomly or for a prominent personality. Use it as a creative brief for the logo and create a personal logo for them.
4.) Use Photo As A Weapon:
Adobe Photoshop is unquestionably a graphic designer’s favorite tool in his/her kit. Having a good hang of its various uses is essential in designing world. Photoshop Battles subreddit, where users drop in fascinating photographs which you can make use of as per your needs and fancy. Create some hilarious pictures using Photoshop skills. Simply submit and Reap what you Sow!
You could also select a photo from innumerable photo sites. Use Photoshop to give it a different look and feel. Well with these few simple tricks your creative juices are bound to have a never-ending spell. Try using them and go paint the town Red in graphics!