- Get to know the elements of design, such as points and lines, shapes, space, and more.
- How color works, the details of the color wheel, and the impact it has on people
Be sure you know how to use the software you’ve chosen as well. If it’s Photoshop, there are excellent classes on lynda.com. If you’d rather go the free route, you can find plenty of stuff online. These tutorials provide plenty of good exercises to try so you can get acquainted with your toolset. You Suck at Photoshop is probably the most entertaining way to learn. We also post a few Photoshop tutorials here and there as well. If you want to learn specific, undoubtedly there is someone online who has posted some kind of help (likely in video form) which you can find with a quick web search.