Importance of Graphic Design Tools
The primary and most powerful tool any web designer has in his disposal remains to be his very own creative mind. However, since we are talking about web design the computer and other software are just as indispensable to come up with a good web design. To be a good graphics designer though one has to know which tools to use and of course be adept at using them. For a good graphics designer even Microsoft Word can be used effectively when used aptly. Of course the range of software/application a web design company has in their toolbox shows their flexibility and thus, ability to come up with excellent and highly customized designs.
The basic graphics design toolbox should contain at least:
- an image editing software
- a page layout software
- a multi-media development software
- an image development software - ex. Adobe Photshop
Note that Adobe Photoshop can be sued simply to edit images and not to develop them from scratch. This is true for many graphics software. There are many powerful graphics design tools that are often used by many for simpler purposes than they were intended. With this in mind, when I listed the kind of software above I meant the a web design company should have a graphics designer highly skilled (and not just dabbling) with the software.
Remember the ability to come up with a good design lies not only in the creativity of a graphics designer but also in being skilled in using the tools available to him and knowing when to use them.