The important question is how to stay up to date on graphic design.
Every day you face so many different graphical designs, and they update day by day. So how can you stay up to date on graphic design?
My first suggestion is to search for design trends in the newest year like here. I’d search for a design trend in 2019.
Let’s try it.
I search that on the Internet, and as you see here, you face so many different designs style of 2018, and by seeing them, you can be able to create professional designs. And also you can get more design ideas.
We don’t actually want to be professional, but we need to create some effective designs.
So that was the first way to keep ourselves up to date on graphic design.
The next method is to go through slidesshare.net
There are so many different slide presentations provided here that you can use or get a list of ideas from them.
Let’s share about PowerPoint. I click on this one: how to kill students with PowerPoint?
I believe that it has already killed the students with this PowerPoint. Or look at this one: how to create the worst presentation ever? Yes. Some annoying effects, some common mistakes.
They all give you this splendid view of how to make impressive slides.
My next suggestion is to go through the graphicriver and see the presentation template section.
Here you see so many professional templates designed by professional designers that you should buy them, any way you don’t need to buy them because you actually make them by yourself.
Let’s open one of them, called “digital info-graphic pack keynote with the price of 12$.” You don’t need to buy them, but you can watch and pick some inspiration. For example, making such a thing is so simple for us.
Let’s go back to PowerPoint and make it. I make a blank slide by holding “Ctrl+m” together. Then I go to insert, shape, and choose the pentagon and draw it. Then press “Ctrl+D” to copy it. Let’s recolor each one as well.
Now I go to the icons and pick some needed icons from here and put them into the pentagons.
Look! I made something similar to this slide by myself. So all we have to do is to look at them and inspire ourselves with their designs.
Imagine I need this slide.
Let’s make it.
First of all, let me take the screen clipping of this photo.
Now I’m going to do the same here. In my slides by clicking on the Insert tab, shapes, and draw a triangle here. Now press “Ctrl+D” to make a copy of it. Let me recolor it and send it to the back. Then I follow the same way with different colors.
You see some small triangles here? So let’s change the shape to the new one and draw it and put it right here with a darker color of what we’ve chosen for the rectangles. I could do the same thing here by myself.
I can even change the size cause it’s my design and everything depends on me.
So we don’t need to pay money to buy these kinds of presentation slides.
We can go through this website and inspire ourselves with the different designs provided here.