Graphic Design: A Few Common Mistakes You Should Avoid! Part 2
We have talked about a few common mistakes in graphic design before, but that is not enough. In this article, there are more things about common graphic design mistakes that you should also avoid. So, let's get started!
5. Too Many Words
As a beginner in graphic design, you need to remember that graphic design is a way of conveying information in a pleasing visual form. So, if you add lots of words, how can you effectively convey your message through a visual form? Because of that, you should avoid putting too much "words" in your design.
6. Have No Idea About the Importance of Kerning
Once you've added text to your design, that doesn't mean you'll only be concerned about the font size and type, but there are other things to consider that may feel unfamiliar to beginners. That is what we call Kerning. Did you know about it before?
We can say that Kerning is the spacing between letters. In a design, Kerning is essential since it creates balance in your design. Also, it affects the legibility of the information in it. Because of that, make sure that you add the same space between each letter in your design.
7. Not Setting the Right Colour Mode Based on the Medium It Will Appear
In graphic design, the colour mode is one of the many things that most beginners are not very familiar with. They have no idea about CMYK and RGB, nor about the perfect medium for each colour mode. That is why it is one of the most common mistakes in design graphic for many beginners.
CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Key or Black) is a colour mode that is usually used for a design that will be printed. But for the design that will appear on digital screens, RGB (Red, Green, and Blue) is the perfect colour mode for it. Why do we need to know that? That is because the right colour mode will affect the appearance of your design. For instance, if you create a poster in RGB colour mode and want to print it, then you may find a noticeable colour difference between what you see on screen and what is printed.
8. Negative Space
Another common mistake in graphic design is to overlook the importance of white space or negative space in a design. Because of that, many beginners just try the opposite. They try to make their work full of designs and colours. Actually, in a design, white space can direct where the audience's eye should go. Also, it prevents your design from looking cluttered and improves the readability of the text information on it. Because of that, in creating a design, you need to consider making some negative space on it.
So, those are a few common mistakes that you should avoid when making a design. Hopefully, after reading all of the points from part 1 and 2, you can consider applying them to help you create a better design. Good luck!