What is the best way to learn graphic design?
Go to a good school that requires a portfolio review going in AND coming out. And also has a dedicated and useful interneship program. If the school leaves you on your own to find your own internship, it has failed you.
What are some good sources on the web?
The web should only be used to answer immediate questions, like how to I make a gradient in certain software. It should not be used in place of a structured education.
What is the best free graphic design tool?
Free is worth every penny you pay for it. You can use whatever tool you want, but if you can’t hand off the file for output at a printer or fabricator, free gets you no where.
What are best rules of graphic design?
Keep studying, even after you get out of school and get a job.
How can I improve my graphic design skills as a beginner?
Get a job working for a place where you will learn and be tutored. Not someplace hiring you cuz you are cheap money.
What is the future of graphic designers?
Abysmal. Choose a different career if you want to put food on the table any time in the future. Harsh but way too true.
How can I start freelancing in graphic designing?
Work in the industry for 10 years. Learn everything you can about finding project opportunities, interfacing with clients, interfacing with output providers and dealing with business law in general. Only then, consider if you have the chops to do it ALL on your own. The chances of making it as a freelancer as a fresh out of school designer…well the odds are not in your favor. The chances of making it on simply watching some youtube tutorials? Snowball in hot place.