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    sketch to improve graphics?

    I was wondering who scetch before they design a site/graphic? I been looking at my brothers sketches (his an architect) and he used to STINCK badly. But, i have noitced how good his gotten. Will pencil/pen sketching improve my graphics skills? And would it be to upload the sketch to use eventhough in pencil?

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    Sometimes I sketch out the site on paper, it depends. If the site is really important, then I'll take my time and really think about the best solution for the client. I'll sketch out a few ideas, then I'll head into Photoshop.
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    I tend to sketch for most things... before I went to school I was against it, I didn't think it was useful. An instructor my first semester turned me on to it, and now I really do think it's a good thing, at least for me.

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    Yes, sketching is only a benefit to yourself if you think it will be. I too never used to sketch, but then I started sketching and sharing ideas on paper and then making templates. So, its all based on your own ideas and how well you work with ideas on paper.

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    someone say my name?

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    Not sure if I should reply since I never worked for a client before. I've made tons of sites and graphics in the past but never made a sketch. Simply because it will never turn out to be the same as the sketch, and I draw the basic lines in Photoshop faster than on paper
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    I never sketch because I cannot draw, all my designs are done on the computer. The closest I come to sketching is using my Wacom graphics tablet in Illustrator.

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    I'll sometimes sketch if I have several ideas running around in my head, just to help decided on which is best and what should I combine. Then I have one design on paper that I try to transfer into Photoshop.

    Usually, I have a site or page layout entirely formed in my head (without the aid of graphite or those other antiquated technologies) before I load Photoshop. Then I change my mind and rearrange everything. That's how it works for me... ;-)

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    I sketch layouts all the time. It helps me have something visual while I'm planning.
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    Cool, thanks for the input...now do you guys scan them? What if your creating a logo of some sort? Do u sketch then scan it and playwith PS6?

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    i always rough out my ideas on paper, whether web, print or multimedia. i need direction before i start on the computer. if i try to start on the computer, i usually end up on paper again working something out. it's quicker for me.

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    i try to sketch out my ideas but i do it very roughly. I don't scan my drawings in onto my compter. I just stetch to get a rough idea and then create my idea from scratch on my pc. I normally end up scetching about 15 ideas until i get one i like. Don't you find that you get ideas for layouts at the weirdest times?

    PS: Just on the topic of scetching. I can draw from observation very accurately but when it comes to making up my own cartoony charactors i can never draw them. I know that drawing is a natural talents but their must be some tips for character drawing. Does anyone know of any tutorials?


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