Rookie Designer 94 – You Are NOT Your Job

January 31st, 2008 · 45 mins 32 secs

About this Episode

Design is what you do, not who you are. These are words that we should understand and remember so the two don't get confused. There is a point at which its a good idea to turn the computer off and live a little. Failing to do so could end up with you getting burned out on the things you do to further your career.

Keys to the Game:

Some tool keys in Adobe applications:

Selection Tool (in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign): v
Direct Selection Tool (in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign): a

Marquee Tool (in Photoshop): m
Toggle Between Marquee Tools (in Photoshop): shift + m

Rookie Mistake Tip:

Buying new hardware and software can be a very exciting proposition, but you need to be careful here cause it can put you in a financial hole. Keep a few things in mind, like what you are going to be using it for and how much power you need to get the job done, and don't forget that computers get outdated as fast as your undergarments get dirty!

Links from todays show:

NEW job section on RD Forum

In the Bullpen:

Atomic Learning

This Episode included music by:

At the Drive In