Have you ever been so frustrated to squeeze your creative juice? Or worse, being clueless on how to maximize the tools of your graphic design software just adds insult to injury?
If yes, we’re definitely on the same page. I have been there a lot of times. But, little by little, I have become more determined to learn basic tools in software such as Adobe Photoshop. Moreover, I enjoy exploring Canva, especially when I need ready-to-use elements.
At this period of time, creative visual becomes an effective tool to communicate a message. The more visually appealing your craft is, the more chance it will get engagements. Indeed, visual appeal can awaken one’s emotions and tastes.
With that, let’s take a look at my personal hot picks of pages and channels offering free content and tutorials related to graphic designing. The contents of these Filipino online gurus will truly inspire you to be more passionate about crafting visual content.
With just a glimpse of its name, you’ll definitely know that you’re on the right track. Handled by the digital guru himself, Gerard Navarro, digitalguro_tutorial offers free tutorials not just in graphic designing but also in the field of photography, video, 3D animations, and more.
It’s easy-peasy to grasp the step-by-step process of how you can easily utilize software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and more. Gerard, along with his other digital guru partners, unveil some of the techniques for aspiring graphic designers through a series of photo slides.
Moreover, the channel also uploads video tutorials using the Filipino medium, making it more convenient for Filipino learners to explore the realm of graphic designing.
Whenever I see graphic design tips illustrated through strong typeface for headlines, dominant shades of green and brown, and cutesy 3D elements — instantly, the branding of Uno Graphiko comes to my mind.
The creative whiz behind the page is a Pasig-based freelance graphic designer, Nabbe Francisco. At a young age, his mastery in designing evidently outbursts. Currently, he is a college student taking up a Bachelor in Advertising and Public Relations at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
If you’re looking for some fascinating tips on graphic designing, with a touch of humor and wit, consider Nabbe as your best buddy. Surely, his content will inspire you to unleash your artistry and expressiveness.
Kevin De La Cerna
“TADAH!” This is the exact onomatopoeia you will utter once you watch the video tutorials of Kevin De La Cerna. With his mind-blowing quick Photoshop tips, it’s like a magic trick and you’re gonna drop your jaw, unnoticeably.
More than graphic designing, he is also a cinematographer, photographer, and video editor. Amongst all the skills he got, summarizing the basic tools of Photoshop in a span of two to three minutes could probably save your day! Truth be told, he got the charm and articulateness as he expounds his words on his video tutorials. You can literally watch his videos all day.
Recently, he achieved another milestone as he reached 20,000 followers on Instagram. In addition to that recognition, Adobe Photoshop recently featured Kevin on its official pages. He truly inspires graphic designer newbies out there. As he said, you can literally attract anything you work hard for.
You can check out Kevin De La Cerna in the following accounts:
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Aside from his mastery of Adobe Photoshop, he also uploads video tutorials on photography and video editing, Kinemaster, and other software platforms. As he scans the technicalities of each platform, he demonstrates the process in layman’s terms using Filipino medium.
His tutorials will undoubtedly widen your horizon in grasping the basics of graphic designing. You’ll definitely enjoy the process, and of course, it will bring out the inventiveness in you.
On behalf of all the newbies, we are grateful for your efforts in sharing your excellence and utmost professionalism. Again, these are just four of my personal favorite content creators. For sure, there is still a lot to thank for.
It values zero pesos to support our own graphic design gurus. Leaving a simple appreciation message to their comment sections would also be an ideal act, too.
John Alfred Esmilla is an aspiring online journalist and educator. In his free time, he plays Mobile Legends and watches reality shows. A pitcher of coffee fuels him. He believes that height is just a number, so don't dare to ask it. His love language: acts of service.