Graphic Design Questions:

  • Can I use images from the Internet for graphic design use? If not, where can I go to get free stock pictures?

  • Can I use Microsoft Word or Publisher for graphic design?

  • How will I receive my graphic design project once it's finished?

  • I want to design a logo for my company. How does that process work? Will I be charged more if I want revisions made to the graphic design or reorders? Does J.M. Field Marketing have client references?

  • In graphic design, what’s the difference between high resolution and low resolution images?

  • Is there a specific timeframe on graphic design projects at J.M. Field Marketing?

  • What is graphic design and why should I use it for my business?

  • What's required before working on my graphic design project?

  • What’s the difference between CMYK color and RGB in graphic design?

  • What’s the difference between vector based graphics and images in graphic design?


Specific Graphic Design Tools for Projects

Unfortunately, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, etc. are not graphic design tools or programs, so you shouldn’t rely on them for graphic design. These programs convert images automatically to RGB, which is not used for print. These are not page layout programs, so it will be more time consuming to layout any images for the designer.

When laying out any graphics or content, J.M. Field Marketing recommends sticking with graphic design tools, such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and/or Photoshop. If you’re not that familiar with any of these graphic design platforms, there’s definitely not a shortage of online tutorials that can teach you how to use them and explain all the different features. You can do a lot with Adobe Photoshop, from touching up photos to enhancing color to layering your designs.

Adobe Illustrator also has a realm of opportunities for your graphic design. Let’s say your graphic design content contains data. Well, Adobe Illustrator lets you present your data in a detailed and manageable format. Adobe Illustrator also has typesetting features, allowing you to format text in a fast fashion. Adobe InDesign, another platform for graphic design, can be utilized for all different types of media like books, magazines, posters, brochures, flyers and newspapers.

Can I use Microsoft Word or Publisher for graphic design? was last modified: January 5th, 2015 by Kara