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ATLChris says

I was just curious, but do you all ever sketch out designs on paper or wireframe software before you dive right into it?

Call me old school, but I still love to hand draw layouts and designs before I ever open Photoshop. How about you all? I have an assortment of colored pencils and grid paper in my office and still love to sketch it out by hand haha.

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kailoon Reviewer says

Yes, I did. Both when doing web design and illustration. It saves a lot of time.

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SuperMario290 says

Definitely. Good ol’ pencil and paper really works well when drawing out designs. you can redo things, and do tons of variations before you have to work with more complex technology. I think it takes a lot of the time away and makes things a lot more simpler :)

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mikemcalister says

Not me. I pretty much know how I want a site to look before I even open Photoshop. Call me crazy, but I like brainstorming in my head for a few weeks before I actually start to execute design.

Also, I’m terrible at drawing, even simple wireframes ;)

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SuperMario290 says
Also, I’m terrible at drawing, even simple wireframes ;)

ah yeah me too, so bad at drawing. I guess i just learn to kinda see what a good drawer would see if he was doing the same thing :D

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KiaJavid says

I’m so bad at drawing :) but still, I always start with sketching. It saves a lot of time for me.
I draw wireframes on a big whiteboard on my wall

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blabus says

Nope, don’t sketch. It’s faster for me to just prototype right in Photoshop, and that way if I stumble upon an effect, layer style, etc. that I think looks cool, I can just save it and put it off to the side in case I end up wanting to use it. I do however occasionally wireframe things in Illustrator, as I find it has much better dimensioning tools than Photoshop.

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0703 says

oh honestly it depends on where ( what i place ) and when ( in what situation ) i get an idea. weather for a webdesign or a logo or just a simple posterdesign. so whatever is around me i have to use. as you maybe know, while taking a shower you get the most inspirations, it has something todo with the fresh and very clean air you get under water. so i always have a moleskin in my bathroom. when im at work it depends. actually i draw so “picasso” style, i cant figure out later what my brain told me. have to focus more, but still, its just a kind of draft. lucky me i always find the perfect pictures when i have a design in mind

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TahaH-Studio says

For web design I just do a quick mochup either on paper or a quick one on photoshop. If I didnt do that I will change my mind almost every 2 seconds thats why I need to have some kind of planning and research before I start any project. :D

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DigitalHenry says

I sketch my layouts most of the time. Especially when I’m stuck. Part of my workflow.

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