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

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

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