Wednesday, November 19, 2008

[PDF Business Wednesday] Graphic Design

If you really want to get in the buisness of PDF RPG creation you need to understand the one thing that everyone over looks often, the graphic design of your product. If you take a long look at RPGNow on any given day you will see a lot of medium to outright BAD and complete crap graphic design work. Here are some of my favorite bad designs, see here, see here, and this one. I don't care if you have the greatest games to be invented since checkers, no one will care about it if it looks like crap. This is the place that people jugde a book by it cover. Now I know a lot of you are saying, "But Louis. I am not a graphic artist like you, what can I do?" My personal favorite book for beginner graphic designers or those who want to learn more is the Non-Designer's Design Book, The (3rd Edition) (Non Designer's Design Book). This book give you more then a basic knowledge to get you started and working in the right direction to understand what is good design and what sucks. There are enough people putting out bad looking stuff. Do you really want to be part of it? If you are in this business, then be in this business. Talk to you later...