How to Use Construction Graphics in Adobe Photoshop

Whether you’re making construction ID cards, brochures, certificates, or whatever else, you need some fitting visuals to match them with your construction-based business or organization's work procedure, history, and dignity. That’s why the craft of graphic design is integral to all kinds of professional fields.

As interaction-design.org describes it, graphic design is the art of creating artistic and appealing imagery that serves to grab the interest of viewers. So, with our tips (found below), we can give you some advice on how to take advantage of graphic designs in Adobe Photoshop!

1. Pick the Right Size for Your Work

Before working on any kind of material, the size and orientation should always be decided at first. So, with Photoshop booted up, determine if the document should be oriented in portrait, landscape, or whatever other suitable formats for the material at hand. Then, measure the sizes/dimensions you need for it. A smaller size is preferable for documents like construction business cards whereas construction rack cards have many folds and should be bigger in size.

Don’t forget to apply a margin along the border before adding in any content!

2. Prepare Your Ideas and Imagery

With a size and format now put in place, you should now work on the theme and visuals of your material. In terms of construction, it’s a good idea to go with a vector design that contains a palette of yellow, blue, red, green, and/or brown. Utilizing geometric shapes and suitable icons/iconography also helps in conveying a theme around construction.

If you want to incorporate photography, then consider images of things like bridges, residential homes, skylines, urban buildings, etc. The context of your construction firm will determine what’s exactly suitable to have in these photos.

3. Place a Background and Draft the Written Content

Now that you have graphical material to work with, you need to have a background that unifies all of the content to come in later. So, either go with a single photo or color to span across the whole canvas.

Next, write/paste the written content for your material. Be sure to make your text readable by going with a font color that contrasts well against the background. Adding in colored textboxes or columns can come in handy for this.

4. Adorn Your Writing With Designs and Pictures

After inputting the written content, you can start mixing and matching your visual resources into the material--get creative! Have smaller images be breaks in-between paragraphs or be wrapped around the text in the middle of those paragraphs. Place vector designs along the borders of your material and/or the corners of columns/textboxes.

Make your construction/engineering business stand out with our Ready-Made Construction Graphic Templates!

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