According to Dictionary.com, graphic designing is the art or profession of visual communication that combines images, words and ideas to convey information to an audience to produce a specific effect (Random House, Inc. 2018). It can be physical or virtual (online) and it can have words, pictures or graphics. On the other hand, according to ThoughtCo, Desktop Publishing is a term used after the development of a specific type of software. It’s about using that software to combine and rearrange text and images and creating digital files for print, online viewing, or websites.
Desktop publishing can be considered a component of graphic design. They are often intertwined. Desktop publishing is an activity used by people who are amateurs the does not have an art directors background, and graphic designers use desktop publishing software and techniques to create the print materials they visualize. Graphic design has to do with full webpage designing, product packaging graphics, layout and design, and advertising design. A graphic design company can be a desktop publisher, but desktop publishing companies are not always graphic designers. Graphic design requires considerably more knowledge and experience than desktop publishing does. “Desktop publishing software aids in the creative process by allowing the designer to easily try out numerous page layouts fonts, and colours” (ThoughtCo. 2014). Graphic designing combines text and images to create and communicate effective messages in the form of logos, brochures, newsletters, posters, websites, ads, and a variety of other marketing devices. A graphic designer may specialize in one or more areas such as logo design development or webpage design. There are many tools used in desktop publishing, including Microsoft Publisher and Word.
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