Designers have always been able to apply their design skills to any kind of product.
From office supplies to cars, it’s all been possible.
But that’s changing.
Today, there are more and more designers, artists, and designers who aren’t even in the same room with their products.
For those who are, it might be worth paying a bit more attention to the design principles behind a coatings coatings that you’re applying to your own work.
Here are five tips for making your work more artistic with your design.1.
Be flexible with your coatings design approachIt’s easy to get caught up in the aesthetics of your work.
You might start by creating a design that looks great on a product, but you won’t necessarily like the final product.
For instance, some people may want their work to look like they were applied on a piece of art.
So, instead of simply applying your own coatings to a piece, you can apply coatings you’ve applied yourself or have made yourself.
And, it may be a good idea to experiment with your own process before you go to a design firm.
“I’ve had clients ask me to apply a coat in their office, but they said it wasn’t the best idea,” says Kristina Giannini, a product designer at Topshadow Design.
“So I’m always thinking about how to make this a more beautiful experience.”2.
Be creative with your materialsThere are a number of different types of coatings out there, and the best way to get creative is to take the coatings and make it your own.
“When you’re designing a coat, you need to be creative and think about how it’s going to be used,” says Giannina.
And that means using materials you can see as a designer, rather than just the coat.
“For example, if you want to make a new coat, it can be more important to use a coat that’s a little more opaque and not as thick as a standard coat,” says Kia Soh, a design associate at Abrasive.
“Then, you have to find a coat with a very fine grain texture, like a glossy texture.”3.
Use your creativity to make your designs stand outYou can’t always get away from your designs when it comes to coatings.
“If you want a coat to stand out, you want it to have a little bit of a texture and it has a little of a grain,” says Soh.
If your coat is going to look great on anything, like an iPhone case, that’s probably what you want.
“In general, I prefer coats that are softer and smoother than a standard coating,” says Topshed.
“But if you have a hard texture, you should consider using a coat of something like a brushed powder.”4.
Choose your materials wiselyYour coatings need to meet certain aesthetic standards, which can vary widely.
But, Soh says, it also helps to know how to use different types.
“You can use different materials on your coat, or you can mix and match,” she says.
“A good rule of thumb is to mix and blend coatings with the materials you’re going to use, and then you can tweak that to your liking.
You want to mix them in with your actual work.”5.
Use the right tools for your coatins taskThe right tool is always a must for a successful coatings application.
“The most important thing is to have the right tool, and that includes a brush,” says Lillie Lee, a senior product manager at ABrasive.
She recommends the Abrasion Professional Brush, which has a flat blade for applying coatings on a smooth surface and a brush for applying coats in the air.
“There are many different brushes out there,” she adds.
“They’re all different in that they have different properties, but most of them are very useful for creating a consistent finish on a coat.”
Want to learn more about how coatings are applied?
Check out this tutorial: How to Apply a Coat in the Air to Your Work.
Related Articles This article was originally published in February 2018.