Many talented graphic design artists with a master’s degree actually never had a chance to work with relevant tools throughout the course of their studies. In Eastern Europe, college education lacks the relevant courses to prepare students for working in the gaming industry, so they are usually left to figure out on their own, how to achieve the desired level of the proficiency in that field. Luckily, artists are resourceful and creative, and can definitely step up and bridge those gaps.
Here I will go over some suggestions that have to do with environment design, but also with digital art in general. So, if you are struggling where to start looking and how to optimize your efforts, you might find the following advice useful.