Keys to Amazing Graphic Design Layouts

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When a designer sits down to create any type of project, they have one goal in mind. Communicate a message to my target audience. But if you've ever wondered why design elements end up where they do, whether it be a picture, a graphic or some letters, then this course is for you. We'll break down eight core principles of composition and how they relate to graphic designers. We will begin with movement, but continue on and learn about contrast, proximity, rhythm, emphasis, balance, variety, and unity. To wrap this course up, we will put together a simple layout inside InDesign to put some of these principles into practice. After completing this course, you'll be equipped with a wealth of knowledge that will allow you to immediately begin improving the compositions of your design projects. Software required: InDesign CS6, Illustrator CS6, Photoshop CS6.
  • Introduction and Project Overview
    • Introduction and Project Overview
  • Keys to Amazing Graphic Design Layouts
    • The Focus of a Composition
    • The Principle of Movement
    • The Principle of Contrast
    • The Principle of Proximity
    • The Principle of Rhythm
    • The Principle of Emphasis
    • The Principle of Balance
    • The Principle of Variety
    • The Principle of Unity
    • Beginning Our Direct Mail Mini-project
    • Creating Background Elements for Our Direct Mail Mini-project
    • Creating Headline Type for Our Direct Mail Mini-project
    • Setting the Supporting Type for Our Direct Mail Mini-project
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