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.
Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.