Course info
February 18, 2010
2h 0m

In this series of lessons focusing on the basic principles of graphic design, we'll begin by learning about composition and how every design element works together inside a composition. From there, we'll learn about both symmetrical and asymmetrical balance and discuss some basic rules of thumb for dividing space within a composition. Next we'll learn about establishing a focal point within a design by creating emphasis. Then, we'll learn about rhythm and how it affects the flow of our work. We'll move on from there and talk about unifying a composition using grouping, harmony and alignment. Finally, we'll learn about the importance of creating areas of contrast within a design. Software required: InDesign CS4, Acrobat Reader.

About the author
About the author

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.

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