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(20)
Level
Beginner
Updated
Feb 18, 2010
Duration
2h 0m
Description

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on the basic principles of graphic design. Presented by Digital Tutors, an Adobe-authorized training partner. My name is Eddie, and I'll be walking you through five basic principles of graphic design that should be understood and applied to every project you work on. 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 diving space within a composition. Next we'll learn about establishing a focal point within a design be creating emphasis. Then we'll learn about rhythm and how it effects the flow of our work. We'll move on from there and talk about unifying a composition using grouping, harmony, and alignment, and finally we'll learn about the importance of creating areas of contrast within a design. After viewing these lessons, you'll have a good understanding of the basic principles that work together within a design to make it successful. So let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.