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Basics - Elements and Principles

Basics - Elements and Principles
Principles of Design: Balance, Proximity, Alignment, Repetition, Contrast, and White Space. Jacci Howard Bear Elements of Design: line, shape, mass, texture, color Get a better understanding of the basics of graphic design by studying the elements and principles of graphic design that govern effective design and page layout. Graphic design is the process and art of combining text and graphics and communicating an effective message in the design of logos, graphics, brochures, newsletters, posters, signs, and any other type of visual communication. Designers achieve their goals by utilizing the elements and principles of graphic design. By following each of two learning paths on these concepts of graphic design basics and their application in modern desktop publishing, those with no formal graphic design training can improve their page layout and text compositions. How to Do Desktop Publishing > Graphic Design Tutorials > Graphic Design Basics > Graphic Design Basics Course

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What is typography? Learn the basic rules and terms of type! Typography is, quite simply, the art and technique of arranging type. It's central to the work and skills of a designer and is about much more than making the words legible. Your choice of typeface and how you make it work with your layout, grid, colour scheme, design theme and so on will make the difference between a good, bad and great design. There are lots of typography tutorials around to help you master the discipline. But good typography is often down to creative intuition.