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Many designers overlook the importance of composition—it's one of the tasks they do every day. But there are many techniques that you can use to help improve your designs at this fundamental level. Join designer Nigel French as he takes you through a series of real-world projects (business cards, magazines, posters, ads, and book covers) to help you improve your layout and composition skills with InDesign.
Hi, I'm Nigel French. Welcome to Layout and Composition with Adobe InDesign. In this course, I'm going to talk about practical techniques for creating better looking layouts using typical design projects, like a business card, a full-page ad, a magazine layout and a poster. We'll be applying simple and effective design principles to create designs that are engaging and readable.
We'll look at the importance of contrast, repetition, hierarchy, and scale. And we'll see how much the creative use of white space can transform a stodgy-looking layout into one that's dynamic and engaging. So, let's get started.
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