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Layout and Composition with InDesign
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Layout and Composition with InDesign

with Nigel French

Video: Welcome

Hi, I'm Nigel French. We'll be applying simple and effective design principles And we'll see how much the creative use of white space So, let's get started.
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  1. 3m 24s
    1. Welcome
      52s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      1m 48s
    3. Using the exercise files and fonts
      44s
  2. 12m 9s
    1. Arranging elements
      2m 39s
    2. Experimenting with different configurations
      2m 30s
    3. Exploring alignment and repetition
      1m 53s
    4. Challenge: Design your own business card
      1m 8s
    5. Solution: Design your own business card
      3m 59s
  3. 5m 2s
    1. Determining a cohesive layout
      1m 41s
    2. Exploring different configurations
      1m 34s
    3. Using scaling and white space
      1m 47s
  4. 32m 22s
    1. Microspacing and macrospacing
      3m 0s
    2. Using white space in a magazine layout
      1m 47s
    3. Integrating white space
      2m 27s
    4. Finding more ways to utilize white space
      2m 40s
    5. Working with a feature article
      2m 51s
    6. Organizing a page with rules
      3m 57s
    7. Finding more ways to use page rules
      3m 14s
    8. Working with a floating column
      2m 39s
    9. Working with tint boxes
      4m 5s
    10. Challenge: Create your own two-page spread
      1m 4s
    11. Solution: Create your own two-page spread
      4m 38s
  5. 9m 19s
    1. Establishing hierarchy
      1m 36s
    2. Balancing consistency and variation
      3m 47s
    3. Formatting the supporting text
      3m 56s
  6. 13m 22s
    1. Scale, symmetry, and asymmetry in a poster design
      3m 8s
    2. Scale, symmetry, and asymmetry in a book-cover design
      4m 30s
    3. Symmetry and asymmetry in a magazine layout
      2m 51s
    4. Challenge: Create a poster
      1m 6s
    5. Solution: Create a poster
      1m 47s
  7. 11m 16s
    1. Working with text wraps
      2m 2s
    2. Using a slight text wrap for effective results
      2m 34s
    3. Using a text wrap to integrate layout elements
      2m 5s
    4. Bleeds and crops
      2m 13s
    5. Unifying a group of images
      2m 22s
  8. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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Layout and Composition with InDesign
1h 27m Appropriate for all Jul 03, 2014

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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.

Topics include:
  • Creating visual relationships with alignment and repetition
  • Exploring different configurations
  • Using scaling and white space
  • Organizing a page with rules
  • Working with flexible column grids
  • Establishing hierarchies
  • Working with symmetry and asymmetry
  • Integrating text and images in your layouts
Subjects:
Design Page Layout
Software:
InDesign
Author:
Nigel French

Welcome

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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