Learn about the basic principles of design and learn how to apply them to your work.
- [Narrator] Now we've had to look to look at…the elements of design, and some grids and guides,…let's have a look at some of the principles of composition.…So once you've decided which grid you'll use,…how do you compose the individual elements within it?…How do you work out what size elements should be?…And where to position them?…What color should they be?…How much space should you leave around them?…What speed should you use when animating them?…There are so many considerations,…that it can be overwhelming.…Luckily there are a few principles of application,…that will help you decide the best course.…
You need to consider all of these principles…when choosing your layout.…As I've said before, this may seem labored at first,…but soon, with a bit or practice,…it will become instinctive.…The first principle we'll look at is unity.…Most of the time,…you should be aiming for unity in your designs.…It's usually achieved by consistent use of color, fonts,…logos, or other composition elements.…Limitation may sound initially like a bad thing,…
In this course, learn about the most important principles of composition and how to use them in your designs. Instructor Angie Taylor puts these principles in context by taking you though the development of an online advertisement, and showcasing the different techniques used throughout her workflow. She demonstrates how to capture colors, patterns, and shapes using the Adobe Capture app; develop your rough ideas into layers that are ready for animating; compose design elements in After Effects; and create 3D artwork with Cinema 4D and After Effects.
- Using color, contrast, line, and shape
- Sampling colors from photographs
- Creating swatch groups in Adobe Illustrator
- Adding dimension with space, motion, and depth
- Creating vector shapes with the Adobe Capture app
- Coloring artwork in Adobe Draw
- Illustrator layer structure for 2D animation
- Composing design elements in After Effects
- When to use Cinema 4D for 2D-style animation
- Creating 3D artwork for motion graphics
- Adding depth to 3D objects with shading