Working with center alignment


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Working with center alignment

If you have taken any course in graphic design or read anything about graphic design, you have probably read that you should not use Center Alignment. That's more or less true I think, Center Alignment can tend to look a bit stale, a bit safe, a bit conservative, overall a bit boring. And that's not to say that it doesn't have its place. And when used well, it can be very effective, it can create a quite sophisticated look to your documents, but centering tends to be an alignment that beginning designers gravitate towards exactly because it is safe, the spacing on either side of each line is exactly equal.

So that is both its strength in some circumstances and its weakness. Because we have spacing that's exactly equal either side, what we don't have is any tension, everything is very much locked in place, very stabilized by having an exact amount of space there equal to that amount of space there, and this amount of space here equal to this amount of space here. That said, there ...

Working with center alignment
Video duration: 5m 36s 9h 7m Intermediate Updated Nov 12, 2014

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Working with center alignment provides you with in-depth training on Design. Taught by Nigel French as part of the InDesign Typography (2012)

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Design
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