Layout and Composition: Advanced Principles

Layout and Composition: Advanced Principles

Build on what you learned in Graphic Design Foundations: Layout and Composition by taking a more advanced look at universal composition and layout principles. Instructor Sean Adams starts by teaching basic compositional elements, such as shape, color, and negative space. He then moves into advanced compositional topics, including how to use tension, scale, repetition, and hierarchy. After a look at proportion, he ends the course with a lesson on attributes. Learn about how minimalism can add interest to a composition, how to create a strong layout by cropping images and words in a somewhat unorthodox fashion, and more. Upon wrapping up this course, you'll be equipped with techniques and concepts that can help you craft unexpected, visually intriguing design solutions.

Topics include:

Creating meaning with complex shapes Using three-dimensional thinking Maximizing the power of scale How tension is created with dissimilar elements Alternative layout processes Minimalism and maximalism Rhythm in sequential design


  • 英文名称:Layout and Composition: Advanced Principles
  • 时长:1小时17分
  • 字幕:英语


  1. Welcome
  2. Shape and line
  3. Complex color and composition
  4. Three-dimensional thinking
  5. Typographic meaning
  6. Negative space
  7. Dynamic formats
  8. Tension
  9. Black and white high contrast
  10. Scale
  11. Repetitive form
  12. Hierarchy and meaning
  13. Symmetrical solutions
  14. Asymmetry and function
  15. Alternative layout processes
  16. Disharmony
  17. Minimalism
  18. Maximalism
  19. Rhythm in sequential design
  20. Unorthodox cropping
  21. Next steps