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InDesign: Layout and Composition

This course presents key design concepts and techniques that you can use to improve your designs. Designer Nigel French takes you through a series of projects to help you sharpen your layouts and compositions with Adobe InDesign. Nigel uses business cards to show you how to arrange multiple elements in a small space and have them be both readable and visually compelling. Next, he moves on to determining a cohesive layout, exploring different configurations, and using scaling and active white space in a full-page magazine ad. Nigel walks you through structuring space for a magazine spread, establishing hierarchy in your page layouts with an event poster, and working with scale, symmetry, and asymmetry as you design a book cover. He finishes up by showing you how you can use text wraps to create more dynamic and visually interesting layouts.

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