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Elements of Graphic Design
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Released Feb 18, 2010
Eddie Russell

Pluralsight

Eddie Russell
In this series of lessons, we'll explore four different types of design element that you as a designer can incorporate into your own projects. We'll begin by learning about a few basic types of shape and some ways that we can incorporate them into our own work. Then, we'll explore some methods of modifying basic shapes to create a more advanced and focused form. Next we'll learn about line and how it can be used as either a divider or a border element within a composition. From there we'll move on and learn about a few basic types of image, including photographs, illustrations and background imagery. Finally, we'll learn about using type as a design element that can contribute to the overall communication of a design.
Introduction and project overview
1

Introduction and project overview

 
01:07
Exploring basic shapes
2

Exploring basic shapes

 
05:55
Using the pathfinder to modify basic shapes
3

Using the pathfinder to modify basic shapes

 
06:30
Icon creation: breaking it down into basic shapes
4

Icon creation: breaking it down into basic shapes

 
11:12
Icon creation: continuing to refine and combine shapes
5

Icon creation: continuing to refine and combine shapes

 
11:10
Icon creation: completing our icon
6

Icon creation: completing our icon

 
11:08
Using line to divide space within a composition
7

Using line to divide space within a composition

 
11:05
Using line to create a border within a composition
8

Using line to create a border within a composition

 
10:29
Using photographs within a composition
9

Using photographs within a composition

 
12:12
Illustrations
10

Illustrations

 
07:38
Background imagery
11

Background imagery

 
11:02
Basic functions of type within a composition
12

Basic functions of type within a composition

 
09:10
Type as a form or image
13

Type as a form or image

 
06:39