At PosterMyWall, we allow people of all skill levels to create great design. We offer a huge assortment of designs so that you can find the right one for your purpose, make some small changes, and get a great looking product. But what if you’re looking for something more custom? Good custom design is easy if you keep some basic principles in mind. That’s why we love this YouTube video; Graphic Design for Beginners. In 14 minutes, it covers the important core concepts of design. Even a beginner will be creating great design in no time.
If you’re looking to do more extreme customization of a poster template or even start from scratch, but don’t have a design background, we urge you do so with these an understanding of these four principles of design in mind.
- Contrast – Using opposite elements together to get things to pop out
- Repetition – Use a design element many times across a design to make it fit together
- Alignment – Element placement to create order, consistency and connection
- Proximity – Grouping connected elements together to make information easy to find