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Composition

Course

This course focuses on movement and rhythm in compositions, utilizing repetition and rhythm to establish visual flow. By manipulating elements and utilizing Canva's animation tools, we can guide the viewer's eye movement. Visual hierarchy and emphasis are explored, examining their historical use in advertisements and understanding the order of importance in emphasizing focal points. Points of entry and design briefs are analyzed to enhance understanding. Achieving unity in compositions is also covered, including the concept of unity and various approaches to achieve it. The relation between Gestalt groupings and unity is explored, along with an analysis of a design brief.

This course focuses on movement and rhythm in compositions, utilizing repetition and rhythm to establish visual flow. By manipulating elements and utilizing Canva's animation tools, we can guide the viewer's eye movement. Visual hierarchy and emphasis are explored, examining their historical use in advertisements and understanding the order of importance in emphasizing focal points. Points of entry and design briefs are analyzed to enhance understanding. Achieving unity in compositions is also covered, including the concept of unity and various approaches to achieve it. The relation between Gestalt groupings and unity is explored, along with an analysis of a design brief.

Beginner

6 hours

Completion Certificate

Last Updated January 3, 2024

Skills you'll learn:
Visual design principles • Canva
Prerequisites:

No experience required

Course Lessons

Lesson 1

Introduction to Composition: Movement

In this lesson, we will explore how movement and rhythm create visual flow in compositions. We will also manipulate elements to guide eye movement and experiment with Canva's animation tools.

Lesson 2

Introduction to Composition: Emphasis

We explore visual hierarchy and emphasis in design and historical uses in advertisements. We look at the order of importance in emphasis and focal points, analyze points of entry and design briefs.

Lesson 3

Introduction to Composition: Unity

We look at achieving unity in compositions: understanding its concept and various approaches. Exploring Gestalt groupings' relation to unity. Analyzing a design brief.

Taught By The Best

Photo of Joshua Wilder Oakley

Joshua Wilder Oakley

Visual Communications Professor at California State University San Francisco

Joshua Wilder Oakley is currently a Visual Communications Professor at California State University San Francisco and has also taught at the University of San Francisco. His teaching philosophy mirrors his design philosophy - make the world a better place through good design and visual problem solving. In addition to teaching, Oakley is also a Freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer.

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