Formal and Informal Page Layouts Formats for Designing

A page layout is an art of arranging or organizing text and images (illustrations, symbols, photographs etc.) on a page or pages to create a desired and pleasing effect. A well-designed page attracts the reader’s attention and presents the material in an easy to read fashion. Modern page layout offers the Graphic Designer with many options that make his/her work very attractive, effective and unique.

i. Formal / Symmetrical layout:

This is a format that is divided into two equal parts to achieve balance. It is achieved when an imaginary vertical centre line divides the layout and each side of it contains an equal amount of copy text and illustrations. It expresses dignity and stability. The formatting “toolbar” on the computer has commands or operations which help designers in organizing their page layouts such as in typesetting their work according to specification. Examples are the Justified, Unjustified and Centered layouts.

• Justified: In this arrangement, all lines have the same length and are aligned to form a straight line at both left and right or flush left and right. Word spacing is adjusted so that each line fills the entire measure. It is the commonest format and is very easy to read. However, its demerit is that it contains a lot of hyphens.

• Unjustified: The lines of type in this format is either flushed left and rugged right or flushed right and rugged left. The flush left is common and easy to read but flush right is not popular and is difficult to read.

• Centered: Type lines in this arrangement appear rugged at both ends. The lines centered on an imaginary vertical line making it symmetrical. It is a good layout format for headlines and certificates.

ii. Informal Layout

It is also referred to as Asymmetrical Layout. This format has an informal balance. Each side contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations. Informal balance gives the artist the freedom in placing the different types and elements of design using personal opinion and taste. It is often difficult to read. Examples of the informal layout are contour, run-around and inclined layouts.

• Contour: In this style, each side contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations in an undulating form (move in a wavy pattern).

• Run-around: In this format, each side of the layout contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations in a circular form.

• Inclined: In this layout style, each side of the layout contains unequal amounts of copy text and illustrations which are slanted to either left or right (diagonal pattern).

Spotlight Your Special Event With Custom Wall Graphics

Everyone’s seen them, those walls behind the stars at every red carpet event. With every step the rich and famous take, photographers capture their images and the image behind them featuring a sponsor’s logo. The step and repeat wall gets its name from its original use as a backdrop for photo ops at Hollywood events like the Oscars. As stars walked past photographers, each one would pause for a photo shoot. The star would “step” to just the right place, a photo would be taken, and then the next star in line would be asked to “repeat” the process. Step and repeat walls are usually printed with a repeating image of sponsors’ logos. An event with multiple sponsors might include several logos. Charities sometimes use wall graphics for their events as a way of recognizing contributors.

But the famous aren’t the only ones worthy of a great photo opportunity. These step and repeat walls or banners are now staples at events around the world. From charity golf scrambles to summer concerts, event planners everywhere are including step and repeat walls in their decor. You can turn your event into a VIP experience for guests, and give them the star treatment, with your own custom printed wall graphics.

Defines the Event and the Event Space

Custom-printed walls allow you to control your event’s space and appearance.

Using the media wall printing technology, your custom wall graphics print can be printed onto removable vinyl and installed directly onto the walls at an event site, or vinyl or fabric walls printing can be created and mounted onto portable frames.

Not only do these graphic walls provide a custom visual backdrop for your event, but they can also serve to define and divide your event space. Just as the step and repeat walls in Hollywood guide stars down the red carpet, so you can guide your guests into your next event. Custom printed fabric walls can divide a space or hide an unattractive feature in a rented event space. For outdoor or combination indoor and outdoor events, step and repeat walls can help contain crowds and keep your brand on display.

Set the Stage for Selfies

Do you remember the photo backdrops from your high school dances? They might have been ore-printed on cardboard or painted by the art students and were usually designed to match the dance’s theme. Or maybe you’ve seen them in old photos of kids with Santa with the fake snow and workshop in the background. Well, media walls have come a long way since then! Now you can choose your graphics and have them custom printed. Your style and design can be temporarily applied to the walls of your event location or printed on portable fabric or vinyl. Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind image for their personal photo ops. Using custom media wall printing, wedding guests can pose with the happy couple and charitable events can leverage the power of selfies to get the word out. Large or small, you can share your brand or your idea with your guests and their social media followers.

Our style and design can be temporarily applied to the walls of your event location or printed on portable fabric or vinyl.

Treat your guests to a one-of-a-kind image for their personal photo ops. Using custom media wall printing, wedding guests can pose with the happy couple and charitable events can leverage the power of selfies to get the word out.

Large or small, you can share your brand or your idea with your guests and their social media followers.

So whether you’re planning a wedding party, a charity race, an awards ceremony or just a fun family get together, give your guests the star treatment with custom printed graphics from Twiisted Media!

Graphic Design FAQs – Finding the Path of Success

Facing problems in graphic design is normal but finding a quick answer also remains a problem. Sometimes even the most gifted designers get wedged in a difficult predicament. Even if he does eventually get out of the dilemma, the solution to one problem gives way to another.

To answer the most general questions people have in their mind concerning design, I have answered a list of FAQ’s. The answers are based on my personal experiences as well as the answers given by other experts.

What is the meaning of Graphic Design?

It is the ability of creating novel ideas. It joins the creativity of fine art with the results-focused theories of marketing to create effective communication resources. Where graphic design varies from fine art is in its quest of fulfilling the client’s purpose. Whether convincing the audience to support a public cause, helping a business attract customers or simply educating employees how to operate new computer software, every part of the design is intended to achieve a goal.

What are some common Design Degrees?

While there are many degree programs, it’s imperative to locate one at a school with qualified design faculty, resources and a comprehensive prospectus that go with with your career objectives. The most common graphic design degree programs to become a Graphic Artist are an Associate or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

What is the job of a graphic designer?

Graphics designers exploit visual vocabulary; concept, shape, illustration, photography, color, and fonts to make a wide array of communication projects. These projects may involve logo designing, advertising, annual reports, newsletters, publications, packaging, company brochures, business cards, other promotional items, website designing, sales related materials etc. By portraying their individual creativity, technique of fine art and market investigation, a graphics designer conveys the message to inform, persuade, and motivate audiences to action. We can say that graphic designers organize and develop the “look and feel” of the business.

Is Graphic Design a high earning career?

Even though, Graphic Design might not be the highest paying professions, but the prospects in this field are diversifying. Most designers should start with a salary in the normal range and find their satisfaction in the quality of their job. Some areas of Graphic Design do pay very well; with experience, many designers could earn a fortune.

What are the most common design software programs?

The term desktop publishing was originally formulated to describe Aldus (now Adobe) PageMaker and among professional designers refers to high-end page layout software programs like Adobe InDesign and QuarkXPress. Additionally, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, FreeHand, and Corel Draw, are frequently used graphics software programs used for professional design work. There is no single best graphic design software program. There are, however, specific programs that are better suited for certain tasks than others. The above cited programs are deemed as standard; nonetheless, they are not the only options.

What is 3D Graphic Arts?

3D Graphic Arts (also known as computer graphic animation) employs computer graphics to generate realistic 3-dimensional images for computer and video games, web and movie animation. 3D computer animation techniques are more refined than 2D animation techniques since they create more realistic and smoother.

What are the potential costs in designing?

The potential costs linked with the development of various materials differ greatly based on the complexity of the work and the requirements involved. All clients are given a price estimate, which includes a break-down of the time of the work, the printing and production costs.

Why is it better to hire a professional designer?

Normally, freelancers are people with a limited amount of experience. They may work a full-time job and freelance (so they work on your project when they get a chance). Freelancers may not have a backup system or have a secure spot for your information. A professional designer will use the latest professional tools to create your work. The files produced are the kind that printers and web developers expect to receive in order to produce professional output. Moreover, a professional designer will consider contrast, color, proximity, repetition, alignment and typography when designing for you.

Which Interview questions are asked from designers?

How much experience do you possess?

Who is your favorite designer? Why?

How do you define graphics designing?

Which graphics designing software do you have experience using?

Where do you go for inspiration?

Is it essential to get my work copyrighted?

A copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects the maker of an original, novel and creative work against duplication of his effort. When someone creates a new original work, he or she has already, in theory, secured the rights for that work, simply by creating it first. The quandary is that copyrights which are not officially registered are difficult to protect lawfully if someone else tries to steal the idea; so copyright owners enroll them to further protect their creations.

What makes a great design?

Although the answer to this question is quite debatable but in a nut shell a design is successful when it appeals to the observer and evokes a reaction. That might be a person deciding to purchase a new product. It may be an emotional response, such as laughter, or even shock. A good design must communicate the intended message successfully.

My purpose for answering these basic questions was to clarify the ambiguous concepts occupying the minds of up and coming graphic designers.