Graphic Design Basics
Explore the basics of design terminology and concepts, and create two-dimensional compositions.
All forms of visual art are based on fundamental principles of aesthetic design. Learn basic design terminology and concepts, and create two-dimensional abstract compositions using the elements of line, shape, space, value and color. Explore page and image management methods such as scaling, cropping and overlapping. Learn about information architecture and content hierarchy and how to assemble type and images using a grid.
As part of Bellevue College, we’re a proud Northwest educator with a 50-year history of adult learning and inclusion. Opened to more than 32,000 learners each year. In the heart of the Pacific Northwest's tech hub, Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College provides forward looking professional training designed for today’s lifestyles and the future of work.
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