5 GOLDEN Rules Of MINIMAL Graphic Design *Pro-Tips*

do you want to unlock the secrets and
the golden rules for quality minimal design follow along and learn the
techniques that you must use to end up with quality minimalistic graphic
designs now one of the things that many designers forget about or even ditch
when working with minimal projects is imagery content now when people think of
minimal design they often think of wide-open spaces which in part is pretty
true but the use of imagery in a well-thought-out manner is highly
effective now of course not every minimal design
is going to use imagery but it is a great choice that can act as a focal
point or a balance either symmetrically or asymmetrically so as you can see on
the screen now the model in the middle is a focal point for the typography
neatly to the bottom left of her create some kind of balance as does the content
to the far left now coupled with open space this is an awesome minimalist
landing page design when picking imagery for your designs look for photos but
also that feels simple and easygoing experiment with the imagery actually
being in the background or maybe with a low opacity or even a blend mode font selection is vastly important but
even more so for minimal design that’s because on minimal design
there’s not many design elements competing for attention so a minimal
design it needs to feature clean and readable typography to be most effective
the trick here is to develop a font palates with one or two font families
and then create some hierarchy between them essentially contrasting and font
pairing because there is so little in the way of design elements don’t be
afraid to play with the main attention-grabbing text editing it and
seeing what creative twists you can apply all the while making sure it’s
still legible in minimal design the typography can be used as the focal
point if done correctly and remember typography is a key element in minimal
graphic design and it should be treated with the utmost care more so than usual your choice of colors in a minimal
design should be as simple as a typography selection black on white can
be your base colors yeah and you’re gonna argue black or white it’s not
color but you know what I mean but black and white doesn’t have to be the only
colors that you choose for your scheme some designers do fall into that trap
also try to pick one color to draw the design forward that matches the message
and also the theme of the design you can also consider maybe using colors to act
as a focal point in some way as you can see here with the red circle the driving
color of your choice can be bright or light and it can serve as anything from
a background texture to even an accent think about the key message of the
design as what is the overall feeling in the mood the color choice is going to
reflect the message and the mood and it also should compliment a typeface style
too now quick tip for using color on a minimal design is to use high contrast
so use colors that are obviously very different and Stark when set against
each other as you can see on screen now cleaning out the closet of your minimal
graph the design is really important after all it is a minimal design so it
basically needs the bare essentials and also it needs to be practical as well as
visually appealing think about each element individually does it serve a
purpose that’s going to create a better journey for the user or is it just pure
decoration if the answer is pure decoration then
you might want to rethink whether or not the element should be part of your
design minimal design is refined down to the key essentials and it uses those
essentials as the artistic attention grabbers now finally one key Golden Rule for
minimal design is balance for every bold or heavy element on your design look for
a way to balance it with shape space or light elements to establish harmony in
the overall design so notice on this design how the image in the center rides
then has some text off to the left creating a degree of balance also in the
upper right corner the logo is in case in a square which is a repetition of the
geometric shape below which again supplies a discrete form of balance then
on the second design you can see the Sun peeking over the here on the top left of
the poster which is one of the focal points however to balance this out the
text content has been placed in the bottom rights very neatly indeed but yet
furthermore the top half the design is lights and the bottom half is quite dark
so all in all this is a very well balanced minimal graphic design many
minimal graphic design projects can be text-heavy
leaving to some really dominating elements and spaces establishing a
counterbalance to that weight is important to keep the design from
feeling lopsided boy overwhelming now it’s time to test your knowledge on
minimal graphic design and try to answer the 6 questions that are coming up right
now let me know down below what score you get and I catch you at the ends so there are five golden rules what tips
to follow along with when thinking about mineral graphic design of course these
tips are more geared towards website design UI design brochure poster and
just layout design in general I’m not specifically loaded design if you want
to see a video on logo design minimal tips I’ve linked at the end of this
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future today peace

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