Understanding different themes & Designs layouts in CorelDraw
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Hello Friends! Welcome to Learnvern!
In the last lecture, we saw how we can create a brand theme.
What is a brand theme? What is visual balancing? We have seen all of that.
Now, we will see what their practical example is and what are the examples of visual balancing.
Without doing practical examples, we won't be able to understand it.
We have to see examples of visual balancing and theme.
Let's start with their theme and examples.
Now, we have to see in the practical world, when we are creating anything then what should be taken care of.
And what do we need to face?
We will take practical knowledge, so that when we enter into a practical world, we also have practical knowledge along with theory.
As I said normally, typography and title should be created in that manner so that the whole focus should be on that only.
This is just a normal example, “Limited time offer Final sale up to 70% off (shop now)”
You can see that “final sale word” is a perfect shape and slightly rotated.
It is a little bit tilted.
Then we have kept two fonts in that and you can see the color of the font, first they took dark blue then yellow as per theory of colors, background light then content should be dark.
Contrast is also set here in a well manner, sale is in blue with white background and final is in yellow with blue background.
As you can see there are some strokes in the background to bring the focus in the design.
Then up to 70% off and shop now, shop now is considered a button.
You should take care of these small details.
Whenever we create any design then our perception should be clear about what kind of things we have to pass out through the message.
Let's see another example. This is more creative, the designer has taken up to 80% off separately in round shape. And also there he played with color contrast. There are three colors here.
First yellow, red and white. Design is created with this much color only. You always keep in mind that Whenever you create any theme or design then maximum use two fonts or three colors only. You can use more color but it is not advisable because a minimal trend is going on in 2021.
See that everything is aligned, nothing is overlapping, and nothing is messy.
“Limited time offer only” that patch is shown here in rounded shape.
We will see how these things will be created.
We have seen logo designing by basic things also with the help of Pathfinder.
We are going to see those things which will be used in the practical world.
As you can see here, the provider is shadowed to the whole patch in the bottom. then that + is making it more attractive.
After that look at this example.
As you can see here, there are three colors used in this and black color is considered separately with white background.
Purple color patch, yellow and white these many colors are used here and dark shadow behind the special offer patch.
And also they tried to make it more attractive by putting round balls, stars and triangles.
This way we can make things more attractive.
2 by 1 is there and they keep shadow behind it so that we will come into focus.
Let's see one thing practically. Take this example “super sale limited time best offer”.
Let's do this example practically. OK
Let's start, we will start drawing this one in CorelDraw.
First, I will copy it then I will do CTRL + V here.
As you can see the size of this.
This is 10 by 10 and we will do some modification here as we will try not to keep it similar.
We will first take a 10 by 10 square inside that sheet by double click.
We took a separate background where we will fill grayish color in that background, and I will disable the outlines.
OK! Now, as you can see the background here, let's think how to create the same. That part is a little tricky.
Let's create it.
We will draw a square from the center and convert it into a curve with CTRL + Q and by double click we will delete one of the points.
After that we will hold these two points and make it in the center. like that this is centralized now.
if I rotate this now it will be rotated from center because its Rotation point is center.
we will match the rotation point to the center of the box.
I clicked again so that the rotation sign would appear.
that's how we get the rotation ball, we will hold the rotation ball and bring it to center.
Done! Now, if I rotate this then it will be rotated from center.
I centralized it by clicking CTRL + Q and rotated slightly after that right click.
so it is automatically copied at 15 degree point. OK.
Let's see it again. I click the control to rotate a little bit and Click right on the 15 degree point.
So it is copied automatically there as we did it earlier.
Now, if I press CTRL + R, then our last move will be copied by CorelDraw.
So, CTRL + R, CTRL + R, CTRL + R. As much R I press, that much design will be copied in perfectly rounded shape.
Like this our design is created perfectly as we required.
I will take this to the other side so that I can select all of it perfectly.
I selected all of it then CTRL + G, I grouped all of it together. I will click P!
Now if I change the color, I will get a similar wave.
First of all I clicked this, so that background color will change and I also removed outlines.
Now how will I fill that blank portion?
If we make it bigger then it will come outside of the sheet.
So what will we do! We will make it bigger randomly then right click and select the power clip inside of this.
Done! This is how our background it's created. The focus which we wanted is created now.
Now it is the turn of the center shape
That is yellow. OK we have to create that.
If you see the yellow shape carefully, you will find that it is created with a normal shape like a rectangle shape.
OK we will take this first and keep it in the center.
I made it a little bigger and increased the width.
We need to hold the center point, so far that what we will do, we will take a reference line and keep it in center.
and we have to add a separate point on that reference line in the center.
When you select these points and click on convert to curve Then you will get a node. but right now we got a node in the bottom because it's point is upside down.
Now, we have to change the curve.
we have to click in the reverse direction because we need to change the direction.
I changed direction.
Now, we have a node on the top, so that we can modify it now.
We have to do the same thing here also. We will check the direction. Ok! it's direction is also on the downside.
We have to change direction again.
Click in the reverse direction again and we got the right direction.
Now, we have these two points on the top.
Center node is also on the top side.
as you can see that we perfectly got it.
I will stretch it a little bit upside down and leave it there and also draw a reference line so that up to that point my node would move perfectly.
We have to match this point in the same direction up to here.
as you can see that we have to create this shape.
Round from here and pointed from here.
Now, I made it straight and I kept this point till here.
Biggest motive behind this reference line is to get the same kind of shape on both sides.
From this point I made it straight And I set it up here with help of zoom in.
If you need to zoom in any time then you can do it.
Now, the top side is rounded but we have to make it pointy, like slightly sharp.
I selected the symmetrical mode and held these both until I pressed it.
This is slightly symmetrical and slightly sharp as well.
I will take it slightly upside.
as you can see that we got the same shape as we required.
if we want to make it more rounded than we can modify it according to us. OK
the upper part is done.
Now we have to complete the lower part.
Now there are two options. We can do the same as we did on the upper part or we can do smart work.
Industries mostly require all the work completed in a speedy manner. so we have to try to do smart work as much as possible.
so that you can deliver your work in a creative manner.
So always think how to repeat the same process without doing it again. There is a trick for that.
I made it’s lower part smaller like this and copied it from the upper side.
OK now we can see that both are copied. I combined both parts and welded it.
The shape became one after welding.
OK like this we can do the smart work and it will save our time.
This much part is done.
Now we have to do this shape. Pink! We will give normal color to this.
for now we'll put red in this.
we will adjust the red color from here and Convert in RGB.
Now it is the turn of this shape.
This is a normal shape and broader from one side.
We will not make the exact shape, we will try a slightly different one.
CTRL + Q, it will do the same job, as we did it earlier.
All the nodes are separated and we will change the color. Adjust the color.
We will take a lemon yellow kind of color and remove the outline. OK
center alignment is done.
I clicked C and E to make it perfectly centrally aligned.
Now, we have to make this part go backwards.
We learnt pen tools and with the use of pen tools, we can create this.
We might get some issues here, if I click here, we got nodes now but sometime it may be possible that on click, it will be cut down.
If you face this kind of issue then better group it together and then start working.
so that you will not find any problem. right now it is working perfectly so we will not group it.
I clicked it here and created a shadow as much as we require.
We will do the same thing here also.
I created the shadow here as well.
Whenever you create any shadow, always remember that a normal black color shadow may be created.
But whenever you are creating such a shadow which is going backwards then we have to keep in mind that there should be the same color, so here we will take yellow.
But it will be darker.
If you see it now you will feel that this is a one shape.
OK you can see that but if I made this color slightly darker than that thing will be differentiated automatically.
I will adjust slightly to the red side.
OK now you can see the 3D effect here.
You have to play with colors like this whenever you are giving a 3D effect.
You have to use a darkish or lightest kind of color.
Bring variation in the color to differentiate the thing.
don't keep the same color.
We have to use the same color here as well and I deleted the outline as well.
We can do one more thing here, that is shadow.
We have a drop shadow.
We have to give very minimal shadow.
We just need to give the feeling that something is coming outside.
Now, Things are done.
we have to make this round. we will not make the same star.
we will keep it different.
we took this Polygon.
We created six sides in this Polygon and holding shift tool, we have to hold any one point then we have to click shift and bring inside like this.
Then all the sides will react the same, when you do the same by clicking the shift.
Like this we can make a six sided polygon and now try in eight sides.
It will look better on the eight side.
We will bring it here and give it a different color.
We will delete it's outline. there is white outline, we will try to make it similar here.
I hope you understand this part. Now we will see the fonts.
we will write shop now in normal font. CTRL + A, SHIFT + F3 and uppercase.
We will draw a box and we will keep this font inside.
Our color is red here, it is slightly darker.
We will keep white here, so it becomes visible perfectly.
We can choose the font according to us.
we will give white color to this outline. Like this!
Now we have to write a super sale.
we will copy the same font and keep it outside and will give black color to it.
CTRL A + SHIFT F3 and Uppercase.
We have to go give bold fonts to this.
try to select a simple font always.
Curvy fonts are not much used in current trends.
I selected this font and for the below mentioned “limited offer”, I can take the normal thinner font.
I centralized these two by holding this.
And I want contrast here so I can do black color because that is visible too and red color is also visible.
To increase its visibility, I can do one thing that I will keep outlined to this in white color.
Otherwise, there is one more thing, if I have to give a perfect outline along with the background.
Then go in effect and select contour.
Shortcut key for that is CTRL + F9. We will select this from here.
We have to decrease it and give it a rounded shape and keep alignment outside.
We can outline red and field white.
Let's see how it looks.
After applying it, we get to know that the fill should be white as well.
Slight offset increase and field in white. Yes!
This much part is done! We have to do a little more.
We can fill this blank part by increasing it. Now, it's got a perfect border line base.
Base is clear now and now we will close it and slightly down side.
To bring more focus to this, we can give a drop shadow to that.
We can give soft drop shadow and slight round and increase it from here.
We can drop shadows like this.
Otherwise, if we want to make it more special.
Remove the drop shadow and + (Plus) it and slightly downside and give black color.
Now differentiate both. Now text is separated, and the counter is also separated.
CTRL + K, break everything! We have to delete this and black color to this.
CTRL + Page down, so that will go behind the shape and all remaining this will be as it is.
When we press SHIFT + PAGEDOWN then all the shapes which have a layer, then It will go behind layer by layer.
And if we want to put in step by step then CTRL + PAGEDOWN.
This much part is done! Set it and give transparency to this about 70%, so it will look like a shadow.
We will centralize the “limited time” and “40% off”.
Bring it down and CTRL + K. We will give shadow to this also.
We can create designs like this.
But how will we create this one? Here is a round shape and point in the bottom.
As we already knew how to make this?
We will not do CTRL + Q, rather we will make this round by holding this and after that, we will press CTRL + Q.
Upper part is done and after that, we will delete any one node, we will centralize it.
Now, you can see this is done.
We will set these things randomly here.
There are lots of shapes, but we want to make that many.
We will make copies of these both, and finish it accordingly in a speedy manner, so that we will be able to see other designs as well. OK!
We can keep this here as well.
So that we can focus on sales.
Now, you can see how we created a whole design of sales.
We can do creativity like this in any post.
These are very basic, I mostly focused on shapes. How can we create this?
Now we will see further how we can create any post.
In the post, we will see breathing space, proximity, alignment, color correction and how we can incorporate any photo in the post.
We will see how we can make this more creative.
This much part is done. You understood it very well.
Let’s go further!
Let's see how we can make creative posts. see it carefully. We will study it very well and also observe it.
always remember that whenever you take any post you have to observe it very well. Because as much as you observe, you will learn that much.
Currently trends are updating very fast, people's tests are changing very fast so you need to study very well.
First thing as you can see here, all contents are left aligned. OK!
Not a single letter or line is going out. all are aligned very well.
The logo is written here this means it is a dummy design and we can keep any logo here. “Creative marketing agency” and all the related details are mentioned here. “no accelerate your online presence today”, this is a tagline. “learn more” and all related information to their website are mentioned here.
These things are kept here for visual balancing. Now what is visual balancing?
Whenever you create any design then not a single corner or place should be left blank, that’s called visual balancing.
Whenever anything looks weird to you then understand that visual balancing is not applied here.
Even if you put good colors, great fonts and are well aligned, visual balancing is such a thing that can ruin your design.
Visual balancing can be maintained and developed only by practice.
You have to watch it and observe it, how do you maintain your design and which corner you use for your design.
here this thing is not required at all but it is considered only for visual balancing but if we remove this then it will look weird.
There are a lot of these kinds of things which you have to understand in designing.
That thing does not have any use but to bring a charm in your design, you have to use it.
As you can see here, if I remove this then it will look a little weird because visual balancing is not there.
We extend this part in comparison to this and that’s why we have to put this sign here.
That's why it is looking balanced and this one is unbalanced. Hence, these little things matter a lot.
That's why you have to understand it very well and practice it.
here all the fonts are in one line and only two types of fonts are used here.
The logo font is different and all the detailing fonts are different.
Inserted photos are also creative, because in this photo a slight blue and Yellowish tone is given, so that this photo will match with the background.
whenever you put any information then you have to understand the parent child rule, because lots of designers put their information in a very good manner but they don't understand the parent child rule and that's why wrong information passes.
I will explain you parent child fundamentals while making practical creative.
After that, this creativity comes.
“Grow your business” here three kinds of fonts are used. all fonts are the same but their sizes are different. “great idea to” is kept small and “GROW” kept in a bigger font.
We supposed that this logo is orange because the orange bag is here. Also orange patch is used here and growth is written. You can understand “why is it used”. First thing is visual balancing and the second thing is to bring focus to “GROW”.
Whenever you see this creative post, your first attention will go to “GROW”.
OK after that we will read “grow your business”. This becomes a great tool to pass our messages to our customers.
“Grow and nature the ideas you have”, and an arrow is also inserted here to bring our focus on contact details directly. These all-small things matter a lot.
To give a base, a small patch is there and a small thin line is created on that. Because they want to connect the whole feel with the logo. Photo is also perfectly inserted.
Let's see the next image.
This is a little bit of a foodie type, and seems related to food.
First, they used a curvy font. “delicious Christmas food this weekend only” typography done in a very well mannered ad to give the feel of Christmas, they used stars and balls.
Background is created by lower opacity, stars are here and the whole thing is in the center line. This is the central line of creativity.
there is no left and no right, all things are in the center only.
to create visual balancing they used order now here and stars on the top corner.
The logo is also here and 50% off is written here.
for contact they mentioned a number in the bottom here.
This all is part of visual balancing.
We have seen the examples of visual balancing and understood their rules and regulations.
We also understood the themes.
In the next lecture, we will understand the practicals of visual balancing and layouting.
We will also do small workout activities. After that we will be able to understand what visual balancing is.
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