Grid line structure

After doing some research from book in the Library I discovered the grid line structure and how graphic designers use these to help with their page layout. Furthermore this then develops on to using more grids like the rule of thirds, golden section and the Fibonacci Sequence. This information presented on this post is from both the internet and books.  From the research I have found, the idea of using grids in your design to help have control over the layout and design which is critical when you go from digital to print, this is also very important when making a design for the web. You can make these grids by using rulers, margins and columns.  A layout grid is an invisible force that gives the visible its structure and holds everything in its proper place. There are also special grids to help with layout for Binding Type.Below I’m going to insert some images that show this method in practise.


The Rule of Thirds: 

The rule of thirds is originally used by photographs when they are taking photographs they use this technique for placement of whatever they are taking. This came in helpful as this project was all about photography however you can use this in graphic design with the layout of a design or page. How The rule of thirds works  is by splitting an image into thirds, so you end up with 9 equal sections, then simply place your main subject where the lines intersect.

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The golden ratio or Fibonacci Sequence: 

Again both these techniques again can both be used in photography and graphic design. “The Golden Ratio is also known as the divine proportion. In maths and the art ,  there are two quantities are in the Golden Ratio if the ratio of the sum of the quantities to the larger quantity is equal to the ratio of the larger quantity to the smaller one. Also In mathematics the Fibonacci Sequence are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 55, 89,144, etc”.

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By doing this blog post, I have learnt so much about grid structures and how important they can be to a design. I already knew about the rule of thirds and the golden ratio etc as I have studied them in previous years. This will help me when it comes to building my double page spreads on the computer.



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