Basic Graphic Elements of a Flyer

Janice Jenkins asked:

To create a well designed flyer printing project, there are basic elements that should be present in your print flyers. Whether you are a graphic designer newbie or an experienced one, these elements are considered the backbone of any brochure or flyer printing design.

Here are some basic graphic design elements that every trained and professional designer knows about flyer printing:

1 – Color.

The first and foremost element that you should know is color. Color is the element that gets readers attracted. Make sure that you customize your color for your flyer printing design according to the business you have. What color best describes your product? For example, if you’re into surfboards, blue is often the color used to depict water.

One good advice from a graphic designer: always make your color easy to look at. If you yourself can’t stare at the color for the time it takes to get your message across, then junk it. And also remember that using more colored inks to your design mean more costs. So be careful in adding too much color that it goes beyond your budget. You would be better off using colored paper for your flyer printing project.

2 – Line and Movement.

In graphic design world, line means the rows and columns that your elements create within your flyers. And this is not just any ordinary line that you can just bulldoze into your flyer printing. All your lines should direct to one seamless movement that makes it easier for your target audience to get your message. Often, the movement starts at the top of the flyer, all the way down to the bottom of the page. The conventional movement creates a ‘Z’- the eye starts at the top left, and then goes to the top right, go diagonal to the bottom left, then finally stops at the bottom right.

The way to ensure its preciseness is to squint at your flyer 8 to 10 feet away. Make sure that your eyes go from top to bottom. If you see any line that is out of place, or directs you to go back to the top, or even makes you to stop reading altogether, then you got to rearrange some elements to get it back on track.

3 – Form.

Every element represents a particular form in your flyer printing. For example, your text forms a block or a rectangle, and your graphics form shapes. Instead of lines, your elements make forms that coordinate with each other. And as all forms go, they should all follow one movement- from top to bottom.

In addition, your symbols and words should be seamlessly integrated in your flyer printing message that they don’t individually compete for your target readers’ attention. They should blend well together that they look like one entire form when your flyer printing is completed.

Additional Advice:

The most important element though, is simplicity. When you’re not sure how to go about your flyer printing project, it is still best to stay simple. Get your message across in 10 words or symbols, max. And try to highlight one element if you can. Using too much symbols and words tend to confuse your readers. So avoid too much of everything. Since flyers are one sheet-prints, too many elements would make it less readable.

Good luck with your flyer printing project. I hope these suggestions work for you as they did with mine.

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