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    http://www.gomediazine.com/insights/grid-kit-design-layout-templates/

    this might interest you if you're just starting with layout design.

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    Try graphic river

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    The best advice that I can give is to practice and observe. The more layouts that you do, the more you get a feel for the page. Make sure to print out and read the page(s) too, and get a feel for how well it works as a reader. I'd also advise collecting books and flyers that you like, and trying to reconstruct the grid they've used. Get a sense for what works about the layout (including font selection, point size, leading etc) and try and apply those principles to your own work. It can all seem a bit mysterious for a while, but the more doing and assessing you do, the quicker it will become demystified.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucasbach View Post
    Usually I just google what I want inspiration for, for example, if I'm working on a brochure I search for "brochure design inspiration".

    One of the results:

    http://idesignow.com/brochure-inspiration-2/90-best-brochure-designs.html#.Ut1NlGRpRGx

    Pretty much the easiest way to go if you don't have any resources already at hand that you want to try out...

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    Learn about how to use grids. The book 'Grid Systems in Graphic Design' by Josef Muller-Brockmann is the 'Bible' for Graphic Designers.

    Also - don't be afraid of 'white/empty space'. Use it as a design element.

    Best of luck...

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    Read some books about grid system would probably help
    Make and break the grid
    Grid system in graphic design
    etc

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    You could try sites such as Betype but its mostly on typographies, or just borrow a book on grid systems in graphic design.
    But first of all, sit down, think, be sure in what you want and then just let your imagination flow and then simply put it all into place, make some creative order :)

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    deviantart is another great avenue for ideas, examples, and inspiration.

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    Get some inspirations from the links provided by those above and definitely thing about content first. Design for the content, don't just be trendy.

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    Firstly look at your content and that should help decide appropriate layout.
    Eg. if theres a lot of complex content then you may have more columns but its always best to keep things as simple as you can. If your struggling then use a grid and dont forget that grids can be used vertically to, ie a baseline grid that gives you solid vertical rhythm.

    Good luck

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    Definitely Pinterest using the search function. But sometime just browsing Behance can be just as useful.

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    designspiration with a search for layout design returns some pretty nice things to get you started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trangbrown View Post
    Hi :)

    I find it hard to design LAYOUT for Booklet, Leaflet, Brochure, ...ete
    Who can help me, plz?
    I think we all find it hard. I find looking through magazines, books, online helps a lot. I also collect loads of nice printed material which i later use for inspiration.

    D

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    I love pinterest!

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    For me it helps to get your canvas set up as a way to focus your efforts.

    First, what is the size of the pamphlet? How many pages? What's the bleed? How much inset do you need?

    Set up your sheet for the front and the back and put dividers where the folds are. Set up a guide for your bleed and your inset. Make sure everything is exactly where it needs to be using align and precise movement commands. Turn "snap" on!

    Then just try to understand what the feeling of your brochure is, is it funny? serious? elegant? hip? Once you know what personality your brochure has it is much easier to nail down the design.

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