The Principles of C.R.A.P. 2019: Alignment


Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles of design by designing a flyer explaining what each principle means and visually demonstrating what each principle looks like, so they can better understand and recognize what each principle looks like when it is used effectively.


Topics Discussed:

  • InDesign Page Layout
  • Horizontal Width
  • Vertical Width
  • Margins and Columns
  • Principles of Design (Alignment)


  1. Open the “C.R.A.P. Principles” InDesign document we created yesterday.
  2. Today we will focus on the principle of Alignment (lining objects up along a horizontal or vertical visual line). Create a new text box and write at least one complete sentence in your own words about what Alignment means, then use images (or text) to demonstrate what Alignment looks like.
  3. Leave room on your page for the remaining two principles! We’ll be doing the others tomorrow and Monday of next week!
  4. Remember the Principles of Design (C.R.A.P.): Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity, and let them guide all your decisions as you build this page! Remember to create a strong focal point, and a strong eyeflow using the principles!
  5. Save this assignment as “Your Name – C.R.A.P. Principles”. We will continue to work with this document tomorrow.
  6. We will hand in this assignment to the Assignment Post titled “Check for Understanding – Principles of C.R.A.P.” in your Google Classroom page on Tuesday of next week.

Assigned: September 5th, 2019
Teacher Pacing Due Date: September 10th, 2019