There’s no doubt that the choice of background can make or break a design. The background design you choose can dramatically change the visual impact it creates and makes your creative feel complete. When there are various options to choose from, it can get a little intimidating to pick the perfect one for your design. Most common options being pattern, image, solid color, and even gradient backgrounds.
With Simplified you not only will know when to use a specific background but learn about which one will convey your message in the best way.
To help you choose a suitable background from a wide range of options, let’s cover the basics, first.
- Firstly, with a solid color background, you can effectively improve brand awareness with simple yet noticeable designs.
- Secondly, images don’t need to just sit alongside your graphic elements – they make striking backgrounds when placed correctly.
- Thirdly, gradients can be the ultimate go-to background design. They’re very versatile!
Using Background Design To Level Up Your Creative Design
Since starting with an empty page can be confronting, Simplified will help you discover a variety of design background options. You can customize each one, adding colors to your gradients and text to make it your own.
After signing in on our website, choose a preset and you can resize it later to suit all your social media outlets! Now let’s get to a Simplified background designing experience!
Related: Getting Started In Simplified!
Background design help strike a balance between all elements. Using a flat solid background is an incredibly effective way to create minimalist designs. The most important element to remember when applying solid backgrounds is the mood you want to create.
A contrasting duo of a light and dark color, or perhaps complementary colors from opposite sides of the color wheel will create impact. While a lighter combination will exude a more calming effect, giving space for text to play a domineering role.
To create a solid background color:
Step 1: Click on the artboard
Step 2: On the top tool panel, click on the ‘Paint Bucket’ icon to change the background color
Step 3: Choose a suitable solid background color
Step 4: Go ahead and add text & images to finish your graphic design!
Refer to the video below to see how you can set a solid background and alternatively images with ease!
The specialty of a gradient is that you can blend almost any color. Whether neutral or bold, a gradient background design is always a sophisticated choice.
Gradient backgrounds are a more subtle approach than solid or block color. Whether you apply a radial or linear gradient, you will see a different influence on your designs. This will have a direct impact on your audience’s focus point. Hence, they are powerful backgrounds which can radically cater to a design’s message.
To create a gradient background
Step 1: Click on the artboard
Step 2: On the top tool panel, click on the ‘>’ icon to open a side panel
Step 3: Click ‘Gradients’
Step 4: Add additional colors and customize them to form a theme
Step 5: Adjust the coverage of each specific color on the gradient
Step 6: Tweak the angle of the gradient flow to give a holistic look to the background design
Checkout the video below to see how you can set an gradient background within seconds!
Background design colors create depth and contrast, furthermore allowing designs to stand out and grab attention of the audience. Creating an image background, helps your audience quickly and immediately relate your message visually.
Simplified Tip: Sometimes image as a design backgrounds can clash with font colors and make it difficult to read what’s on the page. Make sure to use colors that are easy to read against your background image.
To create an image background
Firstly: Click on the artboard
Secondly: On the top tool panel, click on the ‘Paint Bucket’ icon to set image background
Thirdly: Click on the ‘Image’ icon
Fourthly: This would open an image panel on the left
Finally: Search for a specific image and click; to make it your design background
Simplified Tip: To make an image on your artboard into a design background. Simply, Right click on the image > Set as background
There you go, finding your perfect background design, Simplified. Are you ready to take your design up a notch?