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Elements of design

Elememts and principals

What are the elements of design? Space, line, shape, form, texture, and color.
What are the principles of design? Balance, rhythm, proportion/scale, emphasis, and unity.
What is the principle repetition? A design is copied or repeated.
How does texture affect color? Smooth surfaces reflect more light than rough surfaces.
What do curved lines suggest? Adds a soft, graceful effect to designs. Too many will make a design bust. Doorway arches, ruffled, curved furniture.
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? Horizontal is left and right arts are equal, vertical is radial balance is elements radiate out from design.
What do diagonal lines suggest? Suggest action, movement, and excitement.
What is space? The area provided have for a particular purpose. Can have 2 dimensions- floor. Can have 3 dimensions- room or dwelling.
What are the four types of rhythm? Gives design direction and movement.
What is asymmetrical balance? Example? Visibly balance but its not identical. Example:a couch with an uneven amount of pillows
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? A horizontal line goes from side to side, and a vertical line goes up to down.
What is the golden mean? 3 to 5 ratio.
What is the difference between shape and form? Shape is a flat image basically 2 dimensions, and form is 3 dimensions.
What are the five types of balance? Symmetrical balance,asymmetrical balance, vertical balance, horizontal balance,radical balance.
What does unity or harmony mean? All elements and principles of design work together to create harmony.
What are the two things texture involves? A surfaces tactile quality, and involves how the surface feels to how it looks and how it feels.
What are the four types of line? Vertical line, Horizontal line, Diagonal line, and Curved line.
What is proportion? Knowing how to balance each side of a picture evenly.
Which of the five types of balance suggests excitement or interest? Radial balance.
What is symmetrical balance? Example? Also known as formal balance. Example: plants.
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? One object or item stands out.
What happens when you use a continuous line? Design that creates a continuous line for your eyes to follow.
What is another name for symmetrical balance? Formal balance.
What is another name for asymmetrical balance? Informal balance.
What is the difference between gradation and radiation? Gradation- designs increase or decreases in size. One element of design changes. Radiation-Lines or designs move out from center point.
Created by: JessicaFraioli