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Elements and Principles

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What are the elements of design? Space, Line, Shape, Form, Texture & Color.
What are the principles of design? Balance, Rhythm,Proportion/Scale, Emphasis, Unity.
What is the principle repetition? Design is copied or repeated.
How does texture affect color? Smooth surfaces reflect more light than rough surfaces making them brighter and lighter. Rough surfaces absorb more light making them look darker and less intense.
What do curved lines suggest? Soft, graceful effect.
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? In a vertical balance, top and bottom parts are equal. In a horizontal balance, left and right parts are equal. In a radial balance, elements radiate out from the design.
What do diagonal lines suggest? Action, movement, and excitement.
What is space? The area provided for a particular purpose.
What are the four types of rhythm? Gradation, Radiation, Repetition, Contiguous Line.
What is asymmetrical balance? Example? Parts of the design are not identical but are equal in visual weight.
What is the difference between shape and form? Shape is a flat silhouette or image, and form outlines the edges of a three dimensional object.
What are the five types of balance? Symmetrical balance, Asymmetrical balance, Vertical Balance, Horizontal Balance, Radial 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? Involves how the surface feels t the tough and how it appears to feel.
What are the four types of line? Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal, and Curved lines.
What is proportion? How the design is visually divided and that each of the parts are the right size to belong to the whole.
Which of the five types of balance suggests excitement or interest? Radial Balance suggests excitement or interest.
What is symmetrical balance? Example? Symmetrical Balance is when both parts are identical. Ex: Plants
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? Emphasis is one item or or one object that stands out. It is the focal point of the design.
What happens when you use a continuous line? When you use a continuous line the design creates a continuous line for the eye 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 is when designs increase or decrease in size, and when one element of design changes. Radiation is when lines or designs move out from the center point.
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