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Linden Wood 7/8

Elements and principles of design

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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-lighter and brighter. Rough surfaces absorb more light- look darker and less intense
What do curved lines suggest? Adds a soft, graceful affect to designs; a more girly look
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? vertical- top and bottom parts are equal, horizontal- left and right are balanced, radial-elements radiate out from 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, repitition,continuous line
What is asymmetrical balance? Example? parts of design are not equal but are identical in visual weight ex: books on a table might balance out a lamp on the other side
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? horizontal-leads eye from left to right vertical- leads eye up
What is the golden mean? 3 to 5 ratio
What is the difference between shape and form? shape- flat or silhoutte image form- outlines edges of a three dimensional object
What are the five types of balance? symmetrical,asymmetrical, vertical, horizontal, radial
What does unity or harmony mean? all elements and principles of design work together to create harmony
What are the two things texture involves? how surface feels and how it appears toi feel
What are the four types of line? diagonal, curved, vertical, horizontal
What is proportion? how design is visually divided
Which of the five types of balance suggests excitement or interest? asymmetrical balance
What is symmetrical balance? Example? both parts are identical ex: a butterfly
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? one object stands out, focal points
What happens when you use a continuous line? there is 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- designs increase or decrease in size, one element of design changes radiation- lines or designs move out from center point
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