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DiPietro 13

Elements and Principles

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 light, but rough surfaces absorb light
What do curved lines suggest? they add a soft, graceful effect to a design
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? the all lead your eyes in different directions
What do diagonal lines suggest? diagonal lines suggest action, movement, and excitment
What is space? the area provided for a particular purpose
What are the four types of rhythm? gradation, repetition, radiation, and continuous line
What is asymmetrical balance? Example? parts of design are not identical, but are equal in visual weight
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? vertical lines draw you eyes up while horizontal lines lead your eye from left to right
What is the golden mean? 3 to 5 ratio
What is the difference between shape and form? shape is a flat image where as form is a three dimensional object
What are the five types of balance? symmetrical, asymmetrical, vertical, horizontal, and radiation
What does unity or harmony mean? all elements work together
What are the two things texture involves? how the surface feels to touch and how it appears to feel
What are the four types of line? vertical, horizontal, curved, diagonal
What is proportion? each parts are the right size to belong to the whole
Which of the five types of balance suggests excitement or interest? radiation
What is symmetrical balance? Example? when both parts are identical like plants or humans
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? when an object or item stands out like a focal point
What happens when you use a continuous line? it draws your eyes across the room
What is another name for symmetrical balance? proportioned
What is another name for asymmetrical balance? not proportioned
What is the difference between gradation and radiation? gradation increases in size, but radiation moves out from the center point
Created by: giannadipietro