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Elements and Principles of Design

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. Rough surfaces absorb more light.
What do curved lines suggest? Add a soft, graceful effect to designs.
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical, and radial balance? Vertical: top and bottom parts are equal. Horizontal: Left and right parts are equal. Radical: 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? light to dark color, dark to light color, big to small furniture, small to big furniture.
What is asymmetrical balance? Example? Parts of design are not identical but are equal in visual weight. Example: A dresser
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? Horizontal leads the up left to right and vertical leads the eye up.
What is the golden mean? 3 to 5 ratio.
What is the difference between shape and form? Shape: a flat or silhouette image. Form: outlines edges of 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 textures involves? How the surface feels and how it appears to feel.
What are the four types of line? Vertical, Horizontal, Diagonal, Curved.
What is proportion? How the line is visually divided.
Which of the five types of balance suggest excitement or interest? Diagonal
What is symmetrical balance? Example? When parts of the design are equally distributed. Example: humans
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? One object or item stands out. Another name for it is focal point.
What happens when you use a continuous line? Creates a continuous line for the eye to follow.
What is another name for symmetrical balance? Formal.
What is another name for asymmetrical balance? informal.
What is the difference between gradation and radiation? Gradation: designs increase or decrease in size. Radiation: Lines or designs move out from center point.
Created by: KayW22
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