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E's & P's-A. DePerro

Elements and Principles

What are the elements of design? Space, Line, Texture, Color, Shape, Form
What are the principles of design? Balance, Emphasis, Rhythm, Unity, Proportion/Scale
What is the principle repetition? Design is copied or repeated.
How does texture affect color? Smooth surfaces reflect more light and rough absorb light making it look light or dark.
What do curved lines suggest? adds a soft, graceful effect to design
What is the difference between horizontal, vertical and radial balance? Horizontal is when side to side is equal, Vertical is when the top and bottom are equal and radial is when the elements radiate from the center
What do diagnol lines suggest? Adds action, movement and excitement
What is space? The area provided for a particular purpose
What is the difference between horizontal and vertical lines? Horizontal lines run left to right and vertical lines run up and down
What is the golden mean? 3 to 5 ratio
What is the difference between shape and form? Shape is a flat image and form is a 3d outline
What are the five types of balance? Symmetrical, Assymmetrical, Horizontal, Vertical and Radial
What does unity or harmony mean? when all elements and principles of design work together to create harmony
What are the two things texture involves? how it appears to feel and how it actually feels
What are the four types of line? vertical, diagnol, horizontal and curved
What is proportion? how the design is divided
Which of the five types of balance suggests excitement or interest? Asymmetrical
What is symmetrical balance? Example? When both sides are exactly the same such as butterflies
What is emphasis? What is another name for it? It is something that stands out also called the focal point
What happens when you use a continuous line? The eye follows it
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? Gradiation is when something gets bigger to smaller or the colors fade. Radiation is when something starts in the middle and radiates outward like a flower
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