Elements of Design

By: Chris Bergstrom

1) Point

Most basic element of design, but makes up a lot of designs from example in the design above the points are what make up the design because without the points there would be no lines.

2) Line

2) Line

The line is a dimension of every design it..a line can imply emotion like in the picture above the bold lines show a very bold attitude and the slim lines show a light or weak emotion.

3) Color

3) Color

Color to me is one of the most important elements of a design just cause it completely sets the entire mood of your design it says who you are and what your like. It can show all kinds of emotion also.

4) Shape

4) Shape

Shape tells everything about a design the curves, the lines all make up the character of the object.

5) Form

5) Form

Form is a 3D volume or solid and is often implied on a 2D surface by careful use of value.

6) Space

6) Space

Space is a key element because it imply depth in a image like in the picture above the space makes the window farther away.

7) Texture

7) Texture

The surface look or feel of your image. There is smooth and rough it is very important because its can show how your object reflects or absorbs light.

Principles of Design

1) Balance

1) Balance

Balance is a key part of a imagine because in order to have a good design you would need a good distribution of elements ex. color, space, etc.

2) Emphasis

2) Emphasis

Used to draw attention to a specific part of a design like in the one above the red dot is emphasized.

3) Contrast

3) Contrast

Shows the relative difference between elements, in the picture above it contrasts the shaded and non shaded parts of the design.

4) Rhythm

4) Rhythm

Rhythm gives a look of movement in a picture or image, like in the picture above it make the surface ripple.

5) Proportion

5) Proprtion

Proportion is the relative of of an object in comparison to another. In the picture above it shows the fish being out of proportion.

Unit 5 vocab.

1) Vertex

Each angular point of a polygon, polyhedron, or other figure

2) Prism

A solid geometric figure whose two ends are similar, equal, and parallel rectilinear figures, and whose sides are parallelogram.

3)Mass

The amount of matter in a object or the quantity of the inertia of the object.

4) Polygon

Any plane figure bounded by straight lines.

5) Fillet

A curve formed at the interior intersection between two or more surfaces.  

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