Elements & Principles of Design. Elements of Design Designers use the following Elements (parts) of Design Colour Value Line Shape Form Texture Space.
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Elements & Principles of Design
Elements of DesignDesigners use the following Elements (parts) of Design ColourValueLineShapeFormTextureSpace
There are:3 Primary colors3 Secondary colors
placed evenly around the basic color wheel.
ValueIs the lightness and darkness of a colour.
LineIs a continuous mark. It has five characteristics: lengthwidthcurvature depth texture
ShapeIs an enclosed line.It has height and width and is usually considered flat2-dimensional.
FormIt has height, width, and depth.It is considered 3-dimensional.
TextureThe feel of a surface. There are two kinds:Actual or realImplied or fake
It has two characteristics: positivethe object negative the voided area surrounding the object.
Principles of Design(The arrangement of elements)
BalanceEquilibriumElements are placed in the design in a way so they have equal weight.There are two kindsSymmetrical or formal balance which is objects centered Asymmetrical or informal balance which is more objects on one side or off centered.
ContrastThe opposite or varied elements that make an art work interesting. Such as colour, thick or thin lines, large or small shapes, rough or smooth texture,etc.
MovementThe path our eyes follow in a design. Usually it brings the viewer in, around, and through the piece.
EmphasisDrawing attention to the main object. All elements; like line, color, and shapes, direct your eye to the main point.
UnityOneness makes all the elements and principles work together Also called Harmony