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Elements of Design
Shape Texture Space Form Color
Shape
2D contour that characterizes an object
Natural Shapes
Comes from anything in nature
Abstract Shapes
Shapes are Simplified Modified & Altered
Geometric Shapes
Familiar 2D squares rectangles circles or any other multi sided shape
Non Objective Shapess
Shapes have no objects. No symbol for us to identify
Positive Shapes
Object or subject of the design
Positive/Negative Ambiguity
Occurs when shapes are INTERGRADED
Tactile Texture
aka "Actual Texture", Texture you can feel
Simulated Texture
aka "Visual Texture" Texture we can SEE but not FEEL
Spectrum
Continuum of color formed when a beam of white light is dispersed
Hue
Refers to the name of the color RED or BLUE-GREEN
Additive Color
HUE made by combining MONOCHROMATIC light sources
Value
LIGHTNESS or DARKNESS of a color
Chroma
BRIGHTNESS or DULLNESS of a color
Achromatic
No color. BLACKS,WHITES & GREYS
Monochromatic
One color of diff values and intensities
Analogus
Three or more colors adjacent on the color wheel
Complementary
Opposites on the color wheel
Triadic
THREE colors equally distant on the color wheel
Tetrad
FOUR colors equal distance on the color wheel
Neutral
Little or no hue showing
Achromatic Scheme
No color. BLACKS, WHITES & GREYS
Monochromatic Scheme
ONE hue in combination w/ tint and shade
Analogous Scheme
ANY THREE consecutive hues
Complementary Scheme
Direct opposites on the color wheel
Split Complementary Scheme
ONE hue with TWO other hues
Nuetral Scheme
Hue NEUTRALIZED with black
Afterimage
a color you see after looking at another color
Reversed Aferimage
When human eye fills in the negative space of an object
Simultaneous Contrast
When Complementary Colors appear to be brighter when placed side by side