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NC Apps II, 1.02 Vocab

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Alignment
alignment and relationship of elements in a pattern or grid
Symmetrical Balance
elements of the design are centered or evenly divided horizontally and vertically on a page
Asymmetrical Balance
off-center alignment created with an odd or mismatched number of elements
Radial Balance
elements radiate from or swirl around in a circular or spiral path.
Contrast
the use of big and small elements, black and white text, squares, and circles
Proximity/unity
placing elements near each other to demonstrate their relationship to each other
Repetition/consistency
repeating some aspect of the design throughout the entire layout
White space
negative or empty space between text and/or graphics
Rule of Thirds
visually dividing the page into thirds vertically and/or horizontally and placing the most important elements within those thirds
Five Elements of Design
Line, Shapes, Mass, Texture, Color
Lines
used to organize information, simulate movement, lead the eyes, enhance a design
Shapes
used to enhance a publication and convey meaning
Mass
used to define size, space, and create an impact
Texture
used to convey a sense of feel
Color
used to evoke emotion and action; adds or detracts attention
Lead the eye
by creating a pattern of dark to light values, even when the objects are equal in shape and size, it leads the eye in the direction of dark to light
Optical Center
the spot that the eye sees when it first encounters a page. It is slightly above and to the right of the mathematical center of the page
Z Pattern
the visual path the eye follows when looking at a printed page
Color Palette
a chart used to choose colors. Can be used to pick colors that will look good together in desktop publishing publications.
Complimentary
colors that look good together to create a more visually appealing publication
Color Matching
the process of matching the colors produced on the computer screen to the colors that can be printed on paper using ink to ensure the printed publication looks as much like the on-screen publication as possible.
Hue
A color
Tint
A color plus white
Shade
A color plus black
Saturation
The amount of hue used
Calming Colors
cool colors (blue, green and violet)
Exciting Colors
warm colors (red, orange and yellow)
Neutral Colors
beige, ivory, taupe, black, gray, and white