Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals

Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals

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THE BLUE TREE

English for Graphic Designers

BEGINNING GRAPHIC DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS

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  • What is design?
  • Do you pay attention to how things are designed?
  • Is design a learnable skill?
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part one

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LEARN KEY LANGUAGE

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

  • ⌚ 00:25 What are the five most basic elements of design?
  • ⌚ 00:46 What is the advantage of mastering fundamentals of design?
  • ⌚ 01:00 What are some of the types of lines?
  • ⌚ 01:26 What are some of the functions of a line in a text?
  • ⌚ 01:33 What are the four qualities of a line?
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part two

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

  • ⌚ 01:56 What is the definition of a shape?
  • ⌚ 02:00 What are some examples of shapes?
  • ⌚ 02:09 What are the two categories of shapes?
  • ⌚ 02:18 How do shapes affect images?
  • ⌚ 02:35 What are some of the uses of shapes in a graphic design?
  • ⌚ 02:51 What is the difference between a shape and a form?
  • ⌚ 03:01 What does it mean that a form is implied?
  • ⌚ 03:01 What three strategies help create an illusion of depth?
  • ⌚ 03:20 What is the advantage of using 3D forms in graphic design?
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part three

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LEARN KEY LANGUAGE

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

  • ⌚ 03:43 What is the definition of texture?
  • ⌚ 03:59 What does texture add to a design?
  • ⌚ 04:05 What are some of the qualities of texture?
  • ⌚ 04:20 Where can texture be found?
  • ⌚ 04:26 What should a designer remember about as regards the use of textures?
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part four

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LEARN KEY LANGUAGE

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ANSWER THE QUESTIONS

  • ⌚ 04:36 How can balance be described?
  • ⌚ 04:44 What are some of the things that can affect balance?
  • ⌚ 04:49 Why mastering balance is difficult for beginners?
  • ⌚ 05:00 What are symmetrical designs?
  • ⌚ 05:11 How does balance work on an asymmetrical design?
  • ⌚ 05:31 What is the rule of thirds?
  • ⌚ 05:39 What does research say about the path human eye follows?
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POLL

Which basic element of design is in your opinion the most impactful?

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COMMENTS

  • How important is design in the modern world?
  • Does design have impact if a product of a site are successful?
  • How important is it to learn the basics of design?
  • Do you know some examples of work that illustrates good use of these design elements?

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