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principles of design

the directions or guidelines for mixing the elements.

principles included are balance, rhythm, emphasis, scale, proportion and unity or harmony

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balance

the placement of visual weights.

creates a feeling of steadiness and of things looking as if they belong where they are.

balance can be formal (symmetrical) or informal (asymmetrical) - sides are different but look balanced.

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Rhythm

organised movement

allows the eye to move from one part of a design to another.

achieved through repeating, graduating and alternating

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Emphasis

making a centre of interest in your design.

the part of the design that catches your eye first

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scale

the size relationship of two or more objects to each other and the space they will fit

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proportion

the relationship of parts within an item and that the parts relate well with each other

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unity or harmony

the feeling that all parts belong together.