‘Line’ Visual element of Graphic Design / Design theory Ep2/45 [Beginners guide to Graphic Design]


Hello and welcome to this beginner’s
guide series to graphic design. From what graphic design is, skills to be a graphic designer, design theory, education you need, equipment you need, to the graphic design portfolio and interview advice. This series is for anyone at any level so if you’re interested in graphic
design and considering becoming a graphic designer join me as I discuss series of
graphic design topics. So the graphic part of graphic
design is made up of visual elements the building blocks of design, through the harness of artistic expression we choose these visual elements and arrange them on a
surface in a layout to convey an idea the basic visual elements that combine
to create graphic design include the following: Line, colour, shape, texture, space,
form and typography. Whatever work you produce be it for a magazine a poster a website or advertisement these visual elements will play a part in your design. in this video I’m going to discuss the
first key visual element and discuss ‘Line’ as a visual element in graphic design. In this video I will also be referring
to some visual diagrams if you wish to follow along you can
download the PDF document that accompanies this series, link is in the
description. So one of the most basic visual elements of design is the line
and it should not be underestimated as simple as lines are they can be quite
versatile and be used as crucial elements of design. Lines can be straight,
curved, thick, thin, solid or dashed. Lines can be used to add structure to a
composition t0 frame information and to divide information. Used consideratly
lines can add elegance to a composition at hierarchy and draw the eye to
a specific point. With type lines can be used to emphasise and put stress on a word a phrase or paragraph. Lines can be used to decorate, illustrate and represent information in inforgraphics If we think about magazines, newspapers and maps one of the most common visual
elements is the line as it works very well to structure information. Here are some simple horizontal lines,
here we have some strokes in various sizes and below some alternatives. A line
can be made of more than a single stroke it can be made with many individual
strokes and even dots. So here are some simple examples of how lines may be used in design. For the sake of simplicity and to focus on the structure I have composed these examples
in black and white if you want to take a closer look at
these you can find them in the downloadable PDF, link is in the
description. So the first example is where line plays a role of
building infographics this is a simple tree diagram made of
lines in different shades. If we zoom into the visual icons they are also
lines as illustrations so overall a simple visual with another line below as an anchor point for the associated information. Next is an example in typography. Here lines are used to divide and draw
emphasis to a particular word. Next is an example where lines are used
to create a border. In this example there are two stroke lines that create this
border a thin and a thick. The type of stroke lines you use in relationship to
other elements can define a look and feel to your composition. In this case we
have a boutique feel. Notice here we also have a line that
elegantly divides the type. So next is an example where lines are
used to predominantly structure a composition. but at the same time decorate.
This is a simple chapter index page here we have a large dark line
running vertically down the page and smaller lines running horizontally
across the page. The horizontal lines are passing through the vertical and
inverting in colour as they do so creating a lose grid for the type element to exist. You can see here where the lines are
defining and positioning the type elements. Next is an example where lines can be
used for structure and decoration in a minimal elegant way. Here lines make up
the board elements that frame a quote and a line is drawn vertically aligned left creating a
base to carry the paragraph next to it. These lines though in black and white could be used to add a bit of colour onto the page as well as structure. So next is a general example of how
lines can divide information. Now newspapers can be very complex and busy media platforms with a lot of information being presented at any time. Here we can see were lines play a role
to divide and decorate information. At the top we have lines to separate that
section from the article section below. In this section we also have small lines,
details used to decorate. Now a line does not necessarily have to
be a solid stroke a line can be created by contrast of colour or shape on a page. In the article below we have a big picture. Now even though there is no particular stroke applied the solid colour fill of the image
creates a line around it. Below this we have the main body of text,
in this we have an infographic made with lines and lines that break information
out such as diagrams, quotes and footers So the last example shows lines creating
decoration, texture and structure on a page in this example there are various
types of lines going on here first we can see the physical line used
to create decoration with various stroke effects applied. In this instance the
lines also create another white line through the middle of the page as
negative space. Here we have three columns of type where the third column
is breaking alignment to fit in the space creating an interesting and
dynamic layout. So there are lots of ways
line can be used in design. These are just a few examples. So when
looking at graphic design be sure to observe how line has been
considered and used as a design element. So that is the first visual element in
graphic design. Well I hope you enjoy this video, if you
did hit the like button on my facebook page. If you would like to see more
videos like this in future hit the subscribe button and you can also follow
me on twitter at TastyTuts. So the next key visual element is ‘colour’.
In the next video I’m going to talk about a colour as a visual element in
graphic design. See you in the next video!

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