Line
Tuesday, January 21, 14
Line

Any mark connecting two points
Building blocks of design
Most basic form of visual communication!

Tuesday, January ...
Alphabet

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Blueprints

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Maps

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Directions

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Information

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Unlimited Variations
Each variation
conveys its own
mood, feeling, or
direction
Every line has length,
thickness, and
dire...
In graphic design,
lines are used to...

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Communicate a feeling
Horizontal Lines
Vertical Lines
Diagonal Lines
Curved Lines

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Horizontal Lines
Generally create
calming or relaxing
mood
Figures parallel to
ground (horizon) are at
rest
Stability

Tue...
Vertical Lines

Simulate height
Create mood of
spirituality or grandeur

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Diagonal Lines
Create sense of
movement and
direction
Create sense of speed:
the steeper, the faster

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Curved Lines
Associated with nature
(organic shapes)
Create sense of
familiarity, comfort, and
relaxation
Easy on eyes and...
Describe Shapes
Help us recognize
familiar objects without
displaying actual
qualities of the object
Way to represent the
...
Contour Lines
Used to make up
forms and figures in a
drawing
Outlines

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Create emphasis

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Separate Content

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Direct the viewer’s eyes
Implied Lines
Psychic Liens

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Implied Line
“Imaginary” line your
mind instantly creates by
connecting dots or
elements together
(Dotted line) - - - - - ...
More implied lines..

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More implied lines...

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Psychic Line
An invisible line from
one element to another
followed by our eyes
and created in our
minds

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More psychic Lines

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More psychic lines

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Understanding lines...
• Can help you communicate a
certain feeling or idea in your work
and give you more control over th...
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  1. 1. Line Tuesday, January 21, 14
  2. 2. Line Any mark connecting two points Building blocks of design Most basic form of visual communication! Tuesday, January 21, 14
  3. 3. Alphabet Tuesday, January 21, 14
  4. 4. Blueprints Tuesday, January 21, 14
  5. 5. Maps Tuesday, January 21, 14
  6. 6. Directions Tuesday, January 21, 14
  7. 7. Information Tuesday, January 21, 14
  8. 8. Unlimited Variations Each variation conveys its own mood, feeling, or direction Every line has length, thickness, and direction Tuesday, January 21, 14
  9. 9. In graphic design, lines are used to... Tuesday, January 21, 14
  10. 10. Communicate a feeling Horizontal Lines Vertical Lines Diagonal Lines Curved Lines Tuesday, January 21, 14
  11. 11. Horizontal Lines Generally create calming or relaxing mood Figures parallel to ground (horizon) are at rest Stability Tuesday, January 21, 14
  12. 12. Vertical Lines Simulate height Create mood of spirituality or grandeur Tuesday, January 21, 14
  13. 13. Diagonal Lines Create sense of movement and direction Create sense of speed: the steeper, the faster Tuesday, January 21, 14
  14. 14. Curved Lines Associated with nature (organic shapes) Create sense of familiarity, comfort, and relaxation Easy on eyes and easy to follow Tuesday, January 21, 14
  15. 15. Describe Shapes Help us recognize familiar objects without displaying actual qualities of the object Way to represent the 3D world SAUL STEINBERG Tuesday, January 21, 14
  16. 16. Contour Lines Used to make up forms and figures in a drawing Outlines Tuesday, January 21, 14
  17. 17. Create emphasis Tuesday, January 21, 14
  18. 18. Separate Content Tuesday, January 21, 14
  19. 19. Direct the viewer’s eyes Implied Lines Psychic Liens Tuesday, January 21, 14
  20. 20. Implied Line “Imaginary” line your mind instantly creates by connecting dots or elements together (Dotted line) - - - - - - - Tuesday, January 21, 14
  21. 21. More implied lines.. Tuesday, January 21, 14
  22. 22. More implied lines... Tuesday, January 21, 14
  23. 23. Psychic Line An invisible line from one element to another followed by our eyes and created in our minds Tuesday, January 21, 14
  24. 24. More psychic Lines Tuesday, January 21, 14
  25. 25. More psychic lines Tuesday, January 21, 14
  26. 26. Understanding lines... • Can help you communicate a certain feeling or idea in your work and give you more control over the effect your work will have on yours or your clients target audience. • Can help you send out a desired message more effectively through your work, that will be more appealing to your target audience. • Understanding lines can help you to create more effective layouts for your design projects Tuesday, January 21, 14

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