Mike Rankin reviews key terms to know for the Photoshop ACA exam with some principles of design and common design techniques, including space, line, shape, form, texture, balance, focal point, alignment, proximity, repetition, rhythm, flow, scale, unity, harmony, and Gestalt.
- [Instructor] Let's continue our look at key terms … to know for the ACA exam with some principles of design … and common design techniques. … In graphic design, space can be either positive or negative. … Positive space indicates the presence of objects … that you want to direct the viewer's eye to. … Negative space is the empty areas around elements. … And both positive and negative space … serve important functions. … For example, the background is a kind of negative space … that frames a composition. … Lines in graphic design are used to connect various points. … They can be thick or thin, straight or curved, … solid or dotted, and so on. … Lines are used to give structure to a composition, … to divide space, frame information, and guide the eye. … Shapes are two-dimensional objects defined … by boundaries made up of lines or color. … Logos are often made up of shapes. … And shapes can be either geometric, … like circles and squares, or organic and irregular. … You can see every element in a composition as a shape, …
- Benefits of ACA certification
- Creating a study plan
- Planning a project
- Identifying design elements such as typography
- Using layers and masks
- Using brushes, shapes, and patterns
- Drawing and painting
- Transforming graphical elements
- Preparing images for print and web
Skill Level Beginner
Photoshop CC 2019 New Featureswith Deke McClelland1h 48m Intermediate
1. Become an Adobe Certified Associate
2. Create a Personal Study Plan
3. Exam Objectives: Working in the Design Industry
4. Exam Objectives: Project Setup and Interface
5. Exam Objectives: Organizing Documents
6. Exam Objectives: Creating and Modifying Visual Elements
7. Exam Objectives: Publishing Digital Media
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